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The eclectic, vibrant world of Hong Kong fashion never ceases to amaze savvy travellers. From luxury retailers in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, to designer boutique stores in SoHo, Central, you’ll find endless shopping choices to suit all tastes.
But with urban trendsetters constantly searching for more creative pieces, local designers are stepping into the limelight, bridging a gap between modern techniques and traditional craftsmanship to form a new expression in style. So, if you want to declare your individuality with some homegrown Hong Kong style, check out these emerging designers for a touch of wardrobe inspiration…
Designs are sold at JOYCE in Lane Crawford
Créature de keis by Kei Hui
Blouseripped, 20B,E-TAT Factory, 4 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang (by appointment only, +852 2861 1208)
kenaxleung by Kenax Leung
Winner of Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2012, Kenax Leung never fails to impress with his label kenaxleung. Brimming with imaginative experimentation, his designs showcase artistic prints and an innovative use of textiles and new shapes. Once you look at his men’s and womenswear collections, you’ll see how he combines lifestyle clothing with elements of sportswear. Watch out for his 2014 collection, ‘BAANG’, wherein he takes inspiration from children’s drawing books.
S.Nine by Susanna Soo
17/F, C Wisdom Centre, 37 Hollywood Road, Central
If you’re eco-conscious about fashion, you’ll most likely want to wear Johanna Ho’s designs. Graduating from Central Saint Martins, she employs a zero-waste approach in designing knitwear by re-using discarded strips of fabric. As one of Hong Kong’s most gifted talents, her ready-to-wear collections remain eye-catching, reflecting contrasting elements: modern yet vintage, edgy yet classic and cool yet trendy.
Shop 16, Woodhouse, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Header photo: Six Lee, "We're all Chasing for the Silver Lining" AW 2013 © Six Lee
Written by Apple Mandy
Who are your favourite Hong Kong Fashion designers? Which boutiques to you make a beeline for when you're in town? Share your HK fashion tips below.
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About the author: AppleApple Mandy
Apple Mandy started her career as a journalist covering a wide variety of topics including fashion, music, health, arts and travel. Having worked in Shanghai as a Food Writer, she later moved to Hong Kong to manage some magazines. Gripped by a ranging passion for all things food related, she continues to eat her way around town and drink in the city's gastronomic trends. When not interviewing, researching or writing, you'll find her dragon boating or windsurfing on the shores of Stanley or Cheung Chau, respectively.