Saloni, the London-based label designed by Indian-born, Hong Kong-based Saloni Lodha, has opened its first ever physical boutique on Sloane Street.
The pop-up space, open now at 134 Sloane St, brings to life Lodha’s affinity for color and print, with a frequently changing assortment of the vibrant, feminine clothes that have earned the designer a loyal international following and seen her brand grow by 62% in the last year.
The autumn/winter 2019 collection, which was inspired by the designer’s trips to Ladakh, features references to traditional Tibetan Thangka motifs, with geometric borders juxtaposed with florals and Bengal tigers – Lodha’s spirit animal. This season also marks the launch of tailoring, made using opulent brocades.
Pieces from the Saloni archive will also be available for purchase exclusively at the Sloane Street store, in line with Lodha’s belief that a piece of clothing that’s beautifully made should never go out of season.
Alongside the ready-to-wear pieces are other products beloved by the designer. Think glossy books on art and design, colorful notebooks from Parisian stationer Astier De Villatte, or iPhone cables and earbuds from Happy-nes.
Set over two floors and 3,340 square feet, the space is decorated with hand-selected pieces of furniture, including a pair of wooden armchairs by Cuban designer Clara Porset and changing room stools by sustainable Italian company Chola de Mierda. We particularly loved the glass and brass Ikebana vase by Fritz Hansen.
The basement is designated as an exhibition and performance space, where you can expect interesting installations from some of the designer’s favourite artists.
Saloni, 134 Sloane St, SW1X 9AT