COACH BLEEKER SLIM CHRONO WATCH- Jewels that tells time.

In a generation that phone is often used to tell time, and watches are used to look at photos and look at whatsapp messages, I believe every man needs to wear a watch because it gives the impression that you are punctual even if you are late all the time lol.   Someone have once said to me the type of watch you wear gives people the impression of who you are- a sports watch gives the impression that you are athletic , a vintage watch gives the impression you see the beauty in the old times while a Rolex defines your wealth.  For me, I always love a classic timeless watch with a metal chain ( because every time I wear leather straps it breaks easily while plastic straps is not practical for summer because of sweat). Which is why I would like to introduce to you one of my favorite new watch by COACH.

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The Bleecker Slim Navy Chrono Bracelet Strap Watch features a 42mm Diameter Mineral Crystal face which is the perfect size for men who loves to wear jackets, its water resistant and features 3 stop watches options- 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 24 hours. The classic design is timeless and is perfect for any occasion. The Navy Blue colour is unique because usually we mostly see men watches in Black or Silver and keeps the watch modern and young.
While coming up with an idea of street snaps featuring this watch, At first I wanted to look classic and sophisticated to go with Coach’s brand image however, after looking at their flamboyant SS16 collection, I realise I can be myself and pair the outfit with something slightly more conceptual.
I always believe Watches or Time Pieces are jewellery with a function- jewellery that tells time. Which is why when I saw this suit custom made for me by from my dear fd 112mountainyam  with a Jewels Print from his FW15 collection, I’ve decided to try to pair the 2 together – the classic of the watch with the “bling” from the suit.  For me the final result shows that A good classic watch will always work with any outfit for any types of Fashionistas.
Without further doodahs, Here are the photos.

COACH BLEEKER WATCH- Jewels that tells time.

TOP| LA PERLA
SUIT AND TROUSERS | CUSTOM 112MOUNTAINYAM
SHOES | PRADA
BAG | 112 MOUNTAIN YAM
JEWELLERY | EMPHASIS JEWELLERY
WATCH | COACH
Photos by my style sister V-FOR-VISALA
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Hope you enjoy this set of photo.

Thanks so much Visala for this amazing set of photos and COACH for this beautiful watch ^^

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Until Next Time

xoxo

Timtim Wong

 

Raffles 2015 Fashion Show -The Future of Menswear in Asia

When I was young I’ve always wanted to study fashion in university. But with certain circumstances it never happened so every time I am invited to sit front row at a Design College Fashion Show, I’ve always wondered what it would’ve been like if I had the chance to present my first mini collection at my first fashion show in College.

For the second year in a row, Raffles International College presented their Graduation Fashion Show at Hong Kong Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016.  Like the previous year, the designs featuring work by students across Asia was exceptional with Contemporary Womens wear being featured in several of the student’s collections. However, the biggest surprise was the level of creativity and craftsmanship menswear collections since we don’t often see a lot of menswear in a lot of graduation fashion shows and design competitions. Maybe because of the fact that sadly, we live in an industry which traditionally its very womens wear based and in comparison,menswear is often neglected. So I always have a lot of respect for students who attempts menswear.

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 -Visceral Instinct by Raffles Hong Kong

For Raffles Fashion Show 2015 , there was 4 collections which featured menswear with Athram by Martha Sartika presenting a super wearable daywear capsule collection , Rickky Wong presenting a unique avant garde unisex collection and The Winner of the Special Creativity Award Tommy Chong presenting a Japanese inspired contemporary menswear collection.  Last year’s “Collection of the year” winner :8CUFF by Sue Suh returned to the runway with a Korean Inspired Street wear Collection which will definitely win the hearts and the credit card bills of many fashion brothers in the room.

Without further Doodahs, Here is my review of the Menswear at Raffles Fashion Show 2015.

“Overshadow |  Indistinct” by ATHRAM

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 -Visceral Instinct by Raffles Hong Kong

Model showcases design Extrication by Tommy Chong during the Visceral Instinct show by Raffles Hong Kong as part of the Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 at the Hong Kong Convenition and Exhibition Centre on 08 July 2015 in Hong Kong, China. Photo by Victor Fraile / illume visuals

For this show, Final year Jakata Student  Martha Sartika  presented a captule collection for her Clothing label Athram inspired by 90s Old school Jungle subculture.
Even though this is a small collection consist of 4 looks but this is one of my favourite collections of the show because it has the perfect balance between creativity and wearability – something which we don’t often see in fashion shows.  I really loved the fact that Martha have used classic wardrobe staples in a men’s wardrobe but gave it her own spin by adding details such as pleating and geometric appliques.  The prints adds a sense of character and boldness into the clothes.  The denim was a highlight because its used and tailored in such a sophisticated way.  The magic about this collection is the fact that it is creative yet not confronting and these are clothes which I can visualize selling in shops right now.  I had the privilege to wear some of these pieces at an event last week so stay tuned for an up coming #ootd blog post.  Congrats to Martha on an amazing pre-collection, can’t wait to see how she develops these pieces into her graduation collection.

“La Soif de L’Amour – L’Éternité” by Rickyy Wong

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 -Visceral Instinct by Raffles Hong Kong

Model showcases design Extrication by Tommy Chong during the Visceral Instinct show by Raffles Hong Kong as part of the Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 at the Hong Kong Convenition and Exhibition Centre on 08 July 2015 in Hong Kong, China. Photo by Victor Fraile / illume visuals

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 -Visceral Instinct by Raffles Hong Kong

Based in Hong Kong , Graduate Student Rickyy Wong presented a unisex collection inspired by the fourth painting (The Love Letter) in the series of paintings ‘The Progress of Love’, painted in 1770 by Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

What I loved about this collection is the fact that the silhouettes feel very now.  These are androgynous clothes which are being worn by fashionistas who dare to go this direction.  What made it unique and innovative is the juxtaposition of softness- the light pastel colour palette , the sheer light flowy fabrics, the fluffiness of the wool and feather caps mixed against the hard – heavy pleating, the silhouettes of the necklines , the strong design lines , the straight, clean silhouettes to the street fashion inspired styling.  To many designers, androgyny usually mean women in black suits or men in skirts but Rickyy managed to interpret this theme in such an innovative way.  The collection really made us rethink about the definition of androgyny and when it comes from a fresh graduate, that’s what you call true talent.

“Extrication” by Tommy Chong 

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 -Visceral Instinct by Raffles Hong Kong

Model showcases design Extrication by Tommy Chong during the Visceral Instinct show by Raffles Hong Kong as part of the Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 at the Hong Kong Convenition and Exhibition Centre on 08 July 2015 in Hong Kong, China. Photo by Victor Fraile / illume visuals

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 -Visceral Instinct by Raffles Hong Kong

The Hong Kong based graduate student Tommy Chong won the Special Creativity Award with this menswear collection inspired by Botticeli’s ‘’Map of Hell’’ and Japanese novel, ‘’Kawaki’’.

The prize was well deserved because there is a clear connection between the inspiration in the designs.  What’s special about this collection is that even though these clothes are editorial however when you look at these pieces individually there are pieces which can be worn with more toned down pieces in a men’s wardrobe. Really love the blazer like bibs which was a clear element in the collection because it feels like a new way to wear blazers in warmer weather.  Tailoring was very strong in this collection as seen in the black and grey blazer which for me is one of my favourite jackets in the entire fashion show. I really love the juxtaposition of the traditional Japanese influence against the classic European tailoring.  Call me biased but I am CRAZY about that creamy pink fabric with art deco print.  It is not easy for menswear designers to design clothes which show skin without looking gay or camp and the looks which show skin actually look masculine by keeping the accessorizing clean.  The looks have a lot of details but still looks polish and sophisticated.  Congrats to Tommy for the Win, can’t wait to see this young talent shine in the industry.

“The Great Kim” by 8:CUFF

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 -Visceral Instinct by Raffles Hong Kong

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 -Visceral Instinct by Raffles Hong Kong

Model showcases design Extrication by Tommy Chong during the Visceral Instinct show by Raffles Hong Kong as part of the Fashion Week for Spring / Summer 2015 at the Hong Kong Convenition and Exhibition Centre on 08 July 2015 in Hong Kong, China. Photo by Victor Fraile / illume visuals

Last year’s “Brand Ready Award’ and the ‘Collection of the Year Award’ winner Sue Suh closed the fashion show with the latest collection for her design label – 8:CUFF. What I loved about this collection is the fact there is a military influence interpreted in the most modern and urban way.  Instead of expected military jackets , Sue interpreted the inspiration into the Brand’s signature aesthetic- thru prints and street wear.  My favourite pieces of the collection is the opening look – a flowy layered yet tailored ensemble in white, the boxy jacket rendered in olive green suede – its very tough looking even though its presented in a very over sized relaxed silhouette , A printed vest rendered in leather was incredibly executed – it was literally a wearable painting .

Even though it was only 8 looks, there was an exceptional range of different pieces from shirts , tees and sweaters , shorts and trousers, jackets, coats and vest.  Almost every piece on each model is different both interms of style and type of clothing yet all the looks feel very cohesive.  Really love the visors on every  model – the modern take of the classic military cap.  It is a collection which many fashion brothers would love to wear and every single piece screams “buy me buy me buy me” ( Which our poor credit cards will feel like giving them the finger from the pants of final look on the runway lol)

Anyway sorry for the incredibly long post.
Congratulations to all the winners and students involved in the amazing fashion show.  So happy to see such large level of talent in Asia especially Hong Kong. Can’t wait to see how the designers blossom in the industry.

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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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

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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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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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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.

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Thats it for now.

Until next time

Xoxo Timtim Wong