Lane Crawford collaborated with up-and-coming Japanese designers for a range of exclusive capsule collections titled Japon Noir. The line-up includes the much-buzzed-about Chitose Abe for Sacai, Yasuko Furuta for Toga Archives and Hiromichi Ochiai for Facetasm, among other talents in fashion, jewellery, accessories and lifestyle products.

Artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka, for example, worked with the Italian furniture brand Moroso on a series of bouquet chairs that are handcrafted with squares of fabric to resemble flower petals. The project showcases the growing global appeal of Japanese designs.