New meets old
Following the announcement of the redevelopment of the St John’s Church site, fashion entrepreneur Eva Galambos made the bold decision to relocate her luxury boutique to the church in 2015. The restoration preserved the heritage character of the building by retaining the sandstone walls and stained glass windows, while the interior was modernised with contemporary light fittings and stylish finishes. With the luxury design of the interior contrasted against the grand exterior, new life and purpose is brought to the heritage site. It’s no wonder Galambos speaks of the space as having been ‘resurrected’.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I love a challenge, so then suddenly I had the idea of moving into Oxford Street, particularly at a time when it seems to have lost its energy,” said Galambos.
Founded by Galambos in 2001, Parlour X is a multi-brand luxury boutique carrying high-end designer labels including Céline, Chloé, Fendi, Balenciaga, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Comme Des Garçons, Stella Mccartney, Proenza Schouler and Isabel Marant. Parlour X also seasonally houses exclusive capsule collections from renowned Australian designers including Maticevski, Ellery and Christopher Esber. 新舊交錯
美麗極具風格的聖約翰教堂劃為商業住宅後，受到很多爭議。偏愛時尚的 Eva Galambos 卻做了一個讓人意想不到的決定，2015年她將自己擁有的世界頂級品牌奢華精品店搬到了聖約翰教堂，將最時尚的潮流帶進了當地最古老的建築，珍惜和利用璀璨的歷史外衣，Eva保留了內部每一根刻畫著殖民時期遺蹟的柱樑和每一塊意味虔誠不變之心的透光彩色玻璃，用奢華的幽香點綴出這棟建築的宏偉與獨特。
「我喜歡挑戰，我將自己的店移到 Oxford 街，是因為這地方正漸漸失去了應有的活力」。Eva說，
2001 年由 Eva 一手打出的品牌Parlour X，彙集了澳大利亞和世界多個奢華品牌，包括了
每逢季節更換時，澳大利亞知名時尚顧問們都會專門為 Parlour X的顧客推出經典時尚的收藏配搭。
PARLOUR X STORE The Church, 261 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021 www.parlourx.com.au 和