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Updated Icon: Shanghai Tang Round Sunglasses

If you’ve ever watched a Wong Kar Wai movie and never felt inspired by the decadence of the cast’s 1960s Asian-inspired wardrobe, we know you’re lying. This season, Shanghai Tang brings back the forgotten vision of Chinese chic with three new colour combinations of its iconic retro Chinese round frames sunglasses.

The Hong Kong-based company also celebrated the launch of its latest eyewear collection with a Pre-Summer cocktail party, an extravaganza which saw the attendance of celebrities such as Korean actor Jin Goo of Descendants of the Sun fame.

Read more about the collection and the launch party at L’OfficielSingapore.com now.

Interview: Jilly Wang

Jilly Wang is what one would expect of a woman at the top of her game. She’s decisive, no-nonsense and cuts straight to the chase. “I am a very straightforward person in business. If I want something, it means I want something,” says the restaurateur behind popular Italian joint Alkaff Mansion Ristorante, who restored the 19th-century colonial residence to its former glory close to four years ago. “The building’s conditions then were a far cry from what it is today, but I had a strong gut feeling that this space had a story to tell. So right away, without any experience in the wine and dine business, I told my husband I would transform the mansion into an Italian restaurant.”

Her quick decision paid off. Despite sitting off the beaten path amid the lush greenery of Telok Blangah Green, Alkaff Mansion Ristorante – now sporting a charming facade and modern interiors – is home to a steady flow of diners, weddings and private events – thanks in part to a well-designed menu by executive chef and Sardinian native Simone Depalmas. “Both my husband and I are fans of Italian food and every year we spend close to three weeks travelling around Italy,” reveals Wang, who’d discuss regular updates to the menu with Depalmas. “Since I live in Singapore, I know the preferences of its people and I would share with him [Depalmas] the kinds of dishes they’d prefer.”

Having hosted a fair bit of parties herself, Wang points out that the key to throwing the perfect bash starts innately from the host. “He or she should have a clear vision of the experience they’d like to offer their guests. The ‘feel’ of the party is very important, and that ‘feel’ starts right at the building’s doorstep, be it through decorations or even performances,” she says. “The host must be able to imagine the party setting in his or her mind, what he or she would like to see and hear. Everything I do, I do it with all my heart, and a big part of a good party is an experience that’s incredibly personal.”

Story Credits
Text by Kenny Loh

Image by Long Fei

Hair & Makeup Nikki Fu using Redken and YSL Beaute

Outfit Cotton Shirt from Shanghai Tang; “Ladies Calatrava Travel Time Ref. 4934” white gold watch with mother-of-pearl, diamonds and alligator strap from Patek Philippe; skirt, shoes and jewelery are Jilly’s own.

Shanghai Tang Spring Summer 2014 Campaign

Shanghai Tang debuts a new campaign for its splendid Spring/Summer 2014 collections against the backdrop of a luxurious white villa in the hills.

Shanghai Tang Spring Summer 2014 Campaign

The contrasting colours of picturesque environment accentuate the story of a jet-setting couple on a sophisticated summer vacation.

Shanghai Tang Spring Summer 2014 Campaign

The eroded cliffs, luscious plants and gleaming white architecture provide the perfect setting for Shanghai Tang’s latest collection, resonating with its sheen textures, refined tropical print and bold contours.

Shanghai Tang Spring Summer 2014 Campaign

Inspired by the golden age of Hollywood, the campaign features Chinese supermodels Bonnie Chen and Zhao Lei with perfect styling and vivid lighting.

Shanghai Tang Spring Summer 2014 Campaign

Through the lens of photographer Richard Bernardin, they bring to life the elusive glamour and sophistication of modern Chinese aesthetic with Shanghai Tang’s collections for Spring/Summer 2014.

Shanghai Tang Spring Summer 2014 Campaign

The Spring/Summer 2014 collection will be available at all Shanghai Tang Boutique outlets in Hong Kong from February 2014 onwards.

Find out more about this year’s campaign: www.shanghaitang.com

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Paddle Board

Shanghai Tang X MOOR’S SUP Board

Shanghai Tang Paddle Board

To celebrate the Spring Summer 2013 collection of Summer Bright, Shanghai Tang Menswear designer, Armele Barbier, has created a Limited Edition Luxe Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP Board) in collaboration with MOOR’S Surfboards.

A SUP Board is more flat and wider than regular surfboards which allows riders to be more stable and to perform easy moves that both experienced surfers or beginners can have fun with this summer.

Stand-up paddle surfing is usually performed in open ocean with the participant paddling and surfing unbroken swells to cross between island or journey from one coastal to another.

Shanghai Tang X MOOR’S collaboration is pairing the “know-how” of an emerging dynamic surf brand making top edge surfboards and surf accessories with elegance and sophistication of dark wood and Shanghai Tang’s iconic bright orange colour accent.

Paddle Board

The logos are discreetly facing water while the top deck features Shanghai Tang’s “福 Fu” stamp, meaning good fortune or happiness in Chinese.

The Shanghai Tang X MOOR’S SUP Board is made of bamboo epoxy and the Paddle is in carbon performance material, hand-shaped as a 10 feet longboard, perfect for riding the waves.

The luxury Board is available in Hong Kong and Singapore and is priced at HK$12,800 ($1,650).

Armele Barbier

Shanghai Tang Mongolian Village hong kong

Pop-Up Mongolian Village By Shanghai Tang

Shanghai Tang Mongolian Village hong kong

They may now not have a formal home but the people at Hong Kong’s Shanghai Tang brand are still making consumers sit up and take notice.

After 17 years at the Pedder Building in Central, Shanghai Tang lost the bid for the space to Abercrombie & Fitch, which will pay two and half times the previous rent.

And now Shanghai Tang takes up residence from Friday night on Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour — inside a series of Mongolia “gers” or traditional houses.
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Shanghai Tang for Nespresso Dragon Collection

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International lifestyle brands Nespresso and Shanghai Tang have joined forces for the first time to create the Shanghai Tang for Nespresso Dragon Collection.

This collection brings together Nespresso’s much loved capsule coffees and Shanghai Tang’s contemporary luxury interpretations of Chinese heritage

It has been specially created to celebrate the spirit of coffee inline with the upcoming Lunar Chinese New Year and the auspicious Year of the Dragon.
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Shanghai Tang Travalo Men

Shanghai Tang Travalo Set

Shanghai Tang Travalo Men

Shanghai Tang – China’s premier luxury brand – has partnered up with Travalo to launch two luxurious Shanghai Tang Travalo sets for him and for her.

The atomizer, which provides up to 50 sprays, can be refilled in seconds from any pump-spray fragrance bottle.

Each Shanghai Tang Travalo set includes two capsule atomizers, encased in an embossed leather pouch.
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Shanghai Tang: Limited Edition Luxe Tiger Box

To celebrate the Year of the Tiger, Shanghai Tang and LUXE City Guides have launched the exquisite, limited edition, heirloom White Tiger Chest.

Each individually numbered and engraved collector’s box is handmade in maple and ebony veneer maquetry, lined in kumquat silk satin and contains 30 Guides.

Packed full of insider information, the LUXE City Guides deliver their signature brand of witty, short and sharp reviews of destinations spanning thirty cities.
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Little Lantern Baby Collection by Shanghai Tang

China’s first and leading luxury lifestyle brand, Shanghai Tang, launched a new arrival to their family – the Little Lantern Baby collection.

The Little Lantern collection is inspired by the Lantern Festival that takes place in China each year when children go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns.

The festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year and has been a celebration of families since ancient times.
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Shanghai Tang Opens New Flagship in Hong Kong

China’s first International luxury brand, Shanghai Tang has opened its Kowloon flagship store in the former Marine Police Headquarters, one of the oldest surviving government buildings in HongKong.

Fusing current design concepts with innovative Chinese-inspired elements, Shanghai Tang offers ready-to-wear for women, men and children, as well as accessories and home ware.
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