As those in the process of moving or with a healthy dose of the spring cleaning bug will no doubt concur, there’re fewer times of the year better suited to refurbishment than late March, and Fendi apparently agrees. Officially open to the public from Thursday – 30th – the Italian house has given its Harrods Men’s Classic International department something of a spruce (read: a renovated larger space now exists on the store’s ground floor).
In the run up to the grand opening, Silvia Venturini Fendi, the woman behind the iconic Baguette bag, has tapped the artist John Booth for a unique performance. Surprising and delighting passers-by with live painting in one of Harrods’ Basil Street windows, Booth’s two day stint sees the Scottish born, Cumbria raised artist illustrating and painting work that will light up said window with a fantastic bright palette – a temporary moment in the history of the iconic display.
Following the space’s opening, the animations will continue in-store for four days: Booth will be adding a unique touch to one of a kind pieces (shopped from Fendi’s new line-up, T-shirts, keyrings and pochettes amongst them), while elsewhere a limited edition collection announces the brand’s re-arrival; furthermore a series of tees in Harrods own striking green will be available throughout the event. Get involved yeah?