Lane Crawford launched an exclusive capsule collection and pop up concept with accessories designer Sophie Hulme on Tuesday of this week (AUG 8, 2016).
Sophie Hulme launched her eponymous accessories brand in 2011, loved the world over for its sophisticated designs, gold hardware and unexpected details. Led by founder and creative director Sophie, the brand produces four collections a year, which are responsibly made in Italy and Hungary. Based in a former toy factory in London, Sophie Hulme HQ is both business-like and personal, reflecting how the brand has grown from just one designer to a global force. Collections of vintage toys and trinkets mingle with mood boards, materials, prototypes and timelines. Not to mention the ever-present house mascot, Alan the Beagle.
The philosophy of design at Sophie Hulme is both practical and personal, born of the designers love of menswear and military dress. A complete focus on detail, quality and craftsmanship is truly paramount. Made with long-lasting saddlery leather and adorned with 24-carat gold plated hardware, bags are designed to age beautifully. Each comes with a seasonal charm to be collected and cherished. But the future of Sophie Hulme is not just bags. The design house will launch jewelry and evening bags in 2016, with other lines to follow.
Autumn Winter 2016 Love Collection are global exclusives, available only at Lane Crawford Hong Kong, China and online. As the exclusive global launch partner for evening bags, Lane Crawford has initiated a campaign, I❤SH.
The Evening Collection
Sophie Hulme announced the launch of the Compton evening range and exclusive capsule collection with Lane Crawford in both Hong Kong and China. The capsule features the Compton Tote, available in four exclusive colourways, beautifully crafted from Plexiglass with glitter highlights. Featuring the now iconic gold plates as well as the newly introduced silver variation, to reinforce the meticulously moulded handles, this style has been designed to replicate its leather counterpart the Albion. The tote opens via a hinged base to reveal a luxurious suede lining in complementary colours. Accompanied by the AW16 seasonal charm, a single silver or gold-plated disk with playful googly eyes, the tote is clutch-size making it easy to carry while being large enough to hold all the essentials for a night out.
The Love Collection
Sophie Hulme celebrates love with an exciting new palette of gold, bright pink, crimson, charcoal and klein blue. Signature hardware is reworked in hand-riveted gold or silver plated hearts, and is seen across the iconic Albion family, the Nano Milner and small leather goods. Childhood friendship bracelets, brings together the love collection and is included in purchases of all styles.
The AW16 Collection
Sophie Hulme introduces a new style to the AW16 collection. The popular Darwin from SS16 is reinvented as a satchel and the staple Milner envelope is now constructed as a double pouch with suede front. The Finsbury, a new top handle style, is also It introduced. The collection with soft silver hardware comes in classic black and gold foiled leather.
It was great to meet Sophie Hulme in person during her Lane Crawford appearance at ICF mall. I hope you love the collection as much as I do. Rebecca xx
Hong Kong’s weather in August has been temperamental and humid with regular showers, thunderstorms and typhoons. The last fortnight it has poured down most days! This is the perfect weather when you are 31 weeks pregnant and nesting. I have been spending a lot more time at home setting up a nursery and re-arranging the house for when the baby arrives.
These photographs were taken during the week on my way to lunch with girlfriends. Rebecca xx
Pedder Red is Pedder Group’s in-house brand created by Asia’s leading footwear and accessories specialist, Pedder Group. Combining the latest global trends with high style and accessibility, Pedder Red offers fashion forward, contemporary, eclectic style with individual, confident attitude and comfortable, functional quality.
Pedder Red’s most recent collaboration is with Unistella by E.K. Lab (unistella.com) for the Autumn Winter 2016 collection. Eun Kyung Park, founder of Unistella (“unique shine”), wants to show that manicures and nails can be works of art, and that she’s the nail designer who opened the doors of possibilities for the genre of “nail art”.
Currently, she is in charge of nails for Korean media and magazine photo shoots, advertisement videos for celebrities and models, and creates new trends by collaborating with global brands. She creates nail looks that harmonize fashion and styling trends, and leads the latest crazes for nail art. With her experimental nail designs causing a frenzy at Seoul Fashion Week and on Instagram (@nail_unistella), Eun Kyung Park is famed for her impactful-but-wearable approach to nail art — including her “shattered glass” manicure and most recent “bracelet nails”, inspired by friendship bracelets.
For Pedder Red this season, the “manicure maven” presents an exclusive line of eye-catching nail stickers inspired by the leather-fringe detailing on pumps, flats and sneakers in the AW 2016 collection. “I put the set of Pedder Red AW16 shoes on my bedside table and kept watching them, when I am asleep, even in my dreams, I didn’t want to miss any part of the sketch of the shoe, as I believed if I kept looking at them and sketching every day, something would transpire,” Park explains. “Then one day, the triangle-shaped fringe shoes looked like a long nail. I was inspired from it. I researched the triangle shape and colours, made the fringe and the design of the shoe more graphically and completed the design by adding Unistella’s main color – black. A great nail design was finally created.”
Excited to collaborate with Pedder Red for the first time, the nail icon hopes to inspire her fans and followers with her special release. “I am hoping to inspire others,” she says, “and am really expecting for more nail creations to evolve from the sticker we created.” Celebrities have worked with including top Korean model Irene Kim, Korean actress Lee Da Hae, Singer CL and many Korean girl groups; as well as Aimee Song, Bethany Mota, Melanie Laurent, and Victoria Beckham.
The Pedder Red X Unistella AW16 exclusive nail-art collection is available from September 12, 2016, at Pedder Red and pedderred.com. Available while stocks lasts. Rebecca xx
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