Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Embellishes Afternoon Tea with Damiani Partnership
"The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is enlisting Italian jewellery and timepiece brand Damiani to glamorise its afternoon tea events and show off its Belle Epoque collection to guests in September.
Already a key dimension of the hotel’s allure, the afternoon teas will gain an additional flourish by featuring Damiani jewellery alongside jewellery-inspired delicacies. The event follows similar initiatives by the property that will attract guests who value and expect exquisite details to stud their travels”. Continue reading.
Available from 1-30 September 2013 only.
Erik Bernhardsson of F de C has just spent two and half years working, travelling and meeting people in China. His latest project, called Modes China, is a collection of essays and interviews that “offer a unique look into the realities of clothes-making in China today”. The volume includes interviews with Zhang Da, Dooling Jiang, artist Alessandro Rolandi, photographer Ren Hang and students of CAFA. Modes China also features a report on Shenzhen-based label ffiXXed and its original mode of production, and a visual essay on China’s rising clothing industry. More.
Modes China can also be purchased in eBook form via Amazon.
In China, Hangzhou Brands Face Identity Crisis
"Hundreds of women’s fashion businesses, born in the mid-1990s in Hangzhou, China, based their success on mediocre, embellished copies of global best sellers, cheap commercial distribution, and high margins. But in today’s highly competitive China market, where brand matters more than ever, Hangzhou labels face a serious identity crisis". Continue reading.
Lane Crawford Reveals Details Of Shanghai Flagship Opening
"As a part of Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford’s steady Mainland expansion, it has released more details about its slated Shanghai flagship opening in September.
At 150,000 square feet, the Shanghai flagship will be the company’s largest store in China. The location will have four floors and more than 500 luxury brands for sale. For many international niche designers new to the China market, Lane Crawford is often one of the only - if not the only - location in the country where fashion-forward Chinese shoppers can purchase their styles. Young Asian-American designers Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, and Thakoon are among the brands that will be available”. Via Jing Daily.
"We recently spoke to London-based Chinese designer and London College of Fashion MA graduate, Min Wu. Her collection was definitely one of the show stoppers in the LCF MA show back in February. The collection is coherent and beautifully made. Her sculptural yet minimal pieces have gained much attention in the press. This time we caught up with her to discuss fashion, future plans and her guilty pleasures…". Via AnyWearStyle.
More on Paloma Sanchez
Beijing-based jewellery designer Paloma Sanchez very recently released her new Mens Collection. “[Introducing] limited…one-of-a-kind jewellery [pieces] for men with confidence and style. Unlike any other jewellery in Beijing, they merge smooth black jade, gold flashes of rutilated quartz, deep blue lapis lazuli, and out-of-this-world meteorite with 18K gold. Masculine and sophisticated, these pieces are designed by Paloma and crafted by world-renowned master cutter, Steve Walters”.
"The British Fashion Council’s London Collections: Men wrapped up [last] week, and like last year, saw a modest but solid China presence. Featuring Hong Kong designer Kay Kwok, Beijing-based Xander Zhou, and Chinese company-owned Gieves & Hawkes, the shows gave London’s menswear enthusiasts exposure not only to emerging and established Chinese labels, but also to China’s constantly growing presence in the global fashion industry”. Via Jing Daily.
"With Hong Kong Fashion Week kickstarting next month, we caught up with one of last year’s most promising designers Kenax Leung. Since winning the ‘Casual and Jeanswear Group’ in the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2012, Leung has gone from strength to strength. We [spoke to him about] ‘Watchmen’, Nicolas Ghesquière, and what we have to look forward to next month”. Via AnyWearStyle.
Chanel’s Little Black Jacket Arrives in Beijing
"Beijing’s 798 Art District has established quite a name for itself by hosting some of the capital’s and China’s most avant-garde art displays, but the district arguably surpassed itself…by playing host to the showing of the photos in the Little Black Jacket series and after-party to a 1,000 strong crowd.
The display, shot by Chanel’s legendary Karl Lagerfeld, and styled by Carine Roitfeld, pays tribute to the iconic black jacket which has featured in Chanel’s collections since the brand’s inception. The exhibition, which has been on a world tour since 2012, came to Beijing as its 13th global city”. Continue reading.