The fortnight: fashion and luxury happenings in Hong Kong in April

We help keep your finger on the pulse with a wrap of events around the city in the next two weeks. From a luxury wedding showcase to an oh-so-fashionable afternoon tea, we have you covered

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 April, 2016, 8:47am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 April, 2016, 8:47am

APRIL 9

Paradise found … on Cabana’s rooftop

If sitting among sweaty rugby fans watching rugby players sweat doesn’t sound like an appealing weekend plan then escape to Cabana’s rooftop at The Pulse in Repulse Bay and surround yourself with sea views and cool vibes. The rules for parties here are simple: grab a glass of bubbly, plonk yourself on a rooftop sunlounger, sip aforementioned champagne and only move when you need to cool off by taking a dip in an onsen (Japanese bath). There are various packages available starting for one person (HK$580) up to the exclusive HK$50,000 package for eight (it includes 20 bottles of vintage Champagne, soft drinks, fresh coconut water, fruits, canapes … the list goes on). It’s a luxurious way to spend a weekend. Dress code beach chic, of course. Cabana, 403-404, 4/F, 28, The Pulse, Beach Rd, Repulse Bay. Tel: 2889 5939. cabana.hk. Tickets at Pelago http://CABANA9.pelago.events/

APRIL 9

Swedish sustainable fashion

The Swedish consulate general has joined forces with fashion chain H&M, outdoor apparel experts Fjällräven and creative hub PMQ to present a clothes exchange event, a fun way to revitalise your closet while reducing the impact on the environment. The system is simple: Bring your own fresh, clean clothes in good condition and each garment you leave gives you another one for free (maximum 5 items per person). Also on the agenda (April 9-10) is a Swedish Sustainable Fashion Exhibition with representatives from H&M and Fjällräven talking about sustainable fashion. PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central (HG12–HG13). More details https://www.facebook.com/events/1524677917835304/

APRIL 10

State of the union

If you’re planning to tie the knot any time soon or just curious about the latest on offer in the world of luxury weddings then the InterContinental Hong Kong is the place to be this Sunday when it hosts the annual Luxury Wedding Showcase (midday-6.30pm). This year will see 40 of the city’s top wedding specialists give advice about how to plan that special day, from gowns to floral displays and cakes and everything in between. A must for those with bells ringing in their ears. More details https://hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/wedding/

APRIL 10

Time for tea

In 2015, renowned Japanese tearoom Nakamura Tokichi chose Hong Kong for its first overseas branch. On Sunday (and running until May 15) it will host a pop-up at Pacific Place in Admiralty. Eight types of tea will be brewed, including the sweet and light Gyokuro (HK$33); Sencha (HK$28) and Sencha Kukicha (HK$28), made from infused green tea sticks and Genmaicha (HK$28), a roasted rice and green tea. Matcha tea and Hojicha tea jelly will also be available. Created from tea-flavoured chocolate and blended with marshmallow, almonds and pecan nuts that intensify the notes of the teas, Rich matcha batan chocolate (HK$168) and Rich hojicha batan chocolate (HK$168) will be available in Hong Kong for the first time. Pop-up store at Pacific Place Level 1, Admiralty (10.30am-8pm).

APRIL 15

New look for an old favourite

Square Street had somewhat of a cult following when it opened in Hong Kong in 2010, it’s selection of beautifully crafted items a hit with the city’s fashion lovers. Now it’s back with a new look, and one that has fully embraced the burgeoning health and fitness trend. To celebrate “Your Friendly Neighbourhood shop, reimagined” (think more white, more light, more space to breathe, and plants and plush carpet), it is hosting an event to usher in its new image. 15squarestreet, G/F, 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan. Tel: 2362 1086. More details https://www.facebook.com/events/560398440805935/

APRIL 20

Fashion for a cause

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental will team up with three of Hong Kong’s most exciting fashion designers – Anais Mak of Jourden, Eugene Leung of Injury and Melissa Bui – to present My Hong Kong, a showcase of the city’s most creative and a way to raise funds for literacy charity Bring Me A Book Hong Kong, from April 20-May 3. The three designers’ Hong Kong-inspired works will be displayed in the hotel’s entrance alongside a curated “Style Journey” that provides more information about the designers and what inspires them. An online auction, open to the international audience, will be held as part of the charity’s 10th anniversary fund-raising campaign. http://www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark/

APRIL 23-24

Dine & Design – eat. shop. play.

Dine & Design returns to PMQ this year and again it’s all about three of the city’s favourite pastimes: food, fashion and shopping. The event will feature more than 25 vendors. 11am-8pm, free entry. PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central. https://www.facebook.com/events/1071671152878925/

UNTIL APRIL 30

Afternoon delight

The Mira Hong Kong is dishing up some sweet delights as part of its Calvin Klein Afternoon Tea Set offer available until April 30 at the hotel’s cafe COCO. Inspired by the US brand’s spring summer 2016 collection, it will include treats such as key lime pie and beetroot lava cream cheese tart created by the hotel’s executive pastry chef, Jean-Marc Gaucher. Fashion addicts can accessorise their afternoon tea break with smiley cookies, fluffy homemade scones with clotted cream and cherry jam and a tier of sweet and savoury delights in four bold shades selected as the hottest hues to wear this season by Calvin Klein’s trendsetters (the colours are pink, yellow, orange and red, in case you’re wondering). The Calvin Klein Afternoon Tea Set (HK$238 / HK$428 per set for one/two, add HK$120 per person for a glass of Champagne) is available daily from 3.30pm-6pm at COCO (G/F Lobby), and at WHISK (5/F) on Saturdays. For more information contact COCO on 2315 5566 or coco@themirahotel.com