H&M SS2015 New Campaign Features Supermodels & Exclusive Soundtrack

Modern Bohemia sets the mood at H&M this summer, with kaleidoscopic paisley sundresses and tie-side bikinis as well as tropical leaf prints on long flowing skirts and bikini tops. Monochromatic dressing makes an impact, whether it's white lace-front tunics, vest tops and frilled skirts, or black knot-fronted gowns and long sleeved dresses that are perfectly accessorized with decorative silver necklaces. Bikinis are the essential of the season, especially a frilled one-shoulder bandeau with frilled bottoms, or bikinis that are held at the front and side by decorative metallic rings. With a cast of supermodels, H&M's new summer 2015 campaign will be soundtrack to the season by Axwell /\ ingrosso. The commercial will debut online at today, before appearing on TV and in cinemas worldwide.

PHYTO Phytolium 4 @ Anti Thinning Hair Concentrate

Supported by 4 Patents, this anti-thinning hair concentrate helps restore density and strength to the hair. It helps delay thinning & extend the hair's life cycle with Capicellpro - A botanical technology innovation combining 2 patented ingredients (Biocompatible extract of wild apple stem cells & shiitake mushroom) helps extrend the hair’s life cycle and it helps to encourage hair growth and add density. Phytolium 4 Thinning hair in men severe, hereditary thinning is a unique anti-thinning formula with a beautifying effect to restore density, volume and shine to the hair.

G-Star @ AW2014/15 Eyewear Collection

G-Star AW2014/15 eyewear collection features distinctive straight cut lenses and clean design for a modern feel rich with vintage elements. The industrial inspirations of the brand can be seen in iconic screw details, and denim is referenced in the zipper-puller shape of the temple tips.

Caravan-shape lenses with thin metal temples, enriched by a double front bridge. The details of the structure are all visible: from the motif in the metal edging, inspired by the denim stitching, to the macro screws placed on the hinges. A laser logo is discreetly located on one lens. Available in Black, Chocolate, Havana, Olive and Dark Blue.

A reinterpretation of the classic cat eye frame with a 2-tone frame that combines matt and gloss textures for an unexpected volume effect. The laser logo on the lens is discreet, while screws and the drilled terminal rods evoke the brand's signature style. Available in Black, Black Pearl, and Havana.

With a vintage feel, this round frame is built up of refined details from the visible screw at the hinge to flat metal temples. A laser logo is burnt subtly into one lens and fine metal insert feature in the frame. Available in Black, Blue, Honey and Blonde Havana.

Classic round lenses are given a retro twist with sophisticated frame details. Flat lenses are accentuated with an outer metal edging that draws inspiration from the seams of denim. Iconic oversized screws are used at the hinge to reference the industrial inspirations\ of the brand. Available in Black, Beige and Havana.


JOYCE Hong Kong Global Debuts of LOEWE’s FW2015 Men’s & Women’s Collections

JOYCE Hong Kong presents the global debut of LOEWE’s FW2015 men’s and women’s collections, exclusively at its flagship boutique in Central in April. Since the appointment of creative director Jonathan Anderson, the Spanish luxury house has been moving ahead in a bold new direction connecting past, present and future to define what’s modern now, while winning over new customers.

While Joyce flagship will feature a collaborated window featuring LOEWE’s current SS2015 collections, a dedicated pop-up space will also showcase the latest FW2015 men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections and signature leather goods. 

The display, which previews pieces shown for the first time since they were presented in Paris, reflects the house's craftsmanship and unwavering commitment to modernity.To celebrate this creative collaboration and global debut, Jonathan Anderson made a personal appearance in Hong Kong for the first time as LOEWE creative director at the launch event 16th April. 

Pre-order is available from the LOEWE FW2015 collections throughout the pop-up showcase from 14th April to 30th April.

Jonathan Anderson Made a personal appearance during the opening event.

WOOBAR New Healthy Dishes Inspired By Local Artists

W Hong Kong unveils its latest innovation fashion project “ECO IS THE NEW BLACK” by presenting 4 healthy dishes inspired by the 2 designers’ styles from May onwards at WOOBAR and producing a series of W-inspired sustainable socks available to W in-house guests as well as shoppers at selective retail shops in December. Riding on W Hotels Worldwide’s “stylish sustainability” design direction, W Hong Kong brings this global mindset alive at the local scene by announcing a new partnership with Legends Lifestyle and 2 rising local artists to shake up the green factor in the hotel industry. To kick off this collaboration, the chefs at WOOBAR introduce 4 healthy dishes starting from May to echo with the 2 designers’ styles and the theme of green. A whole new WOOBAR menu including the designer dishes will then follow in June featuring international Yoga Rebel Tara Stiles’ delicious treats to carry on the buzz. W Hong Kong’s Culinary Director, Chef Alain Allaire, and his team will be offering gourmands a refreshing taste of its brand new healthy a la carte items that are created according to the 2 artists’ designing styles starting from May onwards at WOOBAR.

<Heirloom Tomato & Organic Strawberry Salad>
Mint, Shallot, Chili-lemon grass, topped with flower petals and shallot strings, is delicately placed to create a bright and soft visual, just like what is envisioned from Yolande’s pieces. With pinches of virgin olive oil, the intertwining flavors produce a lingering and delightful taste.

<Prosciutto San Daniele Mini Tartine>
Organic bread, Zucchini, Red bell pepper, asparagus and Fortina Cheese the dish delivers not only an uplifting sensation, but also Yolande’s signature dazzling mix of colors

<Whole Wheat Spaghetti>
By merging light vegetables like asparagus and organic mushroom with strong-flavored ingredients such as mint-pesto and parmesan cheese, the contrasting tastes in the Whole Wheat Spaghetti complement each other well, creating a wonderful textural balance. The long, thin and cylindrical pasta is a perfect representation of Hughie’s style in using clear cut lines.

<Grilled Shrimp with Garlic & Chili> Image on top
Avocado, Thai basil, Lemon zest, Crispy rice & Heirloom tomato sauce The chef especially dedicates this dish to Hughie as he finds the lively seafood creature matches with his upbeat and energetic style.

Hughie Doherty is a founding partner of Print House HK, which is a new DIY custom screen-printing concept. Doherty has recently been working with HKwalls to beautify the Stanley Market shutters. His style demonstrates a masculine feeling with bold colors, clear-cut lines and lively patterns such as dragons.

Yolande Parry is a surface print designer and currently a graphic illustrator and essentially draws/designs patterns and has worked alongside with brands such as Shanghai Tang, Vera Wang and more. Parry’s works feature a colorful palate, entwining patterns as well as a touch of femininity.

Yolande Parry and Hughie Doherty were chosen out of a pool of 100 local applicants to design a collection of ecofriendly socks inspired by W Hong Kong based on their artistic styles by W Hong Kong’s General Manager and Legends Lifestyle’s Director of APAC Operations. The 2 designers will then have 3 months to design the W-inspired graphics to be printed on the socks, in which all the production and purchasing costs will be borne by the partners. The socks will be given as Christmas gifts to W in-house guests in December and be sold exclusively in top retail boutique stores of Konzepp.

“As an avid supporter of all things new/next in the city, W Hong Kong made its mission to provide the right platform and channels to nurture up-and-coming talents. This partnership with Legends Lifestyle is a wonderful example.” said Peter Hildebrand, General Manager of W Hong Kong. “We are so happy to be working with these partners that share the same passion with us in working with talented individuals and giving back to their communities. The creativity and vitality from the 2 selected local designers are definitely something to look forward to.”

TATCHA @ Polished Rice Enzyme Powder

TATCHA Polished Rice Enzyme Powder is inspired by Geisha’s timeless wisdom for flawless radiant skin, TATCHA developed a beauty ritual for skin “luminosity” and “clarity”. TATCHA believes that to achieve geisha-like porcelain skin, we should first polish skin to a luster, and then focus on whitening and color correction for naturally radiant skin.  The TATCHA Polished Rice Enzyme Powder releases debris from skin, leaving it polished and baby soft in an instant. Optimally conditions skin to receive benefits of any treatment product used in conjunction with it. It is gentle for sensitive skin, with calming licorice root Extract, classic for normal skin, with conditioning pearl extract and deep for active skin, with blemish clarifying Dokudami. The water-activated and contains enzymes to coax away debris without harsh scrubbing. The key active ingredient Japanese Rice Bran (Komenuka) is prized for its skin soothing and smoothing enzymes and gamma oryzonal, a potent anti-oxidant against UV damage. Papaya Extract is rich in Papain, a multi-tasking proteolytic enzyme favored for being an excellent exfoliator and skin softener and contains HADASEI-3™ Bioactive Complex - a proprietary anti-aging complex of Green Tea Complete DNA, Okinawa Red Algae, and Japanese Rice Bran Extract.


Cherrie Chung In Escada

Cherrie Chung in Escada royal blue dress with a big front black bow from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection while attending the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup Gala Party in Hong Kong recently.

HERMES @ Wanderland Dancing The Cane-Cane

Hermes held an opening exhibition themed <Wanderland> at the Saatchi Galley in London recently. Set designer Hubert le Gall plunges visitors, the flaneurs themselves, into a dream world of joy and fantasy, with a Paris-inspired landscape as its backdrop. The eleven rooms present a series of installations in various media, created by a diverse selection of artists. From the Parisian square, to the covered passage, or a cafe of forgotten objects, this veritable extended cabinet of curiosities will delight and intrigue visitors, inviting each of them to open their eyes, free their minds and be enveloped by the colour, sounds and images that surround them. Object on display have been carefully and lovingly gathered from the Hermes archive, the museum collection of Emile Hermes at 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris and Hermes' contemporary collections : a bike, a bag, a pair of boots, a travel writing case a card deck, a watch from the house's collection...The spirit of the "Flaneur is at the heart of Hermes' creations and its inspiration. "Flanerie, that wonderfully liberating art of urban wandering, is second nature to Hermes, one could even say our most profound nature", recounts Pierre-Alexis Dumas, the house's Artistic Director, evoking the 1025 Hermes theme. Quintessentially Parisian, flanerie is about revealing in the unexpected. "The journey through Wanderland draws its coherence from two intrinsic elements of la flanerie: dreaming and freedom of spirit", explains Bruno Gaudichon, curator of La Piscine-Musee d'Art et d'Industrie in Roubaix, who has commissioned to create the exhibition. Exhibition ends 2nd May and will travel to Paris in September and onto Milan in December. Enjoy the video Wanderland "Dancing The Cane-Cane" directed by Romain Laurent and the protagonist Jeremy Belingard.

GIORGIO ARMANI @ FW2014/15 Eyewear Collection

GIORGIO ARMANI FW2014/15 Eyewear Collection  is a soft revolution. Changing, without ever distorting the rigorous, refined and timeless style of Giorgio Armani. New pieces offer exclusive and unusual materials: flannel, the dominant fabric of the Giorgio Armani fashion collection, and exquisite natural walnut wood. They are both interpreted in amazing and unexpected ways to create iconic frames with refined and sophisticated shapes, with original details such as lime lenses or gold trim. They are masterpieces of craftsmanship and design, which are unprecedented and offer the essence of contemporary luxury. New plays of light are seen on the matte metal that marks the fluid shapes and balanced forms of the Frames of Life collection, with a sophisticated vintage-inspired look.

These glasses are daring and revolutionizing the use of fabric seen on the catwalk: gray flannel. Extremely versatile and elegant, the impeccable tailoring fabric entirely covers the frame, rendering it very feminine thanks to the contrasting touch of lime in its lenses and special metal plaque inspired by Giorgio Armani accessories collection. Soft and comfortable, this sun model is extremely pleasant to the touch and has a sophisticated allure and an innovative look. The model, available in gray flannel with lime green or dark gray lenses, is accompanied by it’s own special packaging.

<AR8039> Modern lines are offered for the man who loves contemporary design and timeless elegance, featuring a bold style highlighted by contemporary details, such as the finely engraved metal plaque. Made of exclusive acetates, are complemented by sophisticated tone-on-tone colored lenses. The front and temples offer maximum comfort and ensure their long lifespan.  Available in dark Havana brown with brown gradient lenses, marbled green and marbled gray, both with brown lenses.

<AR8044K> & <AR7055K>
Two models have been added to the Frames of Life line, an expression of a natural and never before seen luxury. For the first time, Canaletto walnut wood is used for the creation of glasses, enhancing the excellence of craftsman production of the highest quality. The result is a new, innovative design concept for frames that are masterfully handcrafted, underscored by a lightweight structure in gold plated metal. Clean and perfect lines with a tactile effect create the shape of the iconic pantos front. The temples with their wooden tips are special, with refined profiles with decor that recalls the edge of a coin. The glasses are available in an optical version with brown gradient lenses.

<AR7040> & <AR7057>
These men’s pantos model eyeglasses have a key bridge, clean and rigorous lines and a vague retro look. As the result of a combination of research, technology and design, this model (which also comes in a more squared version, AR7075) is made of advanced materials that provide flexibility and lightness.

The front, which has a thickness of 2.6mm, and the exclusively designed titanium hinge without screws give both frames a weight of only 15 grams. The laser etched logo detail on the outside of the temples, the iconic diamond rivet and Frames of Life logo engraved on inside of the left temple, identify the style as part of the Frames of Life line. Even the color palette is sophisticated, with elegantly faded colors on the front: matte Havana brown, matte Havana green with green temples and matte Havana blue with blue temples.

Manicured details and a particularly feminine design lend a glamorous touch to these squared eyeglasses, made of a special marbled acetate. The hinge recalls the collection of Giorgio Armani handbags and accessories, the temples are enhanced by a metal plaque with the laser engraved Giorgio Armani logo, and temple tips personalized with the initials GA in their small elliptical rivets.


FENDI @ Glitch Beach

FENDI celebrates the SS2015 Men’s Collection with a short video entitled <Glitch Beach> inspired by an easy, breezy attitude and summer escape filmed in the fascinating Ibiza’s Sa Caleta. Seen through the FENDI lens, the video captures this season’s healthy state of mind and desire to escape… From listening to one's own soundtrack on the beach to showcasing  a contemporary men’s wardrobe with fundamentals such as a zip-up blouson, immaculate shirts, the jean jacket, bermuda shorts with touches of sandblasted denim and jacquard fabric pieces.

Set against a rocky beach panorama, the summery palette of khaki, cream, pale blue, light grays are interrupted by unexpected flashes of primary bright colors, rhythmical stripes, hidden in the weave of sturdy cottons or on charms hanging from the bags.

Materials focus on FENDI's very own sense of luxury: Cuoio Romano leather, bonded leather, crocodile, jacquard cottons, cotton/linen mixes. FENDI’s summer escape is also reflected in accessories: Selleria backpacks with croco tails as talismans, the Peekaboo for men covered with tribal signs, sandals and slides. Barefoot with a suit as the ultimate sign of writing your own rule-book.

Unique and precious headphones developed in collaboration with Beats by Dr. Dre, come in Selleria or croco leather, providing the perfect summer soundtrack for an urban man.

Johanna Ho AW2015 Preview Benefiting New Hope Foundation

Hong Kong based fashion designer Johanna Ho will be unveiling her AW2015 collection in store on the 28th April 2015 with an exclusive pre-order service. A special discount is offered on the same day for current and AW2015 collection with a 10% of that day's sales will go to New hope Foundation. New Hope Foundation takes in sick orphans in China and raise finds for their surgeries, so that they will have better chances of being adopted. Joanna Ho AW2015 collection shows her love and passion for knits by using traditional yarns such as 100% merino wool and silk cashmere. It is a continuation and exploration of different textures created from a range of modern knitting methods and patterns. Inspired by installation artist Jason Rhoades, a variety of knitted cables are sculpted into 3-dimensional art pieces, whiles different gauges of cable knit patterns are being transformed into easy-to-wear shapes but with unique details with a touch of metalic hand crochet alphabets and words hanging off chains that are attached to the knits....with a twist.

Johanna Ho AW2015 Preview
28th April 2015 (Tuesday)
12 Noon - 2030
G/F, 13 Wundham Street
Central Hong Kong

VILEBREQUIN @ A Beach With A View

Who hasn't dreamt of becominga chameleon on the beach? With the love for the beautiful coastlines. Vilebrequin and the artist Massimo Vitali bathing a form of art. It is an inevitable collaboration, Vitali has been passionately photographing beaches all over the world for the past 20 years and Vilebrequin has been dressing the chicest bathers since 1971. Together, they conceived an exceptional capsule collection where image, subject and object come together, thanks to a unique process of image manipulation and transformed the beach into an open-air gallery. 

Just like Vilebrequin, Vitali invented a style. From the Venice Biennial to Art Basel Maimi, his large-format, inescapable works transport you to beaches filled wit bathers, where the water is crystalline and the horizon stretches as far as the eye can see. Vitali's style is often imitated but never equaled. Very few have ever captured with such brilliance the beauty of coastline and its ephemeral inhavitants.

JUST CAVALLI Opens First Flagship Store In Hong Kong

Just Cavalli opens its first flagship store in Hong Kong recently. The new boutique, operated by its Hong Kong based subsidiary Staff Asia Ltd, is situated in Fashion Walk mall. The store is characterized by an innovative and contemporary concept dedicated to the youthful generations who love to explore and encounter new worlds through constant research and style experimentation.

The store covers a total surface of 1,700 square feet and hosts the entire world of the brand:  men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, footwear, handbags, accessories, eyewear, fragrances and soft scarves collections. The layout of the space is carefully designed in order to emphasize the various product categories in a context inspired by metropolitan lofts.

The main entrance is framed by a concrete doorway while the main window, that faces the mall, will feature a special video-wall composed by screens and will project the iconic images which inspired the designer’s collections.

The collections are hung from metallic industrial fittings made from aged steel and metal, while the accessories are set on a luminous display.

The original floors were perfected with a mother-of-pearl treatment to exalt the imperfections typical of the cement flooring present in metropolitan lofts and the walls feature different panels in the tones of grey, pearlescent and bronze cement.