Elevating British style culture at Warehouse's concept store

Getting a fashion brand back in Vogue

Warehouse has been a staple of the British high-street for over 40 years. In that time London’s retail design landscape and customer shopping habits have changed dramatically. Embarking on a full-scale brand transformation, the UK fashion retailer onboarded creative consultant Alasdhair Willis to a develop a new strategic brand direction, alongside Emma Cook, a critically acclaimed British LFW designer to revitalise their fashion proposition. The idea was not to alienate Warehouse’s existing customer with a complete reinvention – but to reimagine their house design codes, brand positioning and marketing image to broaden their appeal and relevance.

As part of this exciting brand transformation, we were brought in to bring the new Warehouse brand vision to life with a one-off, brand-building concept store to relaunch them to the fashion world. Inspired by their new brand positioning - ‘curate the city’ - we designed a dynamic retail identity that reflects British fashion culture and the creative energy of London’s most stylish neighbourhoods – Carnaby Street, Covent Garden and Shoreditch.

A sophisticated style maverick: A primarily urban & moody interior design is lifted by the use of bright accent colours including the yellow of street markings & blue of the sky.

A high-street style destination

Sophisticated, yet slightly eccentric. Gritty yet fashion-forward, our concept store design featured a fashion retail experience rich with collisions of clashing prints, urban materials and contrasting textures. A unique space to unveil the brand’s new identity, experience the brand’s new vibe and shop their new collection of wardrobe staples that can be mixed and matched to suit your individual style. A place where fashion editors, style mavericks and influencers go to create their next fashion moment.

A fashion moment: A new brand direction for Warehouse, unveiled at the London Argyll Street concept store featuring dramatic digital experiences.
Print is the new black: “Channeling the energy of the city, we brought the outside in to create a retail interior that is totally dynamic and new”. Joe Evans, Design Director
In between styles: we designed Warehouse’s new retail interior to feel like a continuation of the street, as though one is walking between buildings, offering a serendipitous customer experience.

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