The gloomy weather couldn’t dampen the performance of our irrepressible cover stars, Alan Chan and Stanley Wong, for the camera
Amber rain poured down and we sought refuge inside the Asia Society in Admiralty. But our cover stars, Alan Chan and Stanley Wong, arrived in high spirits, barely noticing the storm outside. They each had a few wardrobe pieces they had personally selected earlier in the week. Alan showed up in a blackand-white polka-dot shirt—a style signature of his—and matching Supergras bearing hand-painted polka dots, while Stanley sported an ensemble he had designed with Taiwanese writer Wang Wenxing. Stylist Anson Lau worked with their picks, mixing and matching them with looks from Fendi and Maison Margiela.
Despite having worked well past 2am on their Very Hong Kong Very Hong Kong project, the two long-term friends proved to be enthusiastic, tireless subjects throughout the shoot. They chatted between and during takes, ventured out in the rain and played around with photographer Laurent Segretier, who shot exclusively on film.
They had a good time, and it showed: for our last shot of the day, the duo dauntlessly rolled up their trousers and climbed into a water installation, braving its waterfall. Taking off their matching glasses every so often to clear the lenses, they laughed, embracing the spontaneity of the moment. It was fun, wet and a little crazy. But, as they told us as we wrapped up: anything for a great shot.
Turn to p.82 to read our interview with Alan and Stanley.
Alan Chan and Stanley Wong have an infectious enthusiasm for their coming tribute to the creatives of Hong Kong