Louis Vuitton’s store in The Gardens Mall has undergone a major revamp, its first since the opening back in 2010. The newly renovated store now offers a refreshed and rejuvenated look in a space that’s cleverly demarcated and strategically planned.
As you walk along the entrance, an animation of light and shadow invites you to explore further into the store. A perforated screen gives a peekaboo effect, with the slightest voyeurism that entices visitors to walk in. At the main door, a orangey-red Cocoon chair designed by the Campana brothers, Fernando and Humberto for Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades welcomes you.
Here at the central area, you’ll find a display of fine jewellery, accessories, leather goods and staple bags that will leave you spoilt for choice. Turn your attention to the ceiling while you’re at it to see the metal latticework reminiscent of petals of the iconic Monogram flowers, expressing the House’s codes.
Ode to Art & Heritage
There are seven vintage furniture pieces that have been carefully procured by a team of experts specifically for the store in Malaysia. These pieces, hailing from various countries, are handpicked to compliment the new interior space while providing a personal touch to elevate the spatial experience. Pieces like the white marble round table at the entrance to a steampunk-inspired concrete and slate side table, you’ll find these interesting furniture a conversational piece in its own rights.
There are also art pieces that are specified exclusively for this store. Local artists are also employed to lend a sense of place that’s translated through art.
New collections on display
Customers will be able to enjoy an extensive range of collections that are now made available in the store. Unlike the previous spatial planning that’s quite rigid and passe, the updated boutique now houses various chambers displaying for the first time the Men’s and Women’s ready-to-wear collections, fragrances, watches and jewellery, as well as the Objets Nomades pieces.
On the left side of the store is the men’s section where you’ll find a slew of ready-to-wear including the Staples Edition by Virgil Abloh, the latest FW19 collection, capsules and selected runway pieces. Here, you’ll find the latest leather goods, accessories, smartwatches, colognes as well as sneakers and shoes. Take our word for it, you need at least half an hour in this space alone.
While you’re at it, take some time to check out the fitting room that is decked in tropical prints and multidimensional mirrored effects.
On the other wing, the women’s section draws you with a private dressing area that’s designed like a living chamber for royalties. Pastel shades of pink, peach and yellow dress the corner with a large child-like painting by Malaysia-based Taiwanese artist Liu Hsin-Ying. Here, runway pieces from the latest season are readily available for you to put on. At the corner, a pair of Spiral Lamps designed by Atelier Oï for Louis Vuitton Objet Nomades sits elegantly.
Take your time to immerse in the various corners that are dotted with potted plants and mannequins wearing some of the latest ensemble from the brand. The bright and well-lit space now provides a great flow in and around the store, as you check out a wide variety of goods that are not just fashion statements but essentials for travel and lifestyle.
First look: Louis Vuitton reopens its boutique in The Gardens Mall by Martin Teo first appeared on Lifestyle Asia MY.