20 Oct Arrivederci Villa Moda!
Villa Moda as a brand was opened in Kuwait in 1992 and was located on Gulf Street, Dasman and overlooked the Kuwait Towers.
After nine years of success in the fashion business, Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah, the founder and a member of the Kuwaiti royal family, known also as Sheikh of Scic, made plans for expansion in 1998 with a bigger Villa Moda concept in mind.
Villa Moda Shuwaikh was opened its doors on April 21, 2002. The lavish 9,500-square-meter (100,000-square-foot) emporium of high glass cubes designed by Italian architect Pierfrancesco Cravel was set up on the waterfront of the emirate’s main commercial port Shuwaikh.
Within the building, crafted and British designer Eldridge Smerin, nine-meter (30-foot) high glass cubes, resembling huge aquariums, house the fashion areas.
Villa Moda for years presented a lot of italian brands – Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Prada Sport, MIU MIU, Marni (clothing), Etro, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana, Blumarine amongst the other houte couture names as Yves-Saint Laurent and plenty of american brands too.