“We are very excited to be making a foray into Singapore with one of our most successful and innovative lines of clothing from Konaka. Suit Select is the result of more than 50 years of our garment expertise and industry knowledge that has seen an increasing trend for more modern and sleek designs for the new generation of formalwear,”
Founded in 2001, Suit Select was re-branded by world renowned art director, Kashiwa Sato, in 2007. His vision to make Suit Select a brand that excelled not only in quality, but also design, saw him take a hands-on approach in the development of both ‘Black Line’ and ‘Silver Line’ as well as store interiors. This vision, coupled with Konaka’s industry and technological expertise, quickly made Suit Select a brand synonymous with style and quality.
Shower Clean Technology®
One of the company’s most prominent technological breakthroughs, Shower Clean Technology®, is a first of its kind in the fashion world. Developed in cooperation with Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), which owns The Woolmark Company, this fabric allows suits to be cleaned under a shower to easily remove dirt. Odours are also washed away, and the suit can be worn again without being ironed.
Taking a cue from the simple logo of Suit Select – a Fair Flag – the shop layout is well-organized, modern and distinctive. The four vertical lines of the Fair Flag indicate the unique business proposition of the brand - two lines, two prices. The ‘Black Line’ is based on the concept of ‘high-contemporary’
In order to allow shoppers to keep within their budget, Suit Select will feature a 2-tier pricing scheme for all its products.
The store resembles a walk-in closet that mimics that in a home. The space is divided into two sections according to the concept of ‘two lines, two prices’ - the left side displays the ‘Black Line’ while the right side displays the ‘Silver Line’. Customers can place their selected suits on the central table while coordinating them with shirts and ties, giving customers a fresh and an entirely new approach to buying suits.
“With increasing emphasis placed on comfort and aesthetics, we are confident that Singaporeans will enjoy our innovative yet fashionable clothing wear. Armed with great industry insight and significant investments in technology, we aim to further our product lines to bring more exciting work wear to our customers at Suit Select. We have great hopes for this market and have plans to open another two stores in Singapore over the next year,” M.L. Rangsithorn Bhanubandh, Marketing and Sales Manager of Konaka, said.
Suit Select at Plaza Singapura, the first outlet in Singapore, is located at #03-52 and will open from 10.00am-10.00pm. With more than 400 stores in Japan, Konaka has established four Suit Select outlets in Thailand, with the aim of opening another 10 outlets in 2013. Konaka will continue to move into Asia with their sight set on Malaysia and Indonesia in the future.
Konaka is a manufacturer of men and women’s suits in Japan, founded more than 60 years ago. Mr. Kensuke Konaka is the fifth generation of the company’s President. The concept is to produce high quality suits with top quality materials. Konaka is the world’s first company to receive the Woolmark License that guarantees 100% usage of quality wool that the customers can trust and track. Konaka is regarded as the first company to revolutionize Japanese men’s fashion with the use of advanced technology.
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