Dressing like your favorite K-Drama star just got easier!
Korean luxury brand Gentle Monster swiftly rose to global prominence many thanks to the blackhole of K-dramas. Remember Yoon Se-ri (Crash Landing On You), the successful entrepreneur and chaebol heiress who dominated every room? What about Jang Man-Wo (played by global superstar IU), the captivating yet ill-mannered CEO of Hotel de Luna? These characters became instant style icons, channeling bad bitch energy with their pair of Gentle Monster sunnies.
Through the years, the global brand has built quite the following, thanks to collaborations with BLACPINK’s Jennie Kim, Moncler and, most recently, Maison Margiela. And we no longer have to search far and wide to cop those must-have pairs from Gentle Monster. The brand is finally in Manila, with their flagship store at Shangri-La The Fort in BGC.
As one enters the store, you’re presented with a striking scene never encountered before. “The Giant” sits atop a destructed architectural reinterpretation of Frederik Heyman’s 3D artwork. The intricately placed art pieces in vertical and horizontal variations across the space present a strong emotional contrast with the store's façade, demonstrating a truly one-of-a-kind retail experience.
Gentle Monster also announces the exclusive restock of the Maison Margiela collection, available only in Manila on the 17th. The collection presents Gentle Monster’s original eyewear designs incorporating real threaded details of Maison Margiela’s stitch logo, embodying the brand’s value of uncompromised creativity and self-expression.
Which Gentle Monster sunglasses got your attention?
Photos Gentle Monster
Art Macky Arquilla