Current Issue

Some highlights from our current issue, as well as a few extra images we just couldn’t squeeze in.

DOSSIER

Openings / New store openings in Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Beijing and Manila
Products / New collections and collaborations
Read / Our selection of the best fashion x design titles from some of the world’s best publishers
Textile Design / Through her venture The Fabrick Lab, Elaine Ng Yan Ling is creating cutting-edge design works as well as value for Chinese villagers
Crossovers / We look at what happens when fashion brands descend on the year’s most important design event, Milan’s Salone del Mobile
Heritage Preservation / Thaitone is the result of one impassioned researcher’s tireless pursuit to document and catalogue the full colour spectrum of the country’s unique cultural history
Fashion Boutique / Fashion label BOYY opens a new boutique and Wes Anderson-esque cafe in Bangkok’s Gaysorn Village
Furniture Design / When fashion designers take to furniture design, you can expect the unexpected
Studio / Our regular studio feature on craftspeople behind the scenes brings you to the Manila workshop of Bea Valdes, where beads and embroidery are lifted to new levels

WANDERLUST

Designer Stays / Luxury fashion brands are getting in on the hospitality industry. We take a look at those making the biggest splash, from Australia’s Gold Coast to London and everywhere in between
Hotel, Bangkok / A row of shophouses formerly home to a publishing company gets a makeover true to its roots
Hotel, Hong Kong / A Modernist icon on Hong Kong Island is reborn as a luxury hotel after a meticulous redesign by Foster + Partners
Openings / The best of the new boutique and luxury designer hotels from around the world

VERNISSAGE

Art Park / On the outskirts of Bangkok, fashion designer Somchai Songwattana has let his imagination run wild with a ‘creative mall’ built around a decommissioned Lockheed
TriStar aircraft

HOME

Hong Kong / The residence of acclaimed accessories designer Fiona Kotur is an unexpected oasis amid the hustle and bustle of inner-city Sheung Wan
New York / Located in a 14-storey industrial building in Manhattan’s Flower District, the light-filled loft of fashion designer Han Feng brings together East and West
Australia / Far from the daily pressures of work and career, the country house of fashion designer Collette Dinnigan offers a space for friends and family to gather together, surrounded by peace and a bit of nature
Taipei / Taking cues from pattern making techniques — silhouetting, folding and draping — the textures of this home in the Taiwanese capital speak to the interests of its resident-designer

ARCHITECTONICS

Fashion District / We take a closer look at the players behind Tokyo’s Aoyama fashion district, hailed as an ‘open-air architecture museum
Modernism / All but lost to history is the fascinating life story of the man who translated Le Corbusier’s Modernist manifesto for the Chinese-speaking world
Urban Resilience / With the spectre of global warming and sea-level rise on the horizon, Vietnam is rising to the challenge, so to speak, and preparing its coastal cities with plans for resiliency

THE FLÂNEUR

The Flâneur / A flâneur is an urban explorer — a connoisseur of the street. In our rotating column, guests share their musings, observations and critiques of the urban environment in cities around the world. JJ.Acuna, Hong Kong- and Manila-based architect and menswear enthusiast, is this issue's flâneur