“Close your eyes and count to ten….”
We’ve all played this childhood game before: I close my eyes, you run off, hiding in some secret corner and I’ll seek you out. This simple game of hide-and-seek engages us in the eagerness to explore and find, and the thrill of discovery. With these ideas in our mind, we started our design for HIDE&SEEK, a 2 storey fashion boutique in a postwar building in Chinatown by local designer Keith Png.
The lower floor, ‘HIDE’ is a dark, mysterious space, where the haute couture KOOPS label is
accommodated. Here surfaces are sleek and black, and individual dresses are shown like exhibits which float in space, each beneath its own line of glowing light.
The upper floor, ‘SEEK’ is the exact opposite of ‘HIDE’, it’s a multi coloured tunnel where each band of colour is occupied by a different local designer label.
Here the clothes are hung from wooden planks suspended from the ceiling with manila ropes, much like rudimentary swings. The colour bands envelopes all: floor walls, ceiling and even the windows.
“Ready or not here I come…”