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!
Second Store for FREY!
Just a year after the debut of its flagship store in Central, FREY has opened a second HK location, at K11 MUSEA. The brand, which offers sustainable, stylish, tailored clothing for women, will bring more ready-to-wear collections as well as made-to-measure services to the new space where women can explore their personal style. To commemorate the occasion, FREY has introduced a new limited-edition tailored jacket and shorts set in a festive shade of red, limited to only 11 pieces and available exclusively at the new location. Look out for the new Autumn/ Winter 2022/23 collection, too, featuring bold, playful prints and colours ranging from blue hues to merlot red.
New Home, New Collection
Sustainable fashion brand, Tove and Libra has relocated within PMQ and can now be found at S205, Block A. The new store is showcasing Tove and Libra’s autumn collection and we just love the Mock Neck Cable Pullover, perfect for the cooler weather. It’s made from 100% upcycled cotton which would have ended up in landfill so it is an environmentally friendly choice too! There’s also a range of festive gift ideas from local and sustainable brands to top off your visit.
Put your best foot forward with The North Face’s new Winter/ Fall collection of outdoor exploration products, featuring high-tech trail shoes and apparel. The VECTIV Built For The Trail series of shoes in four designs offer multi-directional stability, long-lasting forward propulsion, rugged grip and enhanced breathability. Creative apparel for the season includes the new Flight Lightriser Futurelight Jacket that is breathable and waterproof to cope with sudden weather changes, Stridelight Shorts and a breathable Flight Race Day Vest.
Find the collection in-store at North Face outlets around HK or online at thenorthface.com.cn.
New Store for Love Bonito
Southeast Asian womenswear brand Love Bonito has opened its first bricks-and-mortar store in Hong Kong (and first physical store outside of Southeast Asia!) at 30 Queen’s Road Central. After three years of shopping the brand’s international e-commerce site, customers can now enjoy physically browsing and trying before purchasing (a new electronic queue system has been implemented to shorten wait times at fitting rooms). There are also style ambassadors on hand to offer styling tips and recommendations for the perfect fit. Designed with the everyday modern Asian woman in mind, the collections range from workwear and casual wear, to festive parties and weddings. Look out for the Kids range in store now, too!
Inspired by Nature
Born out of a family’s year-long lockdown in Fiji, IVAU is a new baby and womenswear brand focused on sustainable, durable and multi-functional designs in beautiful natural fabrics. IVAU means “bonding” in Fijian and this is a theme central to the brand’s products – the importance of connection at every stage of our life – with loved ones and nature. The recent launch focuses on the initial stage of life and the most important connection of all – bonding between newborn and parents – and includes four products: Baby Wrap, Baby Romper, Women’s Seas The Day Lounge Set and the Goddess Galatea Dress. All designs are original and hand-painted and can be used in multiple ways, from home to resort. We’re loving the baby wrap, which works as a carrier, swaddle, stroller blanket, nursing cover and a chic woman’s top!
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!
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