Celestine Eleven is a fashion and homeware store located in London’s Shoreditch that describes itself as having its “roots firmly founded in counter culture”, adding “a new holistic realm to the retail experience” and aiming to provide an alternative, luxury concept store that offers a “means to live well within all spheres: aesthetically, intellectually and spiritually” by honouring the importance of each through the “unique selection of product”.
The store’s visual identity, designed by Construct, contrasts bright white papers, heavy boards and a blind sculpted emboss (reminiscent of carved marble surfaces) with uncoated unbleached carriers and black foil detail bound by the carved depth of roman numeral and sans-serif logotype. These deliver the significant restraint you would expect of a high fashion brand, a retrospective nod to the concept of timeless style (and perhaps the grandiosity of the past tempered by contemporary understatement) and a sense of high tactile quality and craftsmanship.
Design studio Two Times Elliott have just published their recent brand identity work for Odmé, a Paris fashion brand that creates handcrafted, elegant and timeless accessories with understated and urban sensibilities.
The studio’s solution—which includes a logo, logotype, website and collateral—plays very well to the luxury and crafted conventions of the industry and the urban qualities of the brand through the expense of what looks like a black foil letterpress business card, the responsivity of a website that mixes street photography with decay and graffiti, plenty of space and a bold secondary serif, and the restraint and perceived exclusivity of a blind deboss leather tag.