Fashionally Collection #5-HK Designs for Fashion Bros

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.

DEMO

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.

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DEMO FW16

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DEMO FW16

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DEMO FW16

KENAXLEUNG

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.

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KENAXLEUNG FW16

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KENAXLEUNG FW16

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KENAXLEUNG FW16

KURT HO

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.

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KURT HO FW16

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KURT HO FW16

MODEMENT

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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MODEMENT FW16

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MODEMENT FW16

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MODEMENT FW16

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Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong

FASHIONALLY COLLECTION #4 – #supportHKdesigners

Hong Kong Fashion Week have arrived again this year.

My followers on IG will know how much I support Hong Kong Fashion Brands. 80% of my wardrobe consist of Hong Kong Designs because I believe Hong Kong have such good quality and unique designs. The price of the clothes is close to better quality high street brands such as Cos but its better quality. Also since the quantities in production is smaller then high street it is less likely to clash clothes with other fashionistas at fashion events or parties. After becoming friends with some of the designers and knowing how hard they work on the collections (most designers create their own print) I’ve decided when I started blogging to try and feature more Hong Kong Design Talents.

For the 4th year in a row, Fashionally presented a fashion show featuring Spring Summer 2016 collections by 10 local fashion brands.  In general, there was a great balance between Creativity and Wearability. Japan seem to be a great influence to the designers with several brands using the theme in their collection. Soft textures mix with hard elements was featured in the womenswear. Green seems to be the colour of the season with many designers featuring colours of nature in all its forms.

Without further doodahs, Here are my favourite looks from all 10 collections.

Matt Hui
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Instagram: matthui_studio

Matt Hui SS16

Really love the relaxed chic vibe of the collection. The fabrics feel very light and easy.  Really love the rich shades of forest green and olive which is not often seen in Spring.

112 mountainyam
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Instagram: 112mountainyam

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A very strong showing featuring the designer’s signature play of mix of textures and fabrics.  Very surprised with how much I love the green print especially mixing it with another shade of green but it is a print which will look dramatic both from far away but up close.

Demo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demofashion
Instagram: demofashionhk

LR DEMO SS16

A very strong menswear collection by one of my favourite menswear design brands in Hong Kong.  What makes those clothes so seductive is the fact that Demo understands that wearable does not mean boring. Its the tiny details – small cutouts on the shoulders, the pleats and buttons which makes classic menswear styles interesting.  CRAZY about the kimono inspired coat and I will die to wear everything in the collection.

Sherman Kwan
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Instagram: sk_shermankwan

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A very unique collection. I respect creativity and individualism but for me the strongest pieces are the more minimal pieces of the collection. The hats and the socks are TO DIE FOR.

Chloe Sung
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Instagram: chloesungoffical

LR Chloe Sung SS16

A super chic and modern collection for my style sisters.  Eventhough I love drama but its also important for clothes that translate from office to happy hour for the busy fashionista.  Can really visualize some of these dresses at on a women at a bar on friday night looking fabulous.

Modement
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MODEMENT.hk
Instagram: modement

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Those of you will think TimTim is biased and will love this collection and wear most of it -yes you are right. Whats not to love about clothes which are easy to wear , unique yet dramatic? Really love the Japanese influence and the green and black is so chic.  Modement will always be a brand in Hong Kong who inspire me to rethink my style possibilities and once again this collection did exactly that.

Lapewee
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Instagram: lapeeweefashion

LR LAPEWEE SS16

A beautiful collection for the sassy sophisticated fashionistas.  There is something very New York and Carrie Bradshaw about this collection. Its chic but with interesting detail which makes it the perfect canvas for accessorising. Thanks so much for making aqua blue look amazingly chic.

Blind by JW
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Instagram: blindbyjw

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A super dreamy showing by the designers famous for their ethereal prints.  Really love how the brand show something a bit more dramatic and edgy than their previous collections. The mix of prints worked unexpectedly well together. CRAZY about the asian influenced headpieces. This collection is a fantasy and these are clothes which makes you want to never stop dreaming.

Kenax Leung
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Instagram: kenaxleunghk

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At first I was surprised how toned down the collection was but when I went back to the looks after the show, there was a sense of sophistication and lux element which I haven’t seen from the brand before.  Its a lot more streamlined and refined and the attention to details are done to perfection. There’s a very effortlessly cool yet sophisticated vibe about this collection which gives the beautiful clothes the “buy me” factor.

Hang
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Instagram: hang_mimmak

LR HANG SS16

There are many beautiful pieces in this unique collection but when this final look came out, everyone grasped. It is the definition of the perfect wedding dress for the edgy fashionista bride who wants to be glamorous.  It has traditional bridal elements – the tulle , the bows , the big skirt, the veil but deconstructed and reinterpreted in the most modern and unique way. So refreshing to see the Wedding Gown comeback to close the finale of a fashion show and to be able to do it perfectly takes a lot of guts for a designer.

Anyway hope you enjoy my fashion review on this season’s fashionally fashion show.  Good Show to all the designers.

Follow me on instagram (search for timtimwongbtw for mobile readers) for immediate updates of my life and #ootd photoshoots. Also I’ve been picking out my favourite looks from fashion week, dream wedding dresses and red carpet inspiration on pinterest so follow me and checkout my pinterest when you have time.

Thats it for now.

Until next time

Xoxo Timtim Wong

 

 

 

FORBIDDEN CHIC

Long time no update. Been so busy with the launch of BTW X KOITE – my debute accessories collaboration with Hong Kong accessories brand KOITE HANDMADE. stay tuned on a future blog post.

One of the greatest things about this industry is to meet fashion bloggers who share different styles and a love for fashion.  Fashionistas United is something I am very passionate about which is why I’ve personally been wanting to do a group blog post for a long time. Vforvisala is my style sister who is often helps me take some of the best photos in this blog. I’ve always loved her eclectic and fun view of Fashion.  Juuannie is a fashion blogger I met recently who loves black. I am always amazed with how she can always find different way to work with her dark slightly punk/gothic take on fashion.  Together we really want to see how we can style jam together with this photoshoot wearing pieces of my accessories collection.

FORBIDDEN CHIC is an attitude. Every fashionista go thru a time in their lives where they want to grow up and look chic but fear that they may lose their own personal style.  But as I get older I began to realize that what I love about fashion is the way we can use it to express ourselves. Black and white will always be fashionable and chic nomatter how old you are or what style you have. When we were young we fear that minimalism and simplicity will turn boring but in the past month I begin to think that minimalism is a way to appeciate detail – the cut of the shirt, feel the material of the cotton and to make the cute buttons of the shirt stand out.  It is also a blank canvas of accessories . In a way its like a confident men or women whos comfortable with their own skin, and some time its a lipstick or a good haircut is all it takes to make them look the most beautiful just like a simple black and white outfit with the perfect accessory.

Anyways enough blablablas…. Here are the photos by the amazing MART YEUNG

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SHIRT | DEMO
TROUSERS | CHEAP MONDAY
COAT | DEMO
SHOES | PRADA
NECKLACE | BTW X KOITE
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Special thanks to www.noveltylane.com for sponsoring my beautiful Shirt and Coat by Hong Kong Fashion Brand DEMO .

UNTIL NEXT TIME

XOXO TIMTIMWONG ^^