18 Jan. 2018 - Events
It was a crisp, cold winter evening as the sun went down over Seoul, but things were about to heat up, as we celebrated the grand opening launch party of Timothy Oulton’s first gallery in Korea.
With craftsmanship at the heart of everything we do, it was a great pleasure to launch our new Bespoke service for bags last week at our Hong Kong Gough Street gallery, including a personal demonstration from Bongo, our master craftsman.
Timothy Oulton Bespoke is a new service that allows you to choose one of our most classic bags or personal accessories, then customise it to your chosen specifications by picking your favourite leather, lining, and other special finishing touches. It’s about championing individuality and creating something as unique as you are. In fact, the word ‘bespoke’ literally means ‘as spoken by the client’.
Available exclusively at our Hong Kong Gough Street gallery, we invited some VIP guests and press along to take a closer look at the special Bespoke area in store. Situated in a cosy corner of the gallery, it almost feels like an old haberdashery shop from years gone by, with rows of colourful yarn and boxes of antique-style hardware and tailor’s tools. This is where the magic begins, where customers can come and touch the materials, see it all up close and decide how they want to customise their own bespoke item.
They say seeing is believing and so Bongo, our master craftsman, was on hand to give our eager guests a demonstration of his skills. Carefully cutting out first the leather, and then the lining, Bongo completed the final touches to a Taw card holder by stamping on the signature bowler hat and heat embossing a personalised monogram onto the leather. Our Craftsmanship Ambassador from Gough Street, Bryan Cheng, talked the crowd through each stage.
Guests had a good look through the bags and accessories collection in store and imagined how glamorous the Belle shoulder bag would look in Moo cowhide or what a great gift a personalised Clive passport holder or Taw card holder would make. Everyone got very excited and started planning their bespoke gifts for friend’s birthdays, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
After Bongo’s master class, everyone enjoyed the newly renovated space over the two floors of our Gough Street gallery and mingled with champagne and afternoon tea under the soft glow of the giant Zig Zag chandelier and candlelight from our new black candles, scented with the heady fragrance of leather.
Timothy Oulton Honorary Ambassadors also joined the celebration, including Dervla Louli from Sassy Media Group, Gavin Morgan from property giants Jones Lang LaSalle and our newest ambassador and man about town James Spon-Smith.
Want to know more? Choose your bag and start customising online here