Combining creative, high-end lines such as McQ Alexander McQueen, MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela and coming soon with emerging European designers, Art Therapi has created a trans-seasonal mix for casual luxe dressing, day and night. Located at Balmain, Art Therapi is the first boutique from fashion design graduate Stephanie Lemma and banker Jason Akcin. Swapping Europe for Sydney late last year, the couple pooled their experience to open Art Therapi in early 2010 with the best of a dozen current season collections from the northern hemisphere. While established designer ranges form the core of the Art Therapi identity, emerging labels will be added each season for a unique, ever-evolving mix.
Designed by award winning designers Design Clarity, the Art Therapi store carries architectural lines usually seen in European stores. As soon as you step in you feel that you are somewhere special. The smooth contours and passive mood lighting give you an incredible feel of comfortable luxury. The organic lines giving the feel of constant change. Not a rough and aggressive change but rather a soft and perpetual change. Somehow allowing it be modern while still not being out of place among its historical neighbors. This change is deeper than just design. Art Therapi sets itself apart through its overall mix. Whether it be in-store design, selection or service, Art Therapi brings a level of quality rarely seen in Australia.