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Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Front Run­ners -

LKeren Zhang re­vis­its the tea cul­ture of China’s Tang dy­nasty.

ook closely at Keren Zhang’s tra­di­tional Chi­nese tea sets and you’ll see that they’re dec­o­rated with hand­made feath­ers in the style of the an­cient art of Dian Cui, also known as ‘ dot­ting with king­fish­ers’. Against th­ese elab­o­rate pieces, Zhang has cre­ated a con­trast­ing Dian Cui Fang Ta­ble (US$4,100, RM16,000). This black wal­nut ta­ble ref­er­ences the literati tea cul­ture of China’s Tang dy­nasty. Within a table­top of pol­ished black stone, framed with a band of cop­per in­lay around the outer edge, a re­cessed cir­cle sets the stage upon which to dis­play Zhang’s jewel-like teapot, boxes, cad­dies and cups.

You’ll never be caught short on your next off- duty jaunt.

Winch’s sig­na­ture bag, the Week­ender (from £575, RM3,160), might be a wise move for hol­i­days over a long week­end. Avail­able in the brand’s iconic olive shade, the wa­ter­proof cot­ton can­vas bag – dyed and bonded in Bri­tain – also comes in black, sand, navy and cho­co­late. Ca­pa­cious enough to hold the es­sen­tials for a whole week away, the Week­ender’s in­te­rior com­prises a thought­fully de­signed se­ries of func­tional pock­ets and sec­tions, such as a padded lap­top sleeve and two sep­a­rate wa­ter­proof com­part­ments.

Birds of a Feather Ready for the Week­end

LThe spring/sum­mer line by Hack­ett sports bright colours for the sun.

aunch­ing three dis­tinct trends that make up its spring/sum­mer col­lec­tion – ap­pro­pri­ately named City Shades, The Great Bri­tish Stripe and Devon Air – Hack­ett has ev­i­dently made busi­ness ca­sual more lively. This piece from the City Shades line is a prime ex­am­ple of Hack­ett May­fair tai­lor­ing, with light­weight and wa­ter­proof fea­tures – per­fect for rainy weather. The bold navy hue of this blazer is the re­sult of the colour pal­ette for this trend – tones of beige and grey with bursts of blue and aqua – in­flu­enced by the ar­chi­tec­ture of Lon­don.

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