New York luxury brand Coach is a leading American marketer known for fine accessories and gifts for both women and men. Their product range includes men’s bags, women’s handbags, men’s and women’s small leather goods, weekend and travel accessories, scarves, sunwear, fragrance, jewelry, and other accessories.
Recently, Coach redesigned its concept outlet at Suria KLCC. In conjunction with the redesign concept outlet launch, popular Korean rapper Jay Park will be making an exclusive appearance at the store on 25th August (Tuesday).
Jay Park first rose to fame as the leader of popular K-pop group 2PM in 2008. After an unfortunate Myspace incident in 2009, he left the group and returned to Seattle to work on his own music.
The American born Korean singer, who is also a member of B-Boy group Art of Movement (AOM), made a comeback in 2010 as a solo artiste after uploading his cover video of B.o.B‘s “Nothin’ On You” to his YouTube channel. The video spread like wildfire and earned over 2 million views within the day. Following its popularity on YouTube, Warner Music Korea released a Jay Park version of the song that instantly topped the music charts in Korea.
The charming rapper returned to South Korea in June 2010 for the filming of Hype Nation, while being represented by Digital Media Wire’s CEO and entertainment attorney Ned Sherman. He signed a contract with Korean talent agency SidusHQ in the following month and re-debuted as a solo singer and an actor. Titled “Take a Deeper Look”, his first mini album, which was released in 2011, went multi-platinum in South Korea. He was the first-ever artiste crowned winner on a debut stage by winning on KBS’ “Music Bank” with “Abandoned”, and was the only solo artiste to win “Record of the Year” at the 2011 Golden Disk Awards (GDA) aka the Korean Grammys.
In February 2012, Jay Park released his first full-length album titled “New Breed”, which quickly topping charts in South Korea and internationally. It also went multi-platinum in less than a week. Titled “Fresh Air: Breathe It”, his English mixtape became the first mixtape by an Asian artiste to have gold status by surpassing 100,000 downloads on DatPiff.
The multi-talented singer went on to hold first solo concert in Seoul before embarking on tours around Asia and Australia. He was also the closing act for MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2012. After becoming a fixed panel member on MBC’s “Come to Play” in 2012, he hosted tvN’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) Korea and became a permanent cast member in early 2013. Last year, he performed at South by Southwest (SXSW) as a Korean representative pop singer.
The Korean rapper is slated to release his new album in September.
Coach outlet redesign launch will be a private event as only invited guests are allowed to enter the store.
The deets are as follows:
- Date: 25th August (Tuesday)
- Time: 7pm
- Venue: Coach KLCC Store, Lot G01A-G01C Ground Floor
He isn’t the first artiste to visit Malaysia as a brand ambassador for Coach. Mando pop star Wang Lee Hom previously made an exclusive appearance at Coach’s new concept store at Mid Valley in 2013. Lee Minho, Lee Yeon Hee, and Eddie Peng also made their way to Malaysia as brand ambassadors of OSIM, SKII, and Longines respectively.
Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, selected department stores, and specialty stores. For more information, visit their official website.