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Friday, September 22, 2017

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BYT is an award-winning luxury upcycled fashion brand that rescues surplus luxury materials and transforms them into beautiful enduring designer pieces using socially responsible business practices.  Designed by an emerging design duo, Kévin Germanier and Victor Chu, the inaugural BYT ‘Trailblazer Trio’ collection features a timeless with a twist interpretation of the traditional blazer, trench and biker jacket with modern cut-out back details that were partly inspired by a discarded jacket found years ago from a clothing bin that was rescued through a creative DIY process.  The seven piece collection is created using upcycled luxury fabrics in classic colours of blacks, ivories, blues, houndstooths and pinstripes in an array of light-weight wool, cady crepe, and denim. BYT collaborates with and donates 10% of profits to sister charity Redress, an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry.  

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The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition organised by Redress inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Designers are educated with the theory and techniques to enable them to create sustainable clothing via zero-waste, upcycling and reconstruction. The competition puts emerging sustainable design talent in the spotlight, creating a platform for the next generation of designers to cut waste out of fashion.


“As part of Lane Crawford’s commitment to supporting young emerging talent, we are pleased to support the EcoChic Design Award and its cause of promoting sustainability in fashion with the next generation of designers,” said Joanna Gunn, Chief Brand Officer of Lane Crawford, and one of the Competition’s judges.


British designer Kate Morris won the first prize, who demonstrated three design techniques of the future - zero-waste, upcycling and reconstruction - mixing handcraft and technology to create a bright and playful knitwear collection. 


“I believe the fashion industry has reached a critical point and I want to be part of the change – designing sustainable items of beauty for the masses is my dream and I am excited about winning this competition as it will me enable to contribute to a better future,” said Morris.





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Lane Crawford, Asia’s iconic luxury department store, presents the highly anticipated capsule collection that won Gabriela Hearst the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize (IWP), which aims to identify future design stars and showcase new and captivating interpretations of Merino wool through their collections. In addition, Lane Crawford is also featuring the capsule collections from the womenswear winners, TOTON and Faustine Steinmetz of 2016/17 IWP Asia regional final and British Isles respectively.



“As part of Lane Crawford’s commitment to supporting emerging talent and design innovation, we are proud to be the exclusive retail partner in Greater China to support the prestigious International Woolmark Prize and its winners. I am honoured to be one of the judging panels to choose the final winner among other industry experts in Paris,” said Joanna Gunn, Chief Brand Officer, Lane Crawford. “The technical innovation, high quality craftsmanship and incredible creativity in working with the sustainable Australian Merino wool by Gabriela Hearst, TOTON and Faustine Steinmetz are impressive. We believe that these winning capsule collections will appeal to our customers interested in wool as a natural fibre and premier ingredient in luxury apparel.”

“Placing Merino wool firmly on the world stage, the International Woolmark Prize shines a spotlight on the boundless potential and extraordinary versatility of fashion’s finest fibre. Strengthening our reputation for fostering emerging design talent, the prestigious award connects the decision-makers of the future with today’s leaders in retail and trade like Lane Crawford to ensure the inspiring and ongoing use of wool,” said Stuart McCullough, Managing Director, The Woolmark Company. “In this year, for the first time, the menswear and womenswear finals were held together at a star-studded event at the iconic Palais de Tokyo, Paris. The USA’s Gabriela Hearst was chosen as the womenswear award winner with sleek silhouettes and crisp, tailored lines.”



Born in Uruguay, Gabriela Hearst, the New York-based designer was praised for her technical innovation and quality craftsmanship. Her womenswear collection, inspired by WW2 Italian journalist, author, and political interviewer Oriana Fallaci, presents sleek silhouettes with updates on trench coats, pleats and an evening dress. “It is an honour not only to be recognised by the industry, but also to be able to work with such an exceptional material,” says Hearst, who spent her childhood growing up on her parents’ sheep farm. “Wool is an amazing fibre with so many inherent qualities that can benefit humans, and it has supported my family for so many generations."



Gabriela Hearst


Founded in 2012, Toton Januar and his business partner Haryo Balitar built TOTON on the foundation of Indonesian heritage, celebrating craftsmanship and re-contextualizing traditions. Their winning design explored the versatility of Australian Merino wool by developing and manipulating the fibre with traditional Indonesian methods to produce exotically embroidered and textured fabrics, as well as a men’s tailoring-inspired look that would suit Southeast Asian climates and support local hand-crafting techniques.




“This is simply unreal,” said Toton Januar after his win. “It’s the first time that Indonesian designers are participating in the International Woolmark Prize, and it means so much to us. We were so excited to explore and manipulate wool with traditional Indonesian craftsmanship, and give greater meaning to ‘people making things for people.” His business partner Haryo Balitar echoed “we want to make sure we support and promote the unique traditions and age-old techniques of our people.”



Faustine Steinmetz


For her winning womenswear outfit, Faustine worked with the raw Merino wool fibre, carding and dyeing it in different shades of indigo before felting it onto a Merino base fabric. “It feels so startling to have won and I’m really happy,” said Faustine Steinmetz, winner of 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize British Isles region. “Wool is the most versatile material and I’m excited to develop this collection for the international final.”



These IWP capsule collections are available at Lane Crawford ifc mall and Shanghai Times Square, as well as online at





Friday, September 08, 2017

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If any colour defines 2017, it is pink. From the powdery pretty shades of Spring, the hue has mutated to fruity tones of fuchsia and raspberry that still resonate with the sense of feminine empowerment that brought the colour to cult status in political and pop circles alike. So when Lane Crawford chatted to the LA based brand Co, about a global exclusive collection, pink was top of the agenda for the L.A. dwelling founders of the brand, Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern.


Practicality and polish are Co’s bywords and that shines through in their capsule that features a pink silk pussy bow blouse dress that would look perfectly en point with a pair of fire red engine boots and piece of plush knitwear. Another favourite is a cable knit that gradates through the pink shade spectrum and promises to vibrate with joy on autumnal days.
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Friday, August 25, 2017



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From Milanese streetwear to LA denim, meet our newest discoveries.




Los Angeles is the blues capital of denim and Adaptation is the latest of launches from the City of Angels. Ali Fatourechi, who founded Genetic Denim in 2007, knows his stuff. The attitude is feisty with kick flare crop and boyish jeans with carefully deployed wear and tear plus cute fringe miniskirts emblazoned with roses, palm print tees and sweats.







Strong tailoring and a youthful charm make up this New Zealand-based label that debuted only late last year. 22-year-old Maggie Hewitt is only one year out of university, but has already made a name for her brand of feminine, ruffled skirts and raw silk dresses.








The world is topsy-turvy and Vinti Tan and Paul Andrews have a neat way of expressing that in clothes. The London based duo, recycle, deconstruct and reconstruct with aplomb. Giant spliced denim flares, studded sweat pants and slip dresses made from cult T-shirts are some of this label’s signature gems.



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Friday, August 11, 2017

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Sonia Rykiel showed that knitwear can be sexy, interchangeable, playful, feminine and desirable,” says Julie de Libran the Creative Director of the iconic Parisian brand. “We have almost 50 years of archive that I did not want to be lost,” says de Libran of the treasure trove of designs that Rykiel first made her name with in Paris in the 1970s.


Rykiel passed last year but her impact as one of the first successful female ready to wear designers; an artistic free spirit and a woman with a lust for life resonates in the now and the future. “She was an icon, not only in terms of creativity, but because she liberated women, dressed them with strength, so that they would be more confidant and active,” says Libran who first appreciated the power of stylistic ease via her Rykiel and Saint Laurent dressed mother.

True to the company’s roots, the Rykiel Forever collection is made in the same Vicenza Italy based specialist factory that Sonia began working with many years ago. The capsule in cotton, wool and cashmere is an utterly desirable must-have for this season and all those to come. Find stripy tops in fuchsia and black; cardigans that you can throw back over your shoulders on straps; the ideal fluted knit skirt and sweaters and dresses emblazoned with ‘Forever’ and ‘Saint Germain.’ “Being one step ahead of a fashion trend is not so important to me,” once said Sonia Rykiel, “What matters is to always forge ahead.” Vive la Mode!







Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Founded in 1850, Lane Crawford, Asia’s iconic luxury department store, has always been at the forefront of fashion and luxury lifestyle through its collaborations with some of the most influential names from the worlds of fashion, jewellery, beauty and lifestyle. 


To continue this journey, Lane Crawford joins hands with its sister company JOYCE boutique for the first time, offering a curated selection of Autumn Winter 2017 genderless collections from 17 pioneering brands new to Lane Crawford customers, available in store and online.


At the JOYCE pop-up shop, Lane Crawford introduces international brands from cutting-edge brands that are rewriting the style rulebook to bold new directions from influential names including Juun.J, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Vetements and Yohji Yamamoto. Other avant-garde and cutting-edge brands include Alyx, Ambush, Ann Demeulemeester, Aries, Courreges, Craig Green, Hyein Seo, J.W.Anderson, Jacquemus, Jil Sander, King and Undercover. 


To launch this very special pop-up partnership, JOYCE created the ‘No Man is an Island’ series — an exclusive collection of interviews with the minds and personalities of creators and talents who make up the JOYCE family — that will be featured on Captured on camera and photographed in their own environments, it demonstrates that no individual can stand alone. As exemplified within the Lane Crawford Joyce Group, the key to success is coexistence, reliability and motivation from others. The interviews delve deeper in to the relationships with those whom they depend on most of all: the people who made them who they are.


To celebrate the arrival of these exciting collections, Lane Crawford and JOYCE have invited Korean designer Juun.J to personally launch his AW17 collection at Lane Crawford ifc mall on September 5, 2017.




Diversion of Classic

Graduated from ESMOD Seoul in 1992, Juun.J worked at many prestigious fashion houses before creating his label Lone Costume in 1999. During Paris Men’s Fashion Week in 2007, Juun.J launched his namesake label and quickly established himself as the most innovative designer to watch. By deconstructing traditional ideas in menswear, Juun.J's decidedly modern approach to design is deeply rooted in his masterly knowledge in classic tailoring, where he shatters old notions to create new silhouettes. Largely inspired by youth and street culture, Juun.J refers to his style as ‘Street Tailoring.’


The JOYCE pop-up shop is available at Lane Crawford ifc mall, as well as online at until early November 2017.

This Month's Entries:
EcoChic Design Award 2017 Winner Showcase at Lane Crawford ifc mall
Creative Callout 2017
John Hardy: Modernity Meets Craftsmanship

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