agnes b. Spring/Summer 2011 fashion presentation at ifc LA LOGGIA LE PAIN GRILLÉ
TOD’S ANNOUNCES THE RE-OPENING OF HONG KONG PACIFIC PLACE BOUTIQUE World-renowned Italian luxury goods company Tod’s announces the reopening of its boutique in Hong Kong Pacific Place. The boutique has been furnished with a new home design concept. The new idea combines vintage pieces with rich textiles to create a home environment that embodies the modern philosophy of the brand and its affinity for design. The “Tod’s home” new concept provides the customers to a welcoming place with a cozy atmosphere to transmit the philosophy and DNA of the brand. The boutique measures 133 square meters and expresses the tradition of luxury and craftsmanship synonymous with Tod’s through its many details: rich colored and textured walls, distressed oak paneled accents, leather details and handmade wool carpets and vintage furniture pieces which all blend together to create a timeless atmosphere. The boutique carries men’s and women’s shoes, handbags and small leather goods. Tod’s Boutique
Shop 367, Level 3, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2918 9688
28.02 – 27.03.2011
A collection of photographs taken by Agnès b. are autographed for charity sales to raise fund for children in need in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore. Put forward Agnès’s “Give Love” and sharing concept, this is the first-ever Agnès b. photography exhibition and each autographed photo is originally printed and unique in the world!! GIVE LOVE photo exhibition & charity sales
In Hong Kong, a total of 79 autographed photos will be exhibited in 5 leading agnès b. shops: ifc LA LOGGIA, Pacific Place, Kingston Street, Sun Arcade and Festival Walk from 28 Feb to 27 Mar 2011. The exhibited photos are for charity sales with unit price of HK$4,800 for each. Net proceeds of the total sales will be donated to Hong Kong Association for Specific Learning Disabilities in support of the children who have learning difficulty in conventional manner. Agnès b. loves photography
Agnès b.’s photos are a permanent feature in her world: in-store posters in boutique walls, prints on tee shrits, skirts, dresses and accessories, they are as distinctive as the stylist’s personality. A moment in the life, an object in the nature, a source of inspiration are all captured in the eyes of Agnès b. Hong Kong Association for Specific Learning Disabilities
The Hong Kong Association for Specific Learning Disabilities is a self-financed organization and formed by parents with children who have learning disabilities in 1998 and registered as charity organization in 1999. The organization targets to help and support this group of children and their families to overcome their problems, advocates better understanding of learning disability in society and develop a better learning environment for this group of children.
Their work includes parent support and education, children and youth development, advocacy, public education and fundraising. Number of exhibits in each shop:
ifc LA LOGGIA: 20pcs
Pacific Place: 16pcs
Kingston Street: 13pcs
Festival Walk: 14pcs Shop Location:
– ifc LA LOGGIA (Shop 3089-3097, Podium Level 3, ifc Mall, Central, HK/ tel 2805 0678)
– Pacific Place (Shop 110, Pacific Place, Admiralty, HK/ tel 2918 9830)
– Kingston Street (Shop 1 & 2A, No. 2-4 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, HK/ tel 2881 9129)
– Sun Arcade (Shop G02, The Sun Arcade, 28 Canton Road, TST, KLN/ 2368 6116)
– Festival Walk (Shop LG1-40, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, KLN/ 2265 7018) Unit price for autographed photos: HK$4,800 each
This spring, the renowned jewellery brand Wellendorff has unveiled a range of matrimonial jewellery. “The Bridal Collection” symbolizes the enduring love of couples. In particular, the wedding bands represent the ultimate definition of Wellendorffs’ core philosophy, Wahre Werte, meaning genuine values. A special sign that promises endless love, the Wellendorff wedding ring is a symbol of eternity. It is an outward sign of a spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love. Featuring a simple yet sophisticated design, the brand’s array of “couple rings” come in several styles: Diamond Adonis & Venus, Diamond Adam & Eve, and Diamond Romeo & Juliet.
Representing the essence of true love, Diamond Adonis & Venus are both made with white gold. The ring for him is designed with cable detailing while the ring for her is partially paved with diamonds. This gorgeous pair of wedding bands is a perfect choice for that most solemn of promises. Adonis & Venus perpetuate the tradition of the most exquisite, and signify the perfection of true love.
Diamond Adam & Eve is a set of rail wedding bands made with Wellendorff’s signature gold alloy. Both rings are decorated with diamonds either around or inside the band, and they are sure to offer radiant reminders of lifelong love. Placing this ring on your partner’s finger will not only satisfy the desire for long lasting commitment but also enhances this enchanted vow.
Diamond Romeo & Juliet are both made of polished white gold and feature a flawlessly round shape. Paved with diamonds, Juliet shines as beautifully as the woman it adorns. As for Romeo, a diamond is secretly hidden in the inward curve, symbolizing a talisman that will bond the lovers together forever – till death do us part.
Address: Shop 2035, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2540 1028
Peter Philips’ latest makeup fantasy is all about… robots. A daring, ultra creative, never-been-seen before scenario starring 5 robots, entirely composed of Chanel Makeup products, that fly, jump and even strike a pose.
“A few years ago I made these little robots, that were part of a headpiece i created for a tribal makeup shooting…that’s where the idea first came from”, explains Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL makeup. “I then had the chance to play with these characters and do an animation, that’s how my little robots came to life”.
To be noted : this action-packed animation will be accessible, starting end of February, on CHANEL CONFIDENTIAL (www.chanel-confidential.com) a digital platform dedicated to CHANEL makeup showcasing Peter Philips’ universe and creations
Tod’s is pleased to announce the premiere of The Tod’s Tug of War, a short film created by Jo Levin, internationally acclaimed stylist, produced by Emanuele Della Valle, Creative Director of Formapura and directed by New York photographers and film makers Guzman.
Set in the beautiful buildings and grounds of Milton Abbey, the famous British boarding school, the film follows a day in the life of a class of sixth form pupils as they work and play. The idea came to Jo Levin when she was visiting the son of a friend at Milton Abbey and noticed that many of the boys were wearing Tod’s Gommino loafers. She mentioned this to Emanuele Della Valle and the two decided to collaborate on a film to capture the spirit of the young men she had observed there.
The day took an unexpected turn when Jo found herself drafted in to play a schoolmistress, a role she says she thoroughly enjoyed. According to Tod’s, “The collaboration with the staff and pupils of Milton Abbey was great fun, and the boys were particularly keen on making this film as many were already fans of Tod’s. We like the fact that
we have been able to show these modern young men in this historical setting – a blend of heritage and modernity that echoes the brand values of Tod’s.”
Milton Abbey is in Dorset in the English countryside and has 250 pupils. It features an abbey chapel that can be traced back to the 9th century and a 15th century dining hall. The main house was built by Joseph Damer, 1st Earl of Dorchester, from 1780 onwards, and the grounds were designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. To view the full version of the Tod’s Tug of War video please visit www.tods.com
AN ITALIAN MOMENT The new Tod’s advertising campaign for Spring/Summer 2011, shot by photographer Kalle Gustafsson, playfully captures the interaction of a group of young internationals as they relax in and around Rome, experiencing “An Italian Moment” This candid portrayal of the spontaneous and easy-chic Italian lifestyle so associated with, and emblematic of, Tod’s iconic “Made in Italy” DNA and sophisticated flair, features beautiful backdrops such as Rome's Palazzo Ruspoli and Bar Della Pace, as well as Sabaudia's stunning Villa Volpi and the surrounding countryside and beaches of the area. Following Tod's celebratory '”Italian Touch'” photographic project a couple of years ago and the recent Elliot Erwitt Autumn/Winter 2010 campaign, these new Spring/Summer images continue the theme of old world tradition clothed in a distinctly contemporary Italian way.
This combination perfectly captures the essence of the Tod’s lifestyle. The campaign showcases this season’s collection and highlights the iconic D Bag in supple calfskin and the much-loved rainbow array of Gommino’s. New important additions to the range, such as the women’s Shirt Bag and the 24H Bag are also featured, alongside popular summer staples like loafers, sandals, ballerinas and lace-ups. The images are rich in the “Made in Italy” tradition, evoking a sense of luxurious quality and undeniable style. The new campaign stars an unexpected mixture of contemporary international “faces”: interior designers Clelia d’Aulan Benenati and Asia Baker; socialites Julie de Noailles, Valentina Scambia, Claiborne Swanson Frank and Wendy Ye Mingzi; photographer Albertina d’Urso; acclaimed makeup artist Gucci Westman; art collector Will Kopelman; interior architect Bastien Halard; banker Federico Floriani; and advertising director Andrea Arnaldi.
Journey of a Dress, portraits of designer, muse, collector, and icon Diane von Furstenberg by some of the most celebrated artists of the past four decades, along with a retrospective of DVF fashion spanning the last forty years. The exhibition may be seen at Pace Gallery in Beijing, located in the 798 District, from April 2 through May 14, 2011.
"Journey of a Dress" will feature portraits of Diane von Furstenberg by artists including Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, and Helmut Newton, as well as new works by major contemporary Chinese artists, Zhang Huan, Hai Bo, Li Songsong & Yi Zhou.
In addition to spanning four decades of portraiture, The Journey of a Dress tells the story of the remarkable life, career, and fashion designs of Diane von Furstenberg. Arranged by decade, the exhibition begins with the original DVF wrap dress from 1973, a piece of clothing so revolutionary that it landed the 29 year-old designer on the cover of Newsweek. The dress has remained a staple of women’s wardrobes since its introduction and the designs that followed over the next four decades will be paired with paintings and photographs by celebrated artists including Mario Testino and François-Marie Banier. The exhibition will include over 60 vintage and contemporary dresses from Diane’s personal archives along with letters, photographs and ephemera that evoke specific moments in Diane’s history.
Opening on 29th January and located in the Shatin based New Town Plaza, Ted’s second store in Hong Kong occupies 1895 sq ft of retail space and brings a quintessentially English country house design to the bustling Plaza mall.
Ted’s always on the lookout for an interesting location and this time he has created a true home from home. Ted’s house has been folded, twisted, pressed and transported to fit into the shop space creating a multitude of interesting angles. Framed oil paintings bend around walls and a geometric feature wall provides slanted shelving.
With Shatin’s rich history as a famous picnicing spot, Ted fuses the two themes together reviving the traditions of the picnic and bringing them alive within the country house design providing the perfect setting for Ted’s vibrant SS11 collections.
Re-styled picnic benches and stacked hampers provide tables to show off Ted’s clothing and accessories, whilst gingham tablecloth checks and chintzy floral fabrics add texture. A glance at the ceiling reveals a teapot display hanging from the exposed timber beams and an impressive exploding picnic chandelier installation made up of broken pieces of crockery and teapots mixed with artificial cakes and food.
The theme continues into the fitting rooms, with a mural of a Victorian picnic scene adorning the walls whilst glass jars containing butterflies – as if caught and suspended mid-flight whilst fluttering past – become the lights. The cash desk takes the form of an illuminated picnic table which houses a three dimensional collage of a picnic scene decorated with china and cutlery. Further quirky touches found whilst exploring the store are sure to surprise and delight in true Ted style.
Shop Address Tel
Shop 147, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong 2918 9609
Shop 388, New Town Plaza I, Shatin, New Territories 2601 4208