Budding Hong Kong pop star releases his first music video Andrew Clifford Pong
usical stardom is seemingly within reach of Andrew Clifford Pong, who releases his debut single and music video, Tonight, this month. The son of environmentalist Sharon Kwok-pong and her husband, Stanley Pong, he splits his time between Los Angeles, South Korea and Hong Kong. He worked with K-pop star Kahi on the track, which draws inspiration from Pong’s diverse taste in music, including Asian pop, British rock and electronic dance music. His first tune has quite a retro sound compared to other Asian pop songs, with a lot of bass guitar and drums. “It’s something a little more edgy, and that’s what I wanted,” says Pong. The music video was filmed in Hong Kong and is inspired by his love of movies. “I wanted to create a cinematic story,” he says. The pop star is following in his father’s footsteps in the pursuit of musical prowess—his father is a keen guitarist. MICHAEL Kors LAUNCH PARTY American fashion and accessories brand Michael Kors is opening a new store at Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay with an invitation-only party on September 2. Head over for drinks, food and fashion fun. MONTBLANC VIP dinner Luxury accessories and pen maker Montblanc will be hosting a private gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt on September 30 for Watches and Wonders. The evening will feature a six-course meal along with various forms of entertainment.
PETER CHEUNG Asia GRAND OPENING September 1 marks the grand opening of Peter Cheung’s own luxury consultancy firm in Hong Kong. The marketing maven has left Van Cleef & Arpels to start his own business. Read our profile of Cheung on p.110.