A flagship luxury fashion store for Al Ostoura situated in the Sahab region of Kuwait City.
Free standing tills connected to hanging rails and shelving, "tardis" changing rooms and long dynamic tables offer themselves for display. The store's fabric has an inherently synthetic quality punctuated by masculine forms which take on an effeminate quality through their pink colouring.
A series of animated kinetic mechanoids bring the store's atrium to life. A synchronised performance of clothes and forms moving up and down, dancing and displaying themselves within the 16m high space. Additionally, a mysterious red tunnel connects the space punctuated by the abstract sounds of weather such as chilling arctic winds and cracking ice. They are alien to the arid Kuwaiti desert climate.
Shona Kitchen and Ab Rogers with Dominic Robson (sound/programming); Brendan Walker and Asmech Systems (mannequin engineering); Logical Ltd (fibreglass). Photographs by Dan Stevens.