Fashion line shows it's easy being green

PUBLISHED : Monday, 09 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 09 May, 2011, 12:00am


On top of all the season-change wardrobe advice, green is the new black. That's the latest mantra for local fashion designer Johanna Ho (pictured), who is involved in an eco-fashion venture.

Ho recently collaborated with Hong Kong-based British painter Leanne Claxton on a capsule collection called HO: Claxton including knitwear and dresses that feature organic floral prints.

'I know it's so hard to stop us women from buying another new dress. Fashion isn't the most eco-friendly,' Ho said at the fashion preview on Thursday at Saffron Bakery Caf?on The Peak.

The design duo, both alumnae of London's Central St Martins, first collaborated last year and created a floral print suit for Eason Chan Yik-shun's concert tour. 'We want the collection to be eco-friendly and socially responsible. The pieces look sculpted because we don't want to waste any of the fabrics,' Ho said.

Ho's celebrity friend, singer-actress Bondy Chiu Hok-yee, modelled one of the dresses at the preview. She also starred in a short video promoting the collection.

'We were so lucky to have her, because she was so professional. I can't thank her enough for being on board. I'll definitely give her a lot of dresses.'

The collection will be available in July at Ho's online shop