alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet partners with Bluebell Japan

Asia, December 2020 – alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet and Bluebell Japan are pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with Bluebell Japan, set to launch on February 1, 2021. Bringing together the iconic alice + olivia style with the expertise of Bluebell Japan, this new partnership marks a milestone time and will introduce a new dimension to the brand.

alice + olivia and its bold, whimsical character highlighted by ready-to-wear, gowns, and accessories, aims to expand their brand presence in Japan. This new partnership with brand-building Bluebell Japan, will target sophisticated, confident and dynamic women in the Asia Pacific region.

Bluebell Japan is Asia’s partner of choice for brands aiming to establish themselves in the region, with the larger Bluebell Group operating across all the major hubs and markets of Asia. Embodying the versatile entrepreneurial spirit, Bluebell Japan will be extending its market awareness to alice + olivia, managing direct retail, marketing and aliceandolivia.jp for the Japan market.

As Deepak Sharma, alice + olivia’s Senior Vice President of Asia and Japan, expressed, “I am very proud to announce this new partnership with Bluebell Japan and value this opportunity to establish further alice + olivia in Japan with Bluebell’s expertise, knowledge and experience.  I have seen firsthand the speed and adaptability that Bluebell Japan have demonstrated during this changing pandemic environment and I am excited to grow our brand together”.

This sentiment was echoed by the President of the Bluebell Group, Serge Grebert, who said, “We are very pleased to partner with alice + olivia to further grow the brand in this complex and evolving market. We are confident that alice + olivia’s bold designs, original prints and unique creations are perfectly suited to today’s sophisticated Japanese women.”

Show It All Off with Shanghai Tang’s Latest Showstopper- The Unisex ‘Tang Jacket Made-to-Order’

Classic standout style transforms to modern must-have with Shanghai Tang’s brand new unisex Tang Jacket Made-to-Order (MTO) service, a refreshed programme for one of our most signature and adored products. It all starts with choosing the perfect Tang Jacket that embodies you and your personal style. The MTO service’s 3 distinctive Tang Jacket silhouettes — Bomber Tang, Original Tang, and Hi-Lo Tang — each brings a unique feel and drips with vibrant attitude.

Picking your MTO Tang jacket silhouette is just the start of an exhilarating journey into unlocking your ultimate personal Tang Jacket. Experiment with an eclectic selection of luxe shell fabrics and linings that beautifully complement your silhouette to create a truly customised and personal piece — a Tang Jacket that’s undeniably YOU.

With 9 spectacular shell fabrics to choose from, MTO Tang Jacket shells run the gamut from luxuriously soft and rare Suri Alpaca with woven virgin wool backing to modern Metallic Laminated Leno Weave Cotton, giving you the versatility to craft a Tang Jacket for all of your favourite events and occasions from casual everyday to fancy night out. When choosing the lining for your MTO Tang Jacket, enjoy a splendid selection of 23 different options including the most luxurious and lustrous Floral Embroidery Silk Satins, airy lightweight Mulberry silk twills and more. Many of the linings feature their own delicate and intricate patterns and prints or come in a range of colours that pop, especially when revealed as upturned cuff accents — think of it as a whole new way of expressing yourself.

As a finishing touch of flair, each MTO Tang Jacket features a secret signature Shanghai Tang patch incorporated into the interior lining near the jacket pocket; the patch casually reveals itself as the jacket opens for a little added oomph.

WHEELS UP WITH THE ‘BOMBER TANG’

For the style maverick, Shanghai Tang’s ‘Bomber Tang’ is a modern, sporty take on the classic Tang jacket silhouette. Fly high with the ‘Bomber Tang’s shorter, slightly cropped fit which is a nod to the popular bomber jacket, capturing the essence of the defining aviator-chic styling of this streetwear favourite. Unmistakably cool, this exclusive MTO silhouette retains Shanghai Tang’s signature elements, including the dashing mandarin collar and longer sleeves designed to be folded up to show off eye-catching cuff lining – a surefire conversation starter that never fails to impress.

BE YOU WITH THE TRUE ‘ORIGINAL TANG’

A tribute to classic style sensibilities with a dash of newfound originality, ‘Original Tang’ is Shanghai Tang’s most classic silhouette, now updated with a lush variety of customisable fabric and lining options that amp up the styling possibilities. True to its roots, all ‘Original Tang’ styles feature the signature mandarin collar while adding interest with different button styles and front closure designs, as well as intricate details such as embroidered lining. Whether you prefer a low-key play on this timeless classic or taking it to a whole new style stratosphere with showstopping textures and colours, you can rock your unique ‘Original Tang’ any way you like.

KEEP THEM GUESSING WITH A ‘HI-LO TANG’

Striking and unique, delight and surprise with a ‘Hi-Lo Tang’ combo they didn’t see coming. Tailored with a longer body than more classic fits, Shanghai Tang’s ‘Hi-Lo Tang’ delivers a Tang jacket with a high-low step hem that stands out from the pack. Contemporary, sleek and impeccably streamlined, the ‘Hi-Lo Tang’ is ideal for those seeking more longline silhouettes that open up the imagination for more creative ensembles that push the boundaries of street fashion.

Flat Pluto

TATTOO PIECES THAT ARE MUM-APPROVED

The new luxury cashmere label Flat Pluto unveils a collection of tattoo-inspired jumpers, in collaboration with tattoo artist Jack Watts of Tattoos For Your Enemies
Dragon Cashmere Jumper (left and right), Twin Leopard’s Cashmere Jumper(centre); HKD 2,880

At last, tattoo pieces that are mum-approved! Unconventional and luxurious, the new cashmere label Flat Pluto constructs a seamless crossover between tattoo art and fashion. Paying tribute to traditional tattoo designs, the Hong Kong-based brand is collaborating with rising tattoo artists to create vibrant and limited-edition cashmere jumpers for men and women. This time, Flat Pluto joins forces with the quirky and innovative Jack Watts of ‘Tattoos For Your Enemies’ from the artistic and magnetic London fashion scene.

Merging the vividly creative minds of a tattoo artist and a designer, Flat Pluto introduces a collection of hand-embroidered jumpers, featuring playful animal motifs, splashed in a repertoire of bold and light-toned colours.


Mother and daughter duo Lynn Pryor and Isabelle Scheyd, the founders of Flat Pluto, drew inspiration from their passion for art and fashion. Following countless visits to museums and art galleries with Lynn, Isabelle then introduced the less conventional art form to her mother – thus, Flat Pluto was born. With an eye for the most promising artists in town, the Anglo-American duo selected Jack Watts of Tattoos For Your Enemies for their opening collection.

Jack Watts expanded his artistry from inking on bare skin to designing patterns on hand-painted jackets, trousers, t-shirts and now high-end cashmere jumpers. Drawing from the world of bold folk art, the artist has injected his signature motifs, revealing a mysterious dragon on Dragon’s Cashmere Jumper and two vigorous leopards on Twin Leopard’s Cashmere Jumper. A nod to sleeve tattoos, the dragon is hand-embroidered on the right sleeve and is available in an electric blue shade and oatmeal-like colour. Adding a little dimension and a dash of vibrant orange or mid-grey colour, the twin leopard design steals the show with the mirrored hand-embroidered motif in the front.

Embracing sustainability, the refined fabrics are derived from free-range cashmere goats in the incredible Himalayan plateau of Tibet. Environmentally conscious and exquisitely comfortable, these lusciously soft and uniquely designed pullovers are ideal for the cooler sweater season and make perfect Christmas gifts.

 

BOSS x Russell Athletic 系列 I First Look of BOSS x Russell Athletic team up

The bold casualwear for men and women will be launched in March 2021

BOSS is teaming up with iconic American brand Russell Athletic to create a capsule collection of bold casualwear for a new generation. Inspired by both brands’ archives, the designs will unite expert BOSS tailoring and Russell Athletic’s instantly recognizable sportswear aesthetic in a unique style.

HUGO BOSS Chief Brand Officer, Ingo Wilts says, “Casualization is an important element in our  BOSS collections, so it’s the perfect time to partner with a pioneer in this field. Russell Athletic invented the sweatshirt almost 100 years ago, and it has been a great experience to work with a brand that has such a heritage and expertise in sportswear.”

Ricardo Aranda, Vice President of Russell Athletic, adds: “We are excited to partner with one of the biggest fashion brands in the world to create a collection that takes inspiration from fashion and sports to reinvent iconic pieces in a whole new way.”

On the partnership, Wilts continues, “When I first traveled to the US, a Russell Athletic sweatshirt was among my first purchases. I have always wanted to do something with the brand, so this collaboration is a very special project for me personally. Working with the team in Kentucky was absolutely enriching and inspiring.”

 

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Embrace the spotlight – ‘ Twist and Tang’ your way with Shanghai Tang

Create your unique standout look with personalised embroidered tapes and frog buttons on your Shanghai Tang Qipao and Tang Jacket
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It’s your turn to take centre stage with Shanghai Tang’s brand new ‘ Twist and Tang’ personalisation service specially designed for our beloved Qipaos and Tang jackets. Inject bold personality into your favourite iconic pieces by mixing and matching your choice of embroidered tape and frog button styles; ‘ Twist and Tang’ offers a vibrant selection of 10 meticulously embroidered tapes and 10 handmade frog buttons for you to play with. Enjoy experimenting with all sorts of combinations before picking the perfect tape and button for your own customised Qipao and Tang jacket.

Frog buttons
Embroidered tapes

For modern men and women, Shanghai Tang redefines the legendary Tang fashion as stylish and wearable pieces with YOUR own special signature twist. Stand out from the crowd and let the playful ‘ Twist and Tang’ touches of your customised piece shine through. No longer solely for the formal occasions of yesteryear, Shanghai Tang’s modern updated Qipaos and Tang jackets are the elegant, versatile go-anywhere look. From the office to a night out or weekend brunch, style your Qipao and Tang jacket your way and make it the ideal mix of contemporary chic and old-school cool. Whether it be with biker boots, a denim/leather jacket, statement jewellery or a jaunty hat, show off your original Shanghai Tang ensemble with your own sense of panache – there are no rules.

In the dynamic new ‘ Twist and Tang’ campaign, six distinctive personalities come to life with fresh Qipao and Tang jacket looks bursting with their own vibe. From confident and tough to sexy and sensual, to playful and expressive, each unique ‘Twist and Tang’ look inspires the imagination and dares you to style Shanghai Tang your way.

The Unmistakable Allure of a ‘ Twist and Tang’ Qipao Transcending time and trends, the qipao (also known as the cheongsam) is the quintessential Chinese style dress, known for classic beauty and a tailored silhouette that accentuates curves in all the right places. Shanghai Tang’s take on the modern qipao combines the masterful tailoring and intricate elements of the traditional qipao with a modern twist including contemporary silk-cotton materials, elevated details and modernised silhouettes. Whether dressed up for classic charm or dressed down for a more casual and edgy take, the qipao never fails to impress. With ‘ Twist and Tang’ , the qipao’s
iconic slit can be customised to feature your choice of embroidered tape and frog button style for your own added allure.

Incomparable Flair with a ‘ Twist and Tang’ Tang Jacket Traditionally associated with the Qing dynasty upper class and formal wear of the 1940s, Shanghai Tang has reinvented the Tang jacket with stretchy modern textiles, printed silk lining and a stunningly androgynous appeal, perfect for a variety of unisex and neutral looks or sharing with your partner. Thanks to ‘ Twist and Tang’ , dare to be different with your favourite embroidered tape detailing on upturned sleeve cuffs and stylish frog buttons in your hand picked palette for the ultimate flair.

Embroidered Tapes Inject Signature Personality ‘Twist and Tang’ offers 10 vibrant tape options for you to customise your Qipao or Tang jacket. Crafted from 100% mulberry silk, these gorgeous silk tapes are embroidered with multicolour or metallic patterns which pay tribute to time-honoured folklores, legends and
motifs. Playful colours and intricate designs inject a personal statement into your customised piece.

Maje FW20 The Mood featuring Kiwi Lee

Parisian fashion label Maje collaborated with style icon Kiwi Lee (@kiwileehan) to create a fun video on the theme”THE MOOD”, to demonstrate the brand’s distinctive image for Maje Girl. Kiwi wears different outifts in the same space in the vdeo & a series of styling photos, just like the active Maje Girl who live many lives in one day. From daily casual wear to evening dresses, from office space to party location, Kiwi showcases different styles from Maje through a set of suit with leopard print jacket, wool jacket with bottle bag, printed dress with M Hat Bag and etc, revealing different possibilities of mix & match.

Embrace the spotlight – ‘Twist and Tang’ your way with Shanghai Tang

Create your unique standout look with personalised embroidered tapes and frog buttons on your Shanghai Tang Qipao and Tang Jacket

It’s your turn to take centre stage with Shanghai Tang’s brand new ‘Twist and Tang’ personalisation service specially designed for our beloved Qipaos and Tang jackets. Inject bold personality into your favourite iconic pieces by mixing and matching your choice of embroidered tape and frog button styles; ‘Twist and Tang’ offers a vibrant selection of 10 meticulously embroidered tapes and 10 handmade frog buttons for you to play with. Enjoy experimenting with all sorts of combinations before picking the perfect tape and button for your own customised Qipao and Tang jacket.

For modern men and women, Shanghai Tang redefines the legendary Tang fashion as stylish and wearable pieces with YOUR own special signature twist. Stand out from the crowd and let the playful ‘Twist and Tang’ touches of your customised piece shine through. No longer solely for the formal occasions of yesteryear, Shanghai Tang’s modern updated Qipaos and Tang jackets are the elegant, versatile go-anywhere look. From the office to a night out or weekend brunch, style your Qipao and Tang jacket your way and make it the ideal mix of contemporary chic and old-school cool. Whether it be with biker boots, a denim/leather jacket, statement jewellery or a jaunty hat, show off your original Shanghai Tang ensemble with your own sense of panache – there are no rules.

In the dynamic new ‘Twist and Tang’ campaign, six distinctive personalities come to life with fresh Qipao and Tang jacket looks, bursting with their own vibe. From confident and tough to sexy and sensual, to playful and expressive, each unique ‘Twist and Tang’ look inspires the imagination and dares you to style Shanghai Tang your way.

Embroidered Tapes Inject Signature Personality

‘Twist and Tang’ offers 10 vibrant tape options for you to customise your Qipao or Tang jacket. Crafted from 100% mulberry silk, these gorgeous silk tapes are embroidered with multicolour or metallic patterns which pay tribute to time-honoured folklores, legends and motifs. Playful colours and intricate designs inject a personal statement into your customised piece.

Frog Buttons Convey Your Unique Palette

Frog buttons are a respected craft and art form in its own right, giving Chinese fashion that instantly memorable character. ‘Twist and Tang’ offers 10 handcrafted frog button options that nod to tradition, updated in a variety of our handpicked colours. Both functional and ornamental, these buttons can be mixed-and-matched and colour-clashed as you please.

Ranging from HK$1,000 up to HK$3,000, there are three tiers of ‘Twist and Tang’ personalisation options for your customised Qipao or Tang jacket.

From the women’s collection, the process begins with the decision to personalise a stretch tailored Short Qipao, Long Qipao or Tang jacket in red or black. Once you decide on your silhouette, pick whether to personalise the piece’s embroidered tape, frog buttons, or mix-and-match both signature elements to create your own stunning combination.

In men’s, start the ‘Twist and Tang’ journey by picking either a black or olive active nylon Tang jacket. To give it your own bespoke feel, delve into different embroidered tape and frog button options and pairings to convey just the right touch of style.

‘Twist and Tang’ personalisation service is now available at the Shanghai Tang Mansion at Duddell Street and the Pacific Place Pop-Up Store until the end of October.

Shanghai Tang Mansion (Flagship)

1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong

+852 2525 7333

Official Website

shanghaitang.com

GCDS Tom & Jerry

The Italian street fashion brand GCDS has joined forces with Pokemon, Donald Duck, Hello Kitty, The Care Bears and other cartoon characters. This year’s autumn/winter 2020 series will also cooperate with the well-known American animation Tom & Jerry to launch a series of cute and playful “Back To Vico Stella 10”, which incorporates the theme of this season of GCDS, “Back To Vico Stella 10”. It is one of the mysterious winding mountain roads in Naples. It is also the hometown of creative director Giuliano Calza. The bay landscape is used on the clothes. As a background, everyone can better understand the life and spirit of Giuliano, GCDS and Napoli.

DIOR PRESENTS THE 30 MONTAIGNE SUNGLASSES

The 30 Montaigne sunglasses – inspired by the must-have bag of the same name and christened after the House’s emblematic address – reaffirm their resolutely Dior style in new iterations designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and unveiled at the House’s Fall-Winter 2020-2021 ready-to-wear fashion show. The square, 70s-style frames, punctuated by the iconic “CD” signature, are now available in ivory, black or tortoiseshell- inspired versions. Embellished with a fine gold-finish edging, lenses tinted in captivating shades of burgundy, blue or gray complete the couture look.

 

FURLA FALL WINTER 2020 COLLECTION

 

The Furla Fall Winter 2020 collection is characterised by details that transform each item into an object of desire. Season after season, creativity is showcased in a collection that presents, in addition to bags and small leather goods for women and men, a wide range of lifestyle items including footwear, sunglasses, scarves and jewelry.

Reminiscent of the Bolognese loggias and the Palazzo Furla’s entrance, the arch, as an iconic symbol of the brand, becomes an elegant decorative and structural element of many creations.

Alongside the arch, the new season draws inspiration from the hummingbird whose plumage informs the color palette of this Fall Winter: ranging from Cherry Red to Purple Flamingo, crossing the shades of Ocean Blue up to the iridescences of Gold and Ruthenium. This rainbow of colors is a protagonist within prints, patches and embroideries featured both on leather and silky materials.

These features can be found within the Furla 1927 top handle and crossbody bags along with the new Furla Metropolis, on both its round shape and metallic leather versions. The Fall Winter is also enriched with shoulder bags, handbags, practical totes and hobo bags.