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April 19 2014

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23 posts tagged "Lane Crawford"

They Love You, Baby

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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 LaneCrawford.com. 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…

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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 SHOWstudio.com. 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. Castingdujour.com 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]

Photo: SHOWStudio.com

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

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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

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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

Postcard From Hong Kong: 48 Hours With Rare Vintage’s Juliana Cairone

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Rare Vintage owner Juliana Cairone (pictured) recently jetted off to Hong Kong to curate an exhibition for Lane Crawford’s flagship. Below, she reports on her first visit to the city, the best head massage worldwide, and the pains of wearing a cool few million on your neck.

48 hours in Hong Kong, 32 hours on the plane. But business class on Cathay Pacific eases that pain and gives me a good chance to catch up on films, like The Informant! with Matt Damon (loved his Michael Moore-sounding voiceover) and An Education, which is brilliant! So nice to see a film where the female lead is smart, funny, and engaging. There are too few smart roles for women in Hollywood. And now Carey Mulligan is a multi-nominee!

I wake up in the morning at the “old” Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and I rush for a shampoo and blow-dry at the salon. I could have stayed there all day! It is the best head massage I have ever had, and between that and the jet-lag, I am so relaxed I can’t think how I’m supposed to focus on my interviews at Lane Crawford for The New Vintage exhibit I am curating at their flagship store. But when I arrive, I am really happy to see couture pieces from Rare Vintage mixed with jewelry from Vera Wang, Erickson Beamon, Miriam Haskell, and a new favorite, Shourouk. It made the couture pieces from the 1950′s through the 1990′s look edgy and modern, which is exactly my philosophy on how vintage should be worn.

And what do I learn today at Lane Crawford? That I could never be a celebrity. My lips actually quiver by the end of the day after so many interviews with the Hong Kong press and posing for photographers. I have a newfound respect for and awe of actors on press junkets.

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