© David Thulstrup Studio / Photography: Irina Boersma

From a fashion perspective, Copenhagen has gained quite a reputation across the planet as a flourishing base of leading premium brands and streetwear labels. Although it’s a contrary situation when it comes to the upper segment, the city is home to a number of talented designers who continuously step up their game. Among this group is Mark Kenly Domino Tan, a former child prodigy who established his eponymous label and studio six years ago and has made waves in the fashion scene ever since. And now, following the opening of a pop-up store in 2015, Tan has taken his operations to the next level by opening a standalone boutique in the heart of the city.

The designer tapped Copenhagen-based Studio David Thulstrup to create a matching backdrop for his creations, and we dare say the result is striking. Occupying a 100 sqm. (1,076 sq.ft.) ground floor unit of an early 20th century building by Danish architect Philip Smidth, two large arch windows allow in an abundance of daylight while also allowing passers by to steal peeks from the interior. Walls have been dipped in a soft grey hue and specific sections feature a band of parchment-coloured panels, and combined with divider of glass bricks it not only forms a backdrop that’s layered and eclectic, but also is compatible with Tan’s structured tailoring.

The setting’s austerity is somewhat softened by wooden flooring – mind you, it’s the one original element that has been retained – and birds-eye birch veneer that covers an elongated display table. Additional furnishings include sleek metal shelving, clothing racks, a pale blue chair, and a daybed where shoppers can kick back to ponder over their next purchase. The MKDT store carries the brand’s full range of women’s ready-to-wear pieces, in addition to bags and belts created in collab with Dahlman, and a curated selection of magazines. Location: MKDT, Store Strandstræde 9 (Indre by).

© David Thulstrup Studio / Photography: Irina Boersma