Self-taught 28-year-old interior designer Ryan Korban counts numerous fashion icons and photographers (like Helmut Newton and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, to name just a few) among his chief design inspiration, so it comes as no surprise that the man who's added a tasteful touch of luxe to the homes of clients like James Franco, Alexander Wang, and model Natasha Poly, would try his hand at a few clothing stores, too. Step into his perfectly polished world in New York at Balenciaga's Soho flagship, Alexander Wang's downtown store, Diesel's Black Gold store in lower Manhattan, and the Fivestory boutique on the Upper East Side.
Of course, if a trip to NYC isn't in the cards, pick up his new book Ryan Korban: Luxury Redefined (out this month), which chronicles some of the young designer's most outstanding and impressive projects from the past six years, alongside the visuals he referenced for each space. Here's an excerpt from his chapter on the Alexander Wang store:
For Wang's home (pictured below), Korban kept the same "polished, yet youthful, energetic spirit" with a balance of white marble and black leather—and a bold zebra skin rug, for good measure.
—Details senior online editor Perrin Drumm
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