In a city like Hong Kong, there are plenty of opportunities to dress up – from weddings to galas and more. Which means you’re going to need a beautiful dress (or two)! Whether you’re planning a wedding or simply looking for a gown for a special occasion, Rania Hatoum Bridal and Occasions Studio offers something unique. After studying fashion in the US and working in New York with a designer in the bridal and evening wear industry, owner Rania Hatoum created her own collection. She brings her Chinese-Egyptian heritage and many years of international fashion experience to her designs, and the influence shows in the quality and attention to detail. Each dress is crafted with the best fabrics, lace and embellishments sourced from around the world, and all the exquisite embroidery and beadwork on her designs is hand-sewn in India.
Rania was raised in Hong Kong and moved back here in 2016, bringing her luxury brand with her. Offering a range of bridal gowns, bridesmaid, evening wear and special occasion gowns, she caters to brides with all body shapes, from petite to plus size, which is great news if you usually find it challenging to get the perfect fit.
Choose styles from Rania’s latest collection, or you can have one custom made, if you want something that is truly a one-off. Whatever you choose, the same ethos underpins the work of Rania and her team: an understanding that “every woman wants to look and feel beautiful on her wedding day”.
“We believe wedding-dress shopping should be a pleasant and memorable experience,” Rania says. So, make an appointment and enjoy having the salon to yourself for an hour. Try on any number of dresses, ask questions, have a glass of champagne, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the gowns!
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This article first appeared in the City Guide 2018 issue of Expat Living magazine. Get your free copy here!