If you were around town sometime last week, you might’ve seen quite a happening crowd around Liat Towers. And if you haven’t yet figured out what it was about, here’s the scoop: the Hermès flagship store just reopened – bigger and better – and it’s absolutely beautiful.
Spot the iconic Hermès firework-maker on horseback armed with the classic silk scarf fluttering in the wind – aside from one in Miami, Singapore is the only other store to have the horseman statue.
To mark the re-opening of the store, Hermès has even released a limited-edition scarf by French artist Annie Faivre, which pays tribute to Singapore’s gardens in its design.
The French luxury boutique just unveiled a refreshed interior that’s more vibrant and intimate, and proudly flaunts the brand’s rich heritage. Aligning with Hermès’ aesthetic, the store is an architectural beauty by itself. Think a minimalistic interior with delicate, earthy touches that exude elegance.
It takes up a larger four-storey space as well, showcasing leather goods, scarves, a ready-to-wear collection, writing instruments, equestrian wear, and even an entire homeware section.
Then, head up to the new art space on level 5 called “Aloft at Hermès” to take in the installation “How to Disappear into a Rainbow” by Singaporean artist Dawn Ng. The exhibition, there to stay till 14 August 2016, features an ethereal, maze-like space of blocks and mirror panels in dreamy pastel hues.
Word on the street is that the much-coveted Hermes Birkin bag is a better investment than gold and even stocks and shares. As hard as it may be to get your hands on one, it wouldn’t hurt to pop into the store for some major bag envy!
By Pinky Chng, May 2016