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A new collective of global creativity, Unknown Union, recently launched in Cape Town.

Recently opened in Kloof Street, Cape Town, Unknown Union is a “fashion forward” men’s clothing store. The boutique features a variety of international fashion collections, including brands such as Pendleton, RxMance and Naked & Famous.

The shop space was designed by architect Rafael De Cardenas and his firm Architecture At Large. Unknown Union is also more than just a shop. It represents a collective of global creativity specialising in architecture, design, fashion, music and cuisine, based in Cape Town and set to become part of the city’s urban and cultural scene.

All the international designers stocked at the store are only available in Africa at Unknown Union. A locally produced range is set to follow soon, with a portion of all sales from this range going to benefit organisations such as Ambassadors For Change.

The second floor of the Unknown Union boutique will function as home to an ever-changing environment featuring both artist and designer installations and pop-up boutiques.