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Opening Ceremony’s Postcard From Beijing And Hong Kong


Opening Ceremony’s plot for world domination continues. This past week, founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim were in Hong Kong and Beijing, launching new, temporary shop-in-shops at Lane Crawford stores in both cities. Inspired by “abstract Americana”—with displays paying tribute to New York street scenes, the Rockettes, Hollywood, and more—the shops will remain open in Lane Crawford’s HK and Beijing locations for two weeks. (They’ll also house an exclusive OC x Lane Crawford collection, as well as the first-time launch of three-way collaborations, between Opening Ceremony, Lane Crawford, and various designers, including Alexander Wang, Band of Outsiders, Carven, Suno, and Pamela Love.) “Hong Kong is where the story of Opening Ceremony began,” Leon explains. “It is the vibrant shopping culture of Hong Kong that inspired us to open our store on Howard Street.” Leon, Lim, and pal Chloë Sevigny hit the Far East to open the shops (and of course, to party); Leon sent back a few snaps from his travels, below.

“Check out our marquee at the Lane Crawford Hong Kong store!”

“Bettina, Michelle, Chloë, and Wendy paying respect to Buddha at Wong Tai Sin temple in Hong Kong.” Continue Reading “Opening Ceremony’s Postcard From Beijing And Hong Kong” »

They Love You, Baby


Paris-based videographer Justin Wu has made a little subspecialty of videos of models lip-synching. If you’ve found a niche, groove with it—which is exactly what he does with a new video created for the newly relaunched The Hong Kong-based retailer has revamped its entire Web presence, with wide-ranging new content, but our favorite bit is Wu’s “Girls of AW 2011 Fashion Week,” with the season’s star catwalkers—Theres Alexandersson and Hailey Clauson (above) among them, but also Anja and Natasha and Joan and Daphne and Constance and many more—singing along to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Check out the full video here.

Photo: Justin Wu / Courtesy of Lane Crawford

See Knight’s Tribute To McQueen, Phillip Lim Teams With Lane Crawford, And More…


Nick Knight’s short film for Alexander McQueen, To Lee, With Love, Nick (left) screened at last night’s British Fashion Awards in London. Now you can see the whole trippily beautiful thing on Knight’s It’s well worth a watch. [SHOWstudio]

Speaking of fashion film, Phillip Lim is getting into the game, too. The designer is partnering with Lane Crawford and four up-and-coming women artists—Rain Li, Victoria Tang, Elle Muliarchyk, and Yi Zhou—to create films to celebrate the pioneering store’s 160th anniversary. [Dazed Digital]

Want to be in a Yves Saint Laurent commercial? You may soon have your chance. One hundred and thirty tall, elegant “beautiful people” are needed as extras for what’s said to be a YSL fragrance ad. has the details. [WWD]

This holiday season, beware the faux Ugg. The Australian fleece booties are apparently the No. 1 most counterfeited product for the holidays, followed by Coach bags, Tiffany jewelry, and, farther down the list, North Face jackets. [Consumerist via Racked]


How To Turn 160 In Style, Rodarte Reconsiders, Ten Apps To Cop, And More…


Lane Crawford, Hong Kong’s must-visit department store, celebrates its 160th anniversary this year. So how better to celebrate than with unmatchable exclusive products from the editors, stylists, and designers it’s wooed over the years? The Burberry trench and the Ming dynasty chair are two of the “heritage” items that will be getting the touch-up treatment—like Anna Dello Russo’s take on the trench, left. [WWD]

What happens when Michael Bastian—one of menswear’s top talents—takes on women’s? As this preview of his women’s collection for Gant (which his publicist and pal Eugenia Gonzalez Ruiz-Olloqui wore to the CFDAs this year) shows, it marries prepster sensibility with a little Monroe glamour. We’ll be curious to see more. [WWD]

The Internet is in an uproar over the name of one of the items from Rodarte’s new cosmetics collection for MAC—”Juarez,” a factory town in Mexico with notoriously high rape and murder rates. The people spoke, the sisters (and their corporate backers) listened: “We recognize that the violence against women taking place in Juarez needs to be met with proactive action. We never intended to make light of this serious issue and we are truly sorry,” the designers said in a statement; the names will be changed before the September release. [Vogue U.K.]

And fire up your iPhone 4 (with its splendid new bumper): New York magazine rounded up the ten best fashion apps, including, ahem, our own. We’re blushing. [NYMag]

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Ringing In The Chinese New Year


Yes, Lane Crawford took advantage of the overlap of Chinese New Year and New York fashion week to introduce itself to New Yorkers with a new year’s bash—complete with ceremonial red envelopes handed out by owner and president Jennifer Woo—but the store isn’t interested in your run-of-the-mill East-meets-West scenario. Fashion director Sarah Rutson, whose own gushing (and well-deserved) fan base on street-style sites continues to grow, has been busy orchestrating the brand’s 160th anniversary project and she wanted something new. “I thought about asking designers to do a China-inspired collection,” she told us last night. “But then I thought I didn’t want the same old references. So I looked at what sells best, and we’re known for emerging designers. So it’s more about introductions. The customer wants to know who all these fashion people are.” That thought translated to tapping friend Christopher Bailey at Burberry to send over 20 trenches for Rutson’s friends, who include Simon Doonan and Lynn Yaeger, to customize with free rein. (Not exactly emerging designers, but fashion people par excellence.) The final projects will be presented at Lane Crawford stores, along with a bit of info on each collaborator come April. The power of a Lane Crawford introduction hasn’t been lost on one attendee. “They flew me out to Hong Kong and China a few months ago just to introduce me,” Jason Wu (pictured, with Woo) said. “You just don’t find that every day.”

Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford