BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE opens their first Hong Kong store in February at Ocean Centre, Harbour City. Inspired by the triangular prisms found at Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Bao Bao bag’s name is derived from the last syllable of “Bilbao”. Incidentally, it also sounds like bag in Mandarin too! Issey Miyake’s signature Bao Bao bag design is unique in that it is made up of triangles and has a 3-dimensional and geometrical effect. The bag is functional and is also a piece of creative design that can morphs into new shapes when folded. Bright and shinny fabrics produces light refraction on the triangles and adds to the bags’ futuristic look.
The new avant-garde store designed by Hisaaki Hirawata from Japanese design firm, Moment is a modern black and white space with white display shelves and visual effects beaming from video screens.
Where to buy
Shop 117A, Level 1, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.