Clemens en August

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  • 10 April 2008
Clemens en August

Three nights at the museum

The thing about fashion is it’s just too readily available these days. When everybody’s wearing the same labels, how can you really be sure you’re setting yourself apart from the crowd, eh? Answer: by buying from a label that only sells for three days a year. From museums. Obviously. Clemens en August, the ultra-hip, cleanly tailored couture line from German designer Alexander Brenninkmeijer, is installing its Spring/Summer mens & womenswear collections in The Lighthouse in Glasgow in a sort of part-exhibition, part-shop showcase, with sales assistants on hand. It’s the first time the label (most recently seen all over James McAvoy every time he takes to the red carpet) has come to the UK, and The Lighthouse, with its reputation for championing excellent design, is an ideal venue for the ‘pop-up shop’, which has previously exhibited only at the MAK in Vienna, the New York Guggenheim, and the iconic KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Wed 16–Fri 18 Apr. See for the full collection.

Clemens en August Pop-up Shop

The hard-to-get designer label stops off in Glasgow for its first 'ever' UK pop-up shop, before heading off to New York's Guggenheim Museum. Spring/summer collection for men and women available for three days only, and you can't buy it online, either.


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