We’ve done our very best to bring exceptional curations to our community of customers since 1850. For our 170th, we’re bringing you extra special, exclusive collections from Thom Browne, Gabriela Hearst, Sacai x Li Lihong, René Caovilla, Knoll, Fornasetti, Baccarat x Be@rbrick – all to remember our history, celebrate our present, and reimagine luxury as a part of our vision for the future.
Thom Browne x Lane Crawford 170th Collection
Working exclusively with Lane Crawford, Thom has selected and reworked 17 suits from his personal archive – pieces he has worn himself, some dating back to when he started his brand 15 years ago; all handmade in his Long Island, New York tailoring facility. He has taken classic grey suits made from the highest quality English suiting fabrics, of both summer and winter weights, all customised with authentic patches representing 20th century American teams’ sports, and his own trademark grosgrain ribbons. Every suit has been hand-distressed, showing Thom’s love for well loved, worn-in, and storied clothing. Every single piece of the collection is unique and unisex.
“I’ve had a relationship with Lane Crawford for almost 15 years. It’s important to me to have a retailer that supports the creativity of pure design and really conceptual ideas – that’s something really and something Lane Crawford has always encouraged,” Thom said.
“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,” Thom 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.”
There will be a touring exhibition of this collection at all Lane Crawford stores in China. The exhibition will make its debut at Lane Crawford Chengdu IFS from October 17, 2020 to October 31, 2020 and will be made available for public viewing in Lane Crawford stores in Shanghai Times Square and Seasons Place Beijing from November 5, 2020 to November 19, 2020.
Gabriela Hearst x Lane Crawford 170th Collection
Gabriela Hearst has worked exclusively with Lane Crawford for its 170th anniversary to create the Retrofit Capsule. Taking 18 loved styles from her archives, Gabriela has reinterpreted them in new ways using upcycled materials including cashmere and leather, using tie-dye techniques as well as utilising hand embroidery, to update her signature silhouettes. The capsule includes skirts, dresses, blazers, trousers, knits and puffers; including a piece that bears the badge of the famous Hearst family estate, San Simeon. The collection embodies her commitment to creating timeless pieces through sustainable methods. Gabriela’s process for the Retrofit Capsule has been documented throughout and customers can see the upcycling transformation from the original piece to the final product.
“For us to make a retrofit collection, it was a dream. It’s a project that we’ve worked for a few years thinking about it and to be able to launch it with Lane Crawford, exclusively in Asia is an amazing platform. We’re very excited to do the most sustainable action you can do: repurpose something existing and create something new and beautiful,” Gabriela said.
This collection will be available from October 12, 2020 at Lane Crawford Shanghai Times Square, Seasons Place Beijing, Chengdu IFS and online.
Gabriela is known for her highly covetable handbags and to mark this special anniversary she is also staging an exclusive global launch of five new handbags with Lane Crawford, which will launch on October 29, 2020.
Sacai x Li Lihong x Lane Crawford 170th Collection
Sacai ’s Chitose Abe has worked with Lane Crawford since her first collections, so celebrating Lane Crawford’s 170th anniversary called for something very special.
Chitose has partnered with ceramic artist Li Lihong, who is known for combining traditional blue and white painted china techniques with sculptural pieces of iconic consumer products and brands, including Mickey Mouse ears and the McDonald’s logo. Chitose was particularly taken with Li’s Coca Cola bottle, so together they have created 20 sets of Coca Cola bottle sculptures painted with Sacai ’s latest prints; all held in a classic buddy-bottle-holder made of Perspex, emblazoned with the Sacai logo. In the entire world, there are only just five that have been signed. These limited edition sets are available only in Hong Kong.
“Lane Crawford had been one of the great long-time partners and has always been respectful to sacai ’s DNA when it comes to representing the brand in any occasions. This particular collaboration with Li LiHong was actually chosen by my intuition, when I was first introduced to his artwork by Lane Crawford. 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. I am very excited to have this unique opportunity to go beyond the usual fashion framework,” Chitose said.
Available in stores at Lane Crawford Hong Kong and online at www.lanecrawford.com in mid-October 2020 and in Lane Crawford China at the end of October 2020.
René Caovilla x Lane Crawford 170th Collection
René Caovilla collaborates with Lane Crawford to present a glamourous René Caovilla x Peggy Guggenheim capsule — a global-exclusive release specially created to celebrate our 170th anniversary. There are three key elements that inspired the three pieces of this capsule: the mesh-web, jewel-entwined design of the entrance gate of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice (the Museum Door Slingback and Mule); Peggy's signature bold butterfly-shaped sunglasses, which she had specially commissioned by American artist Edward Melcarth (the Butterfly Slingback); and, naturally, the architectural curves of her favourite pair of René Caovilla shoes (the Butterfly Sandal).
Revered for its family legacy for making exquisite luxury pieces, and adored for their iconic representations of modern femininity, this special capsule is every shoe collector’s dream. Available in Lane Crawford ifc mall and Canton Road and online at www.lanecrawford.com now.
Peggy Guggenheim 'Eyewear' embellished sandals
Peggy Guggenheim 'Museum Door' embellished mules
Peggy Guggenheim 'Eyewear' embellished slingback pumps
Peggy Guggenheim 'Museum Door' embellished slingback pumps
Knoll, x Lane Crawford 170th Collection
Accompanied by a certificate of exclusivity, this limited edition Barcelona chair and daybed in the exclusive colourways of chrome and navy leather will be available in Lane Crawford Pacific Place home store and online at www.lanecrawford.com from October 1, 2020.
Fornasetti x Lane Crawford 170th Collection
The renowned Italian artisanal brand launches an exclusive Gold Coromandel Dinnerware set and an exclusive star print porcelain collection that will be available in all stores and online at www.lanecrawford.com from October 1, 2020.
Tema E Variazioni ashtray N°399
Tema E Variazioni wall plate N°399
Tema E Variazioni centrepiece plate N°399
Coromandel dessert plate – Coromandel Egocentrismo
Coromandel plate – Coromandel Egocentrismo
Coromandel rim plate – Coromandel Egocentrismo
Baccarat x Be@rbrick
These limited-edition black crystal Be@rbrick collectables are designed by Japan’s Medicom Toy Incorporated in collaboration with Baccarat. These collectables will be available at Lane Crawford ifc mall and Pacific Place home store and online at www.lanecrawford.com from the end of October.<