Malaysia’s leading alternative bookstore, BookXcess collaborates with local fashion icon Dato’ Sri Bernard Chandran to showcase how books, in concert with fashion, can inculcate creativity and inspiration to ignite the mind to dream big in a classy retrospective, presented at Fahrenheit88 Kuala Lumpur, titled ‘Dreams & Reality’.

The first-of-its-kind experiential space takes you on an exploratory journey of fashion and knowledge that is unique and exciting. The retrospective is open to the public for FREE and has “16 rooms”, featuring some of Dato’ Sri Bernard Chandran’s uniquely designed collections, each with its own story and history.

Each of the creations is a work of art in itself and, importantly, one that has been painstakingly crafted, employing the most meticulous dressmaking techniques combined with beautiful fabrics that bring to life an aura of sheer luxury and grandeur that’s beyond one’s imagination.

Dato’ Sri Bernard Chandran

Visitors to the ‘Dreams & Reality’ retrospective will get the chance to take home a specially designed fabric bookmark by Dato’ Sri Bernard Chandran. The bookmark will entitle visitors to a 20% discount on selected books at BookXcess Fahrenheit88 that are related to fashion, art, accessories, architecture and design.

BookXcess Fahrenheit88

Additionally, in conjunction with this collaboration, visitors can also purchase a hardcover “Fashion 150: 150 Years/ 150 Designers” book by Arianna Piazza at a special price of RM35 (RRP: RM293.00; BookXcessonline: RM79.90). This one-of-a-kind book has over 500 photographs and original illustrations. It is a veritable guide to famous designers, brands, fashion trends and fashion’s most famous luminaries – only available at BookXcess Fahrenheit88 bookstore and at the ‘Dreams & Reality’ retrospective.

To further enhance the whole experience, Dato’ Sri Bernard Chandran has added his artistic touch to the BookXcess Fahrenheit88 storefront window area by curating a display that seamlessly combines books with some of his unique pieces!

Read also: Bernard Chandran Spring/Summer 2019