Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design HK

A conversation series for Hong Kong creatives
Hosted by Karis, Katrina & Cecylia

Keep an eye out for our events, where we usually wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. Or if you’d like to collaborate, host us in your space, share your craft or lead a discussion, please email us!

March 8, 7:30pm, 2017 Salon Night No.1

It’s International Women's Day! We’d love to start a dialogue on what this means to fellow creative ladies in Hong Kong.

May 25, 7:30pm, 2017 Salon Night No.2

Creativity & Inspiration – share with us a passion project or a point of inspiration.

September 12, 7pm, 2017 Talk & Salon Night No.3

We've invited Jocelyn Liipfert Lam, Strategy Director and Founder of LIIPSTIIK, to share her experiences of starting and running a creative business.

October 30, 7:30pm, 2017 "Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict" Screening

A documentary following the life of a woman who became one of the twentieth century's most proficient wheelers and dealers at the top end of the art market; collecting art, but also artists along the way.

February 10, 11am, 2018 Talk & Salon 'Noon No.4

We’ve invited illustrator & artist Charlene Man 萬蒨衡, member of London-based studio Day Job, to share her experiences working between Asia/UK.

March 16, 7pm, 2018 Talk & Open House

LWD x Constant Open House night present London based creative director and filmmaker, Claire Arnold, who brings her specialty of working in art direction and branded editorial content to share some personal visions and perspectives.

March 22, 7pm, 2018 Salon Night No.5

This event is for sharing creative work/projects inspired by the revived feminist movement. Expect an intimate evening of presenting, critiques, sharing ideas and getting to meet other creatives.

April 28, 3pm, 2018 Talk & Salon 'Noon No.6

島中坊研:在地手藝 Island Workbench: Workmanship in modern society
LWD首次以廣東話同大家會面。我地有請袋子設計師Amy 祁穎圓分享同Steven(拍檔、共同創辦人、男友) @island_workbench ,一手一腳成立島中坊研的故事。島中坊研的兩個小店及工作坊均紮根長洲,並邀請島中的婦女協助縫製自家設計的袋子。

Oct 17th, 7pm, 2019 Film Screening - 'Strange Fruit'

A story about the loss of innocence. Join us for this debut screening & talk by Rae Hu, HK-based Chinese filmmaker.

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others’ work. We couldn’t agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady creatives, so we reached out to her and Ladies, Wine & Design Hong Kong was born.

About the Hosts:
Karis Cheng is an interior designer and art director born and bred in Hong Kong. Passionate in spatial design, (all sorts of) chairs and secretly a typography nerd, she believes strongly in the power of connecting creatives from different fields. When not designing, you will most likely find her sipping milk tea, doodling type and chasing after puppies on the weekend.

Katrina Yuen is a strategist, service designer and advocate for using empathy to help people and businesses build better things. Being Australian-born Chinese, she loves to explore how identity and culture shapes women’s relationships with power and leadership, and how design ethics can play a crucial role in shaping women’s futures. She is a lover of cats, k-pop, cold brew and singing karaoke until sunrise.

Cecylia Grendowicz is a creative brand strategist originally from London. With a background in modern languages and literature, she’s a strong believer in cultural insight, storytelling and above all, human empathy to change thinking and behaviours. Being a lady that worked in the wine industry before moving to a design agency, she feels right at home helping to run LW&D Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, some inspiring reads:

Where are all the women Creative Directors?
We Need to Talk About Money
Kill Them With Kindness
Gender Disparities in the Design Field

Numbers show that there’s a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we’re inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women in Hong Kong we have admired or worked with! Please do email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.