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Tropical Nights

We are being seduced by the beauty of exotic flowers all over again - and we’re not just talking fashion. Makeup artists in New York, London, Paris and Milan all agree in psychedelic harmony: it’s time to get your bright on. Lane Crawford guides your beauty colour palette for spring.

Hibiscus
Pinks

Think pretty in pink: from pastel blushes to punchy neon tones, it was all embraced with gusto this season, across the cheeks, over the lips and even the eyes. Keep the lips modern with a deep pigment that’s blotted several times over, and work a pinky blush around the eyes – just make sure you conceal any dark circles first.

Cyclamen
Blues

There’s nothing that screams tropical jungle more than luscious aquamarines, Yves Klein blues and soft cerulean hues. Consider this the S/S 14 update on the classic smokey eye. Wear these cobalt tones faded as eyeshadows, working outwards imprecisely to embrace this playful mood. Or, if you’re looking to dial it down for the daytime, opt for an eyeliner with a flash of blue, complemented by a black mascara – it’s super chic.

Bougainvillea
Orange

This season’s answer to the modern statement lip: take a sunset shade anywhere on the scale from coral to fluorescent neon. The hue is ever so wearable for medium skin tones and works beautifully with spring’s sporty mood. The modern take is always matte and applied using lip liner on the borders for perfect precision. Make sure lips are prepped with a good conditioner for an even application.

African
Violets

This is the one trend that can work for the soft, feminine and romantically inclined as well as the minimalist luxe sportswear lovers. Opt for a pale lilac with deep pigment on the lips for a bright playful twist on the more traditional peach shades, or embrace soft violets in pastels over the eyes that suit every skin tone and eye colour. Finish with a shimmer over the eyelid for a touch of evening glamour.

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The
Language
Of
Flowers


There are five iconic flowers in Chinese culture, jointly symbolising growth, life and prosperous beginnings;yet each has a special potency. We bring you the bouquet.

Orchid

Orchid

The purity of the sculptural orchid represents integrity and dignity, and this rarefied species is favoured amongst scholars. Frequently represented in Chinese works of art, the orchid is a harmonious balance of elegance and modesty, independence and amiability. Choose a dazzling orchid print for your summertime staples.

Chrysanthemum

Known as one of the ‘Four Gentlemen’ in Chinese art (the others being orchid, bamboo and plum blossom), the chrysanthemum is a metaphor for a noble, bold spirit. This flower braves freezing temperatures to bloom in an array of vibrant shades. Enjoy its optimism.

Lotus

Emerging from the mud, the lotus is an untainted bloom that rises above adversity. Mirror the tranquility and silent strength of this potent Chinese symbol with a spray of water lily scent.

Peony

Peony

Associated with prosperity and honour, the peony is a New Year bouquet favourite. This heavenly bloom with its multiple petal layers is known as ‘the king of flowers’ and is believed to be of divine descent. Surround yourself in the peony’s intoxicating aura.

Cherry Blossom

There is something undeniably romantic about flowers that appear as if by magic, only to create dreamlike canopies that are adored by all. The fleeting nature of the blossoming period makes the cherry all the more exceptional. Take your cues from its flirtatious spirit.

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TALENTS
IN
BLOOM

At Lane Crawford, we love to hothouse and collaborate with inspiring new minds in all fields of creativity, from photography to fashion to style. In China, we tapped into three great fast-rising designers. Meet Ms Min, Helen Lee and Chictopia - home grown and ready to take on the world.

Laurent Segretier

It’d be hard not to lose yourself in Laurent Segretier’s powerful and moving imagery. As an artist and photographer, Segretier pushes the boundaries by blurring static and moving imagery, resulting in dreamy, mesmerising compositions. We drew upon his signature style and collaborated on Lane Crawford’s Botanica campaign.

How would you describe your photographic style and what is it about the subject that you always try to capture?

I am photographing childhood memories of time spent looking at screens. In the 80's, screens were my windows to the world.

How did you realise you wanted to be a photographer?

I always knew. I developed a fascination for science and imagery from a very young age. I used to spend hours reading encyclopaedias, magazines and analysing movies with my dad. After graduating in Finance, I left Europe for China to rewind my life and follow my childhood dreams.

What was the concept behind shooting the Lane Crawford Botanica campaign?

I started working with fresh flowers, paint, chemicals, pigments, oil and fire. From that I moved to my lab to start the pixilation process. It shows an ongoing change, a mixture of organic patterns and digital etching.

Emerald Faerie

Stepping into one of Fiona Gall’s spaces is like being whisked away from reality straight into the pages of a whimsical fairy tale. This season, we allowed the lighting designer to put her magical hands to work, transforming our stores into a botanical-inspired dream.

How did you come up with the name “Emerald Faerie”?

The green fairy was the nickname for absinthe in the 19th century, as well as a metaphor for artistic exploration. One night after graduating, some friends and I had a bottle of absinthe and each of us was taking it in turns to map out our own futures. As I poured another glass, the Emerald Faerie name seemed obvious as it seemed to encapsulate what I wanted the brand to be – beautiful and glamorous.

What attracts you to work with the materials you do?

I love illustrations and find delight in trash, treasure and found objects. Chandeliers are fashioned from broken wine glasses and discarded optical lenses, while magnifying glasses can be transformed into a beautiful piece of jewellery or a lamp.

Ms Min

Describe Ms Min’s brand philosophy

Simplicity with depth, romanticism with edge and classic with a twist.

What are some of your favourite pieces from your current collection?

The pintuck blouse with gathered skirt represents a commitment to fine handwork, precious fabric and draping. The black boxy jacket paired with skinny pants is like the Ying Yang – it’s the balance of masculinity and femininity consistently found in my work.

How has being Chinese influenced your body of work?

The values and views of Chinese women are very close to my heart. Being educated in Europe and having the ability to travel round out my work and give it something truly personal which I hope has global appeal.

Helen Lee

What was your childhood like growing up in China?

My family taught me a lot about our history and culture. My father loved art and put me in painting classes when I was young. My mother loved to make clothes and accessories to dress me up in.

Describe the Helen Lee aesthetic in three words.

Chic, innovative, positive.

Which city do you find most inspiring?

Shanghai. I have always loved Shanghai and am inspired by the growing and changing city. It’s exciting, energetic and always new.

Chictopia

What are the elements of the Chictopia girl’s personality?

She’s young, quirky and elegant.

Which pieces from Spring/Summer 2014 encapsulate your brand’s DNA?

The face printed pieces with asymmetric cutting show the quirky side of the brand.

How has China’s views on fashion influenced your work?

People have become very interested in and open to new designers and original designs, which gives me space to explore ideas.

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Picture yourself for a moment
in a shimmering Dolce & Gabbana duchesse satin dress…

covered with appliquéd 3D almond blossom flowers (gentlemen, if you please - a Sacai blue flower print shirt) in a room that trails with plants and blooms floor to ceiling like the mystical hanging gardens of Babylon. The spring breeze is infused with the smell of freshly mown grass while the airwaves ring with Grace Jones’ earthy rendition of Edith Piaf’s music hall classic ‘La Vie en Rose.’ You have just found the epicentre of design’s most delightful new obsession - Botanica.

Designers, artists and creatives the world over are turning their focus away from past clichés of luxury to embrace the multi-sensorial world of plants. In this new greenfield of design, anything can happen. Jewellers like Venessa Arizaga and Assad Mounser are twisting and crafting precious metals into necklaces with fern-inspired fronds dotted with green jewels;ceramicists are sculpting clay with surfaces grained like bark;and silk looms have gone into overdrive issuing metres of dazzling blossomed cloth. There are exotic jungle prints by Carven, 3D blooms decorating

skate sneakers at Maison Martin Margiela and pansies and roses scattered over Givenchy’s backpacks. And it also infiltrates shape and silhouette - cue tulip shaped hems at Stella McCartney and dresses that bloom in layers of lace organza and a whole array of tropical makeup shades.

At the Spring/Summer shows, entire catwalks were transformed into garden paradises. At Dior, whose house emblem is lily of the valley, the set was decorated with hundreds of multi-coloured plants and flowers;Dolce & Gabbana transplanted almond trees from their native Sicily
and, not to be outdone, Moncler’s runway was transformed into as an urban jungle.

Arguably, not one set of spring collections has gone by without flower motifs - floral is a well-rehearsed formula that signals the dawn of femininity in a new year. The difference now is that we are immersing ourselves in this botanical world, embracing what is new and buzzing with natural, creative energy. As an ancient Greek proverb goes, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.”


This verdant, fecund world represents a wonderful escape. The creative director of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, visits the renovated gardens of Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, London, which feel a world away from the congested metropolis.

In Hangzhou, one of the biggest draws are the nurseries near the Lingyin Temple where you will find orchid hot houses, immaculately clipped fruit trees, shrubs and a genteel tea house. The Belgian designer, Dries Van Noten, spends his downtime in Antwerp tending to an immaculate walled rose garden, while in New York, Calvin Klein’s creative director Francisco Costa lavishes equal attention on the wisteria and climbing plants that surround his Long Island house.

But probably the most brilliant facet of Botanica is that one doesn’t require a garden to enjoy it. Slip on a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood floral lace pumps;plump up those Kristjana S Williams cushions and plant a window box. There you are bonded - man and woman to nature - just as it should be. Such is the vibrancy of Botanica.

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Printed Matters

Spring is brimming with newness and energy, and with it comes a kaleidoscope of vibrant prints and dazzling bursts of colour. It’s time to revitalise with styling tips from one of China’s leading fashion stylists, Lucia Liu.

Printed Matters

Paint your own expressionist picture by juxtaposing a multitude of carefully considered layers on top of one another for an artfully curated look.

“To make a floral bustier work for the day simply layer over a T-shirt and zip up a pencil skirt.”

Floribunda

Experiment with the scale and proportions of different floral forms on everything from shirts to skirts to build a beautiful bouquet of blooms.

“Floral on floral – try layers of flowers in varying sizes.”

Striped
Candy

Create an optical illusion with simple prints such as polka dots and stripes. The only thing to keep in mind is that less is more;you don’t want to induce a headache.

“Polka dots and stripes are two classic fashion prints – put them together and they work magically.”

Beauty Tips

  • 01

    A soft orange tone on the lips works on all medium toned skin types, and against a warm complexion will add a healthy glow. If a full orange shade is too much, dab it gently over a balm with your fingers for a subtle stain.

  • 02

    Makeup should be minimal against the bold colour palette for spring. Take a medium foundation shade, sweep over the apples and hollows of the cheeks to highlight those cheekbones and give your face more dimension.

  • 03

    Keep the hair pared back with a low ponytail that is clasped at the nape of the neck. To maintain a groomed finish, apply hair spray to the fingertips and smooth over the top of the head and sides.

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The Power of Plants

It’s time to reap the benefits of what nature has to offer, as the latest in skincare uses powerful flora to fight the signs of ageing. Lane Crawford’s beauty editor Emma Strenner guides you through the star ingredients.

Camellia Seeds

This rich source of oil has been used in Japan for centuries to moisturise and condition hair, skin and nails. One of the most hydrating and quickly absorbed oils around, it’s also super gentle for cleansing and won’t leave any excess on the skin after use.

Magnolia

Here is another flower with super powers in the skincare arena, with nourishing properties from both its bark and petals. Magnolia bark is anti-inflammatory and calming while the flower extract dramatically reduces stress-induced redness. This is the go-to when you need something soothing that won’t cause irritation.

Jasmine

Aside from its soothing, luxurious scent, this nocturnal flower has calming properties for sensitive skin. Jasmine extracts stimulate cell turnover, acting as a very gentle exfoliator, without causing irritation. It also moisturises, which leaves your skin looking healthy and glowing.

Ginseng

A traditional medicinal root for everything from boosting energy to reducing stress, the mighty ginseng has plenty more to offer in the anti-ageing stakes. When used in skincare, this ingredient can really boost the strength of the skin’s barrier. Its antioxidant properties can help to soothe dehydrated skin while simultaneously balancing excess oil to keep breakouts at bay.

Chrysanthemum

These precious flowers are the ultimate multi-taskers. Not only are they good for your health when drunk in tea, but this wonder-flower will infuse you with plenty of antioxidants to strengthen the skin and de-puff around the eyes too. They also stimulate circulation, giving your skin a wonderful healthy glow.

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NewBuds

Inspired by the vivid world of plants, here’s our pick of scintillating exhibitions, creative collaborations and in-store sensations. From white eyeliner to dazzling chandeliers and petal layered skirts, this is where spring begins.

Flower Power

Flower Power

Azuma Makoto’s passion for exploring natural beauty extends far beyond table arrangements. Forging an innovative bond between botany and art, the Japanese floral artist manipulates leaves, trees and flowers to create captivating sculptures, installations and objects. Visit Makoto’s haute couture flower shop – Jardins des Fleurs – in Tokyo.

Best Foot Forward

Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci has teamed up with Nike to create a capsule collection of sneakers based on the sportswear brand’s iconic Air Force 1. The four styles are predominantly white with flashes of colour surrounding Nike’s signature swoosh. Kicks never looked so good.

Best Foot Forward
Bigger & Better

Bigger &Better

Come and explore the new Home & Lifestyle Department at our Lane Crawford ifc mall store. Located on the fourth floor, the expertly curated space features the very best international brands and an even wider selection of the finest products available in Hong Kong.

No. 21

“The mood is exotic bourgeoisie,” says designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua describing his S/S 14 show. Showing an innovative approach to florals, Dell’Acqua presented a beautifully feminine collection with an architectural edge: chambray shirtdresses with hibiscus-shaped cutouts, embellished sheer overlays and graphic florals with structured ruffles.

The Male Groom Boom
DelPozo

DelPozo

New to Lane Crawford this season, Spanish brand Delpozo has garnered a fierce fashion following since its reinvention by creative director Josef Font. Step into spring with ethereal swathes of delicate organza, ruffled floral silks and bold petal-like silhouettes encrusted with intricate appliqués.

White Wash

Step into spring looking bright eyed and bushy tailed with a splash of white. Take inspiration from Aaron de Mey – the makeup artist responsible for Kenzo’s S/S 14 graphic beauty look ­– and apply white opaque eyeliner across the upper lash line.

White Wash
All That Glitters

All That Glitters

To celebrate the launch of our new store in Chengdu, we’re collaborating with Swarovski to host this year’s Digital Exhibition. It will showcase archive pieces from the likes of Tom Dixon and Zaha Hadid as well as a selection of new digital artworks by emerging Chinese artists.

The Male Groom Boom

Men are embracing skincare and grooming like never before. With its retro interior, whiskey lounge and premium barbershop service, Pankhurst London is the ultimate grooming destination for the discerning gentleman. Shop our exclusive selection of men’s grooming tools that bring the barbershop experience to your home.

Model To Watch

Model To Watch

Striking Chinese model Yue Ning has entered the modelling world with a bang. Having made her runway debut at Delpozo’s inaugural catwalk show in New York, she’s building her modelling credentials fast. With a porcelain complexion and eyebrows to rival Cara Delevingne, watch the rise of this talented beauty.

Waste Not, Want Not

Fabricating innovative products from unexpected waste matter, Hong Kong-based KaCaMa Design Lab is definitely one to watch. Drop into the Lane Crawford ifc mall store and see KaCaMa’s Living Pixel installation in the womenswear designer walkway.

Waste Not, Want Not
Blue Is The Coolest Colour

Blue Is The Coolest Colour

From energetic shades of aqua, cobalt and azure to soft, chalky pastels and navy – blue is the menswear colour of the season. Add a sartorial edge to your casual repertoire with bold blue separates or master the art of tonal dressing – as seen at Salvatore Ferragamo – with head-to-toe outfits in shades of royal blue.

Porcelain Perfection

Our top beauty pick to achieve this season’s barefaced allure is the Wrinkle Control Serum Foundation from By Terry's Terrybly Collection. Offering the next generation in skincare, this futuristic formula provides long-term anti-ageing benefits and immediate correcting effects for a flawless complexion.

Blooming Marvellous

Blooming Marvellous

Founded in 1998 by Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, Bloom magazine playfully explores the synthesis of plants and fashion. Created in collaboration with artists, stylists, designers and photographers, the publication presents a scintillating and unexpected view of horticulture through the fields of food, fashion and cosmetics.

Functional Foot Work

Flat sandals are the summertime must-have, and the chunkier the better. A trend that stretches across menswear and womenswear, the sensible, masculine slip-on – or ‘mandal’ – is the perfect accompaniment to the laid-back sporty separates that ruled the Resort 2014 collections.

New Store Alert

New Store Alert

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of our fourth store in Mainland China. Measuring 82,000 square feet, the Lane Crawford Chengdu IFS store boasts our exclusive edit of the newest and best designers from around the world in womenswear, menswear, beauty and home & lifestyle.

In The Army Now

From Valentino’s delicate silk tunics to Givenchy’s bold neoprene backpack, camouflage is the cult print for spring. The iconic pattern has been splashed with eye-catching hues and fluorescent accents. Command some serious fashion envy and add a little neon-camo to your off duty look.

GIVENCHY Camouflage neoprene backpack
Artificial Reality

Artificial Reality

In need of a fantastical escape that’s filled with kaleidoscopic colours, immersive installations and giant polka dots? Visit Shanghai’s Museum of Contemporary Art which is hosting the ‘A Dream I Dreamed’ exhibition by octogenarian Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

House of Hackney

Bring a little horticultural bliss into your home with House of Hackney’s luxury botanical homeware. Known for subverting traditional English designs to create nostalgic prints with a youthful edge, the London-based brand’s whimsical Midnight Garden collection covers lampshades, cushions and chairs in a sumptuous velvet montage of delicate flowers.

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Men
In
Flowers

Blush pink roses budding into life on a pair of slouchy bermuda shorts, dark tropical blooms spliced into the hem of a sharp wool-mohair blazer, neon-bright micro florals covering a drawstring detail shirt or a spray of ‘sweet peas’ splashed across a city-smart tie: menswear plus nature adds up to a potent mix this season. “The collections provide a varied range of floral options,” says Adrian Ward-Rees, Director of Menswear at Lane Crawford, of the botanical inspired look that has become a major style influence. “From totally tropical at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Kolor to small scale pop colour at Sacai, Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs, and more muted takes

on the look from Valentino, Ann Demeulemeester and rag & bone, floral prints are undoubtedly making a strong statement,” says Ward-Rees. “Every season has an essence of floral, but this season has definitely seen nature take centre stage.”

Floral prints for men has been one of those slow build trends that has gradually gained momentum over the past few years - championed by the likes of Paul Smith and his use of classic, small scale Liberty-style prints and Riccardo Tisci’s bold placing of outsized tropical motifs on everything from tailoring to T-shirts at Givenchy – but right now pattern and design inspired by the natural world has reached critical mass.

The key to making the look work is all about adding that touch of the unexpected – mixing florals with bold graphic lines, classic shapes with off-beat texture, sports detailing with sharp tailoring.

Surf style is also undoubtedly a strong influence: Scotch & Soda’s tropical print tees and Kolor’s board shorts and short-sleeve shirts look like they have been washed up on the whitewater straight from Hawaii. “I took inspiration from 1970’s surf, exotic compositions and the notion of merging work and play,” says Phillip Lim. “I wanted to mix the unconventional, untamed nature of surf, street and nods to foreign locales to take you on the journey of an 'accidental' tourist. The prints were like a tidal wave of clashing motifs. I wanted the silhouettes and colours to possess an urban street sensibility, but in a simple way.”

Not just for the beach, nature-inspired prints can add an edge to city dressing too. For style that means business, try Kolor’s sharp tailoring cut with panels of print at the hem of a jacket or the waistband of slim cut trousers, or for a low-key take, simply add a floral print tie from Penrose London to a crisp white shirt. However you take to wearing florals, you can be sure this is a look that will grow on you.
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Gardens of Earthly Delight

Step into a paradise of mesmerising views as a host of our favourite image and tastemakers discuss some of the most breathtaking and unexpected vistas around the world. From the mountaintops of Monte Bianco and the winding curves of the Douro River in Portugal to a simple garden view, Mother Nature never ceases to inspire.

Gianluca Isaia

Isaia founder

“I am always enchanted by the view of Naples from my place on the island of Capri. The deep blue colour of the sea, intense sunshine, view of Naples and Mount Vesuvius in the background give me the best inspiration for our collections.”

Sleep: The elegant Romeo hotel is full of Hermès Chairs and Philippe Starck sofas, has a rooftop pool, an epic 10,000-square-foot spa and a Michelin-starred restaurant. There’s even a bed linen menu. Is there anything that we could say that could stop you from wanting to stay?

Eat: Squisitezze is the only place to get your Italian carb fix. Nibble on delicious cheeses paired with great wines in a cool and contemporary space. The signature arancino di mare, a fried rice and seafood ball, is the stuff of legend.

See: Get the creative juices flowing at the labyrinthine Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, or PAN. Housed within a pink 17th century palazzo this is a true insider’s secret, and offers the added advantage of getting you away from the crowds of culture vultures seen packing every other spot in the city.

Charlotte Knight

Ciaté founder

“My favourite vista in the world would be looking down from the dramatic cliffs of the Amalfi Coast in Italy. As a girl, I used to spend time in the town of Ravello and now return with friends and family to relish the scene. There is nothing better than watching the impressive boats sailing through the crystal water, whilst sipping on an Aperol Spritz and inhaling the sensual citrus smells of the nearby lemon groves.”

Massimo Giorgetti

MSGM creative director

“My favourite view is that of the Monte Bianco in the morning, when I get on the slopes to snowboard. This mountain is majestic and awesome – entering into direct contact with nature is a very strong emotion for me. I’m surrounded by silence and this peaceful situation is for sure a burst of energy!”

Aquiles Brito

Claus Porto owner and president

“I love the Douro for its beauty and wildness, its traditional Rabelo cargo boats, steam train, terraces of vineyards and typical houses. The region makes me feel proudly Portuguese.”

Sleep: If you’ve always dreamt of living like royalty, then a stay at the enchanting Vidago Palace is your chance. Built in 1908 as a holiday retreat for the Portuguese royal family, the 100-year-old palace has been meticulously brought back to life and is truly indulgent.

Eat: Serving wholesome dishes created from farm to table produce, family run restaurant Casa de Souto-Velho, is a culinary experience not to be missed. With seasonal produce a focus of their ever-changing weekly menu, be sure to book ahead to avoid missing out.

See: Situated in one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, a visit to the Douro Valley is not complete without a wine tasting. By day or night, a trip to the charming Enoteca Douro Museum in Favaios is not to be missed. To experience the grape harvest first hand, the best time to visit is May to June.

Leaf Greener

Elle China fashion editor

“My favourite natural view is Lingyin temple in Hangzhou. It reminds me of my childhood time with my grandpa when we used to climb mountains during weekends – so natural and peaceful.”

Sleep: Admire the traditional brilliance of Amanfayun – a 100-year-old Chinese village restored and transformed into a blissful sanctuary. It’s about appreciating the fine luxuries in modesty, from heated stone-paved floors to the longjing tea served at the tea house. They’ll even take your shoes before your Aman spa treatment and return them to you polished.

Eat: 28 Hubin in the Hyatt Regency serves up local Hangzhou favourites with a distinctively refined edge. Don’t miss the dong po pork – braised pork belly and bamboo shoots, served with chestnut pancakes.

See: Find calmness and composure in the serenity of the West Lake – a UNESCO world heritage site inspiring poets and painters since the ninth century. It’s bound to be one of the most breathtaking vistas you’ll witness in your life.

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Bold Standard

From crimson and cobalt blue to neon brights, lose your inhibitions and give your look a chromatic reboot. Styling advice from Lane Crawford Director of Menswear, Adrian Ward-Rees.

Colour Combo

“Don’t be afraid to combine two colour-blocked pieces together. Just make sure you keep them within similar shades to keep the look balanced.”

Bold Hues

“Bright hues show sophistication but always ensure there is a basic grounding colour to support – white, navy or black works best.”

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Colour-Block

“With colour-blocking, choose shades that complement like cool blue and grey tones with a pastel yellow. Avoid cool or hot colours together such as yellow and red.”

Grooming Tips

  • 01

    Bright colours are not kind to excess shine so a matte complexion is a must. Swap those heavy moisturisers with light lotion and gel formulas.

  • 02

    Fight fine lines and sun damage with a powerful serum that’s packed with active ingredients. Apply this before your daily moisturising for maximum impact.

  • 03

    Keep the skin on your neck and upper chest moisturised with pre-shave balm and oils. This will help to avoid any nicks and scratches when shaving too.

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This debut issue of the report pays tribute to the natural energy, vitality and splendour of the botanical universe.

It’s a world that is influencing a swathe of designers, creatives and image makers right now. The new collections are teeming with floral motifs and prints;silhouettes are turning light and airy while beauty is romancing the lush textures and hues of the tropics and it all offers a welcome escape from our urban, tech-centric worlds.

Botanica is also about embracing new ideas, designs and people, for without change and variety, there is no growth. Bio-diversity, as we fully appreciate at Lane Crawford, is an essential part of a vibrant lifestyle and it’s why we endeavour to bring you new ‘species’ in home and lifestyle, beauty and fashion from around the world.

You will find Botanica bursting with diverse flora and brilliant creativity all entwined with surreal fantasies that we hope will enthrall. There are
no green fingers required - simply immerse yourself and let the
flowers unfold.

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