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Store explore: Moynat unveils its first gallery in Singapore

Last month, Singapore’s very first Moynat gallery officially opened its doors. Joining the line-up of fashion capitals the French luxury label can be found in, this boutique is its 13th gallery around the world. Housed within Takashimaya Shopping Centre, the gallery is set to carry a wide range of men’s and women’s leather goods and accessories, trunks and textiles.

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The space’s ceiling mimics the structure of Moynat’s classic Limousine trunk.

Ever since Moynat’s renaissance in 2011 spearheaded by artistic director Ramesh Nair, the brand has been making a global comeback. Its storied founder, Pauline Moynat, was the the first and only — still is, by the way — female trunk-maker in history. Starting her business in 1849, she boldly entered the male-saturated industry armed with her French savoir-faire. Fast forward centuries later, and the brand can be found across Paris, London, Tokyo, Seoul and now Singapore — a testament to its transatlantic domination.

The Singapore store lets you experience what it feels like to be in a Moynat trunk. The space, designed by Tokyo-based designer Gwenaël Nicolas, is roofed with a curved ceiling that echoes the construction of the signature Limousine trunk. The maison’s signature hues — warm amber and leather-inspired accents — are present through lacquered panels and wooden tiles.

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Plush warmth.

Here, you’ll get to nab the Singapore-exclusive Réjane bag. Made in a newly introduced crocodile céramique finish, it is inspired by the ancient glazing of Asian ceramics. Artistic director Nair developed the technique by way of intricate dyeing and polishing. Fun fact: It takes a skilled artisan over 20 hours to paint its edges and wax it to perfection.

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The Singapore-exclusive Réjane bag comes in two shades of blue and green.

After selecting the bag of your choice, make it truly yours by having your initials hand-painted via the gallery’s personalisation services. And if you’d like to have your trunks and handbags bespoke or custom-made, the store can do it, too.

Store explore: Moynat unveils its first gallery in Singapore

Bianca Husodo

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