Photo courtesy of Crystal Leong, Doff Mak and interviewees
With December just around the corner, the Christmas vibe in Macao is becoming increasingly vibrant. Besides visiting tourist attractions and enjoying the beautiful light decorations in the city, there are still plenty of interesting places in Macao that are worth visiting for the holiday. In this issue, we will bring you on a journey to six cultural and creative brands and events in Macao. We have invited MGM Art Camp X cMarket, Macao Fashion Gallery, ella épeler, Zawood, Roomage 30 and Kakahandmade to share their upcoming products and events for the Chrismas season to provide our readers with the freshest and fun Christmas intelligence in town!
MGM Art Camp X cMarket
MGM Art Camp X cMarket is an event co-organised by MGM and cCentre with the help of art SMEs in Macao to promote the development of the cultural and creative industry in the city. The event will be held from 28th September 2019 to 3rd January 2020 with four distinct themes that will be delivered through the forms of retail shop, workshop and creative talk. The event will be located at the Grand Praça at MGM, bringing art, culture and creativity into everyday life and allowing Macao residents and visitors to get more exposure to local cultural and creative brands in the city.
Macao New Eight Scenic Spots Postcard Package / Price: MOP30
“One Flower” Flower Box / Price: MOP880-MOP1,280 (from left)
Every year, there is always a strong holiday vibe in winter here in Macao. Quite a number of people in the city would go and shop for gifts for their families and friends. That is what this event wants to target. MGM Art Camp X cMarket will roll out a series of Christmas gifts and discounts for Christmas. At the event, you can also find products from crossover between brands. Some of them are even limited edition from MGM Art Camp! Besides cultural and creative products, the event will also launch a number of Christmas theme workshops on making Christmas wreath and Christmas neon sign, etc. There will be artists stationed regularly at the event to paint personalised Christmas cards and small gifts.
DIY Digital Camera by Hylé Design Macau (van Gogh masterpiece series) / Price: ＭOP1,389-MOP2,220
Soda Panda Deformable U Pillow / Price: MOP160-MOP199 (from left)
Ultraworks - ULTRATIME Series / Price: MOP880-MOP1,580
People interested in the cultural and creative industry can also sign up for the creative talks organised by MGM Art Camp X cMarket. Local designers and representatives from MGM will be invited to share their take on the industry and provide you with a unique leisure experience at Christmas.
Amino Acid Gold Foil Handmade Soap Workshop
Registration fee: MOP420 per person │ Date: 8/12/2019, 15/12/2019
Holiday Theme Workshop
Registration fee: MOP380-MOP780 per person │ Date: 14/12/2019-03/01/2020 (Sat and Sun) (from left)
Free Admission │ Date: 14/12/2019, 28/12/2019 │ Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Address: MGM MACAU Grand Praça
For more information, please visit MGM Art Camp X cMarket’s official site: cmarket.shop
Macao Fashion Gallery
Macao Fashion Gallery is a cultural and creative space dedicated to promoting fashion design and art. The space regularly organises different types of fashion design exhibitions and pop-up stores, gradually growing into a comprehensive space that showcases and markets Macao’s fashion design.
Panel denim jacket / Brand: Common comma / Price: MOP950
Stand Collar Drawstring Sleeve Shirt / Brand: I.N.K / Price: MOP890 (from left)
The 2019 Exclusive Fashion Collections—Showroom is a new brand pop-up event at the Macao Fashion Gallery this year. Different from the pop-up events in previous years, Showroom showcases fashion commodities throughout the entire year. The event exhibits and sells fashion items from 28 local brands on the underground floor at the Macao Fashion Gallery from January to December this year, aiming to aggregate and bolster local brands through thoughtful display and fashion retail.
Family Fragrance Pajama (Honey, peach and milk fragrance) / Brand: MACON / Price: MOP328 for adult, MOP268 for kid, MOP450-MOP500 for family outfit
Fashion Earrings / Brand: ADD something on / Price: MOP120-MOP150 (from left)
Women’s Shoes for Autumn and Winter / Brand: Lexx Moda / Price: MOP380-MOP580
For the coming Christmas, Macao Fashion Gallery recommends several fashion items designed by local brands this year, including family outfits, shoes, accessories, T-shirts, etc. These fashionable items also incorporate local cultural elements of Macao, which makes them great presents for visitors and residents in Macao to purchase for the holiday. Besides offering discounts, Macao Fashion Gallery will also launch a series of gift boxes, coupons and souvenir tickets at the year-end to attract customers.
Lapel Pin with Macao Features / Brand: Loving Macau / Price: MOP40
Address: Rua de S. Roque, No. 47, Macao
Business hours: 10am to 8pm (Closed on Mondays)