Press Release

18/01/2018
Kaleidoscopic King Colors Fashion Walk for CNY
Thai Graffiti King Rukkit’s Debut Exhibition in Hong Kong
(Hong Kong, January 17, 2018) While Kingston (9 Kingston Street) at Fashion Walk is celebrating the arrival of more than 10 new exclusive fashion brands, international houseware shops, and signature restaurants, Fashion Walk has further strengthened its leading position as Hong Kong’s city of style for trendsetters. Constantly seeking to broaden the horizons of a lifestyle lived on the cutting-edge, Fashion Walk has invited Rukkit Kuanhawate, a contemporary artist and graffiti king from Thailand, to hold his debut exhibition in Hong Kong in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Royally inspired by the “King” in “Kingston” and by the king of beasts, the lion, whose dance is such an iconic part of every Chinese New Year celebration, Rukkit decided to decorate the city of style with “Kaleidoscopic King Colors Fashion Walk for CNY”. Rukkit has also collaborated with local lion dance costume maker to craft Hong Kong’s first ever graffiti-style lion head as an auspicious welcome to the much-loved labels that have made their home at Kingston. With promotions and discounts abound, customers need only capture the “King” logo of designated brands at Fashion Walk to receive exclusive offers from designated stores. Patrons will also have the chance to redeem exclusive, limited-edition Rukkit souvenirs and stylish King folders after enjoying a day of shopping.

To celebrate the birth of a new image for Kingston, Fashion Walk hosted the “Kingston Grand Launch Celebration Party” today with guests of honor Celine Farach, international rising star from Miami; Elva Ni, famous Hong Kong Instagrammer; Mr. Philip Chen, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Norman Chan, Executive Director of Hang Lung Properties. Over a hundred KOLs, including Brazilian model Bruna G Marth, Taiwanese actress Ann Hong, former Miss Hong Kong Ada Pong, fashion stylist Mayao Ma, and local artistes Anita Chui, Carlos Chan, and Hedwig Tam, also joined to witness the auspicious start to the array of Chinese New Year activities presented by Fashion Walk.

From now till March 4, Rukkit’s artwork will bring a splash of New Year color to the atrium of Fashion Walk, Paterson Street, Kingston Street, and Food Street, transforming Fashion Walk into a one-of-a-kind street art exhibition for Chinese New Year. Incorporating graffiti into a large-scale sculpture and two-dimensional designs, Rukkit is excited to present ground-breaking lion-inspired works of art in bright colors to Fashion Walk. The giant graffiti lion sculpture is a collage of geometric designs, reflecting Fashion Walk’s iconic street layout. The unique design in each shape is inspired by varied cultural elements including Thai, Western, Japanese and Chinese motifs. The mix of splendid colors represents the plethora of international brands at Kingston, while the vivid hues and dazzling lights witness the historic birth of the lion that sets fashion trends! The 2,000-square-feet brand new Pop-up Gallery in Kingston will host Rukkit’s debut exhibition in Hong Kong, the “Rukkit Kuanhawate Street Art Exhibition”, which will showcase more than 20 graffiti art works featuring fascinating animals from birds and beasts to insects and fish. Unveiling the creative secrets behind his graffiti art, Rukkit is also collaborating with two local budding graffiti artists, Devil, who has sprayed the iron gates for few old local shops, and stylist inkjet painter Hayze, in the on-the-spot creation of a three-meter tall mural at Fashion Walk’s Food Street Artlane, which will certainly inspire the audience with how arts and culture can bring insights to everyday life. 
Fashion Walk is a longtime supporter of exchange in culture and arts. For this occasion, Fashion Walk has especially arranged the collaboration between Rukkit and local lion dance costume maker, Master Hung, to craft Hong Kong’s first ever graffiti-style lion head, blending Chinese cultural elements and street art. Aiming to be true to Rukkit’s design concept, Master Hung has crafted patterns using digital printing technology to ensure that the lion will be covered in vivid colors from head to toe. Pop art will revitalize traditional craftsmanship, creating an exciting new image for the lion dance, just like the reinvigorated Kingston – full of energy! Apart from being showcased at the exhibition, the unique artefact will make its debut in a parade, “Kingston at Fashion Walk: Leap for Street Art” on February 11 (Saturday), that will immerse visitors in a mind-blowing festive celebration of the Lunar New Year with the beats and rhythms of a contemporary, hip-hop lion dance troupe.

Kingston at Fashion Walk is also pleased to present a whole host of shopping rewards to celebrate the start of the Year of the Dog. A digital device installed in the atrium of Fashion Walk will project “King” logo of designated brands at random intervals. Customers can redeem special gift, King folder or shopping privilege from concierge or the designated brands by capturing the moment with the logo appearance using mobile phone camera. In celebration of the Year of the Dog, Fashion Walk has invited Rukkit to design exclusive Fashion Walk x Rukkit King-themed souvenirs featuring different types of dogs and the lion king. Upon spending a designated amount, customers can receive exclusive Chinese New Year souvenirs, gifts, or coupons from various stores.
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    International rising star from Miami Celine Farach (1st from right); famous Hong Kong Instagrammer Elva Ni (1st from left); Mr. Philip Chen (2nd from right), Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Norman Chan (2nd from left), Executive Director of Hang Lung Properties officiate at the Kingston Grand Launch Celebration Party to unveil the new look of Kingston.
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    Incorporating graffiti into a large-scale sculpture and two-dimensional design, Rukkit is excited to present ground-breaking lion-inspired works of art in bright colors for the “Kaleidoscopic King Colors Fashion Walk for CNY” decorative displays, enriching the festive spirit over Chinese New Year.
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    Rukkit is collaborating with local lion dance costume maker, Master Hung (Hui Ka Hung), to craft the first-ever graffiti-style lion head, blending Chinese cultural elements and street art.
  • Rukkit collaborates with two local budding graffiti artists in the creation of a 3-meter tall mural at Fashion Walk’s Food Street Artlane, which will certainly inspire the audience with how arts and culture can bring insights to everyday life.
  • Fashion Walk has invited Rukkit to design exclusive Fashion Walk x Rukkit King-themed souvenirs to celebrate the Chinese New Year.