The LC Insider
Home | Image Gallery | Video Gallery

For high resolution images, press release and more information, please download here:
https://lanecrawford.box.com/s/whwhaiiviurxbg1k0kn2aqospuk8h4mc



In partnership with Lane Crawford, the world of sacai is showcased at a two-month long residency titled “walk-in” sacai in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.


Based on designer Chitose Abe’s personal walk-in closet, “walk-in” sacai is a pop-up space filled with Chitose’s favorite items ranging from ready-to-wear to lifestyle items. This globally exclusive concept is featured at Lane Crawford ifc mall starting from October 19, and October 20 at Lane Crawford Canton Road.


At the “walk-in” sacai pop-up space, customers can find a unique mix of lifestyle products curated and re-imagined by designer Chitose Abe, alongside global exclusive sacai Womenswear, Menswear and Kidswear collections. 

 

COLOURBLOCK CONTRAST BACK ZIP HOODIE HKD4,500 |
COLOURBLOCK RIB KNIT PANEL BOMBER JACKET HKD 7,800


 

Th“walk-in” sacai pop-up space also includes the newly launched Nike x sacai collaboration, including a special edition of the iconic Nike Air Force 1 uniquely customized in sacai’s hybrid aesthetic. A limited selection of Nike x sacai styles for women, men and kids is available. 

 

LOGO PRINT CONTRAST PLEATED BACK SWEATSHIRT HKD 3,500 |
LOGO PRINT HYBRID HOODIE HKD 4,500

 

More exclusive and unexpected collaborative items will be launched on November 6, such as ceramics by Astier de Villatte, BE@RBRICK by MEDICOM TOY, duffle coats in collaboration with Gloverall, and beauty gift set with SHISEIDO. 

 

 

Discover more at Lane Crawford ifc mall, Canton Road, and online at lanecrawford.com

 



For high resolution images and more information, please download here:
https://lanecrawford.box.com/s/2i2kngsvrbk38my9o2mah74j7umsoecg

 

 

In collaboration with the design icon Tom Dixon and his eponymous brand, NATIVE UNION creates an artisanal statement series of chargers for the home and on the go. THE STASH COLLECTION combines elegant precision engineering with NATIVE UNION's simple but intelligent design solutions and Tom Dixon 's take on metal and glass materials.

 

 

 

Taking inspiration from the vintage performance-built analog equipment, the collection features a sophisticated series of premium charging cables and stations that prioritize purpose. Each piece has been considerately developed with robust materials suited to everyday use. Textured aluminum casings, stainless steel cable sleeves and glass finishing work in unison to create an accomplished series of performance-centric designs. 

 

THE STASH COLLECTION will be available in Lane Crawford stores and online at lanecrawford.com from November, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

Founded by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, London-based CHAOS creates pop-luxe accessories. Their practical and covetable collection features customised, technological products imbued with a light-hearted sense of fun.  Amp up your smartphone with attitude and character through this CHAOS case. Exquisitely crafted from deerskin leather, this piece features a logo jacquard elastic strap that you can easily slip your hand into to keep your device safe.

 



Monday, September 24, 2018
FROM MAN-MADE TO HANDMADE

For high resolution images and more information, please download here:

https://lanecrawford.box.com/s/lonevhb7dgds4kzhlldkel4cw5m5hfgm

 

 

 

As we become increasingly aware of reducing our environmental impact, “sustainable” and “eco” have taken on new meaning as design terms associated with the innovative, contemporary and creative, and waste reduction has become a hot- topic.

 

Sydney-based homeware brand Dinosaur Designs is a studio that has always done its part, and before it was hip to do so. Founders Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy met as students in Sydney and soon discovered their shared love of art and design. “In the early stages, we started making clothing and jewellery, and we eventually focused on jewellery,” says Olsen. We experimented with different materials from brass to Fimo, and then we found resin.”

 

 

 

More than 30 years later, and with resin at the core of the brand’s DNA, Olsen and Ormandy aim to incorporate sustainable design in all aspects of production. Resin is a by-product of the oil industry, and by repurposing the material, says Olsen, they aim to “create beauty from a material that could have been treated as waste”. Moreover, says Olsen, “our designs are handmade. We’ve always been mindful of the environment, in our designs and in the making.”

 

In fact, the pair takes constant inspiration from nature. “There’s something beautiful about the time things take to evolve in the natural world,” says Olsen. “Many of our forms are organic; you’ll notice the prevalence of forms and colours inspired by the land, sea and sky.”

 

 

Fortunately, the qualities of resin allow Dinosaur Designs endless possibilities to create new shapes and variations. “Working with resin is like working with paint, but it has a wonderful viscosity that allows us to cross the boundaries between sculpture and painting, so we can create pieces that we think of as visual poetry. The hand-crafting process gives each piece the slight differences that make it unique, so the result is very tactile, like a three-dimensional poem that you read by touch.”

 

Olsen and Ormandy also aim to ensure that the brand takes responsibility for its environmental footprint. “Just as experimentation and innovation are important when it comes to design, we’re continually focused on minimising the impact of our production processes. We constantly monitor our energy consumption and look for ways to minimise it. We’ve recently overhauled our water processing system to further reduce our consumption. The aim is to have a completely closed system.”

 

Impressively, Dinosaur Designs’ studio and stores all run on green energy, without greenhouse gas emissions. The company also collaborates with environmental causes including The Australian Conservation Foundation, 1 Million Women and food charity Oz Harvest.

 

The growing number of labels embracing this approach chimes with an increased awareness of, and appetite for, sustainability. When all of these elements come together – and in something as tactile as jewellery - they create something so alive and authentic that it adds meaning and soul to your everyday wardrobe.

 



Monday, September 10, 2018
MY LOVE OF CLAY

For high resolution images and more information, please download here:

 

Victoria Morris Pottery - https://lanecrawford.box.com/s/2whkdlf11ksppw3yikkvu021e5dee10k
Gidon Bing - https://lanecrawford.box.com/s/pcv1lornukxo9pi6bgbigfxsbrszbvte
Mt. Washington Pottery - https://lanecrawford.box.com/s/pcv1lornukxo9pi6bgbigfxsbrszbvte

 

 

 

I started taking pottery lessons in high school and was totally obsessed after the first class,” says Victoria Morris, Founder of Victoria Morris Pottery based in Los Angeles. “I love the combination of the tactile, highly focused mental and physical experience of throwing, with the immediate gratification afterward of having made a functional object from a ball of clay.”


Morris is expressing a sentiment shared by many artisans; indeed, clay is one of our most ancient and loved materials.


Auckland-based sculptor Gidon Bing, is also a fan of clay’s immediacy. He creates deceptively simple, reductionist, works of art using experimental processes, represented in a select range of ceramic, metal and print works. “Concept to realisation can happen very rapidly, which is great for spontaneous conceptual work as well as rapid prototyping of more complex forms,” he says. “And I love its capacity for endless variation both in methods of construction, material and glaze and finish.”

 

 


Some of the material’s characteristics are just as appealing to users as makers, according to Bing, such as “its foundation in antiquity and our cultural heritage”. Morris goes further. “I think all handmade pottery is imprinted with the energy of the maker, and it’s that very quality that I believe translates into the unique feeling one gets when they hold handmade work of any kind. I love that there’s always an element of surprise with small studio pottery - the firings are all unique and different, so it’s virtually impossible to make any two pieces look the same.”


 

 

 

But raw material must be worked with the right process, and both are inspired by traditional manual craft. Bing’s creations combine this with a distinctly modern approach. “My steam wood bending methods and plaster model and mould making techniques are very traditional, but I often complement them with methods like laser cutting and 3D printing - this enables me to produce forms that have the tactility and boldness of hand-crafted objects with the precision that’s sometimes required for forms or objects that have human function.”

 

 

For her part, Morris creates her pieces uniquely by hand. “Every single piece is thrown on the wheel, trimmed, glazed and fired by me,” she says. “So I’d say each piece is quite personal and one of a kind.”

 

 

 


 

Morris’s and Bing’s works feature in store alongside charming, organically shaped pieces by Mt. Washington Pottery, geometric vases as part of Lane Crawford global exclusive collections and architecture-inspired creations by L’Objet. These beautiful ceramics will perfectly complement the showcase at Lane Crawford ifc mall by fashion industry veteran Leena Similu, a Lane Crawford Creative Call Out finalist from Los Angeles. Similu's studio Yaya Situation produces ceramic pieces inspired by her childhood summers amid the exotic landscapes of Cameroon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday, August 31, 2018
Bring Nature into Your Home

For high resolution images and more information, please download here:
https://lanecrawford.box.com/s/2ei0s7um5knygtrn7in8zitc6kw1zx24

 

 

Living in a concrete jungle can make you feel removed from nature - and not everyone can make time for regular escapes - but you can bring the natural world in to refresh your home, even in the midst of the city.  Bringing wood into your interiors is one of the easiest and warmest of natural materials and comes in a variety of finishes, species and applications.

 

 

Wooden objects have a timeless, effortless appeal, and it’s easy to see why - the material’s natural grain and warm colour draws you in immediately. Whether in rustic, chunky side and dining tables and dining tables by Alcarol, or the upcoming geometric tables from Heerenhuis Manufactuur, and nature-inspired works by Lys Import, the tactile textural element elevates the ambience from the typical hard-edged apartment to a cosy space that will welcome you and your guests every time you walk in.

 



Friday, August 17, 2018
GOOD VIBES ONLY

For high resolution images and more information, please download here:

https://lanecrawford.box.com/s/31qs7056bbh68sle9d6xjgy36c2fhmqb

  

 

 

 

 

We often read about how to improve our energy levels, but what about the energy levels of our environment? One way is with crystals, which have been used around the world for centuries due to their ability to balance and direct energy, creating a positive and harmonious environment. German studio VitaJuwel creates gem-based water bottles to infuse water with energy, while  ANNA by RabLabs creates functional objects with a chic decorative element. Objet de Curiosité draws inspiration from the extraordinary to create eclectic curiosities that rejuvenate the home.

 

 

 

Lane Crawford is also pleased to present an exclusive capsule collection of crystals in collaboration with Stoned Crystals in Australia. From healing amethyst and quartz objects to singing bowls, crystals are not only an eye-catching decorative touch but also a multi-sensory experience that brings energy to your home.

 

 

 

 

Discover more at Lane Crawford stores and online at lanecrawford.com.

 

 

 

 



Tuesday, August 14, 2018
4 WAYS TO SLEEP BETTER

For high resolution images and more information, please download here:

https://lanecrawford.box.com/s/h2b9z063p30y70h28wz3a5pmwgav9fkw 

 

 

 

Few things are as refreshing as a good night’s sleep. It helps memory, attentiveness, productivity, and of course, our general well-being. But many of us live in a state of continual sleep deprivation. To help, we asked Hong Kong-based, internationally board-certified sleep physiologist, sleep science coach and founder of Sleep HQ, Kate Bridle, for her thoughts on how we can sleep longer and more deeply.

 

RELAX YOUR EYES

Eye relaxation is important as part of whole-body relaxation, which impacts significantly on sleep. Try giving yourself an eye massage before bed or using a warm compress to relax eye muscles and relieve dry eyes.

 

Kate says: “A great trick to relax eyes before you go to sleep is to soak a small towel or microfibre cloth in hot water. Squeeze any excess water out, lie down in a dark bedroom and place the cloth over your eyes. Focus on relaxing all facial muscles and keep the cloth in place for five minutes as part of your relaxing bedtime ritual.“

 

 

 

USE GOOD-QUALITY BEDDING AND SLEEPWEAR

Recent studies including one from the US National Institutes of Health have shown that breathable material is best – that could be silk, wool or cotton. If you choose cotton, don’t be seduced by thread count – it doesn’t necessarily indicate quality. And very high thread count means the fabric might not breathe well. The maximum should be about 500.

 

 

Kate says: “Investing in good bedding is important. High-quality, breathable sheets are known to promote better sleep through improved body temperature regulation. Keeping your bedding clean and well-aired is also important. Low body temperature and comfort are significant factors in better sleep quality.” 

 

 

USE WARM LIGHTING

Exposure to blue light – the type commonly emitted by digital devices – suppresses our “sleep hormone” melatonin. This is particularly bad at night, as it disrupts our circadian rhythms and may lead to long-term health effects, according to Harvard researchers.

 

Kate says: “Light is the main external influence on our sleep-wake cycle, and unfortunately we live in a world of artificial light. Stick to ‘warmer’ low-light lamps in the hour before bed to ensure your brain can start preparing for sleep adequately – candlelight is also excellent in that time.”

 

 

 

 

 

MEDITATE


Meditation is a great way to relax before bed. For beginners, simply sit or lie comfortably, close your eyes, breathe naturally and focus on your breathing and the way your body moves with it.

Kate says: “Many of us are always on the go, so our bodies are in a chronic state of stress or ‘high alert’ and we find it hard to switch off at night. Meditation is a way to calm and focus the mind, to prevent ourselves from worrying about things that may have happened during the day or that may happen the next day. It helps us to control which hormones are surging around our body, switching from those associated with stress and worry to those that help us to rest and relax. I recommend that around 30 minutes before bed, you write a list of anything you need to do tomorrow – putting it on paper gets it off your mind – followed by 10 to 15 minutes of meditation. Apps are excellent help for beginners.”

 

 

 

Discover more at Lane Crawford stores and online at lanecrawford.com.



Search:
This Month's Entries:
THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT ACIDE MAISON KITSUNÉ
Roberto Coin: The Animal Kingdom
THE BUSINESS OF STYLE
NEED TO KNOW: ESSENTIAL MEN’S JACKET
Embrace Autumn with 3.1 Phillip Lim x Woolmark
‘’walk-in’’ sacai | Exclusively for Lane Crawford
New Age Beauty
Cool accessories to go with your new phone
Modern meets Feminine: Dion Lee x Lane Crawford Exclusive Collection
THE NEW SWEATSHIRT

Key Words:
Campaign
Christmas
Cosmetics
Events
Exclusive Items/ Limited Edition
Generic
Heritage 160
Home and Lifestyle
Jewellery
Ladies Shoes & Accessories
Lingerie
Menswear
Service
Womenswear


For Press Enquiries
Please Contact:
Clara Chan
clarachan@lanecrawford.com
tel: +852 2118 3256
Sylvia Wong
sylviawong@lanecrawford.com
tel: +852 2118 3533
Joyce Cheung
joycecheung@lanecrawford.com
tel: +852 2118 3002