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What is Art? Lane Crawford taps global and local creatives to offer up unique perspectives

It’s an ongoing mission at Lane Crawford to offer all of us the stylish and luxury lifestyle we deserve. To achieve that, the retailer has continued to partner up with some of the most influential names in fashion, jewellery, beauty and even the arts and creative industries, taking us on endless journeys to discover new forms of expressions that best suit our personalities.

In anticipation of the epic upcoming art week in Hong Kong, Lane Crawford is launching yet another exciting project; this time, the retailer invites us to explore the old but ever-intriguing question, What is Art? To stimulate our thoughts on the matter and broaden the discussion, Lane Crawford has tapped a number of exciting brands such as Roksanda, Richard Quinn and Tome, along with over 20 international and emerging local artistic talents — including Craig & Karl, Zebu, Pose, Sorayama, Michelle Lin, Calvin Kwok, and many more — to share with us their many unique perspectives through an extensive range of art-inspired exclusive designs, capsule collections, installations and product showcases both in stores and online.

But that’s not all: This year, Lane Crawford has been named as the official sponsor partner by Art Central, and the retailer is set to bring over a large digital installation image booth for all art lovers to have some artistic fun. The booth shall be hosting an interactive game called Pick & Mix with Craig & Karl, where visitors can upload a photo of their face and create a digital masterpiece using bold, humorous and thoughtful illustrations based on the cult graphic designs of art duo Craig & Karl.

Lane Crawford's Art Central booth
Lane Crawford is the official sponsor partner of Art Central this year. Find them at their digital installation image booth for some artistic photo fun.

The ‘What is Art’ project, which is set to launch on 21 March, comprises over thirty global-exclusive collections and unique art collaborations, guaranteed to open up exciting new definitions of the diverse nature of art, today and tomorrow. Scroll down to find out some of the key highlights below.

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Art-inspired creations

Part of the over 30 art-inspired global-exclusive collections by top and emerging brands worldwide, Roksanda created hers based on her SS18 collection and inspirations from the works of Russian constructivist artist Kandinsky. The resulting collection features pastel colours and colour-blocking styles, which are accentuated further with soft and fluid lines.

Mark your calendars: Roksanda will personally launch her latest collections at Lane Crawford ifc mall on 22 March.

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Live street-art painting session

Designed by founder/creative director Jon Koon, New York designer streetwear brand, Haculla, is presenting a 10-style global-exclusive capsule collection featuring contemporary art paintings by iconic street artist Harif Guzman.

Mark your calendars: The creative duo will be hosting a live street art painting session at the Lane Crawford Canton Road on 23 March, to celebrate the launch of the “What is Art?” programme.

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'Pick & Mix portrait' interactive game

As the official sponsor partner of Art Central, Lane Crawford is launching a collaborative Pick & Mix with Craig & Karl interactive game booth at the art fair from 26 March to 1 April, where guests can learn to create a digital masterpiece based on the cult graphic designs of art duo Craig & Karl. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself and then start picking and mixing from a palette of fun stickers to create your own bold piece of art. Can’t make it to Art Central? Don’t worry, you can also access the game online at LaneCrawford.com from 21 March to 18 April.

What’s more: The one who has the best entry of the week will get to take home an exclusive Craig & Karl skateboard, valued at over HK$4,000.

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Limited-edition artworks

Get lost in the array of limited-edition artworks and globally exclusive merchandise by international artists such as London and cult New York-based graphic design duo Craig & Karl, Berlin-based creative duo Zebu, modern pop artist Pose, and Japanese illustrator Sorayama, which will all arrive and showcase at Lane Crawford for the ‘What is Art’ project.


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Jil Sander pop-up exhibition

Lucie and Luke Meier, creative directors for Jil Sander, will be launching their debut Spring/Summer 18 collection at Lane Crawford ifc mall with a special pop-up exhibition.

Mark your calendars: The husband-and-wife creative duo will join local style stars to celebrate the launch of their special pop-up on 27 March.

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Collaborations with 'Creative Call Out' talents

Lane Crawford has commissioned six contemporary artists from the ‘Creative Call Out‘ initiative to create unique visual installations in its Greater China stores and online at LaneCrawford.com. These creative talents include fashion illustrator Yvan Deng, contemporary artist Michelle Lin, Hong Kong illustrator Calvin Kwok and textile artist Sandra Chung Nga-shan, as well as Michael Porten and Will Penny, the Creative Call Out winners behind Pollinate.

What is Art? Lane Crawford taps global and local creatives to offer up unique perspectives

Cindie Chan

Style Editor

Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.

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