singapore: dolce & gabbana flagship store opening

© dolce & gabbana

since its completion in 2010 the massive marina bay sands complex has become a magnet for leisure seekers and shoppers alike, just as it was designed to do. dominating singapore's soaring harbour skyline with three 55-storey towers, connected at the top by an enormous cantilevered skygarden, the multi-million dollar project was controversial because of its bold design and sheer size. next to theatres, a casino and restaurants, the complex incorporates a shopping mall which has quickly become the most prominent address in town for an increasing number of luxury brands. the latest to join the ranks is dolce & gabbana, which after having had a boutque on orchard road for quite some time, has opened a flagship store on the premises. 

occupying two floors, the new boutique measures 546 sqm. [5,877 sq.ft.] and features a modern design that's accentuated with ornate elements that reflect dolce & gabbana's cherished sicilian roots. the store façade is covered with basaltina volcanic stone tiles and red marble, ornate baroque murano chandeliers light up various sections of the retail space, and the men's watch section is encased in refined laced glass. on the ground floor dolce & gabbana's elaborate men's collections are presented amidst a setting of walnut paneling and fluffly red sofas. there's even a dedicated sartorial area for discerning gents, a service that's new to the city state. 

a staircase leads to the first floor where the women’s collections are put on display. equally lavish, the setting here shifts into a softer and feminine vibe, featuring red silk damask panels and burgundy velvet ottomans. next to the full range of women's ready-to-wear pieces, shoes, bags, and other accessories, dolce & gabbana also introduces its high jewellery collection at the store. location: marina bay sands, 2 bayfront avenue, shop b1-138/139/140 [marina bay].

© dolce & gabbana