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Assaad Awad mythological style with an edge afternoon tea at MO Bar

| August 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

MO Bar at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is renowned for its contemporary and fashionable afternoon teas, offering guests an exciting respite during a busy day. In September, the creative culinary team at MO Bar will collaborate with Assaad Awad, luxury leather fashion and accessories designer based in Madrid, to present an unparelled, never-like-before afternoon tea – An Edgy Afternoon Tea with a Cause. Guests will also have a rare chance to see in person the “Yes I Wood” dress that Awad designed and worn by Lady Gaga.

Assaad Awad mythological style with an edge afternoon tea at MO Bar

Assaad Awad mythological style with an edge afternoon tea at MO Bar

In this remarkable debut trip to Hong Kong, Awad said: “I am delighted to work with The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong on this wonderful collaboration. The hip hotel is recognised as provider of the 21st century luxury with the oriental charm.” Through the sensational and edgy interpretation by MO Bar’s afternoon tea, Awad will showcase his iconic line, Awad Madrid of evening handbags inspired by the ancient art of bondage, the result is a fresh and new understanding of the handmade, combining tradition and modernity, classicism and avant-garde. Awad Madrid presents a complete line of products for urban men and women that want to express their personalities through the accessories in a world dominated by basics, the fashion spirit that The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong shares entirely. A pop-up store will be available through the month of September at The Shell at MO Bar.

Assaad Awad mythological style with an edge afternoon tea at MO Bar

Assaad Awad mythological style with an edge afternoon tea at MO Bar

Assaad Awad mythological style with an edge afternoon tea at MO Bar

What makes this collaboration extraordinary is that Awad will bring along the Yes I Wood dress that he designed and worn by Lady Gaga. Awad said “I know the Yes I Wood dress is unique not only in its material and design but also what it inspires people: creativity and modernity. This is how I see Hong Kong inspiring the world as a city where tradition and innovation perfectly blend. This blend utterly fits for the dress final home.” 500 extra wood flakes from Awad’s studio sign and red-seal will be available for Guests enjoying the afternoon tea, by purchasing a piece of wood flake at HKD200, will be able to join Assaad Awad in #WOODFORGOOD AIDS Fight and have a chance to win a raffle prize of one of his signature Wonderwood Bag. The Yes I Wood dress will also be available for auction.

The exotic afternoon tea is priced at HKD338 from Mondays to Fridays, including the three- tier tea set, five delectable pastries and a choice of JING tea or coffee; and HKD358 on Saturdays and Sundays, topped with a dessert buffet. Each guest enjoying the afternoon tea will be presented with an exclusive gift of a leather bracelet* designed by Awad.

All offers are subject to 10% service charge and availability. Afternoon tea is served from 3:00pm to 5:30pm from Mondays to Fridays and 2:30pm to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are recommended and guests can book on +852 2132 0077 or via email at lmhkg-mobar@mohg.com. www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark
*while stock lasts

About Assaad Awad Based in Madrid, the Lebanese/Spanish Assaad Awad, takes another step in his evolution as a designer. After several collections and collaborations with famous pop stars like Lady Gaga, Madonna, fashion house MUGLER and some others, comes new opportunities to conquer. A new personal hand-crafted premium quality brand, designing leather bags & accessories for men and women, the brand is Awad Madrid.

Assaad decided to associate its name with Madrid, a city he fully identifies with, a city that represents a perfect combination of tradition and modernity reflected clearly and sensitively in his designs. Awad’s designs are characterised by experimentation and research in both techniques and materials. In a world dominated by the Copy/Paste Awad proposes a new way of working that gives importance to the craftsmans by providing them with new resources based on new technologies. The result is a fresh and new understanding of the handmade, combining tradition and modernity, classicism and avant-garde.

Assaad Awad wants to invigorate the prestigious spanish leather craftwork and he decided to produce in a small village in the remote highlands of Andalucía, deep in the South of Spain, heir to twenty centuries of artisian culture. Roman legions founded the City of Ocuri, and practised there the arts of working leather. Awad Madrid presents a complete line of products for urban men and women that want to express their personalities through the accessories in a world dominated by basics.

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