MontBlanc “Black & White Weeks" Hong Kong 2015

Montblanc hosted a press conference to kick off the “Black & White Weeks” on 2nd June, 2015 at California Tower, the new landmark of Lan Kwai Fong, Central. “Black and White Weeks” occurred for the first time in the nineteen-twenties. Back then as well as today it has been an event to present exciting novelties of Montblanc. Montblanc has reactivated this meaningful event since last year, bringing yearly novelties from headquarters to HK as an exclusive preview for media and connoisseurs. This exhibition lasts for three days, exhibiting the maisons’ latest leather goods, watches, writing instruments and jewellery pieces during 2nd to 4th June. Highlights include the Meisterstück Selection Sfumato collection, the TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap collection and the Patron of Art Edition – Luciano Pavarotti collection. Especially the functioning model of the TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap is the first time ever revealed in the world, which becomes the event spotlight.

Mr. Julien Renard, President Asia Pacific of Montblanc, Mr. Giacomo Cortesi, Managing Director of Montblanc Leather Division and Mr. Alexander Schmiedt, Managing Director Watches Montblanc International were invited to present the novelties to the audience at the press conference, followed by a sharing and demonstration by celebrity models Ms. Jocelyn Luko and Mr. Anthony Sandstrom. The dazzling couple stunned the audience by delivering loving glamour wearing the watch and jewellery from the Montblanc Bohème collection and the Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed Chronograph e-strap respectively.

Mr. Julien Renard, President Asia Pacific of Montblanc, remarked, “This year we have showcased our latest cross-category products, ranging from watches, writing instruments, leather goods to jewellery for men and ladies. One of the highlight is the new leather collection Sfumato. It revisits a painting technique developed during the Renaissance by the great masters. Applying it to the treatment of leather, Montblanc innovates the new Meisterstuck Sfumato collection.”

Ms. Jocelyn Luko and Mr. Anthony Sandstrom were much amazed with the cross-category talents of Montblanc. Jocelyn said, “I am seriously considering to buy a Starwalker Urban Speed e-pen as a gift to Anthony as he loves gadgets and digital devices, not to mention that it will make a perfect match with the Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap on this wrist. However, Anthony’s heart also goes to the Meisterstück Selection Sfumato collection which can keep him company not only every day but also when he travels.”

Anthony said, “I think Jocelyn carries the Bohème watch and jewellery perfectly. They help to deliver her character and charisma as a chic, elegant and self-confident lady. ”

Meisterstück Selection Sfumato – A heritage originated from Renaissance

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Montblanc has displayed a wide range of leather goods produced from its manufacture Pelleteria in Florence, including the major launch of a new collection Sfumato. It revisits a painting technique developed during the Renaissance by the great masters. Applying it to the treatment of leather, Montblanc innovates the new Meisterstuck Sfumato collection. “Sfumato” is an ingenious painting technique pioneered by Leonardo Da Vinci and his followers. Evident in Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, an atmosphere of great softness is achieved by masterfully blending areas into one another through the superimposition of many layers of thin paint with tiny brushstrokes to eliminate lines. Each piece of our Sfumato products is delicately painted by hand before it is assembled. Every bag, wallet or belt from the collection is completely unique.

TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap – A technology on one’s wrist

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Montblanc is the first luxury maison to combine wearable technology with fine watchmaking in the centuries-old Swiss horological tradition. The TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap watch carries a highly functional e-device on the strap to offer digital functionality such as activity tracker, smart notifications, remote control and Find-Me function in one. To provide further convenience to the owner, it can be connected to Android and iOS via Bluetooth.

Patron of Art Edition: Luciano Pavarotti – Celebrating the legendary tenor

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As the leader of luxury writing instruments, Montblanc has special affection towards writing instruments. Every year since 1992, Montblanc introduces a Patron of Art limited edition to pay homage to a person who had made valuable contribution to arts and culture. The latest Patron of Art – Luciano Pavarotti is a tribute to the world‘s most famous legendary Italian tenor. Pavarotti was a dedicated humanitarian who had raised millions of dollars for vocational and educational projects with his “Pavarotti & Friends” world tour. The Patron of Art – Luciano Pavarotti limited edition features high-end materials to celebrate this great performer’s colourful personality.

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Lanvin Femme Pre-Fall 2015 Collection

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Alber Elbaz presented his Lanvin Pre Fall 2015 collection at his Faubourg Saint-Honore studio where he transformed his space into a ‘grandma’s house’ Setting to give editors the comfort we’re lacking of in current days according to his view.

In the room decorated with well-worn velvet sofas, antique floral paintings, chunky ashtraps, a napping goldfish and a Persian cat, he intended to slow down the pace of the hectic fashion week to have a valuable time with his fellow men and women guests.

The clothes he showed had a similar intimacy. Sumptuous textures and generous proportions, loading of colorful crystal pendants or brooches and paired with men’s oxfords or knew-high boots, a short sheath in rose brocade under a gleaming metallic duffle finished with leopard-print loafers and bag, a long wrap skirt paired with tee shirt, all representing the notion of glam casual chic.

‘Mix’ is the key message, while the confidence to be comfortable, to be intimate is the quintessential elegance of Lanvin’s Pre Fall this year.

Prada Opens in Salzburg

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Prada opens in Salzburg, in Alter Markt (Old Market Square), which is an integral part of the historic centre and of the city’s social life, inside the Steindl Haus, a prestigious building of the 14th century.

Curated by architect Roberto Baciocchi, the project and the restoration works are aimed at preserving the image of the Steindl building. With this goal in mind, Prada has collaborated with the Austrian Department of Fine Arts and the City of Salzburg to preserve the soul of this historic site, aligning the brand’s image with the history of the Steindl Haus, an elegant fashion boutique and local landmark for more than a century.

The store, on two levels, occupies a total area of about 250 square metres and is dedicated to women’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, footwear and accessories and to the men’s collections of leather goods and accessories.

The façade of the building – of great artistic and cultural importance – is characterized on the ground floor by high curved windows, dating back to the early 20th century, on either side of the entrance, while on the first floor the four large windows provide a glimpse of the interior’s atmosphere.

The new elements, designed in full respect of the spaces, integrate with the existing architectural elements of this historic store: the elegant wooden staircase, the vaulted ceilings, the restored wooden furniture and the original cash register.

Innovation, heritage and Prada’s historic reference elements are in this way perfectly balanced: the chequerboard floor in black and white marble of the first Prada store, opened in 1913 in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, as well as the precious chandeliers, stucco work, moldings and detailing.

Also the leather goods steel display cases, with glass shelves and backdrops in studded parchment, are perfectly integrated into the context, reinforcing the magnificence of the store, while the countertops in polished steel and chairs in wood and leather complete and embellish the atmosphere of the ground floor.

While climbing the beautiful wooden staircase to the first floor one can admire the original wooden paneling and wall mirrors. In this luminous area, overlooking Alter Markt, beige carpets laid over the beautiful original parquet floor embrace two intimate sitting rooms, with beige leather sofas and polished steel glass tables, where the women’s ready-to-wear and footwear collections are displayed in a sophisticated and yet discrete luxury atmosphere, which characterizes this very special Prada store.

Givenchy Macau Re-opening at Four Seasons Macau

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Located inside the Four Seasons, the 140 square meter store is the perfect showcase for the brand’s cutting edge designs. It reflects an evolution of the identity of Givenchy’s Paris concept store situated on 28 Faubourg Saint-Honoré epitomizing the DNA of the house – a mixture of aristocratic elegance, dark romanticism, sensuality and renewed classicism.

The store carries Givenchy women’s and men’s collections, from ready-to-wear to accessories and footwear. The concept of the store renders homage to the iconic Givenchy boxes historically used to deliver Haute Couture garments. In this store, two room-sized boxes made of burnt oak have been installed to display both the women’s and men’s ready to wear collections. The interior of Men Ready-to-Wear box is clad in grey basaltina (volcanic) stone & the Women Ready-to-Wear box is in white sivec marble. Accessories are presented on water-drop shaped displays in stainless steel, sahara marble or golden brass. Outside of the boxes, the flooring is natural oak herringbone parquet reminiscent of Givenchy’s Avenue George V couture salons.

The store opens with Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. This season, Artistic Director Riccardo Tisci goes back to the seventies and his early days at Givenchy, those days when the woman was sexy and powerful, sensual and self-confident. For men, a strong, masculine and military-inspired look is counterbalanced by tender touches evoking a tribute to love and religion.