#Portugal – TEM-PLATE is excited to announce the opening of its first store in Lisbon’s Marvila district. The New Luxury omni channel concept aims to revolutionise the international fashion retail landscape by offering a curated product mix of high-end designer clothing and accessories, with a strong focus on limited editions, store exclusive collaborations as well as design objects—while bringing its selection to unexplored fashion territories.
TEM-PLATE is all about creating a different experience by constantly adding new impulses to excite the local market as well as the international online community to connect with a new generation of luxury consumers.
The minimalist retail space, boasting a futurist art gallery feel—think all shiny materials for separation elements, white walls and concrete floors meeting under the original coffer ceiling—is designed by renowned Berlin-based architects Gonzalez Haase. Measuring over 800 square metres,
TEM-PLATE is based in Lisbon’s upcoming creative district, Marvila—the new home to outposts of art galleries, creative food concepts, the Web Summit, and the impressive soon to be opened Prata luxury living concept by Pritzker award winner Renzo Piano—and serves rather as an event and exhibition space for the online universe than a classical store. Showcasing only a small fraction of what is offered online it’s a place that awakes curiosity by giving space to fully enjoy the experience of discovering new items.
“TEM-PLATE has been created to become a pioneer in exploring new fashion territories. Choosing Portugal with its strong apparel production heritage and Lisbon’s buzzing creative scene for our first brick and mortar location was a very logical first step”, explain Rune Park and Robby Vekemans, TEM-PLATE’s founders, adding: “In Lisbon, we create the template for the future. It’s a laboratory that paves the way for further exploration. Expect to see our template spreading to further unexpected destinations. Extending our e-commerce channel with the best parts of the in-store experience—informed, engaging personnel and exciting events that support the local creativity next to exhibitions of international designers and artists.”
TEM-PLATE was founded by Korean-born Dane, Rune Park and Belgian Robby Vekemans. Park, Buyer and Branding Professional with more than 20 years of retail experience, was the Fashion Director for Henrik Vibskov’s Copenhagen and New York shops for 7 years, and Vekemans, who has been working in the fashion industry since 2006 was the Fashion Director of Antwerp based high-end retailer SN3 and CHANEL, decided to join forces as the founders and fashion directors of TEM-PLATE to bring a new perspective to the international retail landscape.
Every month different creatives and designers will be invited to reimagine the store’s exhibition space. For Park and Vekemans it is of special importance to support young local talent as well as the international emerging generation with designers like Marine Serre and Doublet, consecutive winners of the LVMH Prize, and honest luxury brands, read: brands that make an effort in sustainability or have a social impact—an area which the founders see as an ever-expanding forward process.
Brands sold include Comme des Garçons, Burberry, Loewe, Raf Simons, Thom Browne, Jil Sander, Moncler, Maison Margiela, Yohji Yamamoto, Valextra, Off-White, Jacquemus, Richard Quinn, Bottega Veneta, A-Cold-Wall*, Ambush, Doublet, Palm Angels, Undercover, Martine Rose and many more. The complete brand list, announcements for special editions, the official opening event in April and further upcoming events will be revealed soon on WWW.TEM-PLATE.COM.
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TEM-PLATE LISBON Rua Projetada à Matinha, F – Marvila 1950-327 Lisboa Open from 10 am until 6 pm from Monday – Saturday.