- Spread across 5,700 sq ft, the K11|ANTONIA flagship debuts at K11 MUSEA MUSE EDITION, the cutting-edge fashion
destination for fashion insiders, with over 50 looks curated by founder Antonia
Giacinti and her team on display
MUSEA adds brands with shared social mission - Hong
Kong sustainable lifestyle brand HAUSTAGE
alongside BOTTLETOP and Save the Duck to facilitate continual
dialogues on culture and sustainability and to co-create shared values
MUSEA also welcomes Global Fashion icon Chiara
Ferragni's first flagship store in Hong Kong
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 April 2020 - This month, K11 MUSEA, Hong
Kong's Silicon Valley of Culture adds to its reputation as an innovative
cultural-retail destination with MUSE
EDITION delivering the most forward-thinking brands in luxury streetwear,
sophisticated ready-to-wear and runway. Previously, New World Centre, where K11
MUSEA MUSE EDITION stands today was the site where many fashion brands first
laid down their roots in Hong Kong. It's fitting that today MUSE EDITION can
bring together an unmatched fashion edit for the tastes of the city's
contemporary fashion insiders and global millennials alike. MUSE EDITION continues to pioneer an
unparalleled fashion experience by welcoming one of the world's most directional and influential
fashion forward style maker Antonia
to Hong Kong with the launch of the K11|ANTONIA
multi-brand flagship store. To mark its arrival, over 50 boldly styled key
Spring/Summer looks curated by co-founder Antonia Giacinti and her team will be
presented on customised mannequins at the heart of K11 MUSEA's Opera Theatre to
MUSE EDITION. K11 MUSEA also sees Global Fashion icon Chiara Ferragni's first
flagship store open in Hong Kong.
A ground-breaking collaboration between K11 and Antonia, the new K11|ANTONIA is set to become a top
destination for style mavens as a focal point of MUSE EDITION in K11 MUSEA.
With over 5,700 square feet of space, K11|ANTONIA
will debut both co-founders Antonia Giacinti's & Maurizio Purificato's
handpicked selection and signature blend of high fashion, streetwear and ready
to wear brands. With its unique styling and fashion edits, K11|ANTONIA is a platform for positioning niche brands beside
fashion heavyweights. Over 50 established and trailblazing brands including
Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Chloé, Miu Miu, Jacquemus, Balmain, Alessandra Rich,
The Attico, Alanui, Ambush, Kolor, White Mountaineering and more are available.
From L-R: Menswear, womenswear and accessories collections at
Designed by Italian architect Vincenzo de Cotiis, Antonia's
longstanding partner in the development of its retail concepts in Milan, K11|ANTONIA will feature three distinct
yet free-flowing spaces dedicated to men's and women's ready-to-wear and
women's accessories. The store's high-impact décor features mirrors, smoky
glass, rustic stained glass, steel, brass and marble in a palette of gold,
gray, beige and blurry pink. True standout fixtures will include a key
translucent pastel pink sneaker wall in the men's area made with
specially-treated fibreglass and a custom sculpted curved marble 'installation'
island in the women's area that will display and feature key seasonal looks.
At K11|ANTONIA, over 50
looks curated by Antonia Giacinti and her team will be presented on a
collective of customised mannequins. These hyper-realistic mannequins, designed
by architect De Cotiis, are modelled on real people using a special 3D scanning
and printing technique. Each mannequin features a special highlight color as an
added artistic touch.
Most Iconic Italian Fashion Forward Style Maker Antonia
A key player on the international high-end multi-brand retail scene,
Antonia's high-profile reputation, strong personality and far-sightedness
continue to trigger top statement collaborations with key international brands,
spanning from luxury houses to cult streetwear labels, including
limited-edition drops with Adidas and Nike and coveted one-off collaborations.
As a result, Antonia has been recognised as a Top 3 Best Fashion Retailer by
Wear Global Magazine and its founders hand-selected to the BoF 500 list by
Business of Fashion.
Antonia sees Hong Kong,
K11 MUSEA as the fashion destination
"Hong Kong is a global fashion Hub. We
have always thought of Hong Kong as the most interesting international city to
open a new Antonia location. It has always been our dream. We have waited
several years in order to find the right partner, which happened to be Adrian
Cheng and his leading group in Asia. With the launch of K11|ANTONIA today, it marks our shared vision in which together we
nurture different forms of fashion cultures and dialogues from around the
world. We are honoured to be present with our exclusive format inside one of
the most innovative cultural-retail destinations in the world in terms of
location, architecture, design, concept and brand selection. Through K11 MUSEA, we believe this global
fashion venture will further enrich our consumers' cultural-retail experience
in the world of fashion. We are certain that it will be a success," said Antonia Giacinti and Maurizio Purificato, Founders of Antonia.
For K11|ANTONIA, each item
is chosen with great care, taste, and passion thanks to constant analysis
carried out all over the world by the Antonia team. "This season, we carefully selected three key themes -- Pastel Sorbet Dreams,
Natural Earth Tones and Garden Party. Each one points to the classic K11
Antonia man or woman that adorns them, someone who is confident and adventurous
in the style and brands they pick," says Antonia Giacinti. "There was an explosion of dreamy pastel
colors on the Spring/Summer 2020 runway in every way, from pistachio green,
baby blue, cotton candy pink and lavender to orange sorbet. Think degrade sheer
knits from Jacquemus, sorbet-hued suiting from Alessandra Rich, that flowy
Alice McCall tiered dress and the pastel accessories from The Attico. Even your
wardrobe is ready to flourish in Spring!" She continues: "Spring is all about flowers. Zimmermann is
the long-acclaimed flower master. Miu Miu and Alice McCall are giving a sequin
and crystal embroidered moment, while The Attico likes it in a playful sexier
silhouette. It is not limited to girls but boys can hang out at the garden
party, too. Jacquemus is getting inspiration from his Provençal home with the
artichoke and blue flower print."
Antonia Giacinti also sees the theme of Natural Earth Tones reflecting
the environment of today: "As we are
prioritizing environmental consciousness, the fashion world has heard it by
bringing us back materials and colors of the earth and nature. Re-adopting the
natural fibres like linen, raffia and organic cotton in off-white, natural,
sand and earthy brown tones. Brands like Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Miu Miu,
Jacquemus, A.W.A.K.E. Mode and Alanui are all giving a shout about nature."
Continuing K11's social mission
With K11's social mission to create shared value and enrich consumers'
daily life through propagating its social innovation in the nurturing of
home-grown talents, facilitating dialogues on sustainability and culture, K11 MUSEA continues to bring together
brands that represent this vision and empower young generations this season.
Following the launch of British fashion brand
and Save the Duck in Hong
Kong, MUSE EDITION launches HAUSTAGE, one of Hong Kong's first
sustainable fashion and lifestyle select shops which sits alongside fresh new
brands including the much-anticipated Chiara
Ferragni collection - the eponymous contemporary fashion brand created by
global fashion icon and young entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni.
MUSE EDITION: Maison for
the fashionably bold and adventurous
Set within K11 MUSEA, MUSE EDITION is the destination for
fashion insiders and global travellers to discover the world's most current
cult-status brands and up-and-coming designers. From luxury streetwear to the
next wave of runway and ready-to-wear, MUSE
EDITION brings together specially curated pieces and edgy collections in a
beautifully designed retail environment. The dynamic space bridges the
building's past and present with a distinctive waffle check ceiling, innovative
lighting and elevated displays all coming together to resemble a world-class
The arrival of K11|ANTONIA adds to MUSE
EDITION's incredibly extensive array of buzzworthy fashion brands. This
includes the fashion-forward Chiara
Ferragni store, which presents
playful yet stylish collections combining inspirational elements from travel,
music, pop culture and contemporary art. Other bold headliners include
the first Golden Goose flagship
store in Hong Kong which introduced The LAB one-to-one shoe customisation
experience, HAUSTAGE, one of Asia's first sustainable
fashion and lifestyle select shops, as
well as GCDS, Palm Angels, Off-White, Stone Island, BOTTLETOP, Juice, Okura and Vinavast.
Helmed by Antonia Giacinti and Maurizio Purificato, Antonia is one of
the world's most directional and influential multi-brand stores and online
fashion platforms. Established in 1999 as an upscale accessories store by
Antonia Giacinti, it quickly expanded its range to include women's wear. In
2007, her partner Maurizio Purificato opened a companion men's wear store down
the street and in 2013, the two boutiques were combined under the Palazzo
Cagnola roof while preserving their individuality, aesthetic and vision. Today
Antonia is a fashion-forward multi-brand clothing and accessories store for men
and women located in Milan's pulsating Brera area that over the years has
evolved into a leading and multi-faceted global brand.
Antonia Giacinti and Maurizio Purificato continue to be the power
couple behind this successful, directional and influential global retail
reality, which in 2016 they exported to China where they opened a sprawling
Antonia boutique in Macao. In 2020, Antonia will launch K11| ANTONIA in Hong Kong's K11
MUSEA to create an unparalleled fashion experience for global millennials
that reflects its cultural-retail experience and enriches the daily lives of
consumers through creativity, culture and innovation.
About Chiara Ferragni Collection
The Chiara Ferragni Collection is the eponymous contemporary fashion
brand created by internationally-renowned fashion influencer and entrepreneur
Chiara Ferragni. Known for its
iconic "flirting" motif, the Chiara Ferragni collection presents playful yet
stylish collections combining inspirational elements from travel, music, pop
culture and contemporary art.
Chiara Ferragni launched her iconic brand in 2013 where she serves as
the Creative Director. In October 2018, Chiara Ferragni also became CEO of the
company. The brand is sold in more than 300 stores around the world and its
first Hong Kong Flagship is at MUSE
EDITION in K11 MUSEA.
About K11 MUSEA
Hong Kong's Silicon Valley of Culture, K11 MUSEA, is the latest cultural-retail destination in Victoria
Dockside located on the harbourfront of Tsim Sha Tsui. Inspired by 'A Muse by
the Sea', K11 MUSEA is designed to
enrich new consumers' daily lives through the power of creativity, culture and
innovation. A destination 10 years in the making, K11 MUSEA opened its doors in August 2019 to usher in a new era of
cultural retail which speaks to the growing consumer demand for immersive
consumer experiences in art, culture, nature and commerce.