London, 17th century. Two knights had a quarrel and fight in a duel on a bridge and both fell; the place was called Knightsbridge in memory and today,is one of the most luxurious neighbourhood of the British capital city.
London, again, 2019. An exclusive residential and retail district will rise up after being totally restored, and the façade will reflect the original architectural features of the 20th century building. But it is the genius of
the photographer, British Vogue contributor and SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight , who succeeded in expressing himself and realizing a work of art to cover the temporary works-in-progress.
If you walk around the intersection of Sloane Street and Brompton Road today, you can notice the 11 metres high and 120 meters wide photographic installation, titled The Knights of Knightsbridge.
Made of 18 fashion images, it is the representation of modern ideas of knights, sticking to the tradition and honouring the origin of the place, but also offering an international perspective which is the current nature of London: “We looked at different perspectives of the knight, the warrior and the protector within our city”, Nick Knight commented.
The project is estimated to be seen by tens of thousands of people passing by and it is probably one of the biggest fashion photographs ever displayed, that features the contribution of various famous designers, such as Yohji Yamamoto, Moncler, and John Galliano.
This is exactly combining business with pleasure: another significant project connected to Knightsbridge Estate, which will be ready in 2019, is also to improve the existing Knightsbridge Underground station.