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WGSN Travel A-list: Hong Kong, Washington D.C., Dubai

A sustainability-driven museum, a brand-new Givenchy flagship store, a VR park and more. WGSN’s City by City team take your through this month’s must-visits for art, design and fashion inspiration.

 

GIVENCHY FLAGSHIP, LONDON

165 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 4AR

The first London flagship of the luxury French label is minimal but magnificent, tiled with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and featuring both men and womenswear S/S 19 collections. Two 18th century buildings have been refurbished for this latest retail opening, with an all-pink Essential Room and a bright red staircase that adds a vibrant energy to the space.

 

FASHION FOR GOOD MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM

Rokin 102, 1012 KZ Amsterdam, Netherlands / +31 20 261 9680

The world’s first museum dedicated to sustainable fashion. This brand-new centre offers a tech-fuelled interactive experience, with an Innovation Lounge that showcases the 50 most inspiring names in sustainable fashion and textiles. Visitors can also drop into the Good Shop, with its curated collections of eco-friendly clothing from brands like Kings of Indigo, ECOALF, Insane in the Rain, Karün and Miss Bay.

 

RYU APPAREL, NEW YORK

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76 North 4th Street, Brooklyn, New York / (718) 302-1827

Amidst the stylish and culturally distinct neighbourhood of Williamsburg lies the first New York store of the urban athletic label. A heritage building has been recently renovated to host 2,800 sq. ft. of cutting-edge sportswear, engineered for fitness and performance. The flagship of the Canadian brand also includes their ‘Respect’ capsule of graphic tees and sweatshirts designed by local artists like Futura, CES, WANE, and Stash.

 

TAI KWUN ART CENTER, HONG KONG

10 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong / +852 3559 2600

Welcome to the Tai Kwun Art center, part of Hong Kong’s largest heritage conservation project to date. The city’s former main police station and prison has been remodeled into a contemporary exhibition space, including an exciting performance venue and a shopping centre with labels like Harrison Wong and Vivienne Tam. Built around the Parade Ground and Prison Yard, the 170-year old architectural site also includes eateries like Aaharn, offering a gourmet Thai spread.

 

RODARTE, WASHINGTON D.C.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20005, USA

The vision of sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy – founders of American luxury house, Rodarte – is being celebrated at this ongoing exhibition featuring 90 of the most prominent runway looks from the brands’ 13-year-old archive. Acclaimed for conscientious couture techniques, innovative textiles and an inherently glorious femininity, Rodarte has been making waves since its inception in both the design and the art world. The exhibit offers unseen insights into the creative process behind the collections and is open until February 10, 2019.

 

VR PARK, DUBAI

The Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Witness the future of entertainment – a theme park that lets you virtually experience a mind-numbing drop from the Burg Khalifa or a fight with supernatural invaders and zombies. The augmented and virtual reality-led attraction – the world’s largest VR park – is spread across two floors and includes 18 experiences for all age-groups.

 

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