As the world still mourns the devastating loss of the one and only Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary fashion icon still lives within all our hearts… and stores. Always bursting with energy even in his 80s, Lagerfeld set the tone for all of us who admire and celebrate him. That’s why the city was all a-buzz last Wednesday when Karl Lagerfeld‘s first ever store in South-East Asia opened in Bangkok, Central World. It’s a truly special and sentimental moment for all of the designer’s Thai fans. The Karl Lagerfeld store features various items that were personally owned by Karl, and the interior is loyal to much of Karl’s original aesthetics. Read on to find out more about Karl’s very personal store, as well as all the excitement at its opening party.
Mr Porndet Chandawanich, CEO of Pat Luxury Concept (Thailand’s official distributor of Karl Lagerfeld), tells us how the store’s interior is an homage to Karl’s personal spaces. “For the interior design, we were inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s home and office”. Karl’s “office” is spacious and bright, with marbled walls and a luxurious feel. “We used chrome and brass to frame Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches, and the wooden floor is inspired by antiques and retro French design as seen in his house”. The store also features carpets and rugs that were directly from Karl’s own collection.
The store opens with a classic Karl Lagerfeld collection – pieces that are as visionary and dynamic as he was. The styles can be described as a combination of classic Parisian and a rock-chic attitude.
As a special tribute to the store’s new home, Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘City’ collection now features a special edition Bangkok bag. Yes, made just for us!
The opening party was unsurprisingly a huge celebration, taking over the entire space of Central World’s Beacon area. Lagerfeld fans, fashionistas, and celebrities all gathered to celebrate not only the new Karl Lagerfeld store but the life of Karl Lagerfeld himself. With the likes of Alrisa Maprang and Champ Chanatip coming to join in the fun, it was clear that this store opening marks an important moment for Bangkok and the city’s connection to such a legendary fashion icon.
If you’re planning to step into Karl’s new home and office yourself, you’ll be happy to hear that his Pre-Fall 2019 collection, ‘KARL DOTS’ will now be available to shop. If you haven’t guessed from the name, this is a collection that celebrates polka dots in every size and proportion. Karl Lagerfeld gets playful with a classic print and spins it into chic suits as well as hardcore bomber jackets.
Step into the world of Karl and visit the super chic new store – the only Karl Lagerfeld store in all of South-East Asia. Location: 1/F Central World (Beacon Zone), Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 (10am-10pm).