Forward Fashion’s presents four large-scale arts and cultural projects for Art Macao 2023 with three art brands it operates

Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited (“Forward Fashion”; Stock Code: 2528), a creative integrated group with three synergistic business segments – fashion, art and lifestyle – presents four arts and cultural projects in collaboration with the three major integrated resort operators in Macau and the Group’s multi-dimensional art space, Artelli, for the international art event “Art Macao 2023”. Leveraging their extensive artistic resources and curatorial experience, the parties aim to provide a more diversified and rich arts and cultural experience for the market, and to establish new arts and cultural landmarks exclusive to the city. This year’s “Art Macao” began on 28 July 2023 and will run until October 2023. During this period, the Group collaborates with over 14 international and local art units to create original art content for Macau. The lineup includes four renowned contemporary artists: Wang Bo, one of the top 100 young contemporary artists in China; Mr Doodle, an internationally renowned art master; Jason Naylor, a graffiti artist from New York; and Philip Colbert, a contemporary pop art master. They visit Macau for the first time, where they meet and engage local artists and the public. Visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the process, stories, and meanings behind the creations from the artists’ perspectives, further fostering the development and popularisation of Macau’s arts and culture.

Representatives from Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, the Macao SAR government, senior executives from Melco Resorts & Entertainment and Forward Fashion, and artist Wang Bo (first from left) joined together to kick off the exhibition at Artelli
Inside the Artelli multi-dimensional art space, the world premiere of Mr Doodle’s first collaboration with Disney, the “Disney Art Collection by Mr Doodle” original artworks exhibition, is showcased, featuring 24 original artworks paying tribute to classic Disney scenes with a new creative twist.
“BE@RBRICK Garden” immersive experience
Representatives from the Macao SAR government, senior executives from Sands China Ltd. and Forward Fashion, artist Mr. Philip Colbert (first from left) and Mr. Jason Naylor (first from right) joined together to celebrate the opening of ASCE art hub in Macao
Mr. Patrick Fan, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Forward Fashion

Artelli Collateral Exhibition – “Form and Essence, Between Complexity and Simplicity” Solo Exhibition by WANG Bo, Young Chinese Avant-Garde Artist
“Form and Essence, Between Complexity and Simplicity” is the solo exhibition of the young Chinese avant-garde artist Wang Bo, and marks Artelli’s inaugural exhibition featuring young Chinese artists. It is also Artelli’s first participation in “Art Macao 2023”, a major international arts and cultural event in the city, showcased in the form of a collateral exhibition. Beijing artist, Wang Bo, is among the 100 young Chinese artists selected by the Ministry of Culture for the cultural industry’s key initiatives. At the event, he has chosen to exhibit his “A Book” series, which is inspired by the poems of his favourite Macau poet Yao Feng, thereby connecting his work to the city. Through the bold and vivid use of colors, he analyzes and appropriates everyday aesthetics, reconstructs Chinese landscapes, and translates classic Western patterns into his works. By combining historical iconography and spatial treatment, he presents a visual language with a new sensibility. On 4 August, Wang Bo participated in the opening ceremony and art talk in Macau.

First Macau exhibition by internationally renowned artist Mr Doodle
Artelli, in its capacity as a co-organizer and curator, has presented the “Mr Doodle – First Exhibition in Macao” with Melco Crown Entertainment. Mr Doodle’s meticulously created artworks can be seen throughout City of Dreams and Artelli, including the iconic public art building “Doodle Showroom” on the Cotai Strip, which reinvents the look of The Showroom with its sleek lines and unique patterns; “Doodle Hall” is a breathtaking immersive exhibition at the main entrance of City of Dreams while “Doddle Love Wall” is a large-scale public interactive art installation that will be launched on China’s Valentine’s Day; “Doodle Cube” is a multimedia art installation at the Morpheus Hotel that blends a distinctive style of graffiti with a free-flowing architectural design.

At Artelli, visitors can witness the world debut of Mr Doodle’s large-scale original exhibition, “Disney Art Collection by Mr Doodle”, a highlight of his exhibition in Macau. On 12 September, Mr Doodle will make his first visit to Macau to showcase his creations, and visitors can look forward to a vibrant exhibition of contemporary art.

BE@RBRICK MACAU – World’s First Immersive BE@RBRICK Art Exhibition
Organized by Galaxy Entertainment Group, co-organized by Forward Fashion and curated by BE@RBRICK MACAU, the World’s First Immersive BE@RBRICK Art Exhibition has taken place at Galaxy MacauTM, establishing a new art landmark in the city. This event is the largest BE@RBRICK art exhibition ever held in Macau, combining technology and digital art to present a cultural fusion of trends and art, offering an innovative and diversified art exhibition for both tourists and residents.

The art exhibition is divided into several zones, starting with the limited edition BE@RBRICK MACAU 2023 and a series of two-meter-tall BE@RBRICK 3000% art installations unveiled at the Pearl Lobby, which incorporate AR elements to create an immersive interactive experience and bridge the gap between art and audience. The exhibition also boasts the world-first and tallest MY FIRST BE@RBRICK B@BY 10000% giant outdoor art installation towering over seven meters, displayed at the Outdoor Lawn near Diamond Lobby, which is set to become a must-see attraction in Macau. Over 50 exhibits from previous BE@RBRICK MACAU exhibitions will be showcased, along with immersive experience spaces such as “BE@RBRICK Garden” and “BE@RBRICK Infinity”. Additionally, the world debut of BE@RBRICK digital art will be presented at GalaxyArt. Another highlight is the special edition BE@RBRICK, created by Macau artist MCZ_Thomas, has also been released to promote the cooperation of “International IP x Macau element x Macau artist”, bringing local artists to the international stage. The opening ceremony has also extended to the “Power of Art – Contemporary Art & Fashion: A Driving Force of the Cultural Industry Development” art forum and exchanged in-depth thoughts among industry professionals.

Diversified and explorative art hub ASCE launches the first “Meet the Magic” exhibition since its opening to light up Macau’s summer art scene
Internationally renowned artists Jason Naylor and Philip Colbert visit Macau for the first time
Organized by Sands China, co-organized by Forward Fashion, and curated by ASCE, “Meet the Magic: In Celebration of Disney 100 by Philip Colbert & Jason Naylor” exhibition invites two internationally renowned contemporary artists, Philip Colbert and Jason Naylor, to present a series of original artworks and giant installations. The exhibition showcases two five-meter-tall Mickey Mouse-inspired large-scale art installations in Le Jardin at Parisian Macao and the lagoon area of The Venetian Macao. This marks the first time that Philip Colbert and Jason Naylor have displayed their original works, including classic and world premieres, in Macau. Their vibrant art injects infinite colour into the summer and provides a richer cultural experience for both local residents and tourists. At the opening of the exhibition, New York graffiti artist Jason Naylor and contemporary pop art master Philip Colbert met the local young artists, media, and collectors and shared their creative experiences with them in Macau. The artists attracted a large number of fans and kicked off the summer of art together.

Mr. Patrick Fan, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Forward Fashion, said, “Forward Fashion and our art brands are honoured to participate in the international art event ‘Art Macao’, and to collaborate with a number of large-scale integrated resort operators as organizer, co-organizer and curator to create interesting and high-quality art content, bringing surprises to the market and art enthusiasts, and jointly creating new cultural and artistic landmarks for the city, so as to position Macau as a more attractive travel destination. As an art content provider, Artelli, a multi-dimensional art space of Forward Fashion, has rapidly established footholds in four major cities, namely Macau, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Shanghai, in six months, and organised more than five high-profile international art exhibitions. Looking ahead, Forward Fashion will continue to introduce more innovative, dynamic, and diverse international visual arts projects, which will further enhance the artistic and cultural atmosphere in Macau. Additionally, the Group aims to provide more exhibition platforms for local and international artists to exchange ideas and showcase their work.”

Forward Fashion will constantly explore its unique business model that combines culture, art and commerce in the future in an effort to establish a sustainable art and culture business ecosystem where art, commerce, and tourism can work together. Through its original art brands Artelli and ASCE, Forward Fashion will collaborate with high-end brands, well-known IPs and artists, to introduce more exclusive and first-of-their-kind collaborative projects. This will include creating original art content and collectibles, as well as expanding the international market. The Group will also continue to innovate and explore the possibilities of Web3 digital art, bringing more refreshing art experiences to the market.

About Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2023
“Art Macao” is an international art event organised by the Macao Special Administrative Region Government integrating resources from various sectors in the S.A.R., aimed at congregating global creative forces to produce a city-wide signature biennale event. Renowned curator Qiu Zhijie is the chief curator of “Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2023”, which has adopted the theme “The Statistics of Fortune” to reflect on the expectations and concerns caused by the development of science and technology and explore the clashes and interactions between science and religion. From summer to autumn, through eight sections -, namely, the Main Exhibition, Public Art Exhibition, City Pavilion, Special Exhibition, Invitational Exhibition by Local Artists, Local Curatorial Project, Art Exhibition of Higher Education Institutions and Collateral Exhibition, nearly 30 art exhibitions will be presented across the city, in a showcase of modern and contemporary masterpieces that are zestful and representative, by over 200 artists from more than 20 countries and regions, allowing visitors to experience the breadth and depth of art while at the same time embarking on a grand aesthetic journey. The objective is to raise to a new level the cultural and artistic atmosphere of Macao as a famous World Heritage city.

About Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited
Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited is an integrated group with three synergistic business segments – fashion, art and lifestyle – and a commitment to creating an innovative retail business model. With a track record of managing over 100 brands, the Group has helped many brands to establish their first presence in Greater China. In recent years, the Group has actively enhanced its operations and developed its own brands, such as Artelli, ASCE, UMJ, WF Fashion, to further enrich its brand portfolio. Leveraging its extensive retail experience and IP resources, the Group has spearheaded exclusive collaborations with brands and cultural and art communities to expand into the international market.

Mr. Fan Wing Ting, Patrick, is the founder, chairman and executive director of Forward Fashion Holdings. In 2005, he founded the first company of the Group in Hong Kong focusing on fashion apparel retail in Greater China. Following the Group’s 2020 listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Forward Fashion has embarked on eCommerce platforms and introduced international fashion and artistic brands and visionary international art projects to Greater China. The Group aims to cater to the preferences and needs of local youths and promotes business diversification.

About Artelli
Artelli is the pioneering multi-dimensional space for contemporary art, lifestyle aesthetics, digital and techno art, art communities, and brand collaborations. The space stands as a new and unprecedented international landmark for art and culture.

Artelli will ultimately join forces with over a hundred internationally renowned artists and brand designers to co-create exclusive art projects and debut collections. With a dedicated focus on Web 3.0 digital art and metaverse, Artelli pioneers the exploration of new artistic dimensions. Guided by a strong commitment to become a multi-dimensional art space that fosters collaborations within the art and culture communities, Artelli’s visionary path unfolds through the fusion of art, technology, and the dynamic commercial sector.

Artelli has successfully organized more than five highly anticipated art exhibitions, featuring international artists in prime locations spanning Macau, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Shanghai. In the future, Artelli envisions expanding its brand to attain international prominence as the landmark for art and culture. With aspirations reaching Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, New York, London, and Paris, Artelli is set to leave a vivid mark on the global stage over the next five years.

About ASCE
A playful creativity hub for visionary breakthroughs of internationally acclaimed characters. ASCE serves as a diverse and explorative art hub where collectors gather for social exchange and discover the fabric of everyday life.

ASCE embraces the ethos of playfulness, everyday lifestyle, and personalization, uncovering collaborations with internationally renowned artists and brand designers to create seasonal character projects. ASCE blends fashion, art, design, and technology to build a diverse hub for lifestyle art experiences and boundary-breaking creative exchanges. Strengthening bonds with creative communities, ASCE will be hosting a range of exceptional events, establishing an exploration hub for art, culture, and lifestyle enthusiasts to connect and exchange ideas.

ASCE aims to achieve new milestones in art + commerce in the Greater Bay Area and targets to expand its footprint worldwide in mainland China, and to Tokyo, Seoul, New York, London and Paris.

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Cancelled: The way forward to Mars


The press briefing planned at the Royal Institute in London on July 20 at 16:00 BEST (17:00 CEST) has been cancelled. Further discussions on the Mars exploration programme will take place in the context of the Ministerial in November 2022, where a full statement will be presented.


    ESA Council has mandated the Director General to terminate cooperation with Roscosmos on the ExoMars rover and surface platform. During ESA’s next Ministerial Council taking place in Paris in November 2022 all ESA Member States will discuss the way forward for the project.


    ESA and NASA are continuing to work to refine the architecture of the Mars Sample Return programme and agree on the next steps.

About the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) provides Europe’s gateway to space.

ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA has 22 Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Slovenia, Latvia and Lithuania are Associate Members.

ESA has established formal cooperation with six Member States of the EU. Canada takes part in some ESA programmes under a Cooperation Agreement.

By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. It is working in particular with the EU on implementing the Galileo and Copernicus programmes as well as with Eumetsat for the development of meteorological missions.

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Forward Clarion Events Reviews and Highly Acclaims Author Gene Boffa’s “Deception: A Mac Daniels Novel”


When a conflict is on the verge of erupting–will you make the ultimate sacrifice and admit to stealing weapons-grade uranium even though you know you’ll almost certainly be executed? That is Mac Daniels’ dilemma as a member of the CIA’s top echelon in a suspense and action story that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Join Gene Boffa and Mac Daniels as they take you behind the scenes of a super agent’s life, filled with perils and thrills.

“Deception: A Mac Daniels Novel,” by Gene Boffa, will take you inside the dangerous world of Mac Daniels, a super spy for the Central Intelligence Agency. He took weapons-grade uranium from North Korea, one of the country’s most destructive weapons. Mac Daniels must come out, acknowledge his role in the crime, and avert conflict. He enlists the help of his girlfriend, Astrid, to establish a chance of escaping North Korea.

Will they, however, be successful? Will Mac Daniels live to see his legacy carried on?

Gene will have you on the edge of your seat throughout the movie. If you enjoy narrative twists, suspense, thrill, critical thinking, last-minute miracles, and adrenaline, this book is for you. Gene’s literary prowess is on full show. When it comes to story setup and twists, he is always one step ahead of the readers. A great work, deserving praise from Forward Clarion Reviews, Kirkus Reviews, and Blue Ink Reviews. The Forward Clarion event even went so far as to compare Gene to Tom Clancy, which is a tall order but well-deserved.

The book adds a lot to the discussion and is one that you can recommend to others.

“Deception: A Mac Daniels Novel”

Author: Gene Boffa

Publisher: Your Online Publicist

Publication Date: December 2020

Genre: Thriller, Action Adventure

About the Author

Gene Boffa loves fishing, boating and flying — hobbies which has done all over the world. He is a lawyer with one of the oldest law firms in New Jersey, Shuman Hanlon Margulies where he specializes in transactional law. Gene is married to Patricia and they live in the small town of Green Brook, New Jersey. They have four grown children who often bring the grandchildren by so enjoy their summer house at the jersey shore. Gene’s first novel “The Deed” is available at and Your Online Publicist

Forward Fashion collaborates with Treasure Island Resort World Hotel to build new luxury shopping and entertainment center

Retailer of fashion apparel of international brands Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited (“Forward Fashion” or the “Group”; Stock Code: 2528) is pleased to announce that it will introduce six major brands to “YOHO Treasure Island Resort World Hotel” (“Treasure Island Hotel Macau”) in Macau, including Galeries Lafayette, the internationally renowned French premium department store that will enter Macau for the first time; UFC Gym, the world’s top high-end fitness center; POP MART, a trendy toy store; Under Armour, a leading global sports brand; Beebeeland, a large-scale comprehensive game center; and Five Guys, the world-renowned burger brand.

Forward Fashion collaborates with Treasure Island Resort World Hotel to build new luxury shopping and entertainment center
Mr. Patrick Fan, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Forward Fashion (first from the right) and Mr. Yu Dong, CEO of Bona Film Group (first from the left) signed the cooperation agreement with YOHO on Treasure Island Resort World Hotel
Mr. Patrick Fan, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Forward Fashion (Left) and Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macao SAR Government Tourism Office
Treasure Island Hotel Macau is a place for shopping, food, entertainment, sight-seeing and holiday leisure, and is set to become a new Macau landmark

Treasure Island Hotel Macau is a new integrated five-star hotel-cum-tourism development plan. It is located at the central intersection of the Macau Peninsula and Cotai, covering an area of 8,100 square meters and providing a total of 600 hotel rooms. It also has a five-storey shopping mall, outdoor swimming pool and hot spring, fitness room, playground, restaurants and cinema, outdoor running trail and art-themed park, as well as other amenities, thus a place for shopping, food, entertainment, sight-seeing, and holiday leisure, and is set to become a new Macau landmark.

In light of the development potential of Treasure Island Hotel Macau and its unique advantages in the city, Forward Fashion will bring the prestigious Galeries Lafayette to Macau; introducing an unprecedented luxury shopping experience to the enclave and further promoting Macau as the global capital of tourism and leisure. Galeries Lafayette, with 65 stores around the world, has been a leader in the fashion retail industry and trendy lifestyle for 128 years. Macau’s first Galeries Lafayette is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2022 – marking the fourth branch in Greater China, and will occupy a GFA of approximately 45,000 square feet; integrating international designer names, luxury and vanguard fashion brands, trendy footwear, and accessories, high-end beauty, fashion cafe and more, bringing French elegance and European Art Nouveau to the city. Unlike other Galeries Lafayette stores in mainland China, Galeries Lafayette Macau occupies the sole location in Macau that brings the outdoor and indoor together. Incorporating pop-up art elements with meticulous and pampered services will certainly create unique shopping experiences for each and every customer.

The Group will also introduce five other brands that cover fashion, sports, entertainment and catering, to meet the increasing shopping and consumption demand of tourists from around the world. This includes UFC Gym, a high-end fitness center, an international fitness experience brand founded by top professional mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), hence providing first-class instructors, advanced equipment, and diverse fitness courses. Also debuting is Five Guys, the world-famous burger restaurant that insists on offering freshly grilled burgers made by hand, which will bring American cuisine to Macau and mouthwatering food to tourists. In addition, the group will introduce POP MART, a trendy toy giant that will open a flagship store in Macau Peninsula, targeting the premium, trendy cultural segment, being a pioneer of fashionable glamour; Under Armour, a world-renowned sports brand that will offer high-quality personalized sportswear to customers; and Beebeeland, an integrated entertainment center set to meet the entertainment needs of different customers and allow parents, children, couples and friends to have fun-filled leisure opportunities.

Mr. Patrick Fan, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of forwarding Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited, said, “Treasure Island Hotel Macau will serve as a benchmark for a new era in Macau. We are excited to introduce top international brands to the hotel, which will demonstrate our advantages in international branded fashion retailing and our success in business diversification, and thus further strengthen our internal business ecosystem. The cooperative arrangement will not only create greater room for development and more market opportunities for both parties but will also play an important role in fostering the development of Macau’s tourism and retail industries. Looking ahead, we will actively explore more cooperation opportunities, continue to introduce high-quality fashion brands and further enrich the number and types of brands under the Group so as to offer unique and impressive experiences to consumers.”

About Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited
Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited principally engages in a highly diversified business model. The Group currently operates over 200 self-operated retail stores of internationally renowned, globally popular and up-and-coming brands in Greater China, including Stella McCartney, MARNI, Palm Angels, Moschino, La Maison du Chocolat, Bose, Under Armour, Officine Universelle Buly, POP MART and BE RBRICK.

Mr. Fan Wing Ting, Patrick, is the founder, Chairman and Executive Director of Forward Fashion. In 2005, he founded the first operating company of the Group in Hong Kong. Since then, the Group has committed to expanding its fashion apparel and trendy lifestyle merchandise retail business in Greater China. Following the Group’s listing on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in 2020, Forward Fashion has taken a step forward on the development of eCommerce business on different media platforms, along with the introduction to various international, fashion, and artistic brands and collectible art toys to the local retail industry. The Group strives to cater the preferences and needs of the domestic young generation, so as to promote their diversified development in the Greater China retail market.

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