The month-long showcase features select works from Self-Portrait, Khoon Hooi, Joe Chia, Jonathan Liang, Ezzati Amira, Kittie Yiyi, Cassey Gan & Moto Guo
Kuala Lumpur, 24 October 2018: The Malaysian property developer KSK Land has launched the latest instalment of its ongoing exhibition series during an exclusive preview on Friday, 19 October 2018. Curated exclusively for 8 Conlay, KSK Land’s maiden project, ‘Confluential 3.0: Prêt-À-Porter’ celebrates the confluence of lifestyle, fashion and luxury in Kuala Lumpur by showcasing select works by the country’s most prominent names in fashion – Han Chong (of London-based label Self-Portrait), Khoon Hooi, Joe Chia, Jonathan Liang, Ezzati Amira, Kittie Yiyi, Cassey Gan and Moto Guo.
Models in select works curated exclusively for 8 Conlay, including (from left) Kittie Yiyi, Jonathan Liang, Cassey Gan, Self-Portrait, Joe Chia, Khoon Hooi and Ezzati Amira.
Coined by 8 Conlay’s luxury hospitality partner Kempinski Hotel, the term ‘confluential’ describes the distinct marriage of confluence, confidence and influence. With their unique blend of vision, creativity and ambition, this instalment’s inimitable line-up of designers embodies the theme of ‘confluential’ completely; the showcase pays tribute to their increasing presence at home and around the world. “At KSK, we always aspire to do things differently,” said KSK Group CEO Joanne Kua during her welcome speech on Friday. “Through our ‘Confluential’ exhibition series, we wanted to establish 8 Conlay as a stage for people to explore the confluence of cultures and narrative at home and around the world. And today, we are extremely excited to be celebrating these eight designers and the select works they have curated exclusively for us.”
Projected to be the next stage-maker in Kuala Lumpur, 8 Conlay comprises a five-star Kempinski Hotel, luxury retail quarters and two towers devoted exclusively to YOO8 branded residences serviced by Kempinski and designed by the renowned brands Steve Leung & YOO (Tower A) and Kelly Hoppen for YOO (Tower B) – a place where the leading pioneers and trailblazers can gather from around the world nd a place to create their own story. Open to the public until 19 November 2018, ‘Confluential 3.0: Prêt-À-Porter’ features two looks from each of the eight designers, including two dresses by Self-Portrait that were previously worn by Their Royal Highnesses The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex. The exhibit will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily across Levels 5 and 7 at Bangunan KSK, 32 Jalan Yap Ah Shak, 50300 Kuala Lumpur.
About KSK Land
Founded in 2013, KSK Land Sdn Bhd is a wholly owned subsidiary of KSK Group Berhad, an established Malaysian investment holding company. With existing presence in the general insurance business across Southeast Asia with KSK Insurance Indonesia and KSK Insurance (Thailand) Public Co. Ltd., KSK Group expanded into the property development market in Malaysia with KSK Land. A dynamic new player on the international property development scene, KSK Land’s maiden project, 8 Conlay, reflects the company’s aspirations in delivering bespoke properties that prioritise design, craftsmanship and lifestyle.
About 8 Conlay
Marking KSK Land’s inaugural development, 8 Conlay will encompass three spiralled towers across 3.95 acres of freehold land on Jalan Conlay. Designed by architect Hud Bakar (of RSP Architects) with landscapes by designer Pok Kobkongsanti (of TROP Studio), the integrated development will welcome a new generation of the world’s pioneers and trailblazers to the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Perfectly poised between nature and the city’s leading attractions, 8 Conlay will elevate refined living with a five-star Kempinski Hotel, lifestyle retail quarters and YOO8 branded residences serviced by Kempinski and designed by Steve Leung & YOO (Tower A) and Kelly Hoppen for YOO (Tower B) – the first collaboration of its kind in Southeast Asia. 8 Conlay ~ Your Place. Your Story.
8 Conlay’s design partner for YOO8 branded residences, YOO is a global design group created by leading property developer, John Hitchcox, and the world’s most celebrated designer, Philippe Starck. Founded in 1999 with a singular vision to enrich lives with extraordinary living spaces, YOO has since enlisted a revolutionary mix of visionary design talent – including Phillippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger, Kelly Hoppen, Steve Leung and YOO Studio – to design residential and hotel projects in over 36 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North and South America and the Middle East.
About Kempinski Hotels
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Each of its properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
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