Sir David Tang’s latest venture is the two-month-old Tang Tang Tang Tang, a China-chic boutique along Johnston Road in Hong Kong’s busting Wan Chai district.
The name can be both cheeky and confusing: It’s clearly a play on the name of the renowned bon vivant, who is also an entrepreneur and an art collector. The founder of what was one of China’s first luxury brands — Shanghai Tang, now owned by Richemont — meant for the words to be said in quick succession, with a dramatic flair that echoes the opening of Beethoven’s famous Fifth Symphony. It’s also a nod to China’s imperial past and one of its greatest ruling eras, the Tang Dynasty.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"