Louis Vuitton Opens A Southeast Asian Flagship In Singapore
Parisian fashion house Louis Vuitton will open its pretty mindblowing and nautical-inspired Southeast Asian flagship store in Singapore this weekend. The island-ensconced asymmetrical glass-enclosed structure will open in the posh Marina Bay Sands resort with a private VIP party this Saturday and then to the public on Sunday. (Hey, maybe you can drop in after a
night early morning of partying at the also-asymmetrical glass-paneled Avalon club that opens tonight.)
According to WWD, the new outpost, which is the 12th flagship worldwide, pays homage to Louis Vuitton's "historic links to ocean travel" (read: those amazing LV-branded trunk chests) and also the brand's involvement in professional sailing. Store architect Peter Marino utilized sailboat timber and ship masts to create the interior and also built the outdoor patio space to look like the deck of a luxe yacht.
To even further elaborate just how impressive this flagship is—there are three Bond-like passageways to the island-store: An outdoor bridge, a boat ride or an underwater tunnel. Amazing. And the underwater tunnel doubles as a rotating-exhibition art gallery which now features the works by 15 internationally renowned artists. Plus, Ruben Toledo painted a colorful mural on one of the walls, and Richard Deacon created a hanging sculpture on permanent display.
Oh right, and the shopping—we almost forgot about that. The flagship will carry the design house's signature collections, plus the new men's high-tech clothing line, "Made for Travel". How very appropriate.
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