SUC­CESS IN THE en­ter­tain­ment world, es­pe­cially for child stars, can be a dou­bled-edged sword. Amer­i­can pop god­dess Demi Lo­vato who fronts our cover, is find­ing her stride as she seeks to rein­vent her­self. In this can­did and poignant in­ter­view from a mu­sic studio in New

York, where our daz­zling shoot took place, she chats can­didly about hit­ting No. 1 (again!), her lat­est al­bum and her new tell-all YouTube doc­u­men­tary, in which she comes clean about the past.

Fash­ion looms large. Both our di­rec­tor and ed­i­tor Kim Bui Kol­lar and Kieran Ho ven­ture out in search of cap­i­tal style in­spi­ra­tion. We fea­ture their round-ups of the best, most el­e­gant and edgi­est from the New York, London, Paris and Mi­lan run­ways, where this sea­son's buzz­words were uni­corn, Thom Browne and full-on diver­sity. We ven­ture to Prada's new Rong Zhai villa de­vel­op­ment in Shang­hai for an ex­clu­sive first look at the newly ren­o­vated his­toric prop­erty, now rein­vented as a cul­tural plat­form by the al­ways-pi­o­neer­ing Mi­uc­cia Prada.

And #le­gend co-founder and cre­ative di­rec­tor Gor­don Lam has the time of his life on a bap­tismal visit to Florence as a VVIP guest of watch­maker A. Lange & Söhne, on the launch of its 1815 Rat­tra­pante Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar Handw­erk­skunst.

Next-gen tal­ent is fea­tured, too. On the trail of youth, we meet two Hong Kong cre­atives on the verge of their col­lec­tive mo­ment. There's Tien Chong, singer, about to drop a de­but al­bum backed by Ap­ple; she cites the late Bri­tish chanteuse Amy Wine­house as an in­flu­ence on her soul­ful, breath­less style. And in fash­ion, three Hong Kong Polytech­nic Univer­sity fash­ion de­sign stu­dents in­ter­view Arto Wong, the city's Young De­signer Com­pe­ti­tion 2017 award win­ner, about her in­spi­ra­tions, fash­ion's im­me­di­ate fu­ture in the tall, small city and the prospects of a lo­cal Hong Kong brand's global dom­i­na­tion in a dig­i­tally 'grammable world.

Have tal­ent, will travel. Deputy ed­i­tor Stephanie Ip trans­ports us to the French Riviera for the Cannes Yacht­ing Fes­ti­val be­fore head­ing to Sar­nico for more of the dreamy life aquatic, aboard the salu­bri­ous sur­rounds of Feretti Group yachts. From the waves, she finds her wings back in Hong Kong and heads to Viet­nam on a pri­vate jet, an au­di­ence with Vis­taJet com­pany vi­sion­ary Thomas Flohr, and kisses Aman's lat­est Amanoi re­sort on the way past.

Wax to re­ceive, mar­ble to re­tain. En­joy the mo­ment.

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