© Fumiko Takahama Architects / Photography: Rex Chu

The reach of Japanese fashion is a global one, and even the smaller brands are heavily scrutinized and followed by an avid fanbase. Christian Dada may not yet be a household name in your neck of the woods, but across the Far East the forward designs by creative director Masanori Morikawa have made the biggest commercial impact. As a result, flagship stores have bowed in Tokyo‘s upscale shopping district of Aoyama, and last year, at the newly opened 268 Orchard Road Building in Singapore. And now, one year on, another standalone Christian Dada boutique has opened its doors in Taipei. Situated at The Arcade, the shopping section of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, it occupies a 150 sqm. (1,615 sq.ft.) ground floor unit and has its own entrance.

Morikawa once again commissioned Tokyo-based practice Fumiko Takahama Architects to create the interior, and this time the design concept is inspired by ruins. Wall sections protrude from the ceiling, creating a visual dynamic that’s replicated below by similar structures popping up from the floor and stacked blocks serving as displays. Suspended steel pipes for hanging garments, and the concrete floor has been tweaked to resemble degradation through water leakage. The new Christian Dada store carries the band’s full range of men’s apparel, accessories, shoes and small leather goods. Location: The Arcade, 166 Dunhua North Road, Shop 103 (Songshan).

© Fumiko Takahama Architects / Photography: Rex Chu