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Friday, January 29, 2016
Gift Ideas for Lunar New Year

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In celebration of the Year of the Monkey,  Lane Crawford is offering an enticing range of uniquely curated lifestyle and fashion edits, as well as gift options for friends and relatives in store and online at lanecrawford.com. 


Gifts for Her


(From left to right)
MS MIN MILANO KNIT OPEN FRONT CARDIGAN HK$5,200

LANE CRAWFORD NEW YEAR NEW YOU BEAUTY BOX BY ANGEL CHEN HK$988
GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY HIGHLIGHTING FACE PALETTE HK$560

BAO BAO WAN 'AND THE LITTLE ONES...' MONKEY DIAMOND 18K ROSE GOLD PENDANT NECKLACE HK$12,000



Gifts for Him

 

(From left to right)
GIVENCHY MONKEY PRINT SWEATSHIRT HK$6,090
HOOD BY AIR SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL LOGO T-SHIRT HK$4,250

SELETTI NEON ART WALL LIGHT - FÙ (FORTUNE) HK$1,350

BOOKNITURE LIMITED EDITION BOOKNITURE HK$610


Gifts for Home      

(From left to right)
TANG TANG TANG TANG MONKEY PRINT REVOLVING TABLE TRAY HK$12,500       
TANG TANG TANG TANG WALNUT WOOD CANDY CONDIMENT BOX  HK$2,500  

 L'OBJET HAN CHARGER PLATE HK$2,300

ZUNY CHINESE FLORAL PRINT MONKEY BOOKEND SET HK$990                                



Friday, January 29, 2016
NEW BRAND - HOURGLASS

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Hourglass is a unique cosmetics line that focuses on innovation from start to finish: from first-of-its-kind active ingredients to luxurious state-of-the-art packaging. Founded by long-term beauty veteran Carisa Janes in 2004, Hourglass has since grown to be an industry favourite for its groundbreaking formulas and use of cutting-edge ingredients. 


Veil Mineral Primer is one of their worldwide best-selling products, recommended by beauty editors and enthusiasts, it is designed especially to extend the wear time of foundation and powder, create an even base for makeup and even eliminate redness. 

Strobing has become a key beauty trend this season, which uses highlighters and illuminators to create a dewy, youthful glow. Using the power of photo luminescent technology, Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powders mimic different flattering light sources to create a soft-focus effect, designed to sculpt the face for a refined, natural highlight.


The Ambient Lighting Palette is a brilliant choice for on-the-go use or as an introduction to the brand. It houses three Ambient Lighting Powders - the central one exclusive to this palette - helping to mimic light sources for a universally flattering look. These ones deliver sheer colour with a soft-focus finish, beautifully buffing away skin imperfections.

            

From Left to Right:

                      Veil Mineral Primer    HKD590                         

Ambient Lighting Palette  HKD700  

Ambient Lighting Powder    HKD540 

                                                 



Discover more about the Hourglass collection at its Lane Crawford Times Square counter and online at lanecrawford.com.

 



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Lane Crawford, Greater China’s iconic luxury department store, celebrates the Lunar New Year with a modern take on Chinese traditions. An enticing range of uniquely curated lifestyle and fashion edits, as well as gift options in store and online will inspire and delight, blessing friends and relatives with tokens of love and well wishes in the year of the monkey.
 


NEW ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS

To support emerging creatives across multiple disciplines, Lane Crawford has commissioned eight contemporary artists to create unique visual installations in its Greater China stores and online flagship Lanecrawford.com. Artists Andrea Minini, Angel Chen, Desmond Leung, Hui Hoi Kiu, Huijun Guan, Mosaic Art Projects, Jan Zhou, and Yeli Gu join Lane Crawford to celebrate Chinese New Year traditions and themes through a modern, artistic perspective. Milan-based designer, Andrea Minini, known for his animal illustrations that feature textured moiré patterns, has collaborated with Lane Crawford to design a gold monkey graphic. The graphic creates an unusual intersection between natural forms and mathematics, delivering a compelling sense of motion through natural curves that highlight the shape of a monkey.

 

 

                         Andrea Minini’s work                                     Mosaic Art Projects’ Percipient Monkey

               In Lane Crawford Canton Road                                       In Lane Crawford ifc mall


In Hong Kong, Mosaic Art Projects, led by visual artists Karen Pow and Chao Harn Kae, presents Percipient Monkey, a larger-than-life papier-mâché sculpture of a monkey that references the traditional Chinese art of paper-cutting, an expression of good wishes and hope. Hong Kong-based media artist, Desmond Leung, merges traditional and modern mediums of paint and ink with digital animations to create a new visual language. Leung’s Scatter Bloom is an LED motion installation that depicts flowers blossoming in vibrant colours to symbolise a flourishing new year. These moving images are reflected in mirrors to create a dynamic infinite effect.  


In celebration of the year of the monkey, Chinese digital artist Huijun Guan has created a video installation entitled Monkey Mansion that explores Chinese elements in architecture and old Chinese idioms. Viewers peeking through the windows of the mansion will see three moving monkeys that represent the phrase, ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil’. Hui Hoi Kiu, a recent graduate from Hong Kong Baptist University’s Visual Arts programme, presents 81 Steps to Spring, an art piece inspired by the ancient Chinese practice of counting down to spring, which begins on the first day of the winter solstice. Hui has printed 80 white tissue boxes with a blue and white porcelain pattern to represent the days leading up to the Lunar New Year and the start of the new season, with the final tissue box featuring a hand-drawn red and gold monkey pattern. Lastly, Chinese fashion designer Jan Zhou’s embossed paintings, The Yellow Peony No. 1, 2, 3 and 4, are featured at the Lane Crawford Pacific Place Home Store, bringing a touch of festive spirit through contemporary art.


PERSONALISE YOUR LUNAR NEW YEAR GREETINGS

Create and send your own festive wishes with the Lane Crawford interactive “Lunar New Year Calligraphy Creator” eCard service on www.lanecrawford.com/lunarnewyear2016, which will be available from Jan 28, 2016. Personalise your eCard with the calligraphy tool that will guide you to handwrite a selection of auspicious Chinese greetings. Select from a range of graphic backgrounds designed by renowned contemporary Chinese artists, and autograph your creations before sharing with your friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

 

 

NEW YEAR NEW LOOK 

Refresh your look with Lane Crawford’s exclusive New Year, New You Beauty Box. Designed in collaboration with young Chinese designer, Angel Chen, one of Lane Crawford’s creative call-out finalists, the Beauty Box features a vibrant print designed exclusively for Lane Crawford and converts into a handbag with an attached strap. This limited edition Beauty Box houses a selection of deluxe miniatures of Lane Crawford’s newest beauty offerings, including signature products from Skin Laundry, hand and body cream from RK, Phenomen’eyes mascara and Le Rouge lipstick from Givenchy, Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick from Hourglass, and eau de toilette vaporisateur natural spray from Diptyque. “As a young designer, I am grateful that Lane Crawford understands the essence of my design and has been very supportive of my work,” says Chen. Taking inspiration from her SS16 collection, the exclusive box features a cabin, river and flower motif as seen through the imaginative eyes of children. Each element in the design also symbolises a sweet family reunion for this special occasion making for the perfect fashion accessory for the new season ahead.

 

 

 

New Year, New You Beauty Box


Celebrate the Lunar New Year with auspicious gold items from Cle de Peau, La Prairie, and Skin Laundry, or red beauty products from Clarisonic, Givenchy, Hourglass, Shiseido, and YSL. Charming Chinese New Year-themed jewellery pieces are perfect for the festive season: Bao Bao Wan presents “The Little Ones”, a Lane Crawford worldwide exclusive capsule collection featuring delightful charms inspired by Chinese customs; while British jewellery concept, Loquet London, offers customisable “loquets” for a bespoke gift from the heart, with a special monkey charm and diamond pavé lockets to celebrate the year of the monkey.


Usher in the new year with Lane Crawford’s range of statement-making fashion pieces. Emerging designers from Lane Crawford’s “Created in China” programme, an initiative to nurture and support Chinese talents, offer a covetable selection of modern looks for the new year. Ms Min’s romantic women’s collection of exquisitely tailored silhouettes convey simple elegance, while men seeking a more experimental take on style will find a refreshing edit of shirts, trousers, and blazers from Uma Wang and Ziggy Chen.


Take a bold first step into the new year with splashes of festive gold and red. British luxury footwear brand, Paul Andrew, presents the Gold Collection, a worldwide exclusive collection for Lane Crawford that comprises three pairs of rare heels that are plated in 24K gold. Finished in black suede and satin, the collection is designed for “ladies for who consider ‘luxury’ a clichéd term”. Red can also be seen throughout designer handbag collections from the likes of Alexander Wang, Chloé, and Tory Burch, while Venna stands out with a statement necklace in rubies and gold chain, a modern celebration in true Chinese New Year tradition.


In a masculine take on the Lunar New Year red, footwear and accessories in subtle and sophisticated burgundy offer a dash of modernity for men. Maison Margiela’s classic burgundy leather backpack and Alexander Wang’s skull-patterned scarf in red and burgundy are sure to make an impact. Wang’s skull-printed belt also reflects a modern take on formal dressing with a hint of urban punk. A pair of versatile Common Projects lace-up shoes completes any ensemble with style and ease.


Uniquely modern home items will give your abode a fresh new look and are also the perfect gifts for family and friends. Creative Hong Kong brand, Tang Tang Tang Tang, offers an array of Chinese New Year limited edition items including a candy condiment box, a storage box, and a foldable side table, all in an exclusive walnut veneer; fortune cookie-shaped salt and pepper shakers; roast duck ox bone chopsticks; and glass-printed Lazy Susans. Monkey-themed products add a cheeky touch to gifting, with items including Fornasetti’s Scimmie scented candle, Lladró’s porcelain monkey figurine, Zuny’s monkey paperweight and bookend set, Seletti’s monkey lamps, Tittot’s monkey art glass figurines, and Daum’s crystal monkeys. Fortnum & Mason offers a wide variety of biscuit, tea, and chocolate selections, as well as the brand’s new Mini Merry Go Round Musical Biscuit Tin that rotates and plays a music box melody. 


Other creative gifts that will leave a lasting impression include Lane Crawford’s worldwide exclusive Lumio gold edition folding book lamp; a red edition of Bookniture, a book that unfolds into a multifunctional stool; Agresti’s handcrafted wood mahjong game set; and Seletti’s neon art wall light (Fortune) . Festive decorations such as the Chat Lucky Cat from Baccarat and figurines from X+Q symbolise good fortune and joy.


Those planning to entertain at home will love Seletti’s Hybrid Collection featuring dinnerware pieces that serve as both elegantly modern accents to the table and also as interesting conversation pieces. In addition, L’Objet features a wide selection of beautiful gold dinnerware and serveware sets, while handmade sweet boxes from SV Casa are perfect for serving traditional Chinese New Year candies and snacks.  


A total of 14 new options have been added to The Bar’s premium wine, champagne, and spirits collection, including Suntory Hibiki 30 Year-old blended Japanese whisky and selections from Benjamin & Blum, Boroli, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Del Maguey, Glendalough, Hanson, Mr Black, Sipsmith, and Terrazas. The Bar will continue its weekend tastings across all Lane Crawford stores from January 16 to February 7. 

 

Lane Crawford rounds up the joyous season with its signature services, designed and personalised to cater to each customer’s needs. From January 22 to February 10, every customer who shops in store or online will be entitled to a complimentary set of red packets designed by Andrea Minini.


Our experienced teams of personal stylists, beauty consultants, and concierge staff are on hand to assist customers at all Lane Crawford stores, and customers will continue to enjoy same-day in store pick up, as well as free international shipping and returns for all online purchases at lanecrawford.com



Friday, January 22, 2016
The Essentials: Coats and Jackets

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Warm up in this season’s most striking coats and jackets; which come in with a modern take on the old classic. These pieces capture the season's sartorial shift, as designers trade practical simplicity for luxury and chic. 


Blazer and jackets

 

     
                                   IBRIGU                                                  
VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM

                   ONE OF A KIND TRADITIONAL                                     SATEEN TWILL CROPPED

                   SCENERY PRINT SILK BLAZER                                            PEPLUM JACKET

                                 HK$8,100                                                                 HK$7,100


Bomber jackets

 


                T BY ALEXANDER WANG                   STELLA MCCARTNEY                        3.1 PHILLIP LIM

                  COLLARED SATIN                 'LORINDA' FLORAL EMBROIDERY    JUDO DIAMOND BURLAP SHIRT 
                   BOMBER JACKET                   COTTON-SILK BOMBER JACKET         COMBO BOMBER JACKET

                         HK$5,400                                     HK$19,650                                      HK$8,090



Long coats

 

 

                                  SACAI                                                           VICTORIA BECKHAM

                   STAR LACE DRAWSTRING                                     RIBBON CHECK SATIN LAPEL 
                        BIKER LONG COAT                                                     TAILORED COAT          

                              HK$20,100                                                              HK$23,900

 

 

Trench coats

 

                      THEORY                                    ACNE STUDIOS                            ALEXANDER WANG

            'OAKLANE B' STRETCH              'VERNA' VARIEGATED STRIPE           LEATHER STRAP OVERSIZE 
             CREPE TRENCH COAT               LINEN BLEND TRENCH COAT                TWILL TRENCH COAT

                    HK$5,850                                      HK$10,300                                       HK$9,900


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



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Lane Crawford, Greater China’s iconic luxury department store, presents “The Denim Room: All You Need to Know” - a specially curated denim destination showcasing Lane Crawford’s edit of top denim trends, fits, and washes. Maintaining its role as a key wardrobe essential, denim enters the Spring Summer 2016 season with refreshing new looks and innovative finishes including rip and repair patchwork, embellishments, distressing, and paint splashes. Over 30 brands and collections are now available at Lane Crawford stores and online at lanecrawford.com, including brands new to Lane Crawford such as Amiri, Cédric Charlier, R13, Rachel Comey, Rialto Jean Project, Simon Miller and Tortoise.


Lane Crawford has also commissioned Dutch artist, Guda Koster, known for her surreal fabric sculptures that decode the meaning of fashion, to design exclusive installations for The Denim Room. Her enigmatic works for Lane Crawford include groundbreaking art installations and her signature “living sculptures” crafted with denim, all of which are designed to inspire, affect, and captivate viewers.

 


DENIM IS THE NEW BLACK


This season, the classic dress-down essential takes an uptown turn as denim steps up as the fabric of the season. With everyone from Stella McCartney to sacai presenting unique denim jackets, shirts, dramatic maxi skirts, and one-of-a-kind jeans, the Spring Summer runways prove that denim has found new life beyond everyday jeans. 


A new addition to Lane Crawford Womenswear, Belgian designer, Cédric Charlier, is championed for his architectural cuts and experimental fabrications. This season, the designer presents a modern take on urban daywear with oversized silhouettes and kimono-style dresses cut from soft denim. The Chloé girl maintains her free-spirited attitude through baggy denim tunics with raw edges, while Alexander Wang stays true to his signature downtown cool with an ensemble that matches black wide-leg denim jeans against a leather corset. 


Mastering the wide leg trend with its streamlined profile, VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM introduces its broken twill denim for a refreshing change of pace. Tortoise also offers bold silhouettes distinguished by the brand’s pioneering denim washing technique, which reduces its jeans’ environmental footprint through innovative technology and practices. 


General Merchandising Manager of Womenswear, Kelly Wong, shares her top tips for wearing the season’s hottest denim looks. 

 

 

  

               The New Shapes of Denim                     Treated Denim                              Seventies

 


                                                       Denim on Denim                         Oversize

 

 

 

DENIM FOR MEN


Designers revolutionise the familiar this season with new technical treatments for denim, new styling directions (denim on denim), and an expanded denim range that includes jackets, shirts, and more. 


Neil Barrett presents a darker indigo palette, best paired with the season’s souvenir jacket, while Valentino also offers a strong collection of denim. Beyond jeans, Riccardo Tisci’s obsession with American workwear sees a range of updated classics at Givenchy – the boiler suit, overalls, and worker pants are all reinvented with a contemporary relevance.


Perfectly lived-in denim remains an important wardrobe staple, with designers favouring distressed techniques for spring. From trusted denim specialists, Denham, R13, and Re/Done, to fashion powerhouses Givenchy and Saint Laurent Paris, denim was creatively overhauled this season with jeans being ripped, patchworked, and bleached. 

 

                          

                           Skinny                                                    Slim                                                    Straight

 

 

 

 

 



Friday, January 08, 2016
NEW BRAND - ISA ARFEN

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Named after her grandmother, and an anagram of her name, Creative Director Serafina Sama’s burgeoning London-based label Isa Arfen is one to watch. New to Lane Crawford this season, Sama’s understanding of what real women want to wear has translated into an easy brand of polished cool.


“To me fashion is about desire, beauty and fun. It’s not about dressing up in a costume. Isa Arfen is about a real woman dressing for her real life and really enjoying it,” she said.


Her first Resort 2016 collection is a capsule wardrobe of holiday clothes that brings the glamorous and slightly eccentric woman escaping the winter cold and running off to the Caribbean. Featuring relaxed oversize white shirt, updated with multicolour crystal buttons, or the high-waist trousers and shorts, cut in silk cotton faille in gemstone colours. Party dresses are cut in colour blocked cotton poplin, for fun, ultra-feminine, humorous and not-too-precious sense of evening glamour.


Isa Arfen is now exclusively available at Lane Crawford ifc mall, Lane Crawford Canton Road and online at lanecrawford.com.



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