Hong Kong has been dubbed the “New York of Asia” time and time again – with good reason. Whether you prefer the swanky air conditional malls or quaint fashion boutiques, Hong Kong shopping is endless. So no surprises that our guide to women’s fashion in Hong Kong brings you a mix of the most cutting edge and coolest brands at the moment.
Join us as we take you through luxurious knitwear, understated staples for work, timeless basics and more.
Decidedly sleek, contemporary pieces
This eponymous label is now one of the hottest brands in Hong Kong and has received much love from both the international fashion world as well as through local celebrity endorsements – and with good reason. Decidedly sleek, with a contemporary feel, Chailie Ho’s pieces exude elegance and sophistication, with soft motifs like hand-painted floral designs across all her scarves and dresses. We particularly love her hand-drawn watercolour scarves as well as her new collection of 100% premium cashmere French lace scarves and – we think you would too.
Luxury chic knitwear
The Antwerp-based fashion designer finally hit shores with a sleek popup at Pacific Place. His creative eye for rich, layered graphics and fresh colours is seamlessly translated into eloquent knitwear and outerwear – a piece of luxury chic to accompany you through the chilly weather. The label’s spring/summer 2016 collection integrates classic Swarovski crystals into layered fringed skirts and spaghetti strap sundresses made out of roughly shaped silk organza and georgette – goes hand in hand with your new knitwear. If this doesn’t entice you to pay a visit, nothing would.
Luxurious fabrics with distinct prints
If there’s a virtual list of the most desirable new generation fashion designers of 2016, Kevin Ho will fit right in. Known for his degree of finesse and edge, his womenswear is like all your favourite high fashion brands rolled into one – with an Asian twist. Luxurious fabrics like velvet and silks adorned with distinct prints and patterns and intricate fringe details are a common sight in his work.
Knitwear in asymmetrical silhouettes
You’d think that a motto like “exploring the possibility of finding harmony between two extremes” would result in a hot mess. Knotz & Linkz proves otherwise. Led by fashion designer Effie Hung – who has worked with the likes of Guy Laroche and Anteprima – the label offers a muster of contemporary knitwear that is relaxed but stylish. Form fitting dresses in asymmetrical silhouettes and structured coats are some staples you’ll find at this fashion house.
An alluring mix of understated workwear
Seeking a work wear wardrobe revamp? Lapee Wee removes all your fashion woes with an elevated version of everyday work wear essentials. Founded in 2013, this fashion label believes in selling a lifestyle rather than just a product. You’ll find an alluring mix of casual to formal wear finished with understated hues, edgy cuts and meticulous details – as shown on the runways of Hong Kong Fashion Week 2016.
Modernity with classicism
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Combining modernity with classicism, founder and designer Min draws inspiration from her love of culture and the arts, defining ‘simplicity with depth, romanticism with edge and classicism with a twist’ as the driving spirit behind her diverse collections. The result is a varied collection of lush chinoiserie to crisp mid-century couture for the fashionably savvy woman. There is not one dull piece in her vast collection – timeless basics, outerwear, jumpsuits, knitwear and accessories clad in bold colours and patterns and voluptuous cuts. The choices are endless.
A fun boutique showcasing emerging and independent designers
Finally, a label that puts the fun in fashion. Located at a prime spot in SoHo, the boutique’s colourful storefront immediately reels you in. It’s no different inside, where you’ll encounter pockets of up-to-the-minute women’s fashion pieces that will take you through your day-to-day errands. Polkadot Boutique brings in a fresh collection every other week and month from emerging and independent designers local to Hong Kong as well as from international markets. So rest assured you won’t see the same designs twice. Oh, and be sure to check out their commendable range of jewellery and accessories.