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Friday, August 25, 2017
THE NEWEST NAMES TO KNOW THIS MONTH

 

 

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

 

 

ADAPTATION

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.

 

 

 

 

 

MAGGIE MARILYN

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VINTI ANDREWS

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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Cinta Collection
Naga Karunia Hand Cuff $257,400 | Danau Dunia Cuff $489,100 | Naga Vishnu Fire Bracelet $124,500 | Brahma Visnu Earrings $145,900

 

 

When artist and visionary jeweller John Hardy first visited Bali in the 1970s, the beauty of the island immediately enchanted him. Inspired by the traditions of the local artisans, he founded an authentic collective with the local craftsmen and unknowingly began his journey to empower the community through the craftsmanship of ancient Bali.

 

There is a distinct strength and mystical beauty in each object that is inspired by the island’s culture that gives birth to dramatic rings and bracelets that are sculptural in form and use precious metals and stones to enchanting effect.

 

        

 

 

Each piece is crafted from original sketches using an eight-step process descended the jewellers of Bali’s ancient courts. Collections are brought to life through ‘wax carving’, where skilled carvers create an expect replica based solely from the designer’s sketch. This is continually refined until it reaches the perfect form that can take up to several weeks for each piece. After, the wax is casted in silver or gold; it is then moulded, delicately assembled and finished, all by hand by master artisans. Committed to community, artisanship and sustainability, John Hardy is more than jewellery, it is an eternal connection to the source of inspiration.


Discover the sustainable and luxury jewellery of John Hardy in store at Lane Crawford Canton Road from August 18 – 27 and at ifc mall from September 1 – 10, 2017. Highlights of the show include the 26 one-of-a-kind pieces from the highly coveted Cinta Collection, which means ‘love’ in the Indonesian language.


 

Meet three artisans from Bali who will be showcasing their craftsmanship including sketching, wax carving and chain making. Take this unique opportunity to have your own John Hardy piece exclusively engraved on site by the artisans at Lane Crawford ifc mall on September 2, 2017.


 


 

 

 



Friday, August 11, 2017
MEET THE MAKERS

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To celebrate the modern Chinese craftsmanship, Asia’s iconic luxury department store Lane Crawford brings three Chinese artisanal brands together, showcasing a special edit of furniture and home accents from X+Q, Shang Xia and The Fabrick Lab. From bamboo marquetry jewellery box and handwoven cushion to exquisitely crafted figurine, each piece embodies the modern aesthetics with the spirit of Chinese culture. From August to September, “The Makers” series invites customers to experience the finest in Chinese artisanal design at Lane Crawford ifc mall and Pacific Place home store. Join us over cocktails as we discover the intricacy of the production journey with the designers and brand representatives. 

 

X+Q


Founded by the renowned contemporary Chinese sculptors and artists Qu Guangci and Xiang Jing,
X+Q Art hopes to deliver a sincere wish of happiness, love and affection through their works. Each piece is completely handcrafted from beginning to end; the X+Q collections are made in limited quantities. Take a closer look at the soulful expression of Baby Bunny; it will make you pause and smile; while the “Ai Mei • Midsummer” can melt your heart with her angelic face. The “Ai Mei • Midsummer” series is Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts’ s first-of-its-kind collaboration with Chinese art collective X+Q Art. 

The initiative shares a passion for diversity, celebrating the unique sense of place of the Le Méridien hotels across Greater China. Each Midsummer girl represents a dynamic location of Le Méridien hotels in China with its own specially designed costume inspired by local places. 

“With its passion for culture, this collaboration is an ideal platform to share our inspirations and aspirations for art, bringing them to an audience that appreciates modern aesthetics and the emotions they evoke,” said Qu Guangci, co-founder, X+Q Art. “Our work with Le Méridien embodies our joint appreciation of different destinations and diverse local cultures, as well as the magic that lies behind the discovery of new places in greater depth.” 
 
The contemporary Chinese sculptor Qu Guangci will be joining the cocktail at Lane Crawford ifc mall on Aug 18 evening. Explore Qu’s sculpture language and his post-political expression techniques from the sculptures. He has an amazing ability to combine tradition and modern, culture and design, all at the right balance. A dedicated artisan from X+Q Art will demonstrate mold making process behind each unique collectible.


Shang Xia

 

Dedicated to the discovery of graceful living, Shanghai-based label Shang Xia, merges contemporary design and Chinese culture to create home accents. Bamboo is a part of many traditions and livelihoods. To preserve the natural beauty of bamboo, Shang Xia reinvents Zhejiang’s most remarkable handicraft: bamboo marquetry with modern technology. Inspired by the graceful lines of Ming Dynasty furniture, the ‘Twilight’ collection includes cherry wood jewellery boxes and round trays, inlaid with delicate carved bamboo. The created graphic lattice pattern is an innovation in the marquetry tradition, and Shang Xia logo is combined with the traditional sayagata pattern to form a unique, delicate yet durable design. This new collection continues to represent the flow of energy from the past, present and future. 

 

Discover the modern elegance of Twilight collection and the art of bamboo marquetry in store; Join the cocktail and experience the finest modern Chinese craftsmanship demonstration by the brand’s artisan on September 2 at Lane Crawford Pacific Place home store.

 

The Fabrick Lab

 

Devoted to the search for experimental textile surfaces and materials for bespoke luxury environment, The Fabrick Lab expands the boundaries of textile, connecting local villagers in Guizhou in the Southern China to co-design lifestyle products. 

 

Known as the ‘techno fairy’ by Elle Deco and a materialologist, The Fabrick Lab designer and founder, Elaine Ng designed an efficient work model with them to achieve skill exchange and helped Guizhou weavers to create a sustainable way of living through making craft. Batik wooden stool, silk scarf and handwoven cushion are handcrafted pieces, using traditional tools with generations of experience. From extracting indigo dye from plants to creating a naturally water repellent cotton surface, the local villagers take every inspiration from nature. The Fabrick Lab treasures traditional Chinese culture and reinvents home accents with a sense of continuity. The production of hand-dyed batik wooden stool shows that batik making technique can be applied to hard surface, which Guizhou artisans have never done before. 

 

Explore the exquisite handmade crafts of The Fabrick Lab. Elaine will share her creative inspiration on the use of experimental materials at Lane Crawford Pacific Place home store on September 16. Her work has been exhibited at museums like V&A in London and Textile Museum in Toronto; while her art and design research has been widely featured. Her distinctive design approach has proved inspirational to many. 



Friday, August 11, 2017
FOREVER RYKIEL

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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
LANE CRAWFORD LAUNCHES JOYCE POP-UP SHOP

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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 Lanecrawford.com. 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 Lanecrawford.com until early November 2017.



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Who wants what everyone else has got? We all love being individual and that’s why the team at Lane Crawford has bonded with a family of brands to develop special capsules that you will only find in our stores. 

 


LANE CRAWFORD X MARIO CARPE

 

We refuse to let the summer fade, so we buddied up with illustrator, Mario Carpe on a series of brilliant T’s that keep the vibe alive. Spanish born, Prague dwelling Carpe has been scribbling since a kid and his saucy visual puns are full of sunny joy. Try Tamu’s Lemon Aid, or a Screaming Ice Cream and the sun will keep shining. “Live in the present and evolve, stay fresh,” says Carpe.

 

 

 

 

 VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM

 

Hong Kong’s spectacular cityscape is one of the most inspiring in the world. Victoria Beckham embraces the metropolis in an exclusive capsule of pieces including a Hong Kong skyline silk mix bomber jacket, a signature shift dress and a jumper with the graphic of a boarding gate. What could be better for a departure, national holiday or a homecoming?

 

 

 

 TIBI

 

Clean, modern, relaxed - that’s the mission of Tibi, the line Amy Smilovic set up in Hong Kong in 1997. Now based in New York, in the last three years, Smilovic has re-calibrated the brand giving it a character of its own. We zoned in on shirting, jumpsuits and ruffle skirts – the ultimate pieces to relish right through to 2018.

 

 

 

 

 TORTOISE

 

Sustainability is the future and so is true style. L.A. based Tortoise is bringing a green edge to denim with environmentally friendly washes and treatments. The LC capsule features a frayed edge, ‘Where did you get that?’ Western shirt-dress; love-worn jeans and an asymmetric skirt that has undeniable cool-girl appeal.

 

 

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