Just when you thought, with the arrival of Dover Street Market in New York, there couldn’t be another store filled to the brim with impossibly cool things, behold the Nipponista Pop-Up Shop: a store filled to the brim with impossibly cool things.
The shop, which opens on Greene Street tomorrow and runs through the end of Fashion Week, is filled with wonders of fashion, art, and design from Japan — and feels a little bit like a museum where you’re not really sure what’s for sale and what’s just on display. The shop is actually the product of the Japanese government’s “Cool Japan” initiative, which seeks to showcase the fruits of the country’s technical and creative industries. Among the highlights: loads of Yohji Yamamoto, designs from Kansai Yamamoto (the kimono designer who created pieces for David Bowie), and enough design and art objects to turn your home into an instant Pinterest board. Click through our slideshow below for neon bikes, floral moccasins, and more.
Isetan’s Nipponista Pop-Up Shop, 47 Greene Street, 12 to 8 p.m. daily, February 6 to 13.
A Daisy Balloon sculpture piece to be displayed in the store window. (According to a representative:”To preserve the piece, the window will be sealed to create a windless environment to extend longevity of the balloon shape.”)
Sachie Muramatsu’s five hanging flower pendant lanterns made from Japanese paper “washi” ($150–$275).
TokyoBike (displayed in the store but not for purchase).
Japanese porcelain with glaze painting by Yuka Muta (pricing TBA).
A special collection by Plantica (displayed in the store but not for purchase).
An art piece by artist duo Daisy Balloon.
Safety pin woodwork by artist Hiroshi Kanzaki ($5,000+).
Sculptural runway look from Kansai Yamamoto’s “Fashion in Motion” collection.
Sculptural runway look from an Anrealage collection.
Runway look from mintdesign’s S/S14 collection, which will be on display (pricing TBA).