Window display by Adam Kimmel featuring the work of artist  George Condo

At Dover Street Market it is the start of something new. Summer is on the wane and winter wear  creeps in, as the new A/W2010 collections arrive at the buzzing market hub.The store has had a complete overhaul and is regenerated, fresh for the new season ahead.

Spread out over six floors the rugged interior is completely juxtaposed by the ever-tempting array of luxurious and contemporary designers adorning the ‘temporary’ facade fixtures and fittings. Designers are invited to personally get involved in creating their vision in their dedicated space. With this hands-on approach each brand’s signature handwriting becomes apparent in their allocated display area. The whole space is completely transformed from floor to rafters, considered in every single aspect and light, you are well advised to keep your wits about you to ensure that you do not to miss any hidden gems!

DSM is a constructed maze of intriguing installations and escapist luxury retail spaces, many of which offer items that are exclusive to Dover Street Market. This year’s pièce de résistance is the innovative and bespoke Yves Saint Laurent space, which is a new addition to the mix. The third floor is also graced by the expectedly extravagant and theatrical Alber Ebaz’s Lanvin space. Furthermore there’s the all-new accessories paradise – the shoe and bag studio especially designed by Andy Hillman for DSM. It houses some of the most coveted bags around such as Fendi, Delvaux, which is exclusively available in the UK, Roberta diCamerino, Judith Leiber plus many more.

However before you enter all this wonder you are welcomed by the extraordinary window display created by Adam Kimmel featuring the work of American artist George Condo. The somewhat grotesque looking creatures are an enigmatic statement as they’re all gathered around a casino table.

Words: Zara King

Lanvin space

The Burnt ballroom

Ground floor

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A/W 10 collections, Adam Kimmel, Alber Ebaz, Dover Street Market, Judith Leiber, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent,