Sloane Stanley has today announced the entrance of two seasonal pop-ups to the King’s Road, Chelsea’s iconic shopping destination. Lotta Camilla Teale, the award-winning figurative oil painter, is showing her first solo in-person art exhibition in a week-long pop-up at 340 King’s Road. Additionally, luxury women’s clothing brand, Guinea, has launched a pop-up at 336 King’s Road for the second year running, and will be in residence until October 24.
After finding herself unexpectedly living in both Thailand and Kenya due to the pandemic, Lotta utilised the extraordinary painting opportunities each country presented, as well as locally available materials, to produce the 75 bespoke oil paintings that make up the ‘Breakfasts in Bangkok’ exhibition. The collection consists of a large variety of new ‘Plein Air’ scenes ranging from pagodas to beaches, in addition to still life works of local fruits, household objects and antiques. Visitors to the 1,178 sq ft Sloane Stanley pop-up will be presented with the rich colours of East Africa and Asia, with the exhibition’s concept being to evoke memories of a calmer time and allowing people a moment to breathe.
Inspired by making women look and feel good, family-run fashion retailer Guinea offers versatile and timeless wardrobe classics that are cut to flatter and will work across all aspects of everyday life. Spanning 1,298 sq ft, Guinea’s King’s Road space offers ‘London to Country’ chic apparel ranging from tailored coats and jackets to elegant tops and blouses, all made from the highest quality and sustainable fabrics. With the collection’s strong focus on sustainability, the brand complements previous Sloane Stanley initiatives, including the Sustainable Pop-Up, which took residency at 320 King’s Road in August 2020.
Commenting on the news, Hannah Grievson, Property Director at Sloane Stanley said: “Both Lotta’s contemporary art pop-up and Guinea’s premium fashion offering are perfect examples of our successful approach to flexible leases which enable our visitors to enjoy a seasonally appropriate offer, and we’re thrilled that they are joining us. The launch of these brands evidences our commitment to welcoming innovative and creative concepts to the King’s Road and Fulham Road. Both Guinea, and Lotta will continue to provide our shoppers with diverse and unique brands for the upcoming winter months.”
Judith Cutting, Founder and Creative Director of Guinea, commented: “Following the success of our previous pop-up with Sloane Stanley its fantastic to be back on the Kings Road and in a bricks and mortar store. Having shopped on the King’s Road for years, its holistic offering and community atmosphere makes it a fabulous destination for our new seasonal pop-up, and we look forward to continuing to offer luxury clothing with a distinctly British feel throughout October to such a diverse and engaged consumer.”
The news of Lotta Camilla Teale’s exhibition follows the successful completion of Georgina Potter’s and Sarah Manolescue’s joint pop-up exhibition of 80 new works at 340 King’s Road last week.