Whether it’s the world of fashion, beauty, watches or jewellery — or for restaurants and bars — pop-ups are officially a thing in Hong Kong, offering all of us the perfect solution to feed our never-ending appetite for unique offerings and new experiences. For the sartorial and watch aficionados, in particular, we have good news for you: there’s an influx of unique pop-ups currently emerging across town. Curious to know what’s on offer? Read on to discover six of the latest Hong Kong pop-ups to visit before it’s too late.
Miu Miu Disco pop-up store
Teaming up with Lane Crawford for the very first time, Miu Miu has just launched a disco-themed pop-up store at the retailer’s ifc boutique, where customers are welcome to join the fun in a space adorned with glitter balls and a mirrored bar inspired by the disco scene of the 1970s and 80s.
In line with the glamourous surrounds, the Miu Miu Disco Pop-Up focuses specifically on a selection of luxury laminated leather bags and accessories in metallic shades, while a selection of styles from the brand’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection also available exclusively at Lane Crawford during the 3-week pop-up.
When: Through 4 July
Where: Podium 3, 8 Finance Street, ifc Mall, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2118 2288
Omega’s “Her Time” exhibition
While it may seem like the watch industry has only just started to truly explore the feminine sector, Omega has already been creating watches for women for over a century. To show us all the evolution of women’s timepieces and changing styles across the years, the watchmaker is bringing its “Her Time” exhibition to Hong Kong. From the early Lèpine pendants and the iconic Ladymatic, to “secret jewellery watches” and today’s latest creations — be prepared to marvel at all these ladies’ creations that are not only beautiful to look at, but exceptionally crafted within.
When: Now through 21 June
Where: 8 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2518 9890
When: 22 June to 2 July 2018
Where: 82-84 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2518 9862
Chanel ‘Le Temps Chanel’ watch exhibition
Since 1987, Chanel has defined a unique vision of watchmaking by creating pieces that are not only objects of desire and beauty, but also made with the craftsmanship and technical expertise to ensure that these creations will last for generations to come. To introduce us to all of these high-end wonders, the house is hosting a ‘Le Temps Chanel’ watch exhibition (translated as ‘The Time of Chanel’) in Hong Kong, where visitors will be able to enjoy close-up views of the brand’s signature timepieces from throughout the years: the audacious Première, the ceramic J12, the androgynous Boy.Friend, the latest Code Coco, and other one-of-a-kind Mademoiselle Privé creations.
When: Now through 24 June 2018
Where: HART Hall at H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Moynat Ephemeral Gallery
French heritage house Moynat is holding a unique trunk show, the Ephemeral Gallery, in Hong Kong for a period of three months. The showspace, now located at Pacific Place, features both women’s and men’s leather goods and accessories, trunks and textiles, along with Moynat’s signature personalisation service, which includes hand-painted initials.
The Mini Pyramid bag, which is part of Moynat’s Mini Vanity collection, is amongst the highlights of the new leather offerings at the store. It features an unusual geometric shape inspired by The Louvre, and is exclusively available at the pop-up in limited quantity.
When: Now through August 2018
Where: Shop 300D, Level 3, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Blancpain Ocean Commitment pop-up exhibition
Blancpain is celebrating the 65th anniversary of its legendary Fifty Fathoms with a pop-up exhibition, where visitors will get a better understanding of the house’s rich watchmaking heritage, along with its continuous dedication to ocean preservation and conservation efforts through the Blancpain Ocean Commitment program.
The exhibition will feature photographic works captured by Laurent Ballesta — marine scientist, distinguished underwater photographer and also winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 (Earth’s Environments category) — which were all conceived through the Gombessa project, which was supported by Blancpain in the effort to advance the public’s understanding of the undersea ecosystems.
Blancpain’s latest Ocean Commitment wristwatch, as well as a selection of historical Fifty Fathoms watches, current collections, novelties and limited-edition pieces will be showcased during the event. In addition, there will be special watchmaking workshops which you can sign up for here.
When: 28 June to 6 July
Where: G/F, China Building, 29 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2518 9800
Piaget ‘Sunny Side of Life’ pop-up gallery
Adhering to the jeweller and watchmaker’s new brand philosophy and concept, ‘Sunny Side of Life‘, Piaget has temporarily transformed the gallery at its Mandarin Oriental store into a blissful, tropical-themed environment, where guests are encouraged to celebrate life’s most radiant moments by embracing audacity, elegance and boundless positivity.
The gallery has also been set up to shed a spotlight on Piaget’s array of exquisite archival pieces from its Patrimony and Possession collections; and to reveal its sophisticated and timeless aesthetics that still radiate through the new collections we see today. These heritage pieces — each containing a rich history that spans over half a century — have all been especially flown into Hong Kong for this pop-up, so make sure you head over for a glimpse before it’s too late.
When: Now through 31 July
Where: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2530 2188