Sands Macao Fashion Week 2019 Concludes with Thrilling Shows Featuring Local Design Talent

Dynamic Macao industry highlighted alongside stylish looks
and exclusive couture show from Balmain

 

(Macao, Oct. 24, 2019) – Sands Resorts Macao has brought the third Sands Macao Fashion Week (SMFW19) to a successful conclusion with a spectacular gala, shows and exhibitions, further cementing it as a key event on the international fashion calendar.
 

Taking place from Oct. 17 to 23, 2019, highlights of SMFW19 included the exclusive gala night featuring couture pieces from international fashion house and SMFW19 headline brand Balmain direct from Paris, attended by VIP guests, celebrities, media and industry influencers. The Balmain Couture Exhibition was then on display at the main lobby of The Venetian® Macao from Oct. 18 to 23, 2019.
 

Special events open to both the industry and general public throughout the week-long celebration included the renowned Walk on Water Show at Shoppes at Venetian, which again took place on a purpose-built catwalk over The Venetian Macao’s Grand Canal. Themed ‘The Summer Garden’, the opening show featured a ready-to-wear collection from talented Macao fashion duo ALo Lo and Rainie Choi for their brand AURALO ARTE.
 

Boutique Show also took place at Shoppes at Parisian with a closing show that highlighted exciting new collections from nine local Macao fashion brands – Ainfa (designers Luna Lo and Simon Kuong); AXOXYXOXS (designers Eva Wong and Tom Wan); Common Comma (designer David Siu); Cordova (designer Cordova Celestino Maria); HAO SHI JIE (designer Phoebe Lai); Hong Mei (designer Ben Wang); Loom by Common Comma (designer Carmen Leng); Macon (designer Jane Chan); Worker Playground (designer Vincent Cheang).
 

There was also an exhibition from CPTTM’s Fashion Incubation Program (MaConsef), showcasing looks from Mickey Che and Jack Lin from the MaConsef 2018 design team under the theme ‘Ditch the Label’, as part of Sands China Ltd.’s ongoing campaign to support Macao’s cultural and creative industries.
 

Conceived to showcase the many leading luxury brands at Sands Shoppes Macao, Macao’s largest duty free luxury shopping experience with approximately 850 stores, while highlighting Macao’s up-and-coming fashion designers, SMFW19 presented innovative fashion shows at Shoppes at Venetian and Shoppes at Parisian, as well as a range of special offers, events and exhibitions, promotions and displays for the public to enjoy.
 

Visitors also enjoyed various exclusive events and offers at Sands Shoppes Macao during SMFW19. Among the most popular were the Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong ‘BAZAAR X SMFW Bespoke Lipstick’ pop-up activation, and the Cosmopolitan Hong Kong ‘Design Your Own Tote’ event. These activations allowed guests to take a part of SMFW19 home with them.
 

David Sylvester, Executive Vice President of Global Retail, Las Vegas Sands Corp., said: “Now into its third edition, we are delighted with how Sands Macao Fashion Week has been embraced by the industry. This year we have again presented a series of innovative shows, parades and exhibitions featuring some of the world’s biggest names, including headline brand Balmain, while highlighting Macao’s flourishing fashion industry.
 

“We are extremely grateful for the support and participation of everyone who attended, along with our partners and the Macao Government, without whom this event would not have been possible.”

For more information about Sands Macao Fashion Week, please visit: https://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/smfw.html.

 

Photo caption: The third Sands Macao Fashion Week, held Oct. 17-23, 2019, saw seven days of innovative fashion shows on the Grand Canal at Shoppes at Venetian, Walk on Water Show.
 

Photo caption: The Parisian Macao’s Avenue des Champs-Élysées was transformed into an extended catwalk for Sands Macao Fashion Week, with live shows showcasing the latest looks from Sands Shoppes Macao stores.

Photo caption: An exclusive gala night featuring couture pieces from headline brand Balmain kicked off SMFW19, attended by VIP guests, celebrities, media and industry influencers.
 

 

Photo caption: After featuring at the SMFW19 gala night, couture pieces from fashion house Balmain went on display at the main lobby of The Venetian Macao as The Balmain Couture Exhibition.
 

Photo caption: Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong ‘BAZAAR X SMFW Bespoke Lipstick’.
 

Photo caption: Cosmopolitan Hong Kong and Sands Shoppes Macao ‘Design Your Own Tote’ collaboration.



 

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About Sands Macao Fashion Week
 

Sands Resorts Macao launched its first Sands Macao Fashion Week in October, 2017. Designed to showcase the many leading luxury and lifestyle fashion brands across Shoppes at Four Seasons, Shoppes at Venetian, Shoppes at Parisian and Shoppes at Cotai Central, the event offers a range of exciting fashion parades and other special events open for the public to enjoy. A highlight of the week is an exclusive VIP gala event and fashion show attended by international celebrities and fashion elite, held at The Venetian® Macao, which kicks off seven days of fashion events and promotions that include fashion shows highlighting current collections, exhibitions alongside other exciting events.
 

For more information, please visit https://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/smfw.html.

About Sands Shoppes Macao         
                          

Sands Shoppes Macao is the largest duty-free luxury shopping experience in Macao, with approximately 850 retailers featuring the world’s best brands, all under one roof. It consists of the interconnected Shoppes at Venetian, Shoppes at Four Seasons, Shoppes at Cotai Central and Shoppes at Parisian, and now adds Shoppes at Sands Macao on the Macao peninsula, with a total over two million square feet of opulent retail space.
 

The luxury shopping experience is part of Sands China’s integrated resort on the Cotai Strip, featuring seven hotel properties: The Venetian® Macao; The Parisian Macao; The Plaza™ Macao (including Four Seasons Hotel Macao); and Sands® Cotai Central (comprising The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central; Conrad® Macao, Cotai Central; Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central; and Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central). Sands Shoppes Macao features some of Macao’s first-to-market luxury brands, and with its unique design themes, is an unmissable experience for visitors. Sands Shoppes Macao also delivers a wide array of delectable international cuisine, from high-end gourmet to expansive food court options.
 

For more information, please visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/shopping.html.