There are many perks to going to events. Free drinks, free food, free entertainment (have I mentioned meeting people yet?). Perhaps I am only impressed because 'party food' in my mind is still sausages and pineapples on a stick. Moving on, let's just say I've been lucky at these events. At Lane Crawford, it's a different level. Free flow Veuve Clicquot, photobooths, and waiters who would serve you fancy mini bites (does scallop sashimi served on a potato crisp topped with a thin slice of black truffle sound good?). Before I go on about the food, I'd like to thank Lane Crawford, Juice HK, Kevin Poon, Social Capital, Elephant Grounds, HKphotobox for inviting me and putting together these events. First up is Sacai "THE" Composition at Lane Crawford where I got to browse their new collection and meet the creative director of Sacai, Chitose Abe. Before Chitose launched the brand 15 years ago, she previously worked for Junya Wanatabe. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of her brand, she designed a capsule collection that included her favourite items from previous collections.
It didn't take long for me to get distracted by these green tea ice cream sandwiches. One of the waiters even funnily told me that he made them specially with 'less calories'. Read more about Chitose Abe's interview and browse the unique collection here.
Since I've been jumping between London and Hong Kong, I had to catch up on my knowledge on HK style trend setters. So it's no surprise that I haven't actually heard of Juice until this Summer. Originally found in 2003, where their first store opened at Causeway Bay, Juice has the aim to provide Hong Kong a store for people to buy official clothing from the likes of Jeremy Scott, HBA and HUF at market price. It grew from there and now Juice has become an international brand with stores in Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Taipei. In Hong Kong alone, there is another store at TST and now in Sheung Wan; making a total of 3! They even had custom made bubbles at the store opening and Elephant Grounds ice cream sandwiches.
And to finish off the evening, the last event was at Lane Crawford. It's a shame that LC decided not to organise a FNO (Vogue's Fashion Night Out) this year as I never had the chance to go in previous years. LC did do an invite-only exclusive shopper's evening where there were lots happening. I had a lot of fun making GIFs with Tania from The Laughing Shooter and sampling XTC gelato flavours.
To be continued…#tbc