Hypebeasts (or Hypebeasters?) and style conscious men in South East Asia especially in Singapore must be very happy with this. After Shibuya, Tokyo and Wan Chai, Hongkong, now it's Singapore's turn to have their own F.I.L. Flagship store. Being brought by Surrender crew, the new F.I.L. store is located inside the historical Raffles Hotel Arcade. A quite typical place set up for F.I.L., which is a bit set back and away from crowded place, and we think Raffles is perfect for that (well, not to mention that the store is situated under the same roof with Surrender, so it's pretty convenient).
On July 27th 2012, the good guys from Otoko. was there for the opening, and they brought us pictures. Monsieur Hiroki looked very excited to see visvim once again made an expansion outside his home country, just like what he planned to do. He named the store F.I.L. (Free International Laboratory) with a purpose of making the store as a working laboratory. Back then, he didn't think visvim as a brand, and he wanted visvim to go beyond Japanese borders and be an International product.
As a tribute to the 19th century, the store is furnished with mahogany bar counter, oak counter, tin ceiling, and Versailles flooring. The store was also brought F.I.L. exclusive item including the crazy beautiful Yucca Moc-Folk. FYI, the wooden F.I.L. store sign was handcrafted by the founder and designer himself, Mr. Hiroki Nakamura. Overall, the Otoko said the opening was great, almost everybody had a piece of visvim on themselves, as a nod to the creator himself. Cool.
F.I.L. Singapore Store by visvim
328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade
#01-33, Singapore, 188719
+65 6337 9390