|Ross X Bute and Dote Pop Up Shop|
Bringing their gorgeous designs and contemporary style to Chiswick
Premium womenswear brand ROSS X BUTE has teamed up with luxury loungewear label DOTE to open an exclusive and trendy Pop Up Shop at 8 Devonshire Road, Chiswick W4 2HD. Looking to bring their gorgeous designs and contemporary style to the masses of Chiswick, both labels are showcasing their top selling fashions from AW12.
This inspired partnership is further strengthened by the inclusion of a few select brands, including stylish menswear label The Garbstore, giving way to a truly unique shopping experience.
The ROSS X BUTE label debuted its first collection under the new creative direction of Madeleine Press in AW12. Drawing inspiration from the merging of masculine and feminine, the brand’s look is an elegant vision of combine and contrast. Incorporating the technique of texture blocking, the creative team mixes different fabrics with lace and grosgrain detailing to produce unique and contemporary styles for the modern woman. Subtle particulars, an exposed gold zip or intricate button detailing, add to the exceptional tone of each piece. While expert tailoring and classic silhouettes lend way to timeless staples. Thus producing garments that have both a vintage yet distinctly modern feel.
DOTE is the creative vision and passion of Sheena Abbot-Davies. Looking to infuse the loungewear market with impeccable style and superior quality, DOTE creates sumptuous pieces for both men and women to enjoy those everyday moments relaxing at home. From elegant pyjamas to blanket wool dressing gowns each piece is fashioned to provide the ultimate and luxurious lazy day experience. Attention to detail further adds to the appeal of this new label. With contrasting piped trims, matching frog fastenings and grosgrain detailing, helping to ensure DOTE’s status as a lush and consummate brand.
The collaboration of these two incredible labels has transformed the Chiswick shop floor into a gorgeous and chic feast for fashion savvy eyes. Shelves filled with cozy, soft and luscious knits, sit alongside rails of fine English and Italian silk dresses and blouses punctuated with delicate English and Austrian lace detailing. Liberty Print cotton pyjamas and luxury silk twills are made all the more exceptional by their charming oriental silhouettes and contrast trims. While stunning silk night slips and gowns, reminiscent of the vintage glamour of past eras, are brought forward into the modern age through the use of daring and bold colour palettes.
Looking to fully enhance and utilise the Pop Up space, a number of complementing brands have been brought in to create an all encompassing and luxury atmosphere.
Among the eclectic mix is uber cool menswear brand The Garbstore. Classic denim styles combine with rustic shirts and Japanese Tweed Vests to produce an aesthetic that is at once fresh yet surprisingly recognizable. Finding inspiration from the clothing produced just after the Second World War, the independent label looks to reinvent pieces that reference the past with a modern edge. Jeans and trousers are tailored with fifties grip tape, all buttons are Tri-hole and sweats and tees follow vintage models. The end result is cutting edge garments that have an unfamiliar vintage feel or are in essence “historically new.”
Wandering past the rails of contemporary and chic fashions, the senses are slowly awakened by the allure of other rare and whimsical finds.
Charming yet unexpectedly unique cushions from Charlene Mullen sit on a shelf above a ROSS X BUTE rail. Crafted from the finest quality materials, Mullen’s luxurious textile designs are distinctive works of art that create true statement pieces for any home. Deriving inspiration from famous landmarks, landscapes, and geometric shapes, these hand-embroidered cushions capture a timeless yet modern air through the mixing of traditional techniques and Mullen’s love of the drawn line.
Further browsing gives way to another unexpected find in this remarkable shop. The ‘Pig Chicken Cow’ Scarf Collection from textile designer Ying Wu, aims to encourage reflection and conversation regarding global concerns, specifically what could happen if human beings continue to neglect the environment and nature. Unique patterns and powerful colour choices make each scarf a thought-provoking and truly beautiful accessory.
Continuing on the accessories trail, an eclectic and gorgeous selection of RABEANCO handbags are also on hand to perfect any look. Created from fine Italian leather and available in an assortment of bold colours, each bag is a statement in rich craftsmanship and lavish style.
The cool and chic aesthetic of the Pop Up Shop is further cemented by a dash of fresh and unique finishing touches.
A range of fabulous PAPILLON ROUGE scented candles are found towards the back of the shop. Handcrafted in France and presented in elegant metal containers, each candle is produced using a 100% vegetable wax blend and benefits from a lead free wick. The ultimate accompaniment for any room, it can be a small luxury for yourself to enjoy, or the precise gift option when you want to impress yet not overpower.
For a rare yet truly imaginative gift for the little ones, the Pop Up Shop has sourced a number of IWAKO eraser sets from Tokyo. Interesting puzzling sets that are as entertaining as they are useful, IWAKO are cherished around the globe for there fun and colourful sets. Delivering unique present options or the perfect stocking stuffers.
Last, but certainly not least, Esme Winter stationery and wrapping paper provides the precise finish for those looking for unusual and quality packaging. The designer’s interesting graphics combine with traditional printmaking, recycled materials and responsibly sourced papers to produce an elegant and eco-friendly collection you’ll love!
All in all the genius behind the DOTE and ROSS X BUTE collaboration is acutely apparent from the moment you walk through the door. Luxury, excellence and superior service come together to give you an experience you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. Pop in now to enjoy an atmosphere that is warm and inviting. Browse through the rails of exquisite fashions and high-quality designs, while taking time to peruse the delectable extras they have so carefully chosen to feature.
The Pop Up Shop is open Monday thru Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
November 29, 2012