Meet The Hong Kong Scions Who Are Making Their Mark
- Jordan AbramJordan Abram
- Maximilian ArculliMaximilian Arculli
- Adelene ChanAdelene Chan
- Cheryl ChanCheryl Chan
- Harris ChanHarris Chan
- Feiping ChangFeiping Chang
- Roman ChaoRoman Chao
- Chelsea Chau-KuokChelsea Chau-Kuok
- Claudia ChengClaudia Cheng
- Adrian CheungAdrian Cheung
- Amanda CheungAmanda Cheung
- Jonathan CheungJonathan Cheung
- Nicole ChingNicole Ching
- Josephine ChiuJosephine Chiu
- Veronica ChouVeronica Chou
- René ChuRené Chu
- Geoffrey ChuangGeoffrey Chuang
- Jasmine ChungJasmine Chung
- Kingston ChuKingston Chu
- Richard EuRichard Eu
- Luke FehonLuke Fehon
- Jeremy FokJeremy Fok
- Nick GawNick Gaw
- Nadia HarilelaNadia Harilela
- Roni HiranandRoni Hiranand
- Sabrina HoSabrina Ho
- Laurinda HoLaurinda Ho
- Sidonie JebsenSidonie Jebsen
- Philip KadooriePhilip Kadoorie
- Yen KuokYen Kuok
- Patrick KwokPatrick Kwok
- Eleanor LamEleanor Lam
- Jenny LamJenny Lam
- Veronica LamVeronica Lam
- Kamsen LauKamsen Lau
- Queenie Rosita LawQueenie Rosita Law
- Antonia LiAntonia Li
- Cara LiCara Li
- Vickie LiVickie Li
- Kristine LiKristine Li
- Loui LimLoui Lim
- Theodora LiuTheodora Liu
- Katherine LoKatherine Lo
- Alexandra LoueyAlexandra Louey
- Joanna Lui-HickoxJoanna Lui-Hickox
- Isabel MardenIsabel Marden
- Matthew McAfeeMatthew McAfee
- David NgDavid Ng
- Hugo OuHugo Ou
- Dee PoonDee Poon
- Edwin PunEdwin Pun
- Ivan PunIvan Pun
- Andreas ShawAndreas Shaw
- Stephnie ShekStephnie Shek
- Victoria Tang-OwenVictoria Tang-Owen
- Lois TienLois Tien
- Calvin WangCalvin Wang
- Alex YeungAlex Yeung
- Carmen YimCarmen Yim
- Claudine YingClaudine Ying
Well travelled, well spoken and well educated, Hong Kong’s scions are making their mark on the city, whether they’re taking the helm of the family company or forging their own paths
Trendsetters and tastemakers, Hong Kong's scions are passionate about everything from Parisian couture and Swiss timepieces to the hottest names in contemporary art—though there’s far more to them than an interest in the high life. Whatever fields they’re in, many are shaping conversations about the best ways to make the world a better place.
The youngest son of Ronald and Joyce Abram, Jordan works in the family jewellery business. A gemstone specialist, he oversees the design and production of jewellery crafted in-house. Jordan is seen at the city’s hottest parties and you can always catch him out on the town with his friends. He’s well known as a prankster and his playful nature is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud.
With his chiselled good looks and aura of mystery, there’s something intriguing about Maximilian Arculli, the only child of Ronald and Johanna Arculli. After studying history at Royal Holloway College in London, he worked in startups in Mainland China but otherwise remains an enigma. One thing we do know is that he has an excellent sense of humour and is always up for a good time.
The daughter of Hong Kong businessman Peter Chan, Adelene is forging her own path as a digital marketing expert. But pushing the boundaries of branding with leading agency MullenLowe Profero has its challenges, and she is keen to slow things down on the work front to allow her more time not only on the social circuit, where she’s often photographed with her sisters, Alison Chan-El Azar and Natalie Chan-Kwok, but also for herself, practising mindfulness and chilling out with her Belgian Malinois, Puma.
Cheryl is the daughter of Christopher Chan and Michelle Ma, the power couple responsible for bringing Japanese skincare label Fancl to Hong Kong, Mainland China and beyond. Currently studying the history of art, architecture and economics at Brown University in the US, Cheryl, who is always impeccably dressed and whose stylish mother is often decked out in Christian Dior or Chanel, can be found during spring break in the front rows of the most exclusive fashion shows in Paris.
Shirley and Boby Chan founded Hong Kong fashion label Moiselle, but it is their son Harris, a graduate of the London College of Fashion, who has catapulted it into fashion’s upper echelons, so much so that a front-row seat at the launch of the latest collection is one of the hottest tickets in town, along with an invitation to one of the brand’s opulent parties. The creative mind behind Moiselle’s youthful, elegant designs, Harris is constantly on the move, flying far and wide in search of inspiration. When he’s in Hong Kong, he’s frequently found in the gym or out and about with his posse of the city’s most stylish.
Taipei-born stylista Feiping started her career in banking before her blog, xoxofei, rocketed her into the public consciousness for her immaculate taste across fashion and luxury lifestyle. She has become a full-time influencer and model, starring in campaigns for the likes of Tod’s and Hogan. Feiping’s elaborate 2017 wedding to financier Lincoln Li in Capri was eagerly documented by the media and dubbed the wedding of the year.
With Cecil Chao’s eldest child, Gigi, having been named heir to his Cheuk Nang Holdings empire, and his middle child, Howard, installed as a nonexecutive director at Cheuk Nang, the tycoon’s youngest, Roman, is hoping he will also be able to lend a hand in the family business once he completes his MBA at City University. For now, the handsome Roman—his mother is American-Vietnamese model Terri Holladay—is enjoying the relative freedom of student life.
Chelsea is known for her impeccable sense of style—which one could argue she inherited from her mother, Reina, who’s a partner in fashion company Ni-Chi and a recipient of Hong Kong Tatler’s Most Stylish award. A graduate of Stanford and the Gemmological Institute of America, Chelsea may have also inherited her entrepreneurial streak from her parents (her father Kevin is the principal of investment company KRC Projects)—she has founded her own jewellery company, SW1 Projects. Chelsea and her husband, Justin Kuok, welcomed their first child, a son, last year.
The daughter of Edward Cheng, chief executive of Wing Tai Properties and chairman of Lanson Place Hospitality Management, and his wife, Louisa, Claudia went to university in the US, where she remains, currently working at Christie’s New York. But that doesn’t keep her from meeting up with her fashion-forward mum in the world’s fashion capitals. The mother-daughter duo are often spotted at the hottest fashion shows, most recently at Dior Couture.
The Cambridge graduate and corporate lawyer is often seen on the mic at fundraisers for the First Initiative Foundation founded by his mother, Michelle Ong. As well as aiding in its philanthropic work, Adrian has written a new chapter in the F&B tale of his surgeon father David, scion of the Garden Bakery empire, by opening a private kitchen in Wan Chai, Stellar House, which specialises in traditional Shunde-style Cantonese cuisine. Adrian’s understanding of the restaurant world was expanded by a stint working at Murano, Angela Hartnett’s Michelin-starred London restaurant.
Amanda is following in the footsteps of her mother, Michelle Ong, who is renowned for her charity work. The Cambridge graduate, taught from an early age about the importance of giving back to the community, is managing director of the philanthropic organisation founded by her mother, the First Initiative Foundation, pioneering various arts initiatives and educational projects. With Hong Kong Tatler’s Most Promising Young Lady (an accolade she shared with her sister in 2014) on the job, this year’s highly anticipated FIF gala dinner will be an event to remember.
If you’ve attended a fashion or social event in the past year or so, there’s a good chance Jonathan Cheung, better known as JC, was there—and an even better chance his company, Buzz Agency, hosted it. This man about town is known as much for his sense of style as for his business acumen. He studied design and management at Parsons School of Design in New York and real estate at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London. He has recently become more involved in father Edwin Cheung’s business, ITC Properties, and supports numerous art-related causes.
In her early 20s, the daughter of Sotheby’s Asia CEO Kevin Ching has already written for ArtAsiaPacific and worked at Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum and Shanghai’s Long Museum. The UCL and Oxford graduate co-founded the arts conference platform Museum 2050. This year she is a Schwarzman Scholar at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, undertaking a one year master’s programme to help her facilitate conversation between international art institutions and China.
The youngest daughter of David and Nancy Chiu was set on a career in finance after gaining her degree in business management at King’s College London. She worked at UBS, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank but eventually joined her father and older sister, Winnie, at a division of her father’s Far East Consortium International, Dorsett Hospitality, where she is vice-president of procurement. Hong Kong Tatler’s Most Promising Young Lady of 2010 also finds time to give back to the community through positions on the boards of a number of charities.
Veronica splits her time between London, New York and Hong Kong— and her ascent as a power player on the global stage could be attributed to her following in her father Silas Chou’s footsteps. Silas, the billionaire textile and fashion tycoon, was an early investor in US fashion brands Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors, and helped take both businesses public. Veronica successfully sold her business, Iconix China, which introduced various US fashion brands like Badgley Mischka and Candie’s to Mainland China. Her focus is now on Karl Lagerfeld, the eponymous label of the late Chanel creative director, and she’s also invested in various fashion-focused startups.
What do Beyoncé, Paris Hilton and Gwyneth Paltrow have in common? They wear sunglasses from Réve by René, which US-born René Chu founded in 2015 because she was frustrated at not being able to find sunglasses she liked. René’s designs are bold, playful and geometric. A graduate of the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, René is now based in Hong Kong and taking the city’s social scene by storm.
Geoffrey is an executive director of his family’s investment holding company, Chuang’s Consortium International. With an excellent eye for fashion and the arts, Geoffrey is a member of the Asian Council of the Serpentine Galleries, and can be seen at the city’s elite gallery openings. Keep an eye out for him picking up a microphone—he’s guaranteed to win you over with a song.
Jasmine Chung might be petite, but that doesn’t mean she’s abstemious when it comes to dining. The eldest daughter of Mico Chung, chairman of Capital Strategic Investment (CSI) Properties, is a foodie and she’s injecting that passion into her role in CSI’s leasing department. Jasmine is working on the retail offerings at a new development on Shelley Street, Central, and she wants to include some of the city’s best Japanese restaurants. She believes sampling culinary options is essential research—or at least that’s her excuse for enjoying all that Hong Kong has to offer gastronomically, often washed down with a bottle of her favourite champagne, Dom Perignon.
An only child, Kingston is heir to a family empire that includes Kingston Financial Group, a Hong Kong-listed business named after him by his billionaire mother, Pollyanna Chu, its CEO, and his father, Nicholas Chu, its chairman. The holder of a business degree from the University of Southern California, Kingston is an executive director of the group, chairman and executive director of Synergis Holdings and executive director of luxury watch retailer and distributor Sincere Watches. He is married to interior designer Kelly Lo, with whom he attended Hong Kong International School.
In a world obsessed health fads, Richie Eu is working to bring people back to basics—namely traditional Chinese medicine. The heir to the Singapore headquartered Eu Yan Sang empire and a member of fifth generation of the family to work for the traditional Chinese medicine brand, Richie oversees operations in Hong Kong. He’s working to modernise the business and to encourage younger generations to trust in traditional formulas.
After years working in luxury real estate, Luke knew he could bring something more to the table. Last year he co-founded Fuin to provide beautifully designed real estate developments to discerning clients. As chairman of a company focused on the finer aspects of life, Luke has a taste for luxury and has bedecked his homes in London and Hong Kong with bespoke furnishings and artworks.
While he’s studying architecture at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, evidence back home of Nick’s creative talent comes in the form of his photographic posts on Instagram, where his keen eye is attracting a decent following. Nick is the eldest of the three sons of Gaw Capital Partners’ Kenneth Gaw and his wife, Patricia, the entrepreneur behind active apparel brand Ferastyle. Like his super-sporty parents, he loves keeping active outdoors.
Being part of an extended family whose members are renowned for their fun-loving nature, Nadia loves a party—and is always dressed perfectly for the occasion. No wonder the daughter of Mahesh and Reyna Harilela (co-founder of luxury PR firm Bonvivant & Bellavita) works as a fashion stylist and is the Head of Marketing at Runway Vietnam. She’s now based in Ho Chi Minh City, where she lives with her beau, Bertram Weatherall, a member of the Keswick clan that controls Jardine Matheson.
It might be something he inherited from his mum, Shirley Hiranand, who runs PR firm Bonvivant & Bellavita, but Roni really knows how to work a room and is frequently seen holding court at events and parties. His ability to talk to anyone stands the Vectr Ventures associate in good stead, as his job requires him to find and evaluate new investments for the Hong Kong-based early-stage venture studio. As well as being a people person, the HKU arts graduate loves animals and sport—he bleeds Liverpool FC and LA Lakers.
Sabrina Ho is working to make her mark on Macau, but not in the casino culture of her father, Stanley Ho. The daughter of Stanley and Angela Leong, Sabrina is CEO of Poly Auction Macau, which specialises in selling art, and the founder of Chiu Yeng Culture, a platform for art and cultural exchange. Her goal is to transform the city from a gambling mecca into an arts hub. While still involved in the family businesses—she is project managing the Macau’s Palazzo Versace and Karl Lagerfeld hotels—art is always on her agenda.
With an Instagram following of more then 518,000, sociable Laurinda is a leading KOL. Of course, it helps being casino mogul Stanley Ho’s daughter—Laurinda and twin brother Orlando are the children of Stanley Ho and Ina Chan. But Laurinda is making her own way in the world, building on her love of food to become a restaurateur with the Hong Kong franchise for much-loved Taiwanese brand Jiu-Wu Beef Noodles. Like many in the Ho family, she has interests in Macau. A nonexecutive director of Macau Legend Development and a director of UNIR Hotels, she founded Smile with Us HK, a non-profit organisation that promotes positivity, and uses her popularity with brands to encourage them to support causes close to her heart.
Like her parents, Hans Michael and Désirée Jebsen, the bubbly, sociable, stylish Sidonie keeps a low profile, but when you do run into her at a select event, she’s always on form. During the work day you’ll find her employing her degree in culture, criticism and curation from the University of the Arts London as head of exhibitions and events at Ben Brown Fine Arts.
Philip takes after his father in more ways than one. Not only is the youngest child of Michael and Betty already firmly entrenched in the family’s businesses—as a nonexecutive director of the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, a non-executive director of CLP Holdings and a director of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons, he is also something of a petrolhead. Michael passed on his love of cars early, teaching his son to drive when he was just eight, and Philip has gone on to dabble in car racing and rallies.
You can recognise the youngest child of Shangri-La and Kerry Group mogul Robert Kuok a mile away from her infectious smile and doe-like eyes. The Stanford graduate is the brains behind Guiltless Fashion, an online pre-loved luxury consignment boutique. This year she is also planning on being more involved in the family business. In her down time you’ll most likely find her at the most exclusive fashion parties in the city, dressed in bold prints from the likes of Moschino and Peter Pilotto.
Patrick didn’t follow his parents, Sa Sa founders Eleanor and Simon Kwok, into the beauty business, but he maintained the retail angle, co-founding Derby, a brand of sophisticated yet affordable men’s tailoring, with tailor Hayman Chan. Patrick plans to expand the range of off-the-rack and bespoke suits to include casual apparel and accessories. He’s frequently seen wearing his own designs at race meetings—the family is big in horse-racing circles—but opts for a more casual look when hanging out with his family.
The daughter of tycoon Peter Lam and Taiwanese actress Lynn Hsieh, Elly’s feminine, sophisticated sense of style has led to high profile collaborations with luxury brands such as Christian Dior and propelled her to social-media stardom. She was formally presented at Le Bal des Débutantes in Paris in 2014. When she’s taking a break from her role as assistant vice-president of her father’s entertainment company, Media Asia, the travel lover is often jetting off to Coachella or top fashion shows around the world.
As increasing numbers discard things that no longer spark joy in their lives, thanks to tidying guru Marie Kondo, Jenny Lam is in her element. As the VIP assistant manager at Vestiaire Collective, an online platform for pre-loved luxury goods, she’s dedicated to finding new homes for the wardrobe discards of the city’s most stylish denizens. And trading is in her genes. She’s the daughter of Nina and Frankie Lam, manufacturer and trader of homewares and gifts for more than 40 years through Frankie Dominion Holdings.
The youngest daughter of Lam King-ming is an executive director in the family business, Big Honor Entertainment, which invests in films, music concerts and television shows. She’s also likely to be the one to thank for Hong Kong concerts by big names in pop music like Britney Spears or Justin Bieber—she’s a co-founder and director of Hardbit Music, which brings established and emerging acts to the city. With a keen interest in the arts and culture, Veronica collects antiques and has a penchant for Art Deco furniture.
Despite his love for and training in the arts, Kamsen Lau ended up in the corporate world, first as an analyst at JP Morgan before joining the family business, Sogo parent Lifestyle International Holdings, as executive director. He is currently developing two towers in Kai Tak, one to house a department store, the other a shopping mall, which are due to open in 2022. With a BA from Columbia University and an MA from New York University, he is able to indulge his more artistic inclinations via his role on the board of the Design Trust grant-funding platform. Kamsen, who started painting at the age of six, and his older sister Kamshim were Chinese painting prodigies. The Hong Kong Arts Centre hosted an exhibition of their work in 2004 when they were aged 15 and 17.
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The Bossini heiress has an acute artistic sensibility and is a painter. She founded Q Studio, which delivers creative development and image design for a range of high-profile clients, including Lane Crawford and the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. Honoured as our Most Promising Young Lady in 2017, she will be launching her own exhibition space in Budapest.
She may be the daughter of Dr. Edmund Li and Sandra Wong of the Bank of East Asia Li family, but Antonia found professional success with digital creative and branding agency Indicube, which she co-founded with childhood friend Ruth Chao. The company was acquired in 2017 by a Beijing-based agency, yet Antonia still finds plenty to keep her busy, whether that is staying super fit—you name it, she does it, from wakesurfing, boxing and spinning to running, pilates and working out with her personal trainer—or surveying the social scene, often sporting something striking. What time she has left Antonia dedicates to working with the Changing Young Lives Foundation and the Hong Kong Ballet, or to walkies with her grey poodle, Caspar.
While fashion is where Cara—the daughter of Richemont Asia-Pacific CEO Alain Li and his wife, Sharon— thought she would end up after gaining her fashion merchandising degree in Milan, food captured her imagination. She went on to study at the Institute of Culinary Education and the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York. While she plans her next move, she’s busy eating at some of the best restaurants around the world and refining her kitchen skills. In the meantime, she manages to stay slender by working out with friends like Antonia Li. We sense that something’s brewing.
While elder sister Kristine was spearheading Henderson Land’s H Queen’s development, Vickie was busy working on two of her own. The first, H Code, is two towers on Pottinger Street that will house restaurants, bars and possibly art spaces and boutiques when they open in the near future. The second, Hart Haus, is a converted industrial space in Kennedy Town in which artists and other creatives can work and hold exhibitions.
Recent advances in Hong Kong’s evolution into a cultural capital are partly down to Kristine, the eldest grandchild of Henderson Land tycoon Lee Shau-kee. The Stanford graduate is the brains behind the property giant’s H Queen’s, a glass tower that has become Central’s newest art and lifestyle hub. With its much needed, purpose-built gallery space and upscale dining destinations, Kristine has managed to convince international powerhouses David Zwirner and Hauser & Wirth, among others, to open outposts in the city.
The son of Malaysian-Chinese billionaire Lim Kok Thay and heir to the Genting casino, cruises and resorts fortune, our May 2019 cover star Loui craves travel, but not just to the usual tourist traps. He loves adventure, as two recent trips show; one took him to the underground wonderland of Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave, the other to California’s Mammoth Mountain. Loui is vice-president of leisure and hospitality for Genting Malaysia, and vice president of brand strategy, marketing and communications at Dream Cruises.
After gaining an arts degree from Brown University, Theodora—Theo to her friends—worked as an associate in the investment banking division of HSBC Global Banking before heading to the Wharton School to study for her MBA, which she will complete this year. She’s the daughter of Jacqueline Leung, the president and managing director of Leighton Investments and Leighton Textiles, and the granddaughter of philanthropist Sally Leung. When Theo isn’t studying, you’ll most likely find her enjoying two of her passions—travelling the world and indulging in good food along the way.
The daughter of one of Hong Kong’s wealthiest real estate and hospitality billionaires, Lo Ka-shui of Great Eagle Holdings, Katherine, or Kat to her friends, studied art and anthropology at Yale and gained a master’s degree in film at the University of Southern California. She left an executive role at the family’s Langham hotel group in 2014 to reinvent the Eaton brand, founding Eaton Workshop to tap into the zeitgeist of millennials. The ethos of the hospitality brand melds art, creativity, co-working spaces, community work and social change.
Unlike her socially active parents, Marie-Christine and William Louey of KMB and Hong Kong Construction (Technology) fame, low-key Alexandra is not a regular on the social scene, but when she does put herself out there, she shines—normally at the keys of a grand piano. She is a music teacher at sisters Andrea and former music teacher Philippa Wong’s M.int Academy in Wong Chuk Hang.
The granddaughter of Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) magnate Lui Che-woo and daughter of Francis Lui, Joanna Lui-Hickox has big shoes to fill—in both business and philanthropy. She’s thriving as head of portfolio management, lifestyle operations and curation at GEG, franchising the US upscale grocery chain Dean & DeLuca in Macau, and has established her own artisanal lifestyle cafe, Cha Bei. She takes philanthropy seriously, too, not only as a director of the GEG Foundation, but also with Cha Bei’s #ConsciousCommuniTea campaign, which runs social and entrepreneurial events and workshops. We’re so impressed we declared Joanna the Most Promising Young Lady at last year’s Hong Kong Tatler Ball.
One of the three daughters of Hong Kong shipping magnate Anto Marden and his wife, Elaine, Isabel is making a name as a film producer and writer in Los Angeles, just as her mother once did producing documentaries in Hong Kong. Isabel’s company, Corporate Witchcraft, focuses on female-driven narratives. The release of its first feature film, Clementine, is imminent. When she’s not developing scripts, Isabel is something of a globetrotter. She loves cruising with her sisters on the family’s superyacht or relaxing on their private Indonesian island.
The youngest son of Gage McAfee and Linda Ho, Matthew is president of the family business, Fairmont Shipping, which specialises in ship management, transport and logistics, and human resource services. Thanks to its presence in key maritime centres around the world, Matthew is constantly on the move. An avid foodie, he makes the most of the frequent travel, indulging at the trendiest restaurants wherever he may be. Matthew and his wife, Kristina, have an adorable rescue pup and often spend weekends hiking with their fur baby.
David is the son of Sino Group tycoon Robert Ng. The Columbia University arts graduate currently works for the family’s property development conglomerate as group general manager. He is also a director of the family’s Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, set up in memory of the founder of Sino Group. Off duty, David is notoriously private, but enjoys travelling with his wife, Joey, and son.
Eighteen months ago, aged 25, Hugo became an executive director of ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance, one of Mainland China’s largest fintech companies, whose founders include Jack Ma and Pony Ma and whose chairman and executive director is Hugo’s father, Thomas. After graduating in East Asian studies from Princeton in 2015, Hugo founded boutique travel agency Ou You Travels, catering to the Chinese outbound sector, and had stints at Sinolink and Thrive Capital.
Dee is the managing director and chief brand officer of shirt maker PYE, the retail arm of the Esquel Group owned by her mother, Marjorie Yang. Her father is Dickson Poon, the chairman of Dickson Concepts, which owns Harvey Nichols and ST Dupont. Dee is on the board of the Esquel–YL Yang Education Foundation, and on the international councils of the UK’s Tate and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Edwin is the youngest son of Benson Pun, chairman of Keyestone Properties, which develops residential and commercial real estate in Hong Kong and Mainland China. In his role as director, Edwin oversees all design-related aspects of the company’s projects, and helps drive business development alongside his siblings. He has an MBA and a graduate certificate in Marketing from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.
The third son of Burmese property tycoon Serge Pun, Ivan is the founder of Pun + Projects, which operates restaurants and leads creative ventures in Yangon and Hong Kong. When he’s not shaking up the art and F&B scene, Ivan travels far and wide in support of his numerous influential friends. In the past year alone his destinations have included Windsor Castle (for Princess Eugenie’s wedding) and rural Thailand (to visit artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Land Foundation).
One of three children of Markus and Martina Shaw, Andreas went off to boarding school in the UK and hasn’t looked back. After Eton, he headed across the pond to gain a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York’s Parsons School of Design. Then he settled back in London, where he is art director of Frame, a “dressed-up casual” denim brand. Andreas tried his hand in the electronic music scene while studying at Parsons and scored the music for a Wing Shya film
A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Steph always wanted to work in fine art and aspired to be a painter. But her canvas turned out to be fingernails and her masterpieces luxurious manicures. She’s the entrepreneurial founder of Eightyeight, a nail salon in the heart of Central, and has built on its success by opening Busy Bee by Eightyeight, which is fast expanding on both sides of the harbour. Steph loves animals and adores her four dogs.
The daughter of the late David Tang, founder of the Shanghai Tang empire, Victoria has become a force in the fashion industry in her own right as a photographer and the co-founder of Thirty30 Creative, whose clients include luxury brands such as Max Mara and Dior Homme (artistic director Kim Jones is a close friend). Victoria was recently appointed creative director of Shanghai Tang. She has also followed in her father’s philanthropic footsteps, taking on the role of president of the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association.
Lois adores fashion, and no wonder. Her father, Michael, founded the G2000 label in 1985 and Lois is the brand manager of another family label, Anagram, a purveyor of modern, feminine clothing through four boutiques in the city. The Brown University graduate recently created a range of uniforms under the Anagram label for staff at the new Rosewood Hong Kong. She’s a fixture on many PR agencies’ invitation lists and likes to unwind outdoors, skiing in the winter and paddleboarding in the summer.
The scion of a Taiwanese shipping and logistics family, Calvin was a buyer for Christian Louboutin and Lane Crawford before parlaying his success in the fashion industry into co-founding Banck Creative, an agency focusing on marketing fashion brands. Calvin, a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall Business School, also co-founded Vanitas Boutique with his sister and others in his hometown of Taipei.
Where would we be on a glorious beach day without Alex Yeung? Not indulging in Limewood’s signature margaritas or Amalfitana’s thin-crust pizzas at Repulse Bay, that’s for sure. The son of Albert Yeung, founder and chairman of Emperor Group, is the brains behind The Pulse, which transformed Repulse Bay into a leisure destination.
The executive director of Emperor Group, he also pioneered premium cinema experiences with Emperor Cinemas and designed the new Emperor Hotel in Wan Chai. When he’s not coming up with hip property projects or working on his new business, Emperor Esports Stars, he’s wakesurfing or hanging out with his crew of local celebrity friends, who include Joey Yung, Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung.
It’s a mystery how Carmen, who is the daughter of Stanley Yim of electronic goods manufacturer SAS Dragon Holdings, manages to juggle her role as associate director of capital markets at Knight Frank with her busy social calendar—not to mention her latest role, organising her wedding to long-term boyfriend Jeffrey Char in a lavish ceremony this summer. A savvy entrepreneur on the rise, Carmen capitalised on her love of fashion and joined Malaysia’s Chryseis Tan by investing in Goxip, the fashion and beauty shopping app launched last year. Carmen’s nuptials will make headlines. The bridal party includes Stephnie Shek, Sabrina Ho, Chryseis Tan and local actress and model Janice Man.