Lane Crawford mixes art and fashion
Luxury department store Lane Crawford is offering a modern take on Chinese traditions for the Lunar New Year.
It is welcoming the Year of the Monkey with curated lifestyle and fashion items, in-store and online gift options, and visual installations in its stores across China.
Contemporary artists will present Chinese New Year traditions and themes from an artistic perspective, while Milan-based designer Andrea Minini, known for his animal illustrations, has collaborated with Lane Crawford to design a gold monkey graphic.
In Hong Kong, Mosaic Art Projects, led by visual artists Karen Pow and Chao Harn Kae, presents Percipient Monkey, a larger-than-life papier-mâché sculpture of a monkey that references the traditional Chinese art of paper-cutting.
Hong Kong media artist Desmond Leung merges traditional and modern mediums of paint and ink with digital animations in his Scatter Bloom, an LED motion installation that depicts flowers blossoming.
Chinese digital artist Huijun Guan has created a video installation, Monkey Mansion, that explores Chinese elements in architecture and Chinese idioms, while Hui Hoi Kiu, a graduate from Hong Kong Baptist University’s visual arts program, presents 81 Steps to Spring, inspired by the ancient Chinese practice of counting down to spring. Four embossed paintings by Chinese fashion designer Jan Zhou are featured at the Lane Crawford Pacific Place Home Store.
Online, the Lane Crawford Lunar New Year Calligraphy Creator eCard service will be available from January 28 that allows people to produce personalised greetings that can be shared via Facebook, Twitter or email.
An exclusive New Year product is a limited-edition beauty box designed in collaboration with young Chinese designer Angel Chen. It features an exclusive print and converts into a handbag containing miniatures of Lane Crawford’s newest beauty offerings.
As well as New Year beauty products from Clarisonic, Cle de Peau, Givenchy, Hourglass, La Prairie, Shiseido, Skin Laundry and YSL, Lane Crawford is offering themed jewellery pieces from Bao Bao Wan, Loquet London and Venna. Fashion pieces feature emerging designers from Lane Crawford’s “Created in China” program, such as Ms Min, Uma Wang and Ziggy Chen.
Footwear features luxury British brand Paul Andrew’s Gold Collection, a worldwide exclusive comprising three pairs of rare heels plated in 24K gold. Red is the feature of designer handbags from the likes of Alexander Wang, Chloe and Tory Burch. Lunar New Year footwear and accessories for men include items from Alexander Wang, Common Projects and Maison Margiela.
For the home, Hong Kong brand Tang Tang Tang Tang offers CNY limited-edition items, and there are also offerings from Daum, Fornasetti, Lladro, Seletti, Tittot and Zuny. Fortnum & Mason introduces a merry-go-round biscuit box that rotates and plays music.
There are also gift items from Agresti, Baccrat, Bookniture, Lumio, Seletti and X+Q, plus diningware pieces from L’Ojet, Seletti and SV Casa, while 14 options have been added to The Bar’s wine, champagne and spirits collection, including such labels as Benjamin & Blum, Boroli, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Del Maguey, Glendalough, Hanson, Mr Black, Suntory and Terrazas.
Every customer between January 22 and February 10, in store on online, will be entitled to a complimentary set of red packets designed by Andrea Minini.
Founded in 1850, Lane Crawford has 11 stores across Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai, and is known for its wholesale model and direct brand partnerships in a market otherwise dominated by concession models.