the wait is finally over for singapore's fashion crowd. in a previous post we talked about the launch of manifesto, a new concept store founded by french fashion veteran walid zaazaa, and the doors are now wide open. situated in capitol piazza, an upscale mixed-use complex which includes apartments, a theater and a shopping mall, the store occupies a 2,500 sq.ft. [232 sqm.] unit on the second floor. zaazaa envisioned a space that would complement manifesto's forward offerings and called in the team of architecture practice wy-to to make that happen. not surprisingly, the aesthetic is minimalist, but with playful geometries blended in.
the focal point is a gazebo-like metal structure which soars across the ceiling, and as it reaches towards the floor, also serves as an accessories display. the ceiling and walls are dipped in an immaculate white hue, contrasting with the whimsically checkered stone flooring. the retail space is dotted with grouped modular displays in complementing colours and a few mannequins, while suspended steel clothing racks line the walls. a formation of tubular lights dangle from the ceiling right above the sales counter, and corresponds well with the frivolity of a niche section in bright red across the store.
manifesto's fashion offerings consist of a tightly edited mix of men's and women's designer brands and casual labels from across the planet, including lemaire, kitsuné, costume national, nike and thakoon. these are supplemented with an equally discerning collection of accessories and lifestyle merchandise, such as linda farrow eyewear, diptyque candles and fragrances by comme des garçons. for manifesto, zaazaa cherry-picked around 70 international brands, and the majority is exclusive to the store. the store aims to be an inspiring platform of creativity, and as such it'll host events related to a wide array of disciplines. location: capitol piazza, 13 stamford road, shop 02-19 [city hall].