Five Hong Kong designers presented their latest collections during Hong Kong Fashion Week F/W 2018. With a diverse showcase of styles on display, the collections catered to the edgy, the sophisticated and everyone in between.
Opening the show was phenotypsetterphenotypsetter, an avant-garde label not meant for the faint-hearted. Designer Jane Ng, who is renowned for her playful, unconventional and forward-looking attitude, incorporates handmade details to create alternative textures and graphics. Her latest collection “Expand & Contract”, is a vivid example of expansion and contraction through juxtaposing volumes, layers and prints. Colourful vinyl raincoats are a stand-out piece in a collection full of contrast.
112 mountainyam represents the designer’s vision of what a sophisticated and independent woman wants in her wardrobe. It is characterised by an adept mixture of sportswear and party wear elements. The latest collection explores the idea of unmasking one’s true self. Long coats and cropped trousers make up the prevailing silhouette, with much play on textures, prints, asymmetry and sheerness.
KEVIN HO embraces sophistication, individuality and modernity with designs fused with power that also display a certain delicacy. His collection is filled with statement pieces that combine a structural silhouette and distinctive textiles. The designer’s atypical craftsmanship delivers a cutting edge aesthetic for modern women. Drawing inspiration from Cubism, this collection plays with geometric lines and cubic forms, top stitching details and atypical tailoring.
YEUNG CHIN’s approach is all about challenging the norm. The designer, Yeung Chin, likes to use art to impact the old fashion aesthetic and incorporates dance moves to “perform” fashion on his catwalks. The latest collection, aptly titled “Rock Geisha”, embraces Japanese culture and the Kimono is deconstructed and refashioned into a ready-to-wear piece.