Fashionistas: we’re bringing you the exclusive scoop on what’s got us excited in the Expat Living fashion department recently. Stay trendy with the latest fashion news, store openings, collection launches and deals for the best shopping in Hong Kong!
Calculate Your Carbon!
To help customers visualise the environmental significance of purchasing preloved fashion, Retykle has launched a carbon savings calculator on its Hong Kong and Singapore sites, retykle.com and retykle.sg. Asia’s leading resale platform for kidswear hopes that customers will use this calculator to quantify and measure their impact in simple terms. Circular solutions like Retykle are helping to solve the sustainability challenge in the fashion industry, and it’s a platform that allows parents to buy and sell their children’s preloved clothes hassle-free.
Timeless Italian Beauty
Tod’s latest T Timeless collection of bags, shoes and accessories is a testament to Italian fashion for the ages, with a contemporary and adventurous edge. The bags have a clean, essential design marked by the iconic T symbol and come in classic shades such as brick and brown, while the more adventuresome can opt for vivid yellow, turquoise or bright red. Meanwhile, the T Timeless loafers are crafted in leather, encrusted with a T Timeless band, and elevated by a platform for an note of distinction. Ideal for anyone who appreciates the nostalgia of handcrafted fashion, plus a dose of colour and vitality!
Bold & Bright
Dedicated female tailoring brand FREY has released its 2022 Summer Collection of high-quality, comfortable formal wear for women. Ladies in need of work or everyday wear can shop over two dozen bold and bright pieces, from sophisticated jackets and trousers to feminine shirts, dresses and more. Style up the summer wardrobe with sustainable, timeless classics!
Available online at frey-tailored.com or in the flagship store on Ice House Street, Central.
Izakaya-inspired gastropub Musubi Hiro has launched a monthly art-collection sale, each month showcasing local artists from HK Arts Collective. In March, check out “The Quiet Place”, a collection of art prints by Italian Hong Kong-based artist Laura Pezza, inspired by Ireland, Hong Kong and wildlife. The Central eatery has also introduced its own merchandise line to bring the trademark Musubi swag wherever diners go, including a baseball cap, t-shirt and apron.
Great Jewellery Discount for a Special Day!
Did you know that Tuesday 22 February 2022 was also the 22nd day of the first lunar month? This is a once-in-a-century date, with the numeral two forming a repeated pattern. To celebrate the day, jewellery group Chow Tai Fook has launched a limited edition “Twosday” collection themed on romance, family love and friendship. From the “Moment of Spark” Diamond Necklace and “LIT” Pure Gold Jewellery Collection to the “Little Bliss” Diamond Charm, you’ll find the ideal romantic gift for a loved one!
Fashion veteran Sheryl Bolden has just published a thought-provoking book, Sustainably Stylish: A guide to curating a guilt-free wardrobe. She explores the complex topics of fast fashion and sustainability and guides readers on how to make more considered choices when buying clothes. The book is packed with anecdotes, tips and advice and she even shares some industry secrets on editing your own wardrobe. We especially loved Sheryl’s five-point pre – purchase checklist (we’ve committed it to memory!). Available from Bookazine and The Lion Rock Press, $200.
Dine & Shop
In collaboration with up-and-coming artists, lifestyle brands and leading Japanese fashion brands, CENSU restaurant is now showcasing a range of contemporary art and specially-designed merchandise at its Central outlet. Available to view and purchase while you dine, the collection includes hand – made ceramics, tapestries, incense, coasters and t-shirts. You can also shop the collection online at censu.net/merch.
In line with the 2022 Guinness Six Nations Championship, British luxury watch brand Bremont has unveiled the new Limited Edition S300 RFU watch. As Official Timing Partner to England Rugby and Twickenham Stadium, the new timepiece celebrates what it means to be “made in England” but equally the shared values of durability, precision, and technical ability. The watch joins a series of Bremont products designed for both fans and players, commemorating the “spirit and tenacity” of the England team. Priced at $34,750, the S300 RFU is limited to only 150 pieces.
Find it online at bremont.com.
Whether you’re looking for a special gift or something glamorous to wear for the season of celebrations and parties, Amanda Clark’s current collection of Wearable Jewels is a great place to start! The collection is created using a range of the most beautiful natural materials; these include lustrous pearls, amber, moonstones, tourmalines, aquamarines and other semi-precious gems. They’re then mixed together and hand crafted by goldsmiths in 18-carat gold. Each piece is unique, and ideal for the woman who appreciates an individual and artisanal approach to their jewellery choices. These are jewels to feel comfortable and confident enough to wear every day! Available exclusively at Altfield Gallery, Shop 249, Prince’s Building Central.
2525 2738 | Wearable Jewels
New at Central Market
Haustage and Dafu – two concept branches created by sustainable retailer Match Showroom – have opened in Central Market. The new twin stores bring an extra touch of green lifestyle to the revitalised historic location. Haustage is described as the first sustainable fashion and lifestyle design boutique in Asia – it has an existing outlet at The Mills – while Dafu is known for its iconic white sneakers.
Did you know that around 75 percent of all used face masks end up either in landfill or in our oceans? Mazu Resortwear has come together with HK-based Tsunami Sport to create a reusable face mask that’s not only made from recycled plastic bottles, but is lightweight and breathable, too. It’s printed with Mazu’s signature Junk Twilight pattern, paying tribute to Hong Kong’s humble sailing vessel, and is available in three different sizes for HK$150 at mazuresortwear.com.
Sweat for a Cause
A workout can make you feel better about yourself, and now it can put a smile on other people’s faces too. Sparks activewear has a timeless style and is made of comfort-driven material, so you can wear it anywhere, anytime. What’s more, with every purchase, you can choose one of the three organisations to support: Clean Yangon, an NGO that plants trees in Myanmar to help sustainable communities and the environment; Changing Stories, a small non-profit that helps local teacher and students in remote areas of Nepal; and RUN, which provides yoga and hiking-for-healing sessions for refugees in Hong Kong. Sparks leggings are around $280, and the sports bras are $246; plus, the store has recently introduced new pocket leggings.
Find out more at the website or on Instgram @sparksactive.
PO House offers everything from slow fashion to skincare products and F&B concepts aimed at environmentally conscious consumers and retailers, across digital and brick-and-mortar sites. Three main brands have been unveiled so far, including Mother Pearl offering handcrafted tea-based beverages (think bubble tea made with superfoods!) from a Lyndhurst Terrace store and a kitchen in Wong Chuk Hang. Meanwhile, Something Ode is a sustainable fashion operation, and Nourish features “clean” skincare and beauty brands.
Find out more at po-house.com.
We’re loving new local jewellery brand, Lilie Sai Wan. The range is designed right here in Hong Kong by French expat Aurélie Samuel. The delicate pieces are perfect for everyday style, with fine feminine design and a pinch of sparkle. Made from silver and high-quality 18-carat gold plating, they make beautiful gifts.
See more at @liliesaiwan.
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