Just up the street from the new Alexander Wang store, Helmut Lang and Theyskens’ Theory launched attached pop-up stores on Mercer Street late last month. The 4,200-square-foot adjacent stores are scheduled to remain open through August and offer the full spring 2010 collections, largely done in a city-friendly palette of black, nude, and white. The space is decked with leather chairs, metal antiques, and mounted horns, and the photo installation on the north wall of the Theory shop was created by Theyskens and collaborator Julien Claessens. (Holler and Squall co-owner Zak Wing hand-picked the furniture and industrial objects on the Helmut Lang side, which are also for sale.) Loose knits, leather skirts and pants, jersey tanks, and silk gowns are displayed among steel racks and wooden shelving. Both stores also bring a covetable selection of accessories, from Theyskens’s wood-soled wedges to the Colovos’ first handbag collection, inspired by vintage motorcycle jackets. Click ahead for a closer look at what’s in store.
Helmut Lang and Theyskens’ Theory, 93–93.5 Mercer St., nr. Spring St.; 212-242-3240