While we always love to think about visiting foreign destinations and exotic locales, we’re probably all a bit less clued-in about what kind of attire to rock. No one wants to fit into that stereotype of the tourist with the loud shirt and shorts pointing at everything with irritating curiosity (you know the sort). The Hong Kong fashion brand Lane Crawford has a new plan to boost its travel retail appeal by working with Luxe City Guides. The goal is to create five precise itineraries, as well as selecting brands and looks that can be matched with the appropriate destination.
These five luxury trips are based around a different aspect of life to enjoy: such as Culture in Paris, Wellness in Los Angeles, Fashion in New York, Design in Tokyo, and Culinary Delights in Bangkok. Examples of itinerary activities are visiting the famous SoHo district in New York, strolling around Buddhist Temples in Bangkok and fashion streets in Tokyo.
The tailored luxury travel project is the latest international tie-up from Lane Crawford’s Blitz. Previous executions include the special creative space Wonder Room C and a limited-edition global exclusive collaboration with 3.1 Phillip Lim. If you’re interested, you can book your trip through Swire Travel over here.
Director Nick Knight worked with Chinese model Ming Xi and stylist Katy England on this punchy new film for Lane Crawford. For the brand’s S/S 2013 campaign, Knight pushed motion capture technology to the limit and created a fashion film and images without the use of photography.
The minute-long clip sees motion-captured data from Ming Xi stitched together with looks from Givenchy, Proenza Schouler, McQueen and Haider Ackermann.
The Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS) and the International Association of Department Stores (IADS) have named London shopping temple Selfridges the Best Department Store in the world.
Prestigious contestants including Bloomingdales in the US and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong were left behind when both groups announced the winner during the Global Department Store Summit in New York on June 13. Continue reading →
Mane has launched Yu which means rain in Chinese, one of the most expensive fragrances available on the market today at $5000. It was composed by nose Cecile Krakower of Mane.
New York Times perfume critic, Chandler Burr said â€œItâ€™s actually very interesting, aesthetically gorgeous. You can smell the money in it. Itâ€™s almost a fresh quality, like using a very good toothpaste.â€
But he thinks that the perfume is not really worth it: â€œ$5,000 is marketing, just increases the marketing campaign.â€ Continue reading →