Tatler Hong Kong

Tatler Hong Kong September 2019

The last word in high society and the life luxurious, Hong Kong Tatler has been chronicling the lives of the city’s elite since 1977. From insider access to the most exclusive parties and events in Hong Kong and beyond, to authoritative coverage of art, fashion, wine, dining and travel, to face-to-face interviews with the people that really matter, Hong Kong Tatler takes you closer to the highest echelons of society than anyone else.

Hong Kong SAR China
Tatler Asia Limited
12 期号


around asia

Restaurateur and foodie Rani Anggraini Safitri’s love for Indonesian food, culture and diversity pervades her life. The successful entrepreneur talks about how she built her business, Fish Streat, from a small eatery to a thriving group of restaurants. Sustainability has become a buzzword today, but Banyan Tree has been thinking about environmental conservation for 25 years. Founders Ho Kwon Ping and Claire Chiang with their daughter Ho Ren Yung discuss how the ethos of sustainability has shaped the company. On the cover of the Sustainability Issue is hotelier Lai Voon Hon, a captain of industry and one of five individuals featured in a story detailing how key businesses in Malaysia are taking steps to adopt sustainable practices and protect the environment. Lynn Hsieh, the honorary president of the Taiwan U-Life Association, graces the…

when inspiration strikes

This issue is the biggest of the year, something we are celebrating because these 262 pages are the result of flashes of inspiration brought to life through the painstaking collaboration of eight editorial teams across Asia. You can imagine how many WhatsApp messages it took to get our shoot dates in order. We wanted to celebrate this new season in fashion through vibrant feature photography and the moving success stories of designers with roots in Asia who have made their mark globally. Someone who is still making waves after presenting his first collection seven years ago is Christian Dior haute couture prodigy Huishan Zhang, who combines refined tailoring with influences from his Chinese heritage in creating sophisticated, very romantic yet wearable garments. We travel to his hometown in Qingdao, where he…

sweltering and epic

These two adjectives, sweltering and epic, best describe our cover shoot. The week in July we chose to shoot Cindy Chao in a magnificent château an hour’s drive north of Paris turned out to be one of the most blistering of summer, with temperatures hitting 43 degrees C. As punishing as it was, the weather delivered the glorious blue skies we’d been hoping for, and Château du Champ de Bataille was, indeed, a fitting backdrop. We’d been instructed to look for a location that was not only spectacular, but culturally and historically significant—and a touch modern—to reflect Cindy’s design philosophy. A tall order, but a careful search found the magnificent 17th-century château, owned and renovated by legendary French architect Jacques Garcia, whose work includes some of the most beautiful hotels in…


Sampson Wu The fashion photographer travels to Qingdao to showcase Huishan Zhang’s latest designs in Rising in the East (p. 170) WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHERS AND DESIGNERS? Pina Bausch, Lieko Shiga, Tim Walker, Kon Satoshi, Rei Kawakubo, Alexander McQueen… The things you like might be part of a reflection of yourself. DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN TWO WORDS. Theatrical, cinematic. ONE TREND FOR FALL/ WINTER THAT YOU’D LIKE TO TRY. Oversized blazers. ONE TREND YOU WISH YOU’D NEVER TRIED. Men’s retro fashion. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SHOPPING APP? Ssense. Clear, stylish and diverse. Ricky Lo The photographer captures the trendiest gold jewellery in Shine a Light (p. 158) WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER? Nick Knight. He always explores new ways of creating images. DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN TWO WORDS. Chilly glamour. ONE TREND FOR FALL/ WINTER THAT YOU’D LIKE TO TRY. Denim suits. I just love…


6 JAAP | SEONG-JIN CHO To kick off the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s season, South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho performs Rachmaninoff’s evocative Piano Concerto No. 2, bookended by pieces by Wagner and Prokofiev. At the Cultural Centre until September 7. urbtix.hk 8 THE 1975 The British indie legends follow up their 2015 visit with songs from their most recent album and third UK No. 1 release, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, and past hits. At AsiaWorld-Expo. cityline.com 12 MARCUS MILLER LAID BLACK TOUR The renowned American jazz bass guitarist, composer and producer, whose collaborators have included such jazz greats as Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, performs as part of the Jazz World Live Series. At Hong Kong Baptist University. hkticketing.com THE INTERRUPTED DREAM: CHINOIS DREAM AT CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES Local experimental arts collective Zuni Icosahedron presents a…

eat your way through fall

1 BISTRO BITES Dalloyau The Parisian brand unveils a new venue in Central’s Entertainment Building serving an all-day menu of French comfort dishes, including crabmeat salad with jellied tomato consommé; pickled green tomatoes, avocado ice cream and crispy beignets, and desserts such as rum baba and crêpes Suzette. dalloyau.hk 2 ROAD TO MANDALAY The Pansodan Following a successful initial three-month run, Ivan Pun and the JIA Group have announced that their Burmese pop-up concept will continue to operate throughout September. The restaurant will also open for brunch, serving dishes such as Rakhine fish curry. jiagroup.co 3 OODLES OF NOODLES Kikanbo With branches in Tokyo and Taipei, the ramen bar Kikanbo will make its way to Causeway Bay to serve its signature hot and spicy miso noodles. The kick comes from Wakayama grape sansho pepper oil and a blend…