Forward Fashion’s presents four large-scale arts and cultural projects for Art Macao 2023 with three art brands it operates


Curates high-quality art content in collaboration with enterprises and government to contribute to tourism and industry development through major arts and cultural events

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 11 August 2023 – Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited (“Forward Fashion”; Stock Code: 2528), a creative integrated group with three synergistic business segments – fashion, art and lifestyle – presents four arts and cultural projects in collaboration with the three major integrated resort operators in Macau and the Group’s multi-dimensional art space, Artelli, for the international art event “Art Macao 2023”. Leveraging their extensive artistic resources and curatorial experience, the parties aim to provide a more diversified and rich arts and cultural experience for the market, and to establish new arts and cultural landmarks exclusive to the city. This year’s “Art Macao” began on 28 July 2023 and will run until October 2023. During this period, the Group collaborates with over 14 international and local art units to create original art content for Macau. The lineup includes four renowned contemporary artists: Wang Bo, one of the top 100 young contemporary artists in China; Mr Doodle, an internationally renowned art master; Jason Naylor, a graffiti artist from New York; and Philip Colbert, a contemporary pop art master. They visit Macau for the first time, where they meet and engage local artists and the public. Visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the process, stories, and meanings behind the creations from the artists’ perspectives, further fostering the development and popularisation of Macau’s arts and culture.

The exhibition features a collection of significant works, poems, and installations that Wang Bo has created in recent years

First Macau exhibition by internationally renowned artist Mr Doodle

Artelli, in its capacity as a co-organizer and curator, has presented the “Mr Doodle – First Exhibition in Macao” with Melco Crown Entertainment. Mr Doodle’s meticulously created artworks can be seen throughout City of Dreams and Artelli, including the iconic public art building “Doodle Showroom” on the Cotai Strip, which reinvents the look of The Showroom with its sleek lines and unique patterns; “Doodle Hall” is a breathtaking immersive exhibition at the main entrance of City of Dreams while “Doddle Love Wall” is a large-scale public interactive art installation that will be launched on China’s Valentine’s Day; “Doodle Cube” is a multimedia art installation at the Morpheus Hotel that blends a distinctive style of graffiti with a free-flowing architectural design.

At Artelli, visitors can witness the world debut of Mr Doodle’s large-scale original exhibition, Disney Art Collection by Mr Doodle”, a highlight of his exhibition in Macau. On 12 September, Mr Doodle will make his first visit to Macau to showcase his creations, and visitors can look forward to a vibrant exhibition of contemporary art.

Representatives from Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, the Macao SAR government, senior executives from Galaxy Entertainment Group and Forward Fashion, representatives from BE@RBRICK MACAU and major partners joined together to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Department
Representatives from the Macao SAR government, senior executives from Sands China Ltd. and Forward Fashion, artist Mr. Philip Colbert (first from left) and Mr. Jason Naylor (first from right) joined together to celebrate the opening of ASCE art hub in Macao

The colourful pop art exhibition for Art Macao, “Meet the Magic: In celebration of Disney 100 by Philip Colbert and Jason Naylor” is now open for public viewing at The Venetian Macao, ASCE at The Londoner Macao and Le Jardin.

Mr. Patrick Fan, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Forward Fashio
, said, “Forward Fashion and our art brands are honoured to participate in the international art event ‘Art Macao’, and to collaborate with a number of large-scale integrated resort operators as organizer, co-organizer and curator to create interesting and high-quality art content, bringing surprises to the market and art enthusiasts, and jointly creating new cultural and artistic landmarks for the city, so as to position Macau as a more attractive travel destination. As an art content provider, Artelli, a multi-dimensional art space of Forward Fashion, has rapidly established footholds in four major cities, namely Macau, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Shanghai, in six months, and organised more than five high-profile international art exhibitions. Looking ahead, Forward Fashion will continue to introduce more innovative, dynamic, and diverse international visual arts projects, which will further enhance the artistic and cultural atmosphere in Macau. Additionally, the Group aims to provide more exhibition platforms for local and international artists to exchange ideas and showcase their work.”

About Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited

Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited is an integrated group with three synergistic business segments – fashion, art and lifestyle – and a commitment to creating innovative retail business model. With a track record of managing over 100 brands, the Group has helped many brands to establish their first presence in Greater China. In recent years, the Group has actively enhanced its operations and developed its own brands, such as Artelli, ASCE, UMJ, WF Fashion, to further enrich its brand portfolio. Leveraging its extensive retail experience and IP resources, the Group has spearheaded exclusive collaborations with brands and cultural and art communities to expand into the international market.

Mr. Fan Wing Ting, Patrick, is the founder, chairman and executive director of Forward Fashion Holdings. In 2005, he founded the first company of the Group in Hong Kong focusing on fashion apparel retail in Greater China. Following the Group’s 2020 listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Forward Fashion has embarked on eCommerce platforms and introduced international fashion and artistic brands and visionary international art projects to Greater China. The Group aims to cater for the preferences and needs of local youths and promotes business diversification.

About Artelli

Artelli is the pioneering multi-dimensional space for contemporary art, lifestyle aesthetics, digital and techno art, art communities, and brand collaborations. The space stands as a new and unprecedented international landmark for art and culture.

Artelli will ultimately join forces with over a hundred internationally renowned artists and brand designers to co-create exclusive art projects and debut collections. With a dedicated focus on Web 3.0 digital art and metaverse, Artelli pioneers the exploration of new artistic dimensions. Guided by a strong commitment to become a multi-dimensional art space that fosters collaborations within the art and culture communities, Artelli’s visionary path unfolds through the fusion of art, technology, and the dynamic commercial sector.

Artelli has successfully organized more than five highly anticipated art exhibitions, featuring international artists in prime locations spanning Macau, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Shanghai. In the future, Artelli envisions expanding its brand to attain international prominence as the landmark for art and culture. With aspirations reaching Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, New York, London, and Paris, Artelli is set to leave a vivid mark on the global stage over the next five years.

About ASCE

A playful creativity hub for visionary breakthroughs of internationally acclaimed characters. ASCE serves as a diverse and explorative art hub where collectors gather for social exchange and discover the fabric of everyday life.

ASCE embraces the ethos of playfulness, everyday lifestyle, and personalization, uncovering collaborations with internationally renowned artists and brand designers to create seasonal character projects. ASCE blends fashion, art, design, and technology to build a diverse hub for lifestyle art experiences and boundary-breaking creative exchanges. Strengthening bonds with creative communities, ASCE will be hosting a range of exceptional events, establishing as an exploration hub for art, culture, and lifestyle enthusiasts to connect and exchange ideas.

ASCE aims to achieve new milestones in art + commerce in the Greater Bay Area and targets to expand its footprint worldwide in mainland China, and to Tokyo, Seoul, New York, London and Paris.