World’s First Vivienne Westwood Café Launched in K11 Shanghai
The world’s first Vivienne Westwood Café is officially opened today in K11 Art Mall Shanghai. For this very first Café, the designer was involved in both interior design and decorations. The Café presents the classics and core elements of the brand, bringing a brand new impact to the fashion world.
The Café is composed by two themed areas that reveal the creativity and inspirations of Vivienne Westwood. The first area, Photo Shooting Panel, is inspired by the backstage of a fashion show. Before the show starts, models will take photos here after Vivienne makes final adjustments to her designs. The extended Corian panel in bright white is used to imitate the effect of the photography background paper. Adorned with exquisite furniture that is made of South America black wood and South African rosewood, this area recalls the environment of a typical British café.
Meanwhile, the other theme Tea Room expresses a French style environment in the 18th century with the magnificent vintage chandelier and the unique Trompe l’oeil wallpaper. This wallpaper comes from pictures taken in The Wallace Collection, Vivienne’s favourite museum located in London. The two areas are connected by a glass partition featuring the infamous 13-hour “worlds end” clock, complete with hands that move anti-clockwise rapidly.
One week prior to the official opening of the Café, a pre-opening party was held andmedia and Vivienne Westwood VIPs were invited to enjoy the tasteful environment of the Café. An award-winning barista from Pacific Coffee performed latte art and led an interactive session with guests actively participated to make their own latte art. Guests were impressed with the food and the beautiful Vivienne Westwood tea sets and utensils which are either engraved with Vivienne Westwood signature Orb logo or ornamented with its signature tartan.
The Café is an authentic expression of Britishness with twists and elements related to the designer and the brand. This would very likely to become one of the most popular places for afternoon tea for Vivienne Westwood fans, fashionistas and those who look for quality lifestyle experience.
Vivienne Westwood Café
Level 2, K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai
+86 21-6316 0261
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Mon – Sun)