Hong Kong Fashion Week FW16 have just finished and most of your readers in this blog and my followers know how much I love wearing Hong Kong Fashion Designers. In the past few years, I had the privilege to become friends with many talents in HK which means many of your #ootd have been custom made for me by some of the most creative people I have so much respect for.
This year, Fashionally – an organization in HK which promotes Hong Kong Designers have decided to have 2 fashion shows- Fashionally Collection#5 for Menswear and Fashionally Collection #6 for Womenswear. Although both fashion shows are fantastic but I am mesmerize by the menswear show because I often feel that menswear is often overlooked in the fashion industry compared to womenswear (same goes with models and blogging but thats a different story lol) so it is a great surprise to see a fashion show created exclusively for fashion bros like me.
Fashionally Collection #5 Fashion Show featured 4 Hong Kong Fashion Brands –DEMO, KENAX LEUNG, KURT HO and MODEMENT. . Strong Tailoring was a key trend across the board and is seen in all of the collections as well as monotones although splashes of earth tones appeared in several looks on the runway. Cropped trousers made a surprise come back and all the designers showed looks which feature separates with a lot of layering- a real reflection of the unpredictable Hong Kong weather we are going thru these days.
Without Further Doodahs, Here are the Collections.
Inspired by Salvador Dali , DEMO gave a modern, unexpected twist to his signature Dandi Boys. Really love the addition of colour and prints-a big surprise for a designer who loves his monotones. Also love the diverse range of menswear classics from plaid to pinstripes, wools to tweeds , embroidered sweaters to tailored shorts, yet all the boys look so cohesive. The alluring thing about this collection is that it makes you want to be men of that era yet every piece in the collection can be easily incorporated into any man’s wardrobe. The tweed jacket is one of my many favorites and will definitely be inside my closet next winter.
For his latest collection, KENAXLEUNG showed a collection of street wear inspired by sculptor Mel Kendrick. One of the more casual collections of the four designer , there is a huge sense of collage of patterns, textures, stripes and unexpected accessories which made the collection pop. Even though my favourite pieces are the suit in patterned fabrics which are given a younger twist by adding deconstructed details and trims, the fringed knit sweaters for me are the stars of the show. These clothes are street fashion on the runway- something which I am sure we will see on a lot of #ootd post by bloggers and fashionistas in the future.
Kurt Ho, Our Dark Knight of HK Fashion presented another minimalist collection with a play of strong tailoring and irregular proportions. The way the clothes are presented- on barefoot models with no accessories gave the model a sense of organic with the fall length train pieces almost looking Kimono like. Jumpsuits and Tunics are key items in the collection rendered in several fabrics. Eventhough the clothes are androgynous, the stiffness of the cut and fabric kept it masculine and wearable to fashionistas with who crave for that aesthetic.
Inspired by Ocean life from its pure form to pollution, Modement another another collection which is wearable with a unique twist. From the curves of the pattern blocking to the print in the lining of the the caramel wool coat to the slit on the wide leg trousers , these details are what made the clothes so seductive. It is not easy to make FW Menswear feel sexy but many of these pieces are rich with yet a cheeky twist revealing a little bit of flesh. The head pieces gave the looks a sense of drama making the super wearable collection feel super memorable. It is very likely you guys will see me in some of these pieces this winter because I loved every thing which came out of the runway.
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