Italian luxury footwear brand Aquazzura has debuted a flagship boutique in Moscow as it looks to consolidate a growing profile in the Russian market.
The store’s look and feel is the work of interior design duo and sisters Cláudia and Catarina Soares Pereira of Casa Do Passadiço, who have already overseen concepts for the interiors of Aquazzura stores in Florence, London, Miami and Las Vegas.
The Russian outpost flaunts its stripy monochrome theme and adds a new element with splashes of red from hexagonal tiles in the inlaid marble floors – said to have been inspired by the flooring in the Hermitage art museum in St Petersberg. Elsewhere in the space, marble is teamed with brass to boost the boutique’s luxury credentials, while a hand-woven carpet adds a sense of opulence.
The 1,097 sq ft store is located on Petrovka Street in the heart of the Russian capital’s theatre district. The exterior of the boutique has an original façade dating from 1874-1876. Inside, arched ceilings add impact to the look, exaggerated via the black and white striped display and furnishings.
Florence-based Aquazzura now has five standalone stores worldwide and reportedly plans to double that in the next few years.