Hong Kong – London ETO supports showcase of metalcrafts in London Craft Week 2022 (with photos)

London ETO supports showcase of metalcrafts in London Craft Week 2022 (with photos)

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     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO), supports Crafts on Peel, a charitable organisation in Hong Kong, to join the London Craft Week 2022, bringing the virtual showcase “Creations Enlivened: Metal” to craft lovers in the United Kingdom and beyond.

     

     The showcase includes an online exhibition of six collaborative metalworks by Hong Kong traditional craftsmen and contemporary artisans as well as livestreaming of two virtual craft demonstrations.



     In his video message, the Director-General of the London ETO, Mr Gilford Law said, “With a fine integration of modernity and antiquity, as well as the meeting of East and West, this exhibition showcases not only Hong Kong’s rich history of metalwork, but also what makes Hong Kong so special as ‘Asia’s World City’.” He also highlighted that similar to metal’s practical and poetic nature, Hong Kong functionally serves as an international financial centre and global trading hub, while also vibrantly keeps people entertained and inspired year-round with a thriving art scene.



     The event also commemorates the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.



     The virtual exhibition can be accessed at www.craftsonpeel.com/lcw2022/ from May 9 to 15.

Hong Kong – London ETO celebrates Chinese New Year amid pandemic (with photos)

London ETO celebrates Chinese New Year amid pandemic (with photos)

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     The Economic and Trade Office in London (London ETO) held a number of Chinese New Year celebration events virtually amid the pandemic.

 

     The Director-General of the London ETO, Mr Gilford Law sent his Chinese New Year greetings to over 4 500 interlocutors of the London ETO in the United Kingdom, Russia, Baltics and Nordic countries through video message. Riding on this opportunity, Mr Law highlighted that this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and expressed his wish to welcome them in person for the London ETO’s series of celebration events under the theme of “A New Era – Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity” and in recognition of the promising opportunities of Hong Kong under the framework of “one country, two systems”.

 

     On February 15, the London ETO co-organised a Chinese New Year webinar with the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden (HKCCSE), the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau delivered a keynote speech and provided a comprehensive update on the business environment in Hong Kong.

 

     On February 23, the London ETO partnered with the Denmark-Hong Kong Trade Association, the Finland-Hong Kong Trade Association, the Norway-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, the HKCCSE and the HKTDC to host an online Pan-Nordic Chinese New Year reception. In addition to outlining Hong Kong’s economic performance and business opportunities, Mr Law promoted the initiatives announced in the 2022-23 Budget to the Nordic business leaders.

 

     In end-January, Mr Law also attended Chinese New Year celebration events organised by the London Chinatown Chinese Association and greeted the UK community with souvenirs featuring the theme of the Year of the Tiger.

London Fashion Week Presented by Clearpay February 2022 Opens at Bistroteque

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Last night, the British Fashion Council, Clearpay and Irina Shayk co-hosted the opening night of London Fashion Week at THE COCKATOO, at BISTROTHEQUE. The intimate evening event saw a live performance by Joy Crookes and a DJ set by Sherelle.


Key Attendees Included:


Ajak Deng, Chloe Cherry, Christopher Kane, David Koma, Edward Enninful, Eric Underwood, FKA Twigs, Glyn Fussell, Henry Holland, Irene Agbontaen, Jack Guinness, Jiawa Liu, Kai Isaiah Jamal, KK Obi, Sigrid, Ikram Abdi Omar, Irina Shayk, Julien Macdonald, Miss Jason, Munroe Bergdorf, Munya Chawawa, Nabhaan Rizwan, Nick Grimshaw, Osman, Robert Konjic


LFW is one of the big four international Fashion Weeks, known for its exceptional creativity, innovation and responsible business. The five-day event celebrates excellence in design while empowering positive business growth for participating designers. More than just a business platform for designer’ brands to showcase their new collections, LFW is a cultural platform for change. The international event returns tomorrow with over 129 designers showing their collections on schedule.


Clearpay is the Principal Partner of LFW and champions British fashion, supports the UK retail industry, and is committed to give the public more access to the designers and brands they love. As part of this, Clearpay gave the opportunity to one member of the public to attend the Opening Event with a friend and meet with Joy Crookes.

London Fashion Week Presented by Clearpay February 2022 Provisional Lineup



We are excited to announce the provisional lineup for LFW February presented by Clearpay, taking place Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd February 2022. The hybrid digital-physical schedule will continue to incorporate catwalk shows, presentations, appointments, and events throughout London, as well as digital content available on the Official Digital Hub, londonfashionweek.co.uk.


PHYSICAL


16Arlington, Ahluwalia, ASAI, Banshee of Savile Row, Bethany Williams, Bora Aksu, Carlota Barrera, Central Saint Martins MA Fashion, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, Conner Ives, DANIEL w. FLETCHER, David Koma, Dear Frances, DI PETSA, Dilara Findikoglu, EDELINE LEE, EDWARD CRUTCHLEY, EFTYCHIA, EIRINN HAYHOW, Elleme, Emilia Wickstead, ERDEM, FASHION EAST, FEBEN, Feng Chen Wang, HALPERN, Helen Anthony, HELEN KIRKUM, Huishan Zhang, IA London, INGRID KRAFTCHENKO, JORDANLUCA, Kaushik Velendra, KNWLS, KWK by KAY KWOK, Labrum London, London College of Fashion, UAL, LYPH, Mainline:RUS/Fr.CA/DE, Margaret Howell, Mark Fast, Matty Bovan, Molly Goddard, Nensi Dojaka, NEOUS, NICHOLAS DALEY, On|Off, Paolo Carzana, PAUL & JOE, Paul Costelloe, Per Götesson, POSTER GIRL, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, RAY CHU, Rejina Pyo, Richard Quinn, RIXO, ROBYN LYNCH, ROKER, ROKSANDA, S.S.DALEY, SAUL NASH, SCOTT HENSHALL, Simone Rocha, SOHUMAN, Stefan Cooke, Stephen Jones Millinery, Temperley London, TOGA, yuhan wang, Yuzefi


DIGITAL


16Arlington, 8ON8, ACCIDENTAL CUTTING, Ahluwalia, Anna Mason, APUJAN, ASAI, Banshee of Savile Row, Bethany Williams, BLOKE, BMUET(TE), Carlota Barrera, DANIEL w. FLETCHER, David Koma, DiscoveryLAB presents: ABIGAIL AJOBI, Anciela, CHRISTOPH RITTER STUDIO, DJOKIC DREAMING, ELI by Elisa, Florentina Leitner, J E CAI, JOAO MARASCHIN, Karoline Vitto, Margn, ONRUSHW23FH, Sól Hansdóttir, Strongthe and VeniceW, EDELINE LEE, EDWARD CRUTCHLEY, EIRINN HAYHOW, Elleme, Emilia Wickstead, FASHION EAST, FEBEN, Feng Chen Wang, GEO, HALPERN, Harris Wharf London, Helen Anthony, HELEN KIRKUM, INGRID KRAFTCHENKO, JENN LEE, Jens Laugesen, Johan Ku, JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN, JORDANLUCA, Kaushik Velendra, KNWLS, Liam Hodges, London College of Fashion, UAL, LYPH, MARRKNULL, MAXXIJ, MITHRIDATE, On|Off, oqLiq, palmer//harding, PAUL & JOE, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, PRONOUNCE, RAY CHU, Rejina Pyo, Richard Malone, RIXO, ROBYN LYNCH, ROKER, SAUL NASH, SCOTT HENSHALL, SEOKWOON YOON, Sharon Wauchob, Simone Rocha, SOHUMAN, STAXX, Stephen Jones Millinery, Temperley London, Tiger of Sweden, TOGA, U.Mi-1, VINTI ANDREWS, XANDER ZHOU

Hong Kong – London ETO supports showcase of bamboo crafts in London (with photos)

London ETO supports showcase of bamboo crafts in London (with photos)

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     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO), is supporting Crafts on Peel, a charitable organisation in Hong Kong, to join the London Craft Week 2021, bringing the “Imagine the ‘Im’possibilities: Bamboo” exhibition to London. 

     The exhibition showcases about 50 pieces of traditional and contemporary bamboo crafts, mostly created by artisans and craftsmen from Hong Kong. 

     Speaking at the opening reception, the Director-General of the London ETO, Mr Gilford Law, welcomed the opportunity to sponsor Crafts on Peel to bring the exhibition to London. He said, “The craftworks in the exhibition present traditional bamboo craftwork and innovative techniques. They exemplify how it is possible to blend the modern and the traditional, keeping heritage alive and relevant to us.”

     Mr Law also said that the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region recognises not only that creative industries are one of Hong Kong’s new economic drivers, but also that creativity makes Hong Kong a more attractive cosmopolitan city. He also updated the audience that Hong Kong is developing a creative powerhouse with practitioners in various related fields, and that Create Hong Kong has been boosting the development of the creative industries, offering both hardware and software support.

    The “Imagine the ‘Im’possibilities: Bamboo’ exhibition is taking place in Soho Works 180 Strand, London from October 4 to 10 (London time). During the exhibition, Hong Kong artisans will host workshops and live demonstrations on bamboo craftsmanship.