Seiz­ing the Day

Even a de­mand­ing cover shoot couldn’t keep this year’s Gen­er­a­tion T lis­ters from build­ing con­nec­tions

Hong Kong Tatler - - Behind The Scenes - For the full cover story, turn to page 102

The Hive, a co-work­ing space in Kennedy Town, couldn’t have been a more apt lo­ca­tion for our Gen­er­a­tion T cover shoot. The seven entrepreneurs and cre­atives—who rep­re­sent just a snapshot of the 50 young game chang­ers on this year’s Gen­er­a­tion T List—seemed com­pletely at home in the de­sign-for­ward space, click­ing away on lap­tops, tap­ping into con­fer­ence calls and even tak­ing quick side meet­ings be­tween shots. Even an un­usu­ally busy day in the Hive’s stu­dio, which in­cluded shoot­ing for two sep­a­rate cov­ers (see right), didn’t seem to slow them down. That’s when they weren’t build­ing con­nec­tions, of course—swap­ping con­tact de­tails and shar­ing sto­ries. “It’s like a power net­work­ing ses­sion in here,” joked Max von Poel­nitz, one of the 2018 Gen­er­a­tion T lis­ters, dur­ing a wardrobe change.

For the Gen­er­a­tion T team, this couldn’t have worked out any bet­ter. Part of the plat­form’s mis­sion, af­ter all, is to be a con­nec­tor for Asia’s fu­ture lead­ers. It’s just that no one an­tic­i­pated that was pos­si­ble in the hec­tic en­vi­ron­ment of a cover shoot. Clearly the mem­bers of this group of young tal­ent don’t have an off switch. Time is of the essence when you’ve got whole in­dus­tries to dis­rupt.

FU­TURE LEAD­ERS From left: Max von Poel­nitz, Celina Jade, Kevin Jo­han Wong, Juli­ette Gimenez, Peggy Choi, Keshia Hannam and Vince Lim. Be­low: Peggy Choi’s power poses floor pho­tog­ra­pher Cal­laghan Walsh

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