HAPPENINGS: Acclaimed documentary maker Andrew Rossi’s latest film, The First Monday in May, follows Met curator Andrew Bolton and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintourin their journey to set up the 2015 Met Gala and the institution’s most attended fashion exhibition, “China: Through The Looking Glass”.

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival opening work comes to Hong Kong with Lane Crawford hosting a starry premiere. Many celebrities shared the spotlight with fashion enthusiasts for the evening. Guests including Mark Lui, Kathy Chow, Marie Zhuge, Louisa Mak, Mayao Ma, Kayla Wong, Victoria Tang and Christopher Owen showed their support for the event.

OVERHEARD The film offers rare insight into one of fashion’s biggest events.

CHIC CHAT with Mark Lui

How is design different from songwriting?
Creation is fun but can be stressful as time goes on. Now, design work is still new to me and gives me the motivation and enjoyment to carry on. Meanwhile, it involves science and problem-solving techniques.

What’s your inspiration?
It’s mostly from my life experience and the things that I learnt.

What’s fashion to you?
Fashion involves creativity and personality. Putting on nice clothes and mixing and matching are playful and fun.

What’s your next project?
I’m working on a collaboration project with K11 to create a new brand, focusing on traditional gentlemen’s accessories with a modern twist. The collection will be launched in December.