I recently successfully completed Google’s Digital Marketing qualification from Google’s Digital Garage. The course includes marketing fundamentals including search, email, display, video, e-commerce, geo-targeting, analytics, SEO, SEM, segmentation techniques, mobile advertising and marketing, content marketing, data insights, international advertising and expansion.
Louis Vuitton recently held a Time Capsule exhibition charting the brand’s history and focusing on five key aspects of the luxury label. A wide array of items from the brand’s extensive archive were on show from innovative travel trunks, iconic design collaborations to exquisite make-up boxes and even Mahjong tile boxes too. The exhibition, hosted in Statue Square Gardens in Central, featured the codes of the brand, journeys around the world, elegance and beauty in motion, its most iconic pieces and a celebration of Louis Vuitton’s past and present links with Hong Kong.
The world’s first ever Hello Kitty Pop-Up supermarket opened recently in Hong Kong and its the cutest supermarket ever! Japanese style supermarket YATA hosts the pop-up in its Sai Wan location, and the store stocks hundreds of Kitty themed products from Hello Kitty wine and pastries, to sushi and even apples. The pop-up is open until May so any Sanrio fans be sure to pop by.
#hellokitty #yata #hellokittysupermarket #hellokittylover #yatahongkong
Gucci recently hosted an immersive art exhibition in partnership with A Magazine Curated By. Following the global release of the magazine in November 2016, the first of a trilogy of photography exhibitions was showcased at PMQ during Art Basel Hong Kong. Each exhibition showcased imagery from a different female photographer in each city, as the inaugural exhibition in Hong Kong showcased Petra Collin’s family portraits taken in Budapest, Hungary. At the Hong Kong show, the exhibition was spread across three large rooms. The mountains of Civita e Bagnoregio Italy – Michele’s favoured holiday spot – formed the backdrop in the first room. The Cabinet of Curiosities, showcased objects and images that appeared in the magazine issue, such as an embroidery of Michele using Gucci textiles and a range of historic textiles, polaroid photos and watercolours. The second room showcased Petra Collin’s series of portraits showcasing a day in the life of her Hungarian family, as her young cousins played dress up in Gucci and enjoyed the summer of their youth. The #BlindforLove Cinema was in the final room and was an immersive audio-visual experience. The wall projections featured a wrap-around video loop of various artists and pieces showcased in the exhibition.
The second stop of the tour saw Coco Capitan’s handwritings and Italian snapshots in Beijing, while the third stage hosted a portrait of Joshua Tree, California by Gia Coppolla. Those looking for a typical fashion exhibition would have been disappointed, but it was further testament to Alessandro Michele’s zeitgeist zeal and a powerful message of support for female photographers too.
Recently legendary shoewear designer Christian Louboutin hosted an exhibition in collaboration with Australian artist CJ Hendry entitled ‘Complementary Colours’. Hendry is known for her hyper-realist monochromatic pen art works; however this exhibition was bursting with colour as dozens of lustrous and glossy art works were dedicated to bright hues from teal to tangerine. The largest artwork came in Louboutin’s classic shade of red, while piles of red-heeled shoes decorated the gallery space and were hung in the window. Hendry’s artworks could also make great make-up palette inspirations, or provide stunning packaging inspiration too. The exhibition took place at the Fringe Club’s Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery and was only open for a few days.
Famed British footwear brand Rupert Sanderson is hosting a pop-up exhibition to celebrate the launch of the label’s Shadow II Series. Housed in luxury mall The Landmark, the exhibition sees six original Shadows series screen prints by Andy Warhol on show alongside illustrations of the brand’s latest collection. The Shadows series is a marked departure from Warhol’s classic pop-art prints, and the footwear design inspiration is clear to see in colour palette, elegant shapes and eye-catching glitter. The exhibition is on until April 6, is free to view and is located a few feet away from the brand’s second floor store and along one of the busiest pedestrian walkways. For fashion fans looking for a fashion fix during art month, or a fine art break from shopping, pop by and check it out.
#rsanderson #rsandersonshadow #andywarholshadows
Asia Society‘s Hong Kong Center is currently hosting a beautiful and innovative jewellery exhibition entitled L’Arche de Noé (Noah’s Ark). Iconic jewellery brand Van Cleef & Arpels are famed for their exquisite animal themed jewellery, showcased perfectly by their new Fine Jewellery Collection. The exhibition is conceptualised by American artist and set designer Robert Wilson, and recreates the ambiance of the ark through a room lined with jewel cases showing over 50 animal pairs. The room is filled with soothing calm music, until suddenly the room darkens, a crack of thunder rings out, lightning streaks fill the room and then the seas calm and its back to the calming soothing motion of waves. The multi-sensory exhibition is a fresh experience for luxury brands exhibiting their latest collections. Each piece is breathtaking in detail and is a must-see for any jewellery or fashion fan in Hong Kong. The exhibition is free entry and on until March 26th – book an entrance ticket at http://www.vcarchedenoe.hk. Here are a selection of some of my favourite pieces.
I was happy to be part of the team involved in launching Landmark Hong Kong’s App – download from the apple store here: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/landmark-hongkong/id1172087580?mt=8