Four leading Hong Kong designers - Kenax Leung, Dora Chu, Kay Li and Vickie Au participated the Copenhagen Fashion Week (AW17) in early February to showcase their latest AW17 collection in the Fashion Hong Kong show.
For the first time, the Fashion Hong Kong show was held at Thorvaldsens Museum, a historic venue built in 1848 and surrounded by world-class art and sculptures unique to Copenhagen. Together with the inspiring fashion designs, the show created a distinctive and refreshing visual experience blending fashion and art.
Reflecting the Scandinavian market’s appreciation of sustainable fashion, the Fashion Hong Kong show infused innovative eco-friendly elements, creating a buzz in the local fashion community.
As the only Asian fashion show, Fashion Hong Kong recorded a full-house of around 400 buyers, media and fashionistas. Among those in attendance were ELLE, WWD and Hong Kong-born Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
Show highlights and photos were uploaded on blogs and various social media platforms by attendees and media, many of whom commented that the show illustrated a new style. They were also impressed by the use of vibrant colours on the pieces, giving buyers wider choices beyond the more traditional tones. Kenax’s (KENAXLEUNG) expressive collection "waste isn't just waste" presented the contrast between a jolt of energy and a sense of familiarity and comfort. HOUSE OF V by Vickie Au showcased the geometry and architecture-inspired collection "Sensuous Illusion", which heralded a new type of re-sculpted simplicity for cosmopolitan ladies. KAY LI's "The Great Expectation" evoked the mixed feelings of independence and candor of a bride in an arranged marriage, with exceptional detail in tassel earrings and laser-cut traditional Chinese window patterns. Dora’s (Maison Vermillion) "Eternal Empress" introduced the cultural elements of western royalty and ancient Chinese imperialism, as well as the elegance and allure of women through the use of romantic and textural elements.