“I imagined glorious travellers, flying in private jets from all over the world to China Club in cross cultural handmade clothing. I imagined women in Indian textiles, oriental reds, chinoiserie prints and sparkle, sitting upright on bright canvas clad chairs playing bridge and Mahjong with feral intimidation,” says Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee on his impressions of the China Club, Hong Kong and the inspiration behind his global exclusive collection for Lane Crawford.

Mukherjee has a fervid imagination and a passion for craft. He started the Sabyasachi brand from his parent’s living room in 2001 and has grown the company to encompass couture, ready-to-wear and collaborations in fine jewellery and wonderful leather trunks.