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Korloff opens first and largest flagship boutique in Southeast Asia at Starhill Gallery

   
(From left): Yeoh, Paillasseur and Low.

Kuala Lumpur, 29 September 2005

 

An exclusive prime luxury project brought to Malaysian shores by LuxuryConcepts Watches and Jewellery Sdn Bhd

 

Korloff, one of the most renowned names in jewellery and watches, today inaugurated its largest flagship boutique in South East Asia at one of Kuala Lumpur's premier shopping centres, Starhill Gallery in the presence of guests of honour, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad and Korloff’s founder and creator, Daniel Paillasseur.

 

Located on the Adorn Floor of the Starhill Gallery, the Korloff boutique stands luxuriously in 2,000 square feet and boasts an interior design concept of a combined art gallery and an exclusive jewellery boutique that is fashioned after the Korloff boutiques in France, Europe, USA and internationally.

 

Korloff, which stands for the highest standards in luxury is a project brought to Malaysia by LuxuryConcepts Watches and Jewellery Sdn Bhd, a forward looking and dynamic company.

 

According to Frank Low, Chief Executive Officer of LuxuryConcepts, the company aims to provide and broaden the Malaysian market with a selection of fine luxury offerings.


   
Paillasseur takes Yeoh on a tour of the Korloff boutique.

"Today marks the appreciation of Malaysia's growing association with fine luxury. Korloff brings something fresh and new to our Malaysian shores and we are confident that Korloff will help us achieve our objectives and will contribute positively to the growth and development of the luxury retail industry in Malaysia," said Low.

 

He added: “Korloff is a special brand; it’s unique. Starhill is a unique shopping complex in the world. There’s no other place like it – I’ve been to Tokyo, Paris, Milan… this is a unique shopping complex; and Korloff must be here!”

 

The Korloff boutique targets to tap into the growing sophisticated population of Malaysia, and is slated to provide the up-and-coming as well as the affluent and discerning lifestyle connoisseurs a different and unique approach in product design that is second to none.

 

Korloff provides an inimitable range of fine lacquer jewellery, the most exquisite unique range of timepieces, as well as a full repertoire of luxurious men and ladies' accessories, parfums, and fragrances and the newly launched Korloff haute couture.

 

The Korloff Boutique, which exudes a strong representation of the brand, carries a unique architecture that aptly matches its image-strong vertical lines and the discrete presence of its logo, the back-to-back 'K', a signature that represents the boundless spirit of creativity as embodied and expressed in its creator, Daniel Paillasseur.


   
The highlight of the evening: the Korloff Yellow Diamond necklace.

The areas in the boutique are redefined and transformed into an art gallery concept envisioned to fulfil all the senses. Jewellery pieces that forms like art and its shapes accent the walls and create a modern aspect of mental suggestions. The clarity of the lines, the lights, background music, furnishings, colours, top-of-the-range materials including black tinted wood and smoked glass, and the concept of the space are all elements chosen to link the beauty of Korloff jewellery with well-being and to convey the Korloff spell of warmth in a luxurious setting.

 

"We can always identify the Korloff boutique and its product easily. Such is the power of the brand presence and identity that retain its soul in whatever form and shapes it manifests itself as aptly defined by Paillasseur himself – a brand is like a woman. She must have the same character, the same eyes, the same smile," explained Low.

 

"Customer satisfaction is also a priority for us. Every customer that walks in will feel like members of an exclusive club of connoisseurs. When they choose a Korloff piece, they are assured to benefit from the attentive service and availability of our boutique specialists," said Low.

 

More than 200 guests, customers, socialites and celebrities alike celebrated the opening of the Korloff flagship boutique. The evening featured two sparkling stars: acclaimed singer and musician, Syafinaz, who wore the other star of the evening, the exquisite 23-carat Korloff Yellow Diamond necklace.

 

While savouring beautiful jewellery and bubbly champagne in a wonderful Parisian-style ambience, the delighted audience also tasted their first showcase of the Korloff haute couture, when models in the luxurious dresses adorned with Korloff jewellery took to the stage.


   
Paillasseur and Charmaine Low (centre) with models in Korloff haute couture and jewellery.

Text of speech by Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh

 

Good afternoon members of the media, ladies and gentlemen.  May I extend my personal welcome to Mr Daniel Paillasseur – President, Founder & Creator of Korloff and Ms Kareen Phelippe – International Marketing Director who have flown in especially for the official launch the Korloff boutique and their exclusive distributor for Malaysia and Singapore Mr Frank and Ms Charmaine Low.

 

We have established Starhill Gallery as an icon in Malaysia.  Korloff in its own right is an international icon, they own an 88-carat black diamond, the Korloff Noir, one of the top 5 most rare gems in the world. Today, however, we are only privileged to see their 23-carat yellow diamond necklace. The Korloff Noir will make its journey to Starhill Gallery next year and Kuala Lumpur awaits this experience with unabated breath.

 

You will remember at this juncture what three famous women said about diamonds.

 

Mae West said,  “I never worry about diets.  The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond” or Shirley Bassey who said, “Diamonds never leave you... men do!” or the more pragmatic Zsa Zsa Gabor who said, “I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back”.

 

Korloff not only have iconic gems, they developed a “Korloff Cut” which is recognised and authenticated by the esteemed International Gemmological Institute, bringing another dimension to their brand that enhances their exclusivity which includes haute couture.

 

 It is this unbridled passion in craftsmanship, marinated in mystery, romanticism and love that we at Starhill Gallery cherish and I am sure so are many collectors of Korloff masterpieces.

 

Starhill Gallery prides itself in securing exclusive brands and we are honoured that Korloff have chosen to work with us.  Korloff has certainly contributed in materialising my dream of housing only the finest brands on a floor which we have named “ADORN”. 

 

For those of you who are not aware, over 20,000 sq ft of retail space is dedicated to fine luxury watches. Korloff has beautifully contributed to make Starhill Gallery the “Largest Global Fine Watch Retailer” establishing a new benchmark in luxury retailing.


   
Yeoh with Syafinaz wearing the Korloff Yellow Diamond necklace.

Finally, I would like thank you again for supporting Starhill Gallery and its exclusive tenants in our “Gallery of Rich Experiences”.

 

On a lighter note, “If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom”. I certainly would not want to be a candidate for this testing but I am sure what my wife will choose.

 

Congratulations once again, enjoy this wonderful evening and may God bless you all.

 

Speech delivered by Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh

Managing Director, YTL Corporation Berhad

at the Official Opening of

Korloff's first and largest flagship boutique in Southeast Asia

at Starhill Gallery

on September 29, 2005

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