Rose Anne de Pampelonne collaborates with megabrand Louis Vuitton for the launch of an exciting new collection
aking to heart Louis Vuitton’s emphasis on elegance and masterful craftsmanship, renowned interior designer Rose Anne de Pampelonne adds her eclectic aesthetic into the mix for the launch of the maison’s latest collection, Exotique, at a unique exhibition held from 22 to 30 September.
To match the collection’s exotic, adventurous nature, de Pampelonne turned Singapore’s Atbara House into a home for the the modern Louis Vuitton woman.
De Pampelonne set up fi ve rooms as a living room, a visitors’ lounge, a showplace for artisanal wares, as well as separate universes for men and women in order to show off items from the new collection in the best possible manner.
Exotique by Louis Vuitton features exquisitely crafted items ranging from bags to fountain pens made with exotic leathers, such as crocodile and ostrich. With advanced techniques and interesting effects, the maison’s artisans have created products that are a testament to the maison’s heritage.
Another Filipino recently made global style news as Mark “Jappy” Gonzales was inducted into the prestigious Business of Fashion (BOF) 500, a compendium of people shaping the international fashion industry. He joins luminaries Tory Burch, Uniqlo’s Tadashi Yanai, supermodel Kate Moss, and Gucci’s Alessandro Michele in the list.
In his BOF profile, Gonzales is credited for bringing Balenciaga, Lanvin, and Comme des Garçons to the Philippines by way of a chain of multi-brand stores launched in 1995.
A gala was held in New York for the recent inductees and Gonzales held an event at his store in Rockwell last month to toast this major milestone in his career.
ICONIC IMAGERY One of the rooms designed by (inset) Rose Anne de Pampelonne