Brown Thomas Launches The Marvel Room
Discover Extraordinary Gifting at #TheMarvelRoom which launches at Brown Thomas, Dublin, on Friday, 21st October
Now in its seventh year, The Marvel Room is a space dedicated to showcase the finest selection of carefully curated gifts for men, women and children many of which are highly sought-after limited editions or exclusives.
Shelly Corkery, Fashion Director at Brown Thomas and her team have been traveling the globe for the past year working with extraordinary brands to source the most desirable gifts in the world.
Brown Thomas Fashion Director, Shelly Corkery comments: ‘This year, we are celebrating the seventh year of The Marvel Room. The entire buying team at Brown Thomas has been travelling the world to discover the most desirable to bring together in one amazing room in the store creating the ultimate gifting destination.
The Marvel Room will house exciting installations and inspirational gifting from the world’s most exclusive fashion brands including Chanel, Céline, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, J.W.Anderson, Loewe, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Brown Thomas continues to showcase and support the very best of Irish design with limited edition gifting by designers Lucy Nagle, Madigan Whisker, The Tweed Project, Davina Lynch and Helena Malone as well as Irish brands J Hill’s Standard, Arckit, Une écharpe Une vie and Roads Publishing.
The Marvel Room is the perfect place to pick up a must have accessory. Undoubtedly the bag of the season and incredibly hard to get, J.W.Anderson’s Pierce bag, is in perfect keeping with the Goth trend that was seen on the A/W 16 runways. The bold piercing–inspired detail in contrast to the elegance of the classic leather shoulder bag adds a hint of a unique edge to a look without being over the top.
Dolce & Gabbana’s winter collection comprised of exquisite handbags, jewellery, iPhone covers, wallets and headbands takes you to a world of wonder and fantasy. A magical aura created by ornate Swarovski crystal appliqués and refined embellishments permeates the collection from castles, enchanted carriages, clocks about to strike midnight, and romantic candelabras decorating the popular Dolce and Sicily shapes to the jewellery- candlesticks, clocks, drummer-boy earrings and beautiful brooches which reflect the motifs and moods of a magical world, a dream gift for any woman.
Sure to be a highlight, brand of the moment Gucci’s GG Marmont cross-body collection available in leather and python as well an exclusive limited edition in emerald green crocodile; one of only three available in Europe will feature in the Marvel room alongside a statement costume jewellery collection.
Chloé will host an exclusive ‘Faye’ handbag pop-up from November and there will be a very limited collection of exotic skin handbags and jewellery from perennial favourite Céline. Returning to Brown Thomas, Proenza Schouler’s shoes, boots and bags are sure to make the perfect gift for those seeking contemporary refined elegance.
Jimmy Choo have created a bespoke shoe, bag and accompanying brooch in their exclusive sparkle Tea rose fabric exclusively for The Marvel Room. A Chanel installation will feature a very limited pink collection, which will include a patchwork pink flap bag and small pink sequin bag with signature CC clasp. Continuing the pink theme, Louis Vuitton also have a unique capsule collection for The Marvel Room that will feature six of their most enduring styles in shades of rose gold or amarante, including the petite malle, the twist, the Louise pochette and the Alma.
As always, there is a stunning array of jewellery available in the Marvel Room this year. In addition to those already mentioned, there will be highly covetable contemporary pieces handcrafted in silver, vermeil and 18 carat gold from Parisian designer Charlotte Chesnais, an abundance of seasonal sparkle in every imaginable colour from Reine Rosalie and a playful collection from Greek designer Ileane Makri including her signature rainbows, moons, stars and evil eyes.
Not to be missed Frederic Malle Editions de Parfums, a unique collaboration between renowned perfumer Frederic Malle with the world’s greatest noses to compose exclusive, creative fragrances to be sold under their names will launch in the Marvel Room this November.
Lending the same approach to fragrance as to couture, Mugler Les Exceptions draws together the greatest themes in traditional perfumery and remasters them to create les exceptions. These exceptional fragrances explore new combinations and boldly create aromatic encounters with surprising ingredients. Each Eau de Parfum kindles its own intense emotion, a unique sensation.
Treat loved ones to a luxurious sustainable scarf from Irish brand Une écharpe une vie’s intricate collection. The brand’s tagline “Stay warm. Give back.” reflects co-founder Rajni Carney’s mission to improve the lives of those who need it most. The business empowers local weavers in The Philippines to improve lives by providing employment, a fair wage and investing 10% of profits to programs focused on educating children in the developing world.
Bestow celebrity style with an Isabel Marant fringed scarf as seen on Kendall Jenner, Blake Lively and Elle Macpherson or spoil with indulgent cashmere treats by Irish designer Lucy Nagle or Madigan Whisker.
Smythson customers will once again have the opportunity from the 1st – 4th December to personalise jewellery boxes, notebooks, totes, briefcases and wallets. Special gifting pieces this year also include a gentleman’s watch box, a backgammon travel case and a stylish card case.
Prada fans can also enjoy an exclusive opportunity to personalize gifts from the Progetto Nylon collection with monogram initials and lettering in a variety of luxury fabrics and prints.
Moët & Chandon Champagne arrives in style to The Marvel Room with an exclusive #MoetMoment photobooth installation offering customers an instant opportunity to personalise their Moët bottle label. Treat your guests this Christmas and turn the gift of Champagne into a personal celebration. Your bespoke label can also be created by uploading a photograph previously taken with family or friends using your iPhone, Android or USB devices. Available in two sizes 200ml and 750ml.
And that’s only the beginning! The Brown Thomas Marvel Room also has the best of Menswear, including Tom Ford leather accessories, Rory Hutton bowties and Paul Smith’s no. 9 collection, inspired by his flagship London store will include wallets, cardholders and brief cases.
Zeiss VR headsets, Bluesmart premium carry-on suitcase (that can never get lost, charges your devices and weighs itself through its own built in scale), phone accessorise by Keora Keora and celebrity favourite Lumee light up are set to wow the technology lovers.
When it comes to fitness, Martone Cycling’s bicycles are a bold statement of personal style, and The Marvel Room have designs in red, white and black; all featuring the brand’s signature red chain. Continuing the cycling theme, Palomar’s cycle accessory collection including clever bells and lights would make the perfect stocking filler for any cycling enthusiast.
Living, Kids and Pets are also covered in the Brown Thomas Marvel Room, making this Christmas one that won’t be forgotten! Let us know what you’re most excited to see and make sure to send us in your Christmas photos using #DublinAtChristmas.