Lane Crawford Celebrates 170th Anniversary With Designer Collaborations
Since 1850, Lane Crawford has been sourcing the best luxury products around the world and bringing them to Hong Kong. To celebrate their 170th anniversary this year, the luxury department store is launching Lane Crawford: Creating Stories since 1850 on October 8, introducing a series of campaigns and collaborations with leading designers to mark the milestone.
One of the most highly-anticipated collaborations, Thom Browne x Lane Crawford 170th Collection will be on exhibit at Lane Crawford IFC mall from November 5-19. Featuring 17 suits from Browne’s personal archive, the designer conveys his love for worn-in pieces through this special collection.
“The idea was to take my classic grey suit idea and interpret it into a special collection of 17 suits for the 170-year celebration,” Browne said. “I think the most interesting thing about the capsule is that you see clothing I wore 15 years ago - old pieces that are beautifully made and, in a way, look even better 15 years later than when they were new.”
Other leading collaborations include the Gabriela Hearst x Lane Crawford Retrofit Capsule and Sacai x Li Lihong x Lane Crawford 170th Collection, which will be available in Lane Crawford IFC mall and online from October 12.
Showcasing 18 styles from Gabriela Hearst’s archives, the designer will be updating these pieces using upcycled materials to breathe new life to the collection. To sweeten the deal, 13 new Gabriela Hearst handbags will also be launching at IFC Lane Crawford on October 30.
Aside from fashion collaborations, guests will also find special art and homeware collaborations to celebrate the anniversary. Sacai x Li Lihong x Lane Crawford 170th Collection is a special one. Japanese luxury fashion brand, Sacai, has partnered with ceramic artist, Li Lihong for Lane Crawford, creating 20 sets of Coca Cola bottle sculptures, all painted with Sacai’s latest prints and finished with the signature Sacai logo.
“This particular collaboration with Li LiHong was actually chosen by my intuition, when I was first introduced to his artwork by Lane Crawford,” said Chitose Abe, founder of Sacai.
“I immediately was inspired by his authentic work, which is the hybridization of the traditional technique and the contemporary iconography, which I felt is common to sacai philosophy, to reinterpret familiar products and transform them to something new.”
Other collaborations include a capsule shoe collection from René Caovilla, a limited edition Barcelona chair and daybed from Knoll, an exclusive dinnerware set from Fornasetti and a collectable black crystal Be@rbrick bears from Baccarat x Be@rbrick.
To kick off the series of celebrations, Lane Crawford is launching an immersive virtual reality film in stores on October 8. Viewed with VR headsets, guests will get the chance to watch choreographed dancers lead you through the history of the department store. Designed in collaboration with digital artist Justin Ridler, guests can expect to witness a jaw-dropping performance of dance, movement and fashion.
“What matters most to Lane Crawford in 2020 is the same thing that mattered to Lane Crawford in 1850,” said Andrew Keith, President of Lane Crawford, “Being able to source exceptional products and provide amazing experiences and service to our customers. We want to ensure that we continue to use our creative power to do that.”
Celebrations for Lane Crawford’s 170th anniversary will begin on October 8. Further information can be found on the website.
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