Step inside the new and improved Escalier for a closer look at the innovative store design and the story behind it
In a space where international trailblazers like Comme des Garçons and Maryam Nassir Zadeh hang side by side with pioneering Indonesian brands like Suku and Domestik, having an interior that reflects this progressive fusion only seems fitting. For this reason, Escalier, our Desa neighbour and Bali’s most revered concept shop, recently relaunched with a brand new store design. Centred around the use of sustainable materials, the modern design is also an homage to the craftsmanship of Indonesia, which perfectly complements the store’s eclectic mix of local and global brands.
At the helm of it all are Emmelyn Gunawan and Resida Hari, both fashion design graduates who, instead of creating their own line, decided to conceptualise a unique Bali-based retail destination in 2010. Inspired by their travels and inquisitiveness of what’s happening on the global scene within streetwear, music, arts and fashion, they have continued to let their sartorial curiosity and love of craftsmanship guide their careful selection of brands. We caught up with Emmelyn to learn more about the new design, the Escalier journey and the two founders’ curatorial choices.