SEVENSTORE is a new community-led, future-fashion and creative retail space set to open within Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle this month.
The innovative new space has been conceived as a thought provoking, barrier breaking and future shaping retailer. Set within a minimalist, future-tech warehouse in Liverpool’s postindustrial heartland, SEVENSTORE’s new home promotes creative collaboration, placing globally recognised fashion houses next to emerging talents. The new store will utilise the technologies of the future to share stories from across the world – Paris, Tokyo and London – with the streets of Liverpool.
The brand-new retail space is situated in the heart of the Baltic Triangle, a hospitable proving ground for the city’s leading creative minds and innovators. Here, SEVENSTORE will work to match the levels of innovation displayed by the businesses and studios who’s output in the last decade has firmly established the district as a creative hotbed in the North. Following in the footsteps of
SEVENSTORE arrives with an emphasis on community, operating with a model that feeds in a diverse range of fashion, art and music to the people of Liverpool on a level that is accessible to all.
SEVENSTORE is a creative test-bed, a space to shape new ideas. For us, this is the essence of true Future Retail; creating a space embedded within and adding huge value to Liverpool’s creative community.
Speaking about the store’s launch, SEVENSTORE Buying Director Mark Macdonald said:
“Community is at the heart of SEVENSTORE. Engaging with the local businesses and creative community is just as important as the store itself. At the core of our aims, we plan to expand on previous collaborations with Bido Lito!, students at LJMU, Melodic Distraction and artists within the city. Making our home in the Baltic Triangle provide the perfect inspiration for all of our community based activity.”
The team at Bido Lito!, a Liverpool-based new music and creative culture magazine, are working with SEVENSTORE to shape the store’s creative programme. Bido Lito!’s founder Craig Pennington notes that,
“SEVENSTORE is a brave new adventure. The new space – and the wide-ranging programme of creative projects it will anchor – will be a hugely welcome addition to the city’s creative landscape. The Baltic Triangle is the city’s most dynamic district and symbolises all Liverpool’s current creative possibilities and tensions. It is the perfect place for SEVENSTORE to call home.”
SEVENSTORE have already presented a series of varied and dynamic projects ahead of the store launch this May. The programme has seen Evian Christ and visual artist Emmanuel Biard perform a series of three unique live shows within a re-purposed shipping container. Baosteel Maximalism in full force. The triple header of shows was run in partnership with local promoter ENRG.
Hugely influential producer Actress fronted an edition of SEVENSTORE PRESENTS at 24 Kitchen Street. The show brought a one night only, live audio-visual collaboration between the Ninja Tune producer and local artist Sam Wiehl, with support from Lobster Theremin’s ASOK.
Sensory transcendence under the roof of a Baltic Triangle warehouse. Every month, SEVENSTORE has been piecing together a palette of its musical taste and influences on community radio station Melodic Distraction. The show, fronted by Andrew PM Hunt, explores the contours of abstract and innovative sonics, complete with grounded discussion and debate with members of Liverpool creative community.
Alongside a programme of music-driven experiences, SEVENSTORE’s activity has sought to unravel the fibres of the fashion world – tying them tighter to the local community. Working with
Liverpool John Moores’ University School Of Art & Design, The DNA OF Helmut Lang engaged with 250 of the school’s students, using the work of the Austrian designer as an inspiration for
the their own work, with SEVENSTORE curating a discursive panel event to discuss the brand’s enduring impact featuring leading academics and fashion experts. The event also featured an
archive show from ENDYMA, home to the world’s largest Helmut Lang archive.
To mark the launch of the adidas Original Trimm-Trab Rivalries Pack, the store looked beyond the differences of red and blue, shining a light on the community enterprise of City Of Liverpool FC, aka the Purps. Purple Sole, a discursive panel event and exhibition brought together the chairman of the club, football journalists and adidas brand experts to discuss the unique role of football in Liverpool and its influence on fashion. An exhibition charting the history of the TrimmTrab was curated and displayed by Laces Out! and local adidas specialists Transalpino.
SEVENSTORE connects people to these ideas. Inspired by Liverpool’s history of commerce – the seven streets that were the backbone of one of the world’s most industrious cities –
SEVENSTORE challenge perspectives, curating culture for the new era.