At the top of an old Victorian house already serving as Antoni & Alison’s store, the fashion designers have created café Ye Olde World, Super Modern. The room was formerly a space hidden from customers for the designers to sit and dream up collections in, but it has now been transformed into a coffee shop luring its customers with the promise of cake. “We always felt the shop was incomplete – it was like a cake without a cherry on top. This café is our cherry,” say the designers. Customers can now make their way up the narrow staircase to sip hot drinks from fine bone china cups designed by the pair. Not only is the shop the duo's new venture but it also marks 25 years in the industry. We look back at their collections across the decades.
Ye Olde World, Super Modern is at number 43 Rosebery Avenue, EC1 open from November 30th. antoniandalison.co.uk