Gentle Monster x Fendi & "The Garden" Café by #GentleFendi
Luxury brand Fendi is on a roll with collaborations this year and so is Korean eyewear label, Gentle Monster too, after announcing the smart eyewear with mobile phone maker, Huawei. The 2 labels have joined their forces this spring to create 2 eyewear designs, priced slightly higher than its usual collections (got to pay to get that FFFFFF), that appeals to both fashion-seeking men and women. Gentle Monster is all about a endless new and artistic expression and this time they brought us ‘The Garden’. Starting from May, the space will be open the public for 3 months long. If you are Seoul, South Korea by chance, you are in for the experience.
Designed in collaboration with FENDI, GENTLE FENDI No.1 (S$615) is a unique acetate-metal combination frame with tortiseshell-looking glasses. It is also shaped like a cat-eye which exudes the edgy and futuristic look, not like your normal day sunglasses. The tinted glasses in the No. 1 series comes with 100% UV protection lenses. On the other hand, for aviator lovers, and males especially, the No. 2 (S$565) would be the more acceptable and preferred silhouette. It comes with gold, rose gold and black metal frames. I’d prefer the No. 2 as it is more for day to day use, and avoid the unnecessary attention. What about you?
Spend a afternoon at the Gentle Monster parallel store, right across the Sinsa Flagship store, and just chill at the cozy spaces they have beautifully decorated with luxurious furnitures and interior design. You can find drink as well as desserts, prices ranging from ₩7,000 to ₩10,000 (S$9 to S$15). Definitely affordable, if you compare the rest of the cafes elsewhere, which are also priced around the same. They have 4 different desserts to offer, and by just looking at it, you wouldn’t be able to tell the flavours or what it is. I’ll leave you to guess. For mine, it was a pistachio cake and the cookie on top was deliciously baked!
Information on ‘The Garden’ by #GentleFendi:
Gentle Fendi Pop-Up Café
22, Apgujeong-ro 10-gil, Gangnam-gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea
May 8 – July 29 (Closed on Mondays)
11 a.m. – 8 p.m KST
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