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24 posts tagged "Lane Crawford"

Ming Xi in 3-D


Nick Knight—famed photographer, founder of SHOWstudio, and all-around digital fashion maverick—has always been ahead of the curve. So no one expected his Spring ’13 campaign for Chinese luxury retailer Lane Crawford to be a traditional photo spread. This season, Knight teamed up with stylist Katy England and enlisted model Ming Xi to star in digital images and films, which he created with 3-D scanning. “Three-D is a step toward the future of our visual language, which was why I started SHOWstudio,” Knight told Knight has been fascinated with this particular method of image making (it’s also used for video games) for fifteen years and has, in the past, done 3-D scans of Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, and Naomi Campbell. The ads—which will appear online, in outdoor media, and in print this month—make Ming Xi look like some kind of fantastic high-fashion android. Watch her strut her digital stuff in Alexander McQueen (above) and Givenchy (below), exclusively on

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On Our Radar: James Jean x Lane Crawford


“I had always been looking for an interesting way to translate my work into three dimensions,” artist James Jean reveals of OVM, his new jewelry and accessories collection, which launches with an exclusive line of limited-edition print scarves, pouches, and iPhone veils at one of the Far East’s top shopping destinations, Lane Crawford. This collaboration, titled Velum, is a natural extension for Jean, perhaps best known in the fashion world for conceiving of the now iconic fairy prints seen in Prada’s Spring ’08 collection. “I started brainstorming ideas and taking parts from my artwork and translating them into wearable art,” Jean tells of beginning his creative process. “The idea is that jewelry is more interesting because it’s an abstraction of my work.” The result is an installation at Lane Crawford’s Blitz concept space that will house the limited-edition prints, which were designed around the notions of transparency. Relying on the exploration of the subconscious, dreams, and fantasy that has become his signature, the collection’s print scarves ($255 each) are rendered in chiffons to mimic the textures and materials present in the space’s Glass House.

Treating his OVM designs as the artifacts from his expressive paintings, Jean paired with Hong Kong’s legendary retailer Lane Crawford for the opportunity to bring the narrative landscape of his work to life in a fully idealized space. In addition to the exclusive prints, Blitz will feature a hand-painted mural, OVM jewelry and accessories, and books that all work together to form Jean’s dimensional world. And it’s a deeply personal world that will continue to shape the visual artist’s journey. “Whenever I create art it comes from a very personal space. I naturally pull inspiration from my instincts when I’m putting together imagery, and afterward is when I’m able to figure out the narrative,” he says. The OVM x BLITZ project for Lane Crawford is available beginning today at Lane Crawford, Hong Kong, and online at The collection debuts exclusively here on

Pictured: A limited-edition silk scarf from the collection (left) and an detailed look at the print (top).

Photos: James Jean; Courtesy of Lane Crawford

Campaign Crawford


Lane Crawford, one of the top shopping destinations in the Far East, has a history of tapping top Asian models for its ads, and this season is no different. This time around, the retailer brought on Ming Xi, Xiao Wen Ju, and Wang Xiao to star in its Fall campaign, shot by Nick Knight. Edward Enninful styled the girls wearing the latest designer pieces from Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Celine, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, and more.

“The concept revolves around the idea of three tribes: Hard Leather, Tribal Street Wear, and Geometrics,” Enninful tells “I wanted to play with masculine and feminine, androgyny is always a theme that works, and an exaggerated sense of color and proportion always creates exciting imagery.” Here, has an exclusive first look at the ad images and the accompanying campaign film.

Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford

Jewelry Designer Sally Sohn’s Postcard From South Korea


Sally Sohn makes exquisite (and exquisitely expensive) one-of-a-kind jewelry by finding rare heirlooms at auctions in every corner of the globe, then refurbishing them with precious stones and metal. The results of her work are delicate, whimsical pieces encrusted with pearls and diamonds, sold at retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Ikram, and Lane Crawford.

Recently, Sohn led a group of friends and colleagues (Gilt Groupe vice president Leah Park, video director Cycy Sanders, model agent Agel Raya, photographer Jasper Rischen, and casting director Roger Inniss) on an excursion through her native country of South Korea (she grew up in Seoul). They explored labyrinthine Buddhist temples, the seascape in Busan, local marketplaces, cuisine, and, of course, the zany nightlife in Seoul. Photographer Pieter Henket took snapshots of the ten-day-long trip, which Sohn shares here exclusively with

“The beautiful seaside in Busan, and a crazy-in-love couple enjoying the view.”

“While catching some rays, Cycy, Pieter, and Agel were inspired to strip down for the camera.”

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Season Of The Panda


As plans for world domination go, Nicola Formichetti’s isn’t bad: Pitch your tent in some of the biggest fashion cities in the world, and bring gifts. After debuting Nicola’s, his temporary pop-up store, in New York last New York fashion week, he’s bringing his show to China, where Nicola’s is popping up at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and Beijing, beginning today. In Hong Kong, architect Mark Gage of Gage/Clemenceau created a space paying homage to Formichetti’s animal spirit of choice, the panda. More than 100 pandas decorate the shop-in-shop, nodding both at Formichetti’s nickname, NicoPanda (he even has his panda avatar tattooed on his arm), and a new, limited-edition collection of NicoPanda x Lane Crawford merchandise created especially for the event. Tees, iPhone and iPad cases, Moleskin notebooks, toys, and even mah-jongg sets (the game is huge in China) are emblazoned with the “MangAvatar,” and all products are available for purchase worldwide at But it’ll take a trip to Hong Kong to check out the archive of costumes Formichetti created or selected for Lady Gaga as her fashion director, including pieces by Lacroix and Mugler, where he is also creative director. The store and microsite run through May 31.

Photos: Courtesy of Lane Crawford