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Lane Crawford Celebrates Chinese New Year With "New Traditions"

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HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2016) - Lane Crawford, Greater China's iconic luxury department store, celebrates the Lunar New Year with a modern take on Chinese traditions. An enticing range of uniquely curated lifestyle and fashion edits, as well as gift options in store and online will inspire and delight, blessing friends and relatives with tokens of love and well wishes in the year of the monkey.

NEW ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS
To support emerging creatives across multiple disciplines, Lane Crawford has commissioned eight contemporary artists to create unique visual installations in its Greater China stores and online flagship Lanecrawford.com. Artists Andrea Minini, Angel Chen, Desmond Leung, Hui Hoi Kiu, Huijun Guan, Mosaic Art Projects, Jan Zhou, and Yeli Gu join Lane Crawford to celebrate Chinese New Year traditions and themes through a modern, artistic perspective. Milan-based designer, Andrea Minini, known for his animal illustrations that feature textured moiré patterns, has collaborated with Lane Crawford to design a gold monkey graphic. The graphic creates an unusual intersection between natural forms and mathematics, delivering a compelling sense of motion through natural curves that highlight the shape of a monkey.

In Hong Kong, Mosaic Art Projects, led by visual artists Karen Pow and Chao Harn Kae, presents Percipient Monkey, a larger-than-life papier-mâché sculpture of a monkey that references the traditional Chinese art of paper-cutting, an expression of good wishes and hope. Hong Kong-based media artist, Desmond Leung, merges traditional and modern mediums of paint and ink with digital animations to create a new visual language. Leung's Scatter Bloom is an LED motion installation that depicts flowers blossoming in vibrant colours to symbolise a flourishing new year. These moving images are reflected in mirrors to create a dynamic infinite effect.

In celebration of the year of the monkey, Chinese digital artist Huijun Guan has created a video installation entitled Monkey Mansion that explores Chinese elements in architecture and old Chinese idioms. Viewers peeking through the windows of the mansion will see three moving monkeys that represent the phrase, 'See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil'. Hui Hoi Kiu, a recent graduate from Hong Kong Baptist University's Visual Arts programme, presents 81 Steps to Spring, an art piece inspired by the ancient Chinese practice of counting down to spring, which begins on the first day of the winter solstice. Hui has printed 80 white tissue boxes with a blue and white porcelain pattern to represent the days leading up to the Lunar New Year and the start of the new season, with the final tissue box featuring a hand-drawn red and gold monkey pattern. Lastly, Chinese fashion designer Jan Zhou's embossed paintings, The Yellow PeonyNo. 1, 2, 3 and 4, are featured at the Lane Crawford Pacific Place Home Store, bringing a touch of festive spirit through contemporary art.

PERSONALISE YOUR LUNAR NEW YEAR GREETINGS
Create and send your own festive wishes with the Lane Crawford interactive "Lunar New Year Calligraphy Creator" eCard service on www.lanecrawford.com/lunarnewyear2016, which will be available from Jan 28, 2016. Personalise your eCard with the calligraphy tool that will guide you to handwrite a selection of auspicious Chinese greetings. Select from a range of graphic backgrounds designed by renowned contemporary Chinese artists, and autograph your creations before sharing with your friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

NEW YEAR NEW LOOK
Refresh your look with Lane Crawford's exclusive New Year, New You Beauty Box. Designed in collaboration with young Chinese designer, Angel Chen, one of Lane Crawford's creative call-out finalists, the Beauty Box features a vibrant print designed exclusively for Lane Crawford and converts into a handbag with an attached strap. This limited edition Beauty Box houses a selection of deluxe miniatures of Lane Crawford's newest beauty offerings, including signature products from Skin Laundry, hand and body cream from RK, Phenomen'eyes mascara and Le Rouge lipstick from Givenchy, Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick from Hourglass, and eau de toilette vaporisateur natural spray from Diptyque. "As a young designer, I am grateful that Lane Crawford understands the essence of my design and has been very supportive of my work," says Chen. Taking inspiration from her SS16 collection, the exclusive box features a cabin, river and flower motif as seen through the imaginative eyes of children. Each element in the design also symbolises a sweet family reunion for this special occasion making for the perfect fashion accessory for the new season ahead.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with auspicious gold items from Cle de Peau, La Prairie, and Skin Laundry, or red beauty products from Clarisonic, Givenchy, Hourglass, Shiseido, and YSL. Charming Chinese New Year-themed jewellery pieces are perfect for the festive season: Bao Bao Wan presents "The Little Ones", a Lane Crawford worldwide exclusive capsule collection featuring delightful charms inspired by Chinese customs; while British jewellery concept, Loquet London, offers customisable "loquets" for a bespoke gift from the heart, with a special monkey charm and diamond pavé lockets to celebrate the year of the monkey.

Usher in the new year with Lane Crawford's range of statement-making fashion pieces. Emerging designers from Lane Crawford's "Created in China" programme, an initiative to nurture and support Chinese talents, offer a covetable selection of modern looks for the new year. Ms Min's romantic women's collection of exquisitely tailored silhouettes convey simple elegance, while men seeking a more experimental take on style will find a refreshing edit of shirts, trousers, and blazers from Uma Wang and Ziggy Chen.

Take a bold first step into the new year with splashes of festive gold and red. British luxury footwear brand, Paul Andrew, presents the Gold Collection, a worldwide exclusive collection for Lane Crawford that comprises three pairs of rare heels that are plated in 24K gold. Finished in black suede and satin, the collection is designed for "ladies for who consider 'luxury' a clichéd term". Red can also be seen throughout designer handbag collections from the likes of Alexander Wang, Chloé, and Tory Burch, while Venna stands out with a statement necklace in rubies and gold chain, a modern celebration in true Chinese New Year tradition.

In a masculine take on the Lunar New Year red, footwear and accessories in subtle and sophisticated burgundy offer a dash of modernity for men. Maison Margiela's classic burgundy leather backpack and Alexander Wang's skull-patterned scarf in red and burgundy are sure to make an impact. Wang's skull-printed belt also reflects a modern take on formal dressing with a hint of urban punk. A pair of versatile Common Projects lace-up shoes completes any ensemble with style and ease.

Uniquely modern home items will give your abode a fresh new look and are also the perfect gifts for family and friends. Creative Hong Kong brand, Tang Tang Tang Tang, offers an array of Chinese New Year limited edition items including a candy condiment box, a storage box, and a foldable side table, all in an exclusive walnut veneer; fortune cookie-shaped salt and pepper shakers; roast duck ox bone chopsticks; and glass-printed Lazy Susans. Monkey-themed products add a cheeky touch to gifting, with items including Fornasetti's Scimmie scented candle, Lladró's porcelain monkey figurine, Zuny's monkey paperweight and bookend set, Seletti's monkey lamps, Tittot's monkey art glass figurines, and Daum's crystal monkeys. Fortnum & Mason offers a wide variety of biscuit, tea, and chocolate selections, as well as the brand's new Mini Merry Go Round Musical Biscuit Tin that rotates and plays a music box melody.

Other creative gifts that will leave a lasting impression include Lane Crawford's worldwide exclusive Lumio gold edition folding book lamp; a red edition of Bookniture, a book that unfolds into a multifunctional stool; Agresti's handcrafted wood mahjong game set; and Seletti's neon art wall light (Fortune) . Festive decorations such as the Chat Lucky Cat from Baccarat and figurines from X+Q symbolise good fortune and joy.

Those planning to entertain at home will love Seletti's Hybrid Collection featuring dinnerware pieces that serve as both elegantly modern accents to the table and also as interesting conversation pieces. In addition, L'Objet features a wide selection of beautiful gold dinnerware and serveware sets, while handmade sweet boxes from SV Casa are perfect for serving traditional Chinese New Year candies and snacks.

A total of 14 new options have been added to The Bar's premium wine, champagne, and spirits collection, including Suntory Hibiki 30 Year-old blended Japanese whisky and selections from Benjamin & Blum, Boroli, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Del Maguey, Glendalough, Hanson, Mr Black, Sipsmith, and Terrazas. The Bar will continue its weekend tastings across all Lane Crawford stores from January 16 to February 7.

Lane Crawford rounds up the joyous season with its signature services, designed and personalised to cater to each customer's needs. From January 22 to February 10, every customer who shops in store or online will be entitled to a complimentary set of red packets designed by Andrea Minini.

Our experienced teams of personal stylists, beauty consultants, and concierge staff are on hand to assist customers at all Lane Crawford stores, and customers will continue to enjoy same-day in store pick up, as well as free international shipping and returns for all online purchases at lanecrawford.com.

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