‘I live very happily in contradiction, in the tension of push and pull’ - Mary Alice Malone
Founder and Creative Director, Mary Alice Malone has always maintained a fascination with the paradoxical elements of empowerment and control innate to the high heeled shoe. Such balance is reflected in the new Malone Souliers’ Shop-in-Shop, found in Lane Crawford’s Times Square flagship store in Shanghai, China. As we launch our new logo crest detailing on shoes and bags alike for AW20, the fractured shape is echoed in three-dimensional form in the design of bespoke plinths and accessories.
Exploring materials both hard and soft, plush velvet and sumptuous shearling are fused with walnut, brushed bronze and antique mirror as the light is refracted around each shoe on display and perception shifts.
The space’s focal point plays with the power of negative space and draws on design detailing found in the our Mayfair HQ, London. Small wooden hexagons are puzzled together to create faceted installations, each piece rotated to the next millimetre, echoing Mary Alice’s analytical attitude to proportion and structure, her disposition with fit and form.
To celebrate the opening of our dedicated space, we invited artist, Licheng Ling, and key-opinion-leader, Bamboo Liu in to experience the textures and materials that offset our offerings at Lane Crawford.
Bamboo picked out some of her favourite styles including the Booboo sandal in navy satin and silver mirror strap detailing:
Bamboo tries on our Lane Crawford exclusive boot, the Lori in navy suede, featuring a light blue Nappa toe-strap as well as her nude and cream Maureen mules:
Among Licheng Ling's top picks was the Maureen Pump in embossed velvet, as well as the iconic Maureen re-imagined in a fuchsia and light pink colour-way, exclusively available at Lane Crawford:
Licheng wears the Maisie in metallic woven raffia and the Maureen in nude nappa:
Shop the collection in store now at Lane Crawford Shanghai.