Gucci flagship store revamp in Pavilion KL
We finish off the week with a visit to Gucci’s newly revitalised store on the second and third floors of Pavilion KL. The 4,602 sqft store features wide selections of both men’s and women’s collections and the brand’s fragrances, amidst and interior design that combines both traditional and modern, industrial and romantic.
Dark grey matelassé velvets for the men’s section, or pale pink velvets for the women’s are used for upholstery and fitting rooms – offsetting the harder elements of rivets, whereas contemporary luxury is suggested with the employment of idiosyncratic materials and the spare use of space. Marble polychrome inlays of three-dimensional effects are integrated harmoniously with functional cement, and decorated with vintage Oriental rug layers for a textured effect.
Sole What store revamp in The Gardens Mall
Speaking of store revamps, the multi-label sneakers store Sole What has also expanded with a brand new concept design that is open and clean, but raw. The new store features cement walls, where their proud array of sneakers are on display, and which can be seen by passers by outside through the clear full length window façade. And if those new designs are not enough to capture your attention, Sole What has also placed a distinguishing red container (that doubles as their cashier counter) in the centre of the store, which will surely gravitate all into the outlet, located on the second floor of The Gardens Mall.
New adidas Originals The Original Is Never Finished film
In this third and latest instalment of the “Original” campaign and film Original Is Never Finished, we see the brand’s global brand ambassadors – Kendall Jenner, Playboi Carti, 21 Savage, Young Thug and James Harden – march to their own distinct individual beats of a remixed and reimagined version of Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way.’
The third chapter continues adidas Original’s exploration of the idea of recreation, featuring scenes of timelessness (‘Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli), and power and proportions (‘Vitruvian Man’ by Da Vinci), mixed with dance choreography for dribbling sequences. All ambassadors are donned in the brand’s iconic pieces that best personify their personalities and influences imposed by beliefs within the current culture and society.
Fred Perry x Barney Bubbles capsule collection
Fred Perry pays homage to the late founding father of album cover art Barney Bubbles with a capsule collection that celebrates his distinctive contribution to the British music scenes of the ‘70s and ‘80s. The collection features four of his more notable artworks: the collaged toothy grin in a pink waving hand for Nick Lowe’s 1979 single ‘Cracking Up’; the cover for Ian Dury’s ‘4000 Weeks Holiday’ EP that was only available in Portugal; the one for The Muleskinners, which won Bubbles a British Poster Award in 1965; and the ‘Pay Attention!’ artwork from the promo poster for Elvis Costello and The Attractions’ ‘Armed Forces’ EP.
Limited Edition Globe-Trotter Carbon Fibre trolley case
A luxury luggage brand that made its mark when it outfitted Queen Elizabeth II during her honeymoon, Globe-Trotter celebrates its 120th anniversary milestone with a limited edition 20” Carbon Fibre Trolley Case. Replacing the usual fibreboard with the world’s first coloured carbon fibre material known as the Hypetex revolutionised by the engineers from Formula 1, the silver outer shell comes with the brand’s signature leather corners and straps in rich burgundy or classic black, as well as a plush quilted microfibre lining.
Available in only 120 units worldwide, this special edition will be available from the end of September, for jetsetters who opt for the highest standard of protection in a classic style.