Unique designs for the style-aware with Kawai Wong
Ccchu, HK’s answer to Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake, has arrived at Sheung Wan’s Signed-By. The label’s spring/summer 2012 collection uses 90 percent organic and recycled fabrics, and the flowing, irregular lines were designed to ‘balance the antagonistic nature of urban living’. G/F, 43 Tung St, Sheung Wan, 2517 8900.
Kouch, an extension to the award-winning lifestyle boutique Konzepp, has recently opened its doors for shoppers to snap up some sophisticated, edgy lifestyle goods and for the creative-minded to come in and share ideas. 12 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan. Opens Mon-Sun, 1pm-10pm.
In a spin
Parsons School of Design graduate Yael Sonia’s contemporary jewellery is on exhibition from now until May 1. Her ‘spinning wheel’ necklace comes from her award-winning Perpetual Motion Collection. AME Gallery, 12/F, Tin On Shing Bldg, 41 Graham St, Central, 3564 8066; www.ame-gallery.com.
Fellow haute couturiers Christian Lacroix and Jean Paul Gaultier have recently tapped into the world of beverage design. Gaultier’s diet Coke bottle has a curvaceous shape featuring a corset and Lacroix’s Kronenbourg 1664 pint glass is printed with the designer’s drawing. The latter glassware design is on exhibition from now until May 20 at Fashion Walk, Paterson St, Causeway Bay.
Join the club
Street-style photographer Tommy Ton (www.jakandjil.com) has launched a range of bags with Club Monaco retailing between $1,950 and $2,250. G/F, New World Tower 2, 16-18 Queen’s Rd Central, Central, 2118 2987.
Shopping the net
This internet fashion haven, which stocks the likes of Ohne Titel (above), Yigal Azrouel and Gwen Stefani’s label L.A.M.B, has officially launched in HK. The biggest appeal of this online boutique is that it stocks a lot of labels that are hitherto unavailable in Hong Kong. www.shopbop.com.
The ex-Jil Sander designer Raf Simons has succeeded Galliano as Christian Dior’s artistic director. The French fashion house has opted for the minimalist Belgian designer to replace Galliano, who’s known for his maximalist approach to fashion. Simons will present his first collection for Dior this July.
HK Designer Boutique:
Previously known as Fashion 2 Passion, D3 dedicates its entire shop space to local designers. Find Malu bags and accessories (lace necklace above, $199), 112 and Mini Morsor’s fashion here. Shop 7007-09, 7/F, Apple Mall, Dragon Ctr, Sham Shui Po, 2360 1301.