Gucci held a large scale event last Thursday, taking over three floors of the still unfinished California Tower and packing in a large number of celebrities including Hollywood star James Franco.
Sitting on the grass viewing Hong Kong’s skyline, while listening to a band with thousands of people dancing around you, is one of the most magical experiences of contemporary Hong Kong.
Legendary Hong Kong club Dragon-i has a month long line up of big acts for their 12th anniversary celebration. The festivities began last Friday with DJ Seth Troxler and continue on Tuesday with SOUL II SOUL, Louie Vega, and Luis Quintero – and that’s just the beginning!
Visiting the sleek new Page One bookstore in Harbour City is like stepping into the future. The sprawling two-story space includes galleries, shops, a cafe, and a restaurant all under one roof. Once inside, it’s easy to forget you’re actually in a shopping mall.
When the weather finally cools down, it’s time to get some friends together for a barbecue. But what exactly is a Hong Kong style BBQ anyway?
Urban Outfitters is the latest foreign retailer to set up a store in the Lab Concept space in Admiralty. With neighbors such as American Apparel and Topshop Topman, Urban Outfitters joins a cluster of other medium-priced brands focusing on young, international-minded shoppers.
The new Ralph Lauren flagship store in Causeway Bay is indeed impressive. It’s been a year in the making, transforming the corner of Caroline Centre from a modern office building into a stunning Art Deco facade.
Nigo, the Japanese streetwear pioneer and founder of A Bathing Ape brand, has been a tastemaker and trendsetter for over two decades. A legendary collector as well as creator, he decided to hold an auction through Sotheby’s to part with some of his possessions.
Adidas stands out from other brands in Hong Kong in part due to their savvy approach to social media. Their â€˜Selfie Partyâ€˜, held at Dragon-i a few weeks ago, illustrates a superior understanding of how modern consumers use tech.
Postmoderndisco, the alter-ego of Mandy Woo, created a downtempo track titled “Chasing Memories,” that begins with ambient noise taken from the busy streets of Mongkok. Even the clicking sound of H.K.’s sidewalk crossing aids for the hearing impaired, plays a role.
The first solo show by photographer Aisha Moon Johnson opens at Voxfire Gallery on Friday, September 26th. You may have spotted Aisha at some of Hong Kong’s underground events armed with a huge camera.
Cubic, Macau’s super club is getting ready for two major weekends and Hong Kong Hustle wants to hook you up! On Saturday, September 27th, Cubic hosts R&B kingpin Ne-Yo followed by an EDM weekend featuring Dada Life on Friday the 3rd, and Afrojack on Saturday, October 4th.
Opening Friday, ‘Somedays Somedaze’ is a journey into a three-dimensional world of comic book style bursts and bubbles covering everything from Pop culture to social commentary.
The Hub, a young fashion trade show that continues to gain momentum, celebrated their third season in a sparkling new venue. For their latest event, the organizers selected a more intimate space and packed it with brands looking for wider distribution.
To celebrate the birthday of Dragon-i founder Gilbert Yeung on Saturday night, the entire club was transformed into a 1980’s era wonderland called “Stardust”.
Located within Macau’s City of Dreams complex, SOHO is a brand new indoor food street comprised of sixteen different restaurants including Din Tai Fung!
Hiking a trail that runs behind the Rugby 7’s stadium, I suddenly heard a rustling sound next to my leg. Just as I stepped back, I heard a loud and sharp “SSSSSSSS!” almost as if something was spitting at me.
Watching an old American film I was surprised to see several scenes shot in familiar places around Hong Kong. A car chase in front of the new PMQ complex caught my attention.
When The 9th Muse jewelry store first opened in 2012, it was one of those magical boutiques that made you just want to move in. The shop was literally hard to leave. The friendly owners would invite you to sit down on the couch and join them for a chat over coffee.
While 7-Eleven has had a presence in Lan Kwai Fong for many years, the newest location on D’Aguilar Street is positioned to compete directly with bars for alcohol sales. Is this fair?
What was veteran drummer Kevinboy from L.M.F. doing with singer Yumiko Cheng at Hong Kong’s SK8FIVE2 indoor skatepark?
The CLOT crew opened their brand new Juice Tsim Sha Tsui store with a spectacular lion dance on Thursday afternoon. Just around the corner from K-11 shopping mall, the two-floor shop is a sophisticated new addition to the neighborhood.
They all skateboard! The annual Go Skateboarding Day takes place in Hong Kong on Saturday, June 28th. Each year the city’s skaters join together to skate, compete, and celebrate the unique community of skateboarding.
The new NikeLab store has a feature that will bring a smile to the face of any old-school graffiti writer. Inside the shop, which emphasizes recyclable materials, there are benches made from the very same material that N.Y.C. public school erasers were once made of.
After three years, XXX Gallery, now located in Sai Wan, is still going strong, continuing to bring interesting DJs and live music to Hong Kong. A pioneer in moving the nightlife scene beyond Central, the club has provided a home for up-and-coming talent from around the world.
Artist Vanessa Wong’s images of human anatomy fused with popular junk food brands are at once horrifying, fun, and recognizable to anyone who has undergone a serious craving. From colorful M&M’s to instant ramen, you might think twice on your next visit to 7-Eleven!
Stylenanda, the online fashion powerhouse from Korea, has expanded to Hong Kong in a partnership with I.T, opening stores in several of the city’s most popular shopping malls. Last Friday they held a carnival to celebrate their newest shop at LCX featuring Korean models Sora Park and Minhee Jung.
What looked like a former N.B.A. player stumbled into DJ Bok Bok’s set on Thursday night, and for a time, blocked the DJ booth with his presence. If you’re over seven feet tall and three feet wide, leaning up directly on the front of the DJ booth is a party foul!
The second Art Basel Hong Kong swept into town last week, introducing the work of more than 2,000 artists and filling the city with guests from around the world. One local artist took a guerilla approach to the famous art fair, pulling a maneuver inspired by Banksy.
British artist D*Face launches his exhibition “Honestly Dishonest” at an off-Basel event taking place at Above Second Gallery in Sai Ying Pun on Friday, May 16th. The London-based artist cites early New York graffiti and skateboard graphics, as two of his major influences.
The second Art Basel Hong Kong begins on Thursday and artist Carsten Nicolai is taking over the city’s tallest building for a special light installation. The 118 floor ICC will feature an interactive show designed by the Berlin-based artist, and there’s an app that lets you participate!
After years of head-scratching, sly remarks, and outright guffaws, Hong Kong’s provocatively Latin-named litter recycling bins have been given a new moniker. Patches of green tape have been placed over the offending three-letter word that made them somewhat scandalous.
The Pigalle crew from Paris hit Hong Kong last Saturday with a demonstration of their skills on the basketball court and behind the turntables. The founder and friends, in town to launch their collaboration with Nike, headlined a 3-on-3 basketball competition and later DJed at FLY.
Those last few LINE messages you received were not in fact SPAM, but instructions on how to join a special pop-up store at Hysan Place. Much like the popularity of Angry Birds, cute characters found only in mobile apps are rapidly becoming stars in merchandising.
A new pop-up restaurant combines two things that Hong Kong loves – Hello Kitty and Japanese food. The restaurant (which serves ramen,) is just one of many special collaborations to mark the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty.
Chanel held an event on Tuesday night for their J12 watch series, taking over the function hall of the Asia Society. Although the main attraction was meant to be an installation of 365 small screens, what really got our attention was a Chanel surfboard!
Tiger Curry, a collaboration between the chef of the popular Sushi Kuu restaurant, and the people behind Lily & Bloom, opens after Easter in Causeway Bay. The menu is based on their signature Japanese curry sauce that contains 26 different ingredients.
Last Thursday night, Jimmy Choo held a unique event that allowed guests to try their hand at mixology. Under the guidance of a professional, attendees took turns preparing a special signature drink, ‘His Royal Flush,’ created exclusively for Jimmy Choo men’s collection.
Hip Hop fans descended on Macau’s club Cubic for a night with Raekwon and Ghostface Killah on March 14th. Playing a lengthy set, the two New York M.C.s performed many of their underground classics as well as a few songs by Wu members Method Man and O.D.B..
K-Pop superstar CL, who was in Hong Kong last weekend to perform with 2NE1, stopped by fashion retailer On Pedder for a quick autograph session. The in-store event – which celebrated a CL x Kenzo shoot in the upcoming edition of ‘Pedderzine’, was packed!
For a music event that was thrown together supposedly in just a month, HKfanzone is an impressive new addition to the city. The six night harbor-front concert series features both local and international talent with Hong Kong Island’s most iconic skyscrapers serving as the backdrop.
Cubic is celebrating their 3rd anniversary with a performance by hit-maker rapper / actor Ludacris. The Grammy award winner joins other major names such as Akon and Taio Cruz who have taken the stage at Cubic’s previous birthday celebrations.
Volcom held an event for the premier of “True To This,” their new film celebrating the creativity and spirit of surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. With a rooftop location, a live band, a BBQ, giveaways, and a mind-blowing movie, there wasn’t much not to like!
The Alexander McQueen MCQ store opening on Wednesday night treated Causeway Bay shoppers to a free live performance. Hong Kong band, “The Yours” played a short, but rocking set directly on the sidewalk of Paterson Street.
The fact that the Betsey Johnson x Steve Madden fashion show on Friday night was entertaining was somewhat of a surprise. In-store shows are often cramped and clumsy affairs, but this one actually succeeded in being charismatic and fun.
Playboy celebrated their 60th anniversary in Hong Kong with an in-store event at Lane Crawford, IFC. The well-attended party featured two Playboy playmates, Jessa Hinton, and Alana Campos, who posed throughout the night wearing the iconic Playboy bunny outfit.
ParallelX, an exhibition by artists Jewelle Yeung and Leah Clough opens on Wednesday, March 12th at the new location of the Above Second Gallery. The show includes both drawings and paintings.
Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, prominent members of Hip Hop supergroup, Wu-Tang Clan, will be performing at club Cubic, Macau, on Friday, March 14th. For fans of authentic New York Hip Hop, this is perhaps the biggest show of the year!
Ambush, a jewelry and accessories brand from Japan held a crowded pop-up launch at Joyce last Thursday. The founders, Verbal and Yoon are an interesting pair. How many avant-garde jewelry brands have a successful rapper as lead designer?
The Hong Kong breakdance scene is no joke! Saturday’s dance battle organized by BboyHK brought out the city’s best dancers and featured moves that you’ll need to watch in slow motion in order to understand.
Artist Miya Ando, who creates fascinating works using ancient sword smith techniques is opening a solo show titled “Light Metal” on Thursday, February 13th. The artist, who grew up in Japan and California, works primarily in steel and aluminum.
Red Bull’s first Flugtag Hong Kong in 2010 was one of the city’s most successful events ever. The turnout packed West Kowloon with over 30,000 spectators who watched the zany home-made aircraft take (often brief) flight before plummeting into the harbor.
The Hub Hong Kong is an essential fashion trade show for brands looking to reach a wider audience in Asia and for regional buyers to discover a hundred and fifty labels all under one roof.
L.A.-based artists Cyrcle were back in Hong Kong for the unveiling of the latest Vaford Gates mural. The night was a combination art launch and charity fundraiser with a vibe more like an underground warehouse party.
Although the main complex is still under development, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park is worth a visit simply on its own. The modern public space surpasses expectations and appears as if the architect’s rendering suddenly sprung to life.
Destructive Steps Hong Kong, a major breakdancing battle is set to take place on Saturday, February 15th. The competition is a qualifying event leading up to the championship in Sydney, Australia.
There’s something to be said about standing out at a party where everyone’s goal is to be noticed. However, at Saturday’s Joyrich Hong Kong store opening, I stood out for all the wrong reasons.