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PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 November, 2015, 9:39am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 November, 2015, 9:39am

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Christmas-time is party time. Lane Crawford’s curated occasion dressing collection gives you a seamless transformation from the office to the cocktail bar.

The party season has officially arrived.  However, the modern man and woman do not have hours to spare for fashion deliberations but they do want to look the part, and their best, at any occasion.  Thankfully, a new guard of eveningwear designers have emerged to offer ingenious ideas for quick changes – daytime staples can now easily morph into evening statement ensembles, while mix-and-match separates together with the season’s most sought-after accessories elevate every outfit.  You can also consult the store’s personal styling team to create your own festive looks.

The New Black Tie

Black tie is given a new interpretation by Rosie Assoulin.  Her re-envisaged silhouette for formal events comes with a sweeping skirt paired with a simple white shirt.  Alternatively, Delpozo’s A-line skirt in a green wool-blend crepe works a similar wonder with haute couture craftsmanship.  A chic, elegant and clever way to dress up an everyday staple. 

The Statement Party Look

Use bold graphics to make a statement.  Inspired by American minimalist sculptor Richard Serra, Roksanda's Osier skirt takes colourblocking to whole new levels with bold shades that verge on fluorescent.  Adding drama with volume and variegated stripes, this luxe silk-wool piece can be worn with slim tops from your daywear ensemble.

Play a different kind of graphics game with the floral embroidered Bardot gown from Delpozo. This elegant one-piece number sits just aside from the shoulders with delicate fluted sleeves for a wildly romantic look.

The Man about Town

The day-to-night transformation for the gentleman is subtle and all about the details.  The Neil Barrett tuxedo blazer is made more suave with a luxurious sheen, a satin peaked lapel and double back vent.  The slim and streamlined fit underlines the label's renowned Italian craftsmanship.  Even better, it can be paired with skinny jeans from the designer’s denim collection that can be slung on with minimal effort.  The stretchy denim crafted in Japan contours the body with an elevated cool factor for dressing up or down.

Be the centre of attention with this velvet blazer from Lanvin. Featuring a single button front, padded shoulders and a precisely tailoired fit, this tuxedo can also be dressed down with dark jeans while remaining true to the label’s aesthetics for luxury.  “HKG2” velvet bow tie from The Bow Tie completes the dandy look.  Rendered in lustrous velvet, this statement-making accessory is perfect for mingling at posh parties.

A capsule collection by Kitsuné exclusively created for Lane Crawford adds a hint of festive fun to its inimitable French casual-cool aesthetic.  The brand’s ubiquitous fox is reinterpreted across a range of signature items such as sweaters, scarves, beanies and socks – all perfect for the gifting season.

See and be seen at “The Bar”

Visit the “The Bar”, the pop-up store for connoisseurs to taste and shop top-class tipples.  There you will find an expertly curated selection of hard-to-find whiskies from Japan and Taiwan, as well as rare and artisanal gins, tequilas, sakes, rums and champagnes, and get inspirations for some impressive holiday cocktail recipes.

Featured brands include Aviation American Gin, D1 London Gin, Diplomático Rum, Monkey 47 Gin, Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka, Sipsmith, St George, Casamigos Tequila, Kavalan, Haig Club Whisky, Suntory Hibiki, and Laurent-Perrier. A total of 18 guided tastings conducted by bartenders and brand representatives are being held at Lane Crawford ifc mall and Lane Crawford Canton Road every weekend from now until December 20, 2015.