Images courtesy of 2019 finalists


A new generation of talent emerges

In its fifth season, our Creative Call Out is a part of our commitment to identify and nurture the best talent that we can find in fashion and lifestyle across the globe.

For this event, more than 200 applications were received from across fashion, lifestyle, and other creative disciplines; and of these, 109 were invited to present to the panels of esteemed judges. The applicants were then culled to a line-up of 7 finalists.

From the product category, the finalists were menswear brand Karmuel Young and lifestyle brand Benwu Edition (with a product line developed by interior design studio, Benwu Studio). From the creative disciplines, fashion photographers Aki Deng, He Nan, Meihui Wang, and Oscar Chik were selected, with fashion stylist Wilona Lin rounding off the finalists.

We are also very honoured to announce that Karmuel Young’s Spring Summer 2020 collection will launch in January 2020 at both flagship stores, Lane Crawford ifc mall and Lane Crawford Shanghai Times Square, with Benwu Edition launching in May 2020!

The finalists will also be part of the Lane Crawford content team, that will conceptualise and produce a brand campaign for April 2020, which will be featured both in store and online, and across all Lane Crawford channels.

Image courtesy of Karmuel Young

KARMUEL YOUNG, MENSWEAR (@karmuelyoung_official)

Founded by designer Karmuel Young in 2014, this eponymous label is inspired by everyday routines and the enormous creative potential the designer finds to be in menswear. The brand aspires to use innovative equations to transform easily forgotten details into unconventional possibilities. The label’s perfectly crafted menswear is engineered to embody minimalism and modernity, and is tailor-made for men who seek an alternative sort of sartorial execution, one that answers operational as well as aesthetic needs.

Image courtesy of Benwu Studio


The lifestyle label launched by Benwu Studio presents a collection of design products put together in two different ways: those that have been developed by the Studio, and those that are collaborations with carefully selected names from around the world. Inspired by progressive fashion and emerging technology, Benwu Studio’s design approach is to create functional and playful products that can provide the market lesser known alternatives that are very relevant to current needs and context. The brand is driven by craft research, material innovation, and tech applications.

Image courtesy of Aki Deng


A final year student from the Communication University of Zhejiang, majoring in Photography, Aki Deng draws inspirations from shooting portraits of people from all walks of life.

Image courtesy of He Nan


Born and rasied in Heilongjiang, He Nan is a photographer based in Shanghai. He Nan’s conceptual style is a play on constrast and silhouette. He Nan is also a multimedia artist who enjoys painting.

Image courtesy of Meihui Wang


A university student from Shanghai, Meihui Wang began painting at a young age before being inspired to take up photography; something that she believes will enable her to better connect and share her concept of inclusivity.

Image courtesy of Oscar Chik


A documentary photographer based in Hong Kong, China, Oscar Chik is a multi-talented artist who also does fashion styling and editorial. His work often fuses elements of reality and fantasy.

Image courtesy of Wilona Lin

WILONA LIN, STYLIST (@roaringwilona)

After graduating from London College of Fashion, Wilona majored in Fashion Styling and Production. A WenZhou native, Wilona Lin is a stylist and creative director who is passionate about Surrealism. She is keen to contribute to the evolving landscape of fashion media in China.

A huge congratulations to our finalists, as well as everyone who participated. We are already looking forward to seeing all of the next crop of talents from all creative disciplines next time!

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