ifc mall opens doors; we pride ourselves on being the first in all aspects of life.
“First Fashion” This year, we had the opportunities to give our shoppers many different ‘firsts’ and it is our philosophy to continue to do so. We bring you the crème de la crème of cutting edge style.
“First Lifestyle” We want you to live long, and to live well. That’s why we’ve flown in international chefs to delight your palates with exclusively prepared dishes. And what is life without good health? This is your one-stop shop for all the best, health-boosting ingredients, so you can indulge yourself at home too.
“First Culture” Widen your horizons and nurture your mind with the wonder of shopping and museum culture combined. As a pioneer in bringing museum- quality exhibition experience into a shopping mall, this year we are delighted to bring you the inspiring Baby Mammoth Exhibition. Kids and adults alike came again and again for these extraordinary experiences, witnessing the lives of the Great Hairy Mammoth and the whirlwind journey 40,000 years back through the Ice Age.
Originality and uniqueness are keys in creating the ifc mall visit. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, you’ll be sure to discover something new every time.
Hong Kong: an ever-changing landscape, bursting with eclectic creativity and decadence, the perfect showcase for new ventures and ideas. This season, try something different and take your pick from all the new brands flocking to Hong Kong for the first time. It’s easy to be a chameleon in this city of lights- dress down in a baby-soft tee by American Vintage, or drape yourself in edgy art nouveau jewels from Solange Azagury-Partridge. Freshen up your home with a new spring outlook, lighting up corners with fragranced diptyque candles flown all the way from Paris, and dab your wrists and neck with all natural herb based perfumes from Santa Maria Novella.
At ifc mall, everyone has access to the most current fashion and lifestyle trends so it’s easy to update your style day by day. It’s much the same with food-have you thought about adapting what you eat to your new current lifestyle? Do you eat to live, or live to eat? Supreme gastronomical choices surround us ever increasingly; it’d be a sin not to indulge yourself. GREYHOUND Café presents a unique style-focused eating experience, where contemporary Thai dishes are plated with quirky design touches. Forgo the usual rock-hard, dry popcorn fare for flavoursome, light alternatives at Garrett Popcorn Shops®. How do you take your tea? Tea connoisseurs will rejoice to hear that the in-store brewers stick to meticulous methods to create their refined tea. There’s no shortage of variety. Sip a cup at the lavishly furnished TWG Tea, or take home a loose-leaf concoction to savour yourself in the comfort of your own home, sip an Amo Eno red wine in its uniquely designed glass for the perfect ending to a busy day.
A museum-grade exhibition unveils the life of the fascinating great hairy mammoth.
They’ve inspired incredible cave paintings as the subjects of art by the very first human beings to roam the earth-and now, thousands of years later, you too can be inspired by the story of the great woolly mammoth, a creature that most of us human beings have never seen. Come with us on a journey through time with ifc mall to discover the events that plunged into the extraordinary Ice Age. You’ll be able to see with your own eyes how the amazing Nenets discovered the frozen baby mammoth Lyuba in Siberia, hidden under 40,000 years of snow and ice.
In a step by step process, see the woolly mammoth come back to life as historians and explorers go to the depths of the tundra and piece together the memories of Lyuba’s short life through fossil findings, sketches and real-life samples. Lyuba herself will be on display, alongside huge 2-storey high mammoth skeleton and skulls from other now unfortunately extinct animals of the Ice Age. How similar are elephants and humans? Why were all the woolly mammoths wiped out? How big are baby mammoths? All your questions can be answered here - truly an experience for the curious.
After shaping some of the world's most luxurious brands across several continents, Ulrik Garde Due returns home to Georg Jensen and he's got big plans.
For the last 30 years, Ulrik Garde Due repositioned some of the world's biggest English and French luxury brands – names like BURBERRY, for example – while working across continents, but when the opportunity arose to lead Georg Jensen, a Scandinavian luxury lifestyle brand from his native Denmark – and a brand he grew up with – Garde Due took the honour with pride.
Taking the helm of CEO in late 2007, Garde Due had one goal in mind: to bring Denmark's well-known hospitality to the brand. "I want to make the Georg Jensen shops as accommodating to a customer as possible. I want them to feel like a guest inside my home," he says.
That idea has been put in place in all of Georg Jensen's stores, but none more so than the first Hong Kong concept shop at ifc that opened last year. Dubbed "A Danish Home", featuring gorgeous wooden floors, slatted larch wood walls and ceiling panels – a trait of traditional Scandinavian homes – this store is perhaps the centerpiece to an aggressive global expansion that also includes a new store in Russia and the expansion of another in Singapore.
Indeed, this is a big year for Georg Jensen. The brand's Masterpiece collection – a line of silver kitchenware that exuberates the brand's timeless designs – is being expanded, with new designs that will be a blend of new and old. Not sticking solely to tradition is something Garde Due learned from his experience in the industry, working for major brands across multiple continents. One of the reasons Georg Jensen has been such a success in the past few years – especially in Asia, where the brand launched shops in Tokyo and Shanghai – is because Garde Due has found the right balance between tradition and innovation.
"Every one of our craftsmen knows our archives like the back of their hands. We have a respect for the past, but with an eye to the future. And the future right now is in the Hong Kong market." In addition to being affable, Garde Due is a master of studying market trends. He has taken his experience worldwide, along with an analysis of the Asian market, to build a brand that has great appeal in a metropolis like Hong Kong.
"I think consumers in Hong Kong appreciate high quality and good design, and they're willing to pay the price if the design and craftsmanship are of high standard," Garde Due says. "And that's what we offer here at Georg Jensen."
"The international clientele at ifc is crucial too," he says. "ifc, like Hong Kong, is a mix of all worlds and culture," says Garde Due. "I hope we've done a good job of bringing Denmark's culture here."
Following its 40th anniversary, Reiss is looking to expand globally, starting with a flagship store at ifc in Hong Kong
Over the past four decades, fashion brand Reiss has been a successful and respected label, growing from a single store in Bishopsgate, London to a worldwide operation with over 100 stores. But it wasn’t until last May, when Kate Middleton, the fashion-savvy Duchess of Cambridge, was photographed in a cream-coloured Reiss dress during her visit to the White House, did the brand turn into a buzzworthy, household name worldwide.
“People knew of our brand before,” says David Reiss, owner of the brand. “But Kate pushed it to another level.” Reiss’ phone ran nonstop the next few weeks, with everyone in the fashion industry and media interested in the dress. “I think, aside from the design and the look of the dress, it got so much publicity because of the price,” Reiss says. “Here is Kate Middleton, British royalty and perhaps the most photographed woman in the world, wearing a dress that costs about $250 to $300 US dollars.” Affordable luxury, as he calls it, is what sets the Reiss brand apart, and what has made Reiss a success the past few decades.
Having celebrated its 40th anniversary and with brand exposure at an all time high, Reiss figured it was the perfect time for an aggressive global expansion, which started last December when the brand opened its first UK managed flagship store at ifc with Reiss having direct input from the store concept to its birth. “Asia is the key market, and I felt that, to expand globally and internationally, ifc is a prime location to spearhead the movement,” he says.
O“Hong Kong is such an energised, vibrant environment that I knew we had to match it with our store,” Reiss says. “Retail isn’t just about the products, but something I’d like to call retail theatre – it has to be filled with energy and excitement.” For 2012, Reiss figures to continue pushing the trend.
Reiss explains that his brand of clothing operates on a pyramid structure. “Every collection must have a stable piece, a piece that people can see and associate with the brand right away,” he says. “So 45 percent of our line will always be a core piece, something with the Reiss DNA. Another 30-35 percent of the line focuses on the latest seasonal trends – essentially what is “in”. Then finally, the last 20 or so percent, we want to push for something unique, something different, something that provides individuality.” It’s a formula he’s stuck to since taking over the business from his father, David, in 1973.
“I believe that in business and in life, the key is to always look forward,” he says. “Never look back, always move ahead – I’m already planning my next move in Hong Kong.”
What is the secret to revealing the windows of a brand’s soul? The visual merchandisers-the eyes. From fine-tuning the aesthetics of the mannequins to creating fantastical conceptual landscapes, a visual merchandiser’s job is to dazzle and inspire the customer's imagination with their window displays, inviting them into the stores. Visual merchandisers know that first impressions are also lasting impressions. We speak to some of the most creative members of the Visual Merchandising industry and ask them to share some of their secrets with us.
It must be difficult managing the hub of a German high-end fashion brand that is HUGO BOSS (which includes BOSS Black, BOSS Orange, BOSS Green and BOSS Selection) but Joe Chau has no qualms about what goes behind each glass window, even when some displays are created and designed solely in Hong Kong, for Hong Kong. "Chinese New Year was a difficult one. There were no set rules from the headquarter and our design would be adapted by other Asian countries as well. We had to consider the culture of other countries such as Thailand. Would the same concept work over there as did here?"
They drafted in an artist skilled in the traditional Chinese art of paper-cutting to help, revealing Chau's strong desires to blend East and West in her work. The window display, titled Renminbi City, was showcased depicting the cosmopolitan growth of China. "Depending on the size of the shop front, each window will have two or three themes. The design concept was inspired by the collection, which features vibrant colours such as red and orange." And what about the role of a visual merchandiser itself-what does it entail? "An eye for detail, a business head, and strong communication skills, but above all, creativity. That's very, very important."
"Shoes are much more difficult to display than clothes," says the Taiwanese born Weng of his brilliantine shoe displays. One can imagine. With Zanotti creating over 500 designs each season, the visual merchandiser's task is to capture the essence of each collection. "You're limited to display shoes by colour coding, fabrics or occasion-nightwear, daywear or even novelty. But with the right accessories-matching that colour or fabric-we can truly show Zanotti's spirit and art." How difficult is it to choose which to showcase?
"We study designs from Italy and liaise with the shops to see which styles were popular. I'm proud to say that ifc mall shoppers enjoy a much fuller range of design than those of others in Hong Kong. Having about 70% of all the styles each season is a luxury." This season is all about pop colours, in true spirit of the lighter weather. "Sometimes it's not neccessary to add too much to the windows, for example you can display the shoes in a rack design or show a big variety or even just put a few pairs in. Each shoe is an artpiece itself."
What makes the windows of Brunello Cucinelli so distinctly European, yet accessible to Hong Kong people? "The air is different here, the materials chosen and used are different; it's an entirely different place altogether," Francis Leung states, reflecting on the differences between Hong Kong window design and European window design. "Of course we modify the designs a little each time, for example, this season we received ten concept windows from Italy, but we focused on colours and fabrics- especially since cashmere isn't such a versatile material for the weather here-suited for Hong Kong people.
One of the easiest ways to present the brand's image is to make a big fashion statement through visual merchandising." Immaculately dressed, Leung is a true creative, possessing that special eye for detail. "In our shop windows, details are very important. We'll fold corners of the suit or roll up the trousers, to reveal the layers underneath." Even when he's not at the drawing board or creating his iconic windows, he's always at work. "There have been times where I've had to stop in the middle of the street and run into store. And tell the assistants that their mannequins were not perfectly positioned, or some little detail was wrong with the window display. I can't help it!"
Have a little holiday and discover the movie-style charm that awaits; create your own silver screen story. "The best thing I know is to do exactly what you wish for a while." Wishes. The heart's desires. Romance. What better place than here to indulge in life's little pleasures? As Gregory Peck once told Audrey Hepburn in the iconic "Roman Holiday", taking her by the hand: "Work? No. Today's gonna be a holiday".
BOSS Black pink jacket (HK$6,150)
BOSS Black pink trousers (HK$3,150)
BOSS Black goatskin shoes (HK$5,550)
Ermenegildo Zegna navy double-breasted wool jacket (HK$18,300)
Ermenegildo Zegna red striped cotton shirt (HK$3,700)
Ermenegildo Zegna navy wool pants (HK$7,400)
Ermenegildo Zegna red/blue/white striped silk tie (HK$1,800)
Ermenegildo Zegna black calf leather belt (Price TBC)
Ermenegildo Zegna white calf leather briefcase (HK$10,100)
Ermenegildo Zegna black calf leather lace-up shoes (Price TBC)
Styling liu kin wai, but waiting
Photography fung kwok fai
Model natalie & alexis @ primo
Makeup & Hair evelyn ho
ESCADA and ESCADA SPORT shirt dress in nude (HK$4,500)
ESCADA and ESCADA SPORT patent belt (HK$2,100)
LANVIN-Men cross-dyed jacket (HK$13,700)
LANVIN-Men two-fabric navy blue cross-dyed jacket (HK$13,700)
LANVIN-Men navy blue cross-dyed trousers (HK$9,200)
ETRO coral pink silk dress (HK$11,900)
repetto ballet shoes in saumon (HK$699)
TORY BURCH linen striped jersey shirt in tamarind with peony print lamé dickie (HK$2,180) (the above item is not for sale in HK)
agnès b. LA LOGGIA ecru double-breasted linen jacket (HK$5,590)
agnès b. LA LOGGIA patterned silk scarf (HK$1,690)
GIVENCHY white shirt from Lane Crawford (HK$3,590)
CÉLINE yellow top (HK$8,900)
ALAЇA black patterned pencil skirt (HK$9,900) (all from Lane Crawford)
on Alexis Prada
beige jacket (HK$16,200)
Prada beige pants (HK$5,400)
Prada brown patterned scarf (HK$1,900)
GIVENCHY white shirt (HK$3,590) from Lane Crawford
BURBERRY magenta pink folded front silk dress (HK$7,700)
BURBERRY camel wool and cashmere contrast undercollar overcoat (HK$15,500)
BURBERRY pale barley merino wool check shoulder v-neck sweater (HK$3,600)
VALENTINO white dress (HK$78,000)
VALENTINO white belt (HK$4,600)
VALENTINO brown shirt (HK$3,600)
VALENTINO brown pants (HK$3,900)
ROBERTO CAVALLI one shoulder red silk dress (HK$11,995)
MARC JACOBS navy blue jacket (HK$12,900)
MARC JACOBS blue shirt (HK$3,890)
MARC JACOBS denim pants (HK$4,590)
(all from Lane Crawford)
Salvatore Ferragamo red leopard print jumpsuit (HK$27,900)
Salvatore Ferragamo khaki jacket (HK$26,900)
Salvatore Ferragamo off-white shirt (HK$4,800)
This uplifting bright lip calls for minimalist brows and sleek skin for a fresh spring outlook.
Pure Color Five Colors EyeShadow Palette in Topaz Mosaic (HK$370) from Estée Lauder
Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks (HK$220) from BOBBI BROWN
MIMC Bio Moisture Shadow (HK$495) from BEYOND ORGANIC
Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF15 (HK$1,790) from La Prairie
Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Balm Crystal Colour N°10 Mandarine Acidulée (HK$220) from Lane Crawford
It's all about the lashes. Load up your flutterers with mascara to make your bambi eyes pop.
MIMC Mineral Eyelash Long & Separate (HK$495) from BEYOND ORGANIC
Blushing Blush (HK$205） from Clinique; MAQuillAGE True Rouge RS749 (HK$240) from SHISEIDO
Les 4 Ombres #4 Éclosion (HK$480) from Chanel Fragrance & Beauty
Even Better Makeup SPF 15PA++ Evens and Corrects (HK$230) from Clinique
Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon in Dramatic Black (HK$160) from Esteé Lauder
False Eyelashes Navy Twill (HK$100) from shu uemura
Mondrian, Van Gogh and Kandinsky all turned to brighter colours in pivotal moments of their lives. With a new, brighter sky and season comes a new you; paint your nails in punchy colours to reflect your uplifted mood.
MAQuillAGE Glossy Nail Colour GD853 (HK$90) from SHISEIDO
C PK 355 (HK$100) from shu uemura
LE VERNIS #535 MAY (HK$190) from Chanel Fragrance & Beauty
Aroma Pink (HK$100)
Ciel Blue (HK$100)
Shiny Tangerine (HK$100)
C PK 355 (HK$100) (all from shu uemura)
MAQuillAGE Glossy Nail Colour RS452 (HK$90) from SHISEIDO
YMCK professional Fandango 046 (HK$118)
Bollywood Queen 043 (HK$118)
Galileo Figaro Magnifico 048 (HK$118) (all from my NAIL NAIL)
JESSICA 3D Tangerine 652 (HK$128)
King Tut's Gem 490 (HK$128)
Shock Me Red 656 (HK$128)
Summer of Love 700 (HK$128)
Pink Explosion 093 (HK$128)
Electric Teal 090 (HK$128) (all from my NAIL NAIL)
You are what you eat. So abandon those pills and herbal concoctions in flavour of the naturally finer food. These beneficial, super-charged six ingredients will change your life-available at the one and only ifc mall, you no longer need to compromise health or taste when they’re all presented on the shelves. Never make sacrifices when it comes to your body-and now, beautify yourself inside and out with these health-boosting, delicious foods.
The head chef at Bettys is all about flavour. This is evident in the two-day marinating and preparing process that goes into creating this rustic French dish with the robust Gorri d'ansa red wine from the Basque region. It is then flash-fried in to give it a sizzling body and colour and removed from the pan. Flour and red wine is added in generous splashes to the remaining salty chunks of meat to create a silky broth, resulting in a tender, melt-in-your-mouth dish with a distinctly smooth red wine taste that won't clog your arteries. The antioxidants in the wine protect against heart disease and help you live longer.
A simple fish fillet is baked with zingy lemon peel and fresh herbs – the finishing touch is the addition of fragrant olive oil, which is drizzled on top to give this ISOLA bar + grill dish that extra unique touch. This particular olive oil is infused with citrus tones, giving it a lighter taste, and is an antidote to dry skin, hair and nails. This ingredient has all the flavour but none of the dangerous repercussions – in fact, olive oil is taken by the health-conscious as it contains unsaturated fatty acid, which lowers blood sugar and high blood pressure levels. It also contains Vitamin A, an essential ingredient to growing beautiful nails, hair and skin.
H one's Green Tea Opera Cake is as pretty as it is delicious. This finely crafted five layered dessert really takes the cake. Ground green tea powder from Japan is sifted with dark chocolate and heat-whipped cream is used to create a smooth ganache, sandwiched between layers of pillowy sponge cake. The intense leafy colour and green tea bite makes it a truly spectacular theatrical eating experience, in addition to its 4,000 year medicinal benefits – green tea can lower cholesterol levels and fight against cancer cells and infection. So have another slice.
Jean-Paul Hévin has created a pudding so decadently textured in its layers of chocolate from Venezuela and Madagascar, crisp toasted almond and cocoa biscuit that it should be sinful to even look at. Bite into the light-as-air whipped mousse and then crunch down with surprising bite into the flaky almond and biscuit layers. The infusion of dark chocolate keeps the cake from being overly sweet. Although intentions are certainly innocent, this particular type of guilt-free chocolate is actually good for us. Cocoa beans are known for their high Vitamin B, C, D and mineral content to protect heart and blood vessel.
Inagiku Japanese Restaurant starts with the clearest of waters for this particular dish, adding ingredients into the pot to simmer gently for two hours: sake, soft-shell turtles and kelp decorated with a side of lightly toasted cubed rice cakes. In Japan, you’ll find sake from all different regions, but Inagiku’s chef has specially selected Honjouzon to compliment this particular dish. This sake sweetens the broth, adding an intense flavour to the seafood as well as serving up a healthy portion of amino acids which brighten skin. This is one dish that is healthy as well as nourishing.
What’s so different about GREYHOUND Café’s coffee? Well, for starters, the raw coffee beans are imported from the sunny bays of Thailand and are ground into fine powder every night, so that each brewed cup is fresh and full of rich aroma when it reaches your lips. You’ll taste a creamy concoction (with a bare hint of sweetness) that still retains the unique kick of dark coffee in its unadulterated form. There’s a reason why this coffee is in the dessert section. Taken at the end of the meal, coffee is the perfect drink to aid digestion and to steam out any toxins in your body.
Eating in is the new eating out. Now, more than ever, it's easy to take home that secret ingredient in a jar or bottle and store it in your very own kitchen or surprise your friends with thoughtful treat. Enjoy a glass of deep full bodied red wine with friends or loved ones; break out the chocolate bar for a much-needed pick me up. Whether you use these ingredients to add body and flavour to dishes or to sample in its pure form, one thing's for sure: the answer to youth and good health isn't just on your doorstep, it's in your humble abode.
Amo Eno Yacochuya Red wine 2005 HK$721
Aged for 18 months in smoky oak barrels, this wine hails from the Cafayate region. Uncork and unwind.
Shichida Junmaishu 720ml HK$175 from city’super
This medium dry liquid balances honey and green apple flavours to please the palate.
La Maison Du Chocolat Tasse de Chocolat 210g HK$280
True indulgence comes in dark chocolate pearls, which can be added to steamed milk for an intense drink.
TWG Tea Green of Vietnam 50g HK$50
These delicately twisted Vietnamese tea leaves are perfect for brewing in the comfort of your humble abode.
Frantoi Cutrera Primo Extra Virgin Olive Oil D.O.P. Monti Iblei 500ml HK$178 from city’super
Virgin extract olive oil is the queen of oils which boasts a rich aroma and is packed full of nutrients.
NESPRESSO Pixie C60 machine HK$1,988
NESPRESSO 16 Grand Crus HK$532
Push a button and artisan coffee with over 16 different tastes of coffee is at your fingertips.
Everybody loves a wedding. There's laughter all around, champagne glasses are clinking, the smell of flowers fill the air and then that special moment everybody's been waiting for finally arrives: the opening of the wedding gifts, of course. A well-wishing thought from the heart from the givers to the newlyweds. Take inspiration from everything pastel- think love hearts, traditional bridal colours and sun-drenched fields of lavender.
imm. Living Inc. stopper (HK$220) from Lane Crawford
imm. Living Inc. opener (HK$280) from Lane Crawford
Mikimoto graduated necklace set (HK$43,300)
diptyque Feuille de Lavande mini candle (HK$280/70g)
Santa Maria Novella Elisir di Rose 500ml (HK$600)
diptyque Roses mini candle (HK$280/70g)
Tiffany & Co. Victoria earrings with marquise diamonds in platinum (HK$46,400)
Tiffany Locks bangle in sterling silver with round brilliant diamonds (HK$4,650)
Tiffany Locks bangle in 18k rose gold with round brilliant diamonds (HK$35,000)
LALIQUE New York picture holder (HK$6,800)
Reichenbach two birds(HK$1,600) from Lane Crawford
Swarovski crystalline box (HK$1,260)
diptyque Freesia mini candle (HK$280/70g)
Amo Eno The Ö1 2+2 GLASSES by L'ORFEVRERIE D'ANJOU (HK$1,888)
Dymocks Simple Stunning Bride by Karen Bussen (HK$340)
Recreate that unique theatre feeling at home with these state-of-the-art sound systems, finely crafted to give you the best viewing experience of your life. Unlike the stuffy cinema, everything is adjustable here, from the sound volume to the screen colour. Sit back and relax as the high definition sounds and picture surround you. Don't forget the popcorn.
BeoLab 2 Loud Speaker HK$31,900
BeoLab 9 Speaker in Orange HK$91,000
BeoVision 7-55 HD TV HK$142,000
TV Floor Stand HK$18,000
BeoLab 7-6 Loud Speaker HK$40,700 (all from BANG & OLUFSEN)
VideoWave™ Entertainment System HK$44,000 from BOSE®
XQ50c KEF 3-way Centre Speaker with Uni-Q HK$7,300 from AV Life
XQ40 KEF 3-way Floor Stand Speaker with Uni-Q HK$21,800 from AV Life
Remember those Christmas days when you were little and dreamed of meeting Santa at the North Pole? How times have changed. Just last year, our very own Winter Wonderland arrived at Oval Atrium. Clouds of floating cubes inscribed with wishes written by the Hong Kong public populated the area, together with a four-metre Santa Claus carrying the collected wishes, skating his way to shower these festive cheers to everyone, blessing them a dream come true. A glittering Winter Wonderland awaited lucky families, couples and children, completed with a one-of-a-kind ice rink and exclusive musical performances.
There was much to see as well: Santa Claus took to the stage alongside Bjorn the Polar Bear, overseas acrobatic skaters and dancers, to brighten the festival with the "A Christmas Wish" musical performance. Audiences were urged to give back as Bjorn also hailed an important message from the North Pole, telling us that the future of the White Christmas was at stake due to the deterioration of the ecosystem. Local choirs joined in on the festivities too, spreading yuletide and cheer all around with their daily caroling. Georg Jensen's Christmas redemption gift was also well-received by shoppers, who fully reveled in the season of giving and receiving.
Lunar New Year brings prosperity, longevity and luck, and this Year of the Dragon was exceptionally special due to its auspicious properties. Shoppers were charmed by the delicate Jiangsu “Garden of Fortune”, which was laid out to recreate the Chinese character for Fortune, offering unparalleled blessings to visitors. Traditional red lanterns glowed from high up across the ceiling, bathing the whole atrium in a bright radiance, where all stores were celebrating the occasion with Lunar New Year themed gifts and paraphernalia. People led their loved elderly relatives and tiny toddlers along the blessed flying bats “Five Fortune” stone overlay, excited that fortune might come to them soon. And of course the celebrations wouldn’t be complete without a ceremonial dance; the crowds were pulled in by the mesmerising dragon and lions, who danced in traditional energetic style to ring in the new year. All these spectacles were shown right inside the heart of the mall. During this period shoppers were also treated to a special OREGON SCIENTIFIC Aroma Diffuser, giving them the opportunity to bring the dragon year fortune home with them from ifc mall.
La Prairie opened a grand exhibition arena showcasing 70 years of La Prairie’s skincare. Spokespeople from the skincare brand as well as socialites were there to celebrate the unveiling of the new ifc store, which included an in-house skin consultation area and a full range of La Prairie products.
Renowned actor Mr. Shawn Yue was the first in Asia to own a pair of the exclusive SPECIAL EDITION Tramazza hand-made shoes- presented by Mr. Ferruccio Ferragamo himself during a six-day extravaganza that included a VIP cocktail reception and a shoe- making exhibition.
What happens when an ultra-versatile lifestyle icon marries a traditional luxury leather fashion house? Michael Wong and Giorgio Fedon brought to you the “MW Michael Wong by Giorgio Fedon 1919” collection - a collaboration of exclusive, highly detailed and performance orientated pieces, designed only for the most adventurous and the bold. The buttery soft leather bags are multi-functional as well as beautiful, capturing the aesthetic and essence of MW Michael Wong by Giorgio Fedon 1919.
Scores of elegant ladies were invited to make like ballerinas in this fanciful display of handmade repetto ballet shoes earlier at the launch. The Oval Atrium- transformed into a ballet performance arena for the night, with polished brass railings and hardwood floors in place - played host to a bevvy of graceful dancers and performers who showed off repetto's latest collection. Gigi Leung, Amanda S. and Mandy Lieu all presented the simple, classic and longlasting designs, which captured the heart and soul of every aspiring ballerina- and lady- that night.
Singer Terence Yin graced BOSS Orange along with musician Jun Kung, to celebrate the first anniversary of the store’s opening. The toast of the town- Chrissie Chau, Daniel Wu, Chet Lam- were all out in full force to watch the spectacular, intimate live performance and to enjoy the orange themed finger food.
With the anticipation of summer comes the arrival of the rainy season. What essential item can tide us through the stormy weather? A humble pair of rain boots, of course. But this is no ordinary boot- AIGLE has been producing the sturdy rubber boots for 160 years and has proved popular with people from all over the world. Following its international debuts, AIGLE landed in ifc mall to present its latest collection “AIGLE: Savoir Faire, Savoir Vivre” with workshop articles shipped all the way from Châtellerault, France. Visitors were inspired by AIGLE’s original boot model designs and were able to explore a giant wooden boot, installed as a cabin feature.
|agnès b. LA LOGGIA||3089-97|
|agnès b. LE PAIN GRILLÉ||3089-97|
|BANG & OLUFSEN||2008-09|
|Chanel Fragrance & Beauty||1060|
|ESCADA and ESCADA SPORT||2066|
|Garrett Popcorn Shops®||1050|
|Giorgio Fedon 1919||1008|
|Giuseppe Zanotti Design||2072-73|
|Inagiku Japanese Restaurant||4001-07|
|ISOLA bar + grill||3071-75/4011|
|La Maison du Chocolat||2006|
|my NAIL NAIL||1091A|
|PALACE ifc Cinema||1058-59|
|Santa Maria Novella||3005A|
|Tiffany & Co.||2058|