T Galleria by DFS Opens Moynat's First Pop-up Store in Macau
15 APRIL, 2015, HONG KONG – True to its tradition of travel, Moynat’s “Le Trunk Show” pop-up store arrives in Macau for the first time. Featuring a giant airship, the store inside T Galleria by DFS at the Shoppes at Four Seasons opens from April 1 to August 31.
The introduction of Moynat at T Galleria by DFS, Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons enhances the offering currently provided by the luxury department store, comprising an assortment of the world’s most loved luxury brands in fashion and accessories, beauty and fragrances, and watches and jewelry. Offering exceptional services in a modern and inviting downtown setting, the 180,000-square-foot store provides curated collections sourced from around the world to elevate the traveler’s lifestyle.
“Moynat is an emblem of discreet and uncompromising luxury. Together, we share a rich heritage and love for travel. T Galleria by DFS is thrilled to introduce travelers to Macau to a range of unique handbags and travel items that will accompany them on their personal journeys wherever they might go,” said Isabelle Fevrier, Senior Vice President, Global Merchandising - Fashion, DFS Group.
Pauline Moynat, the world’s first female malletier, established Moynat in 1849. During the great era of rail travel and the establishment of the French railway network, the House soon became known for its custom-made trunks and travel accessories and registered countless patents, especially for train luggage, including the first-ever malle coffre fort, which contained a secret drawer with a patented safety lock to secure precious belongings, and the malle camphrier, made of camphor wood to protect fur coats from moth damage.
Many Moynat creations began with a beautiful encounter, from Yannick Alleno to Pierre Hermé. The latest led to a collection designed for award-winning producer Pharrell Williams, which was inspired by a 1906 Moynat label featuring a train that was designed by artist Henri Rapin. The collection includes two Train Pochettes available in several color variations, each featuring textiles with railroad graphics and a toy train in Taurillon Gex leather applied using traditional marquetry techniques.
In an exclusive interview with www.tgalleria.com, Pharrell Williams said of his collaboration with Moynat. “As a kid I played with a train track, and I was always inspired by the movie ‘The Harvey Girls’. The women in the movie carried these amazing bags while traveling on the train. The idea of combining trains and bags was almost too obvious.”
In addition to the Moynat pour Pharrell Williams collection, the Moynat pop-up store at T Galleria by DFS, Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons will include the House’s leather goods and accessories.