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6 picks from the Prestige summer fair

Looking to re-furnish your wardrobe for summer? Keep an eye out for these retailers at the upcoming Summer Lifestyle and Gift Shopping Fair by Prestige Events (scroll down for dates and details), a one-stop shopping destination for clothes, accessories, homeware and gifts for family and friends. See you at the Conrad!


The Spring-Summer 2019 collection of this Singapore-based, luxury women’s fashion label by Aussie Anna McBride is highlighted by beautifully draped and cut dresses, skirts, jumpsuits and trouser-and-top sets in the company’s trademark silk cotton, as well as light viscose and cotton blends. Easy-to-wear kimono-style beach cover-ups stay true to Akosée’s resort feel. And asymmetrical dresses with waterfall hems and flattering bias-cut waistbands feature heavily. The collection’s theme of “Folklore Be Real” has a whimsical yet tropical feel with bold prints and neon hand embroidery. Imagine Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, only with a jungle setting!



High-fashion lovers will find everything from the casual to the luxurious, and the exclusive to the astonishing at Gogosale, with prices up to 90 percent off. Brands represented by the Mong Kok-based store include Alice & Olivia, Derek Lam 10 Crosby, Elizabeth and James, Erin, L’Agence, Mira Mikati, ModCloth, Pages, Rebecca Taylor, Trina Turk, Tanya Taylor, and many more contemporary brands.

gogo sale


Ellabella is a celebration of beauty, life and travel. The brand melds together a love of colour, embellishment and fine craftsmanship into a line of premium fashion bags that aims at being both poetic and purposeful – each piece a special gem in a woman’s wardrobe. Using methods steeped in tradition, the bags are handcrafted by artisans while retaining a versatile wearability, so that no matter where in the world you explore or whatever magical destination you choose, you can be your most beautiful.

Prestige summer fair: Ellabella

Maria Farrukh

Jetting off to Bali, Phuket or Ibiza? The Boho-chic look is coming back with a bang. Maria’s fashion-forward boutique features an array of fab resort wear, with beautiful kaftans for those white sandy beaches, long lazy lunches and balmy tropical nights – the holy trifecta of all island holidays! The trendy kaftans in glamorous silk are inspired by South Asian henna and oriental floral prints – handcrafted beauties that are made by the label’s in-house team in Pakistan and which have been showcased in trunk shows internationally.

Maria Farrukh


Created in 2010, this French contemporary beach and leisure accessories brand offers a chic interpretation of a lifestyle by the sea. Their team is always on the lookout for high-quality fabrics and excellent craftsmanship. And its collections are made of punchy patterns in rainbow shades that proudly display a zigzag motif. The emphasis is on being joyful and colourful, which is how the designer envisions life.

Prestige summer fair: Makaron

Bella Blu

The team at Bella Blu believes that life should be filled with enriching experiences, revelling with friends and family near sparkling blue water and under clear blue skies – hence the company name! With a background in New Zealand, known for its powerful sun, they’re passionate about sun protection, while their global travels inspire a love of artisanal contemporary design, and a wish to create stylish yet practical items. The Bella Blu range of Panama toquilla straw hats is the result. Each hat is handmade in Ecuador by artisan craftsmen using traditional hat-making techniques, to which the brand’s contemporary and original designs are added.


All the details

Once again, the Prestige Fair will feature a selection of Hong Kong’s finest creative offerings – from beautiful clothing to children’s toys, as well as gourmet food and beverages.

What: 2019 Prestige Summer Lifestyle and Gift Shopping Fair
When: 10am to 7pm, Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Where: Grand Ballroom, The Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place


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This article first appeared in the April/May 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine.
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