En Avance x Maison Francis Kurkdjian
En Avance and Maison Francis Kurkdjian, an iconic French luxury fragrance house co-founded by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and its President & CEO Marc Chaya, will share a space designed by Forall Studio in Paris.
En Avance is a chic loft type shopping environment with raw concrete floors and white walls highlighted with large Fornasetti wallpaper panels. The edited selection of designer fashion, accessories and home decor will be displayed on raw metal racks and white lacquer Calligaris furniture. Free floating dressing rooms draped with custom red velvet curtains add a hint of drama to the architectural design of the space.
About En Avance
Celebrating its milestone 25th year, En Avance, established in 1993, has been a platform to showcase young new talent from across the globe. With its innovative, timeless, luxurious, yet functional sense of style, owner Karen Quinones carefully selects, curates and features new young talent and established designers also stocking sustainable fashion and beauty brands. Along with clothing, En Avance features exquisite fine jewelry, luxury lingerie, books, French ceramics and also exclusively presents Fornasetti’s furniture, objects and decorations adding a fresh and whimsical mix to her curation. Being the first multi-brand boutique to come to the Miami Design District in 2006, En Avance continues to be a destination at the forefront of the ever evolving industry.
About Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Maison Francis Kurkdjian was born in 2009 from the encounter between Francis Kurkdjian, a renowned master-perfumer with scores of successful creations to his name, and Marc Chaya, ex Ernst & Young advisory partner. Together, they fulfilled their desire for a sensual, generous and multi-facetted landscape of free expression, creating a new emblem of French know-how and lifestyle. Maison Francis Kurkdjian has since developed into a key player in the luxury fragrance market with a presence in nearly 500 ultra selective retail locations in more than 40 countries. The Maison Francis Kurkdjian collection is sketched like a fragrance wardrobe, with myriad of facets of emotions. Designed in the tradition of luxury French perfumery, it advocates nevertheless a contemporary vision of the art of creating and wearing perfume. Maison Francis Kurkdjian has been a member of Comité Colbert since January 2016.