This historical, multi-floor building, complete with an overlooking mezzanine, will not only house Raf’s seasonal men’s and women’s runway collections, but importantly, will operate as the brand’s beacon in the world’s fashion capital, complementing their established presence in Milan. There’s an element of continuity at play too, with much of Ruby’s work taking its cue from previous installations for Calvin Klein in New York, including his redesign of the 12th floor at the company’s 205 W 39th Street global HQ. But this represents more than the old adage of not fixing things that aren’t broken, this is an anthology of the pairs’ creative journey together, a visual map of references that have shaped Raf’s vision for the brand. Vestiges of his brilliant sophomore outing for instance; suspended pom-poms, axes, buckets with baseball bats, hang from the ceiling, combined with Ruby’s signature red-splattered canvases, wrapped round columns and walls, remind us of Raf’s sinister vision of Americana. Forget Fashion Week, this place is worth a trip across the channel in itself.