British luxury brand Burberry has installed an eye-catching mirrored mountain structure on South Korea’s volcanic Jeju Island, the first of a planned series of global pop-ups from the fashion house.
Shining bright: The structure, which was designed to evoke how the digital and physical worlds collide, will house an art installation and a café until Dec. 12.
- The building is intended to evoke the shape of the Hallasan mountain, which it rests at the base of, with its topographic and curved structure.
- Artists Maotik, Cao Yuxi and Liu Jiayu have created immersive, interactive virtual worlds for visitors.
- Adding to the immersive experience is an AR TikTok filter which visitors can access to fill the sky with sharks.
- An outpost of Burberry’s signature Thomas Café will be at the pop-up, featuring desserts from Justin Lee, a pastry chef known for his eponymous JL Café in Seoul.
- The installation also showcases Burberry’s outerwear collection for 2021, just as Jeju Island transitions from fall to winter.
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A launch to remember: Burberry launched the exhibition alongside Korean celebrities such as K-pop group ITZY, who performed at the opening.
- South Korean celebrities who also made appearances include Lee Da-hee, Wi Ha-joon and Cha Eun-woo. Cha is featured in Burberry’s accompanying advertising campaign, appearing in a photoshoot and video.
- Burberry has partnered with the Jeju Olle Foundation in a five-year philanthropic commitment “to preserve the island’s natural beauty and allow continued access for the public.”
A similar immersive “Imagined Landscapes” exhibition is slated to appear in Shanghai.
Featured Image via Burberry