A luxury apartment in Hong Kong has sold for a record HK$470 million ($61 million), making it the priciest condominium in the Chinese city and possibly in Asia.
An unidentified buyer paid the HK$75,806 ($9,773) per-square-foot price for the 6,200-square-feet (576-square-metre) unit at Opus Hong Kong designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry in the upmarket Peak residential area.
Edward Enninful styled the superb Fall Winter 2012 campaign of Lane Crawford that was shot by Nick Knight, featuring Ming Xi, Xiao Wen Ju and Wang Xiao.
The poll by market research firm Ipsos found that Chinese buyers preferred to shop on the mainland for luxury goods in five of its seven categories — watches, cosmetics, clothes, shoes, and wines and cigars.
New York-based fashion designer Vivienne Tam has unveiled her latest creation: a one-of-a-kind suite at Hong Kong’s Hotel Icon.
The minimalist suite marks Tam’s foray into interior design. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui East, the boutique hotel is owned by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
“I graduated from Poly U and when they told me about this hotel, I said, ‘That’s great. This is something that I’d love to give back to my school,’” said Tam.
On April 26, the maiden voyage ceremony of Azimut Magellano 50 was held at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
Magellano 50, as the first long range 50 foot yacht in the world that acquired the RINA Green Plus certification, shows its respect towards the marine environment with its eco-compatibility as a motor yacht.
The number of Aston Martin One-77 supercars in existence has now dropped from an original 77 cars to 76 following a crash that took place last week in Hong Kong.
This sole image, found on Weibo, shows that the wreckage inflicted on the supercar was quite severe, suggesting that significant speed was a factor in the crash.
The incident was the result of the driver hitting a kerb at high speed. Reports have stated there were no other cars involved in the crash and no-one was injured.
Opus Hong Kong is a visionary collaboration between Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects, and Hong Kong developer, Swire Properties.
Opus Hong Kong is a sculptural 12-storey building comprised of two double-level garden apartments and 10 apartments of some 6,000 sq ft, each unique in design and occupying an entire floor of the building.
Perched on a hill with a sweeping, unobstructed panorama of Hong Kong Island, the location on Stubbs Road has been owned by the Swire Group for 60 years.
Hong Kong is now the most expensive place to take office space, according to the latest figures from Knight Frank.
Hong Kong’s prime office space, which includes the city’s bustling Central district, was renting for as much as a monthly HK$1,046 (US$135) per square meter last year, a growth of 28%.
By contrast, growth in London’s spiffy West End – formerly the world’s most expensive – slowed last year after a rapid 31% climb in 2010.
Hong Kong Airlines has launched its all business-class service between HK and London, another stage in the revival of a type of travel many thought would die out.
The new all-premium plane touched down at London Gatwick March 8, adding a new type of service to a route already well-served by the likes of Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas and Air New Zealand.
Located on the 102nd floor of the hotel at 420 metres above sea level, the Chef’s Table is a private dining room with separate sofa area and an open kitchen.
All menus are tailor-made by executive chef Peter Find to suit guests, and the chef’s table is priced at a minimum spend of HK$14,000 (US$1,805) plus ten percent.
Louis Vuitton launched a new short film series February 22 hoping to capture the essence of different cities from across the globe in relation to gender.
Hong Kong is the subject of the debut film, which presents the Asian destination as if it were a woman with appearances from students, various career women and rising star in Asian cinema Grace Huang.
Directed by Jean-Claude Thibaut, who has previously collaborated with Armani, the film is the first in a series to be uploaded on Louis Vuitton’s YouTube channel.
Hong Kong investment firm Fung Brands has bought 80 percent of French fashion house Sonia Rykiel in a partnership aimed at boosting the brand’s global presence.
“The partners want to develop the company as a true international luxury brand,” they said in a joint statement.
The Rykiel family will retain a 20 percent stake and the founder’s daughter, Nathalie Rykiel, will remain vice president of the board, it said.
The images feature actress Li Bingbing, “It” girl Chen Ran and model Sui He — each woman featuring in a collage of images of herself against an emerald background.
The labels featured include Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Celine and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, according to WWD.
Dolce & Gabbana on Wednesday apologised to the people of Hong Kong for allegedly discriminating against them in favour of wealthy mainland shoppers.
The company’s flagship Hong Kong store has been the focus of protests and online rage after reports that a security guard told locals they were not allowed to take photographs but mainlanders and foreigners were.
Locals accused the fashion house of “mainlandism” and started a Facebook page protesting against the store’s abuse of their rights.