PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 November, 2011, 12:00am

Who started it? Husband and wife duo Ignacio Garcia and Paola Sinisterra are the dream team behind Hong Kong-based label Tangram, which launched just last month. Colombian-born Sinisterra and Spanish-born Garcia have been living in Hong Kong and using the city as a source of inspiration since 2008. Garcia has a background in architectural theory and film while Sinisterra studied interior design and textile and fashion design in Barcelona, where they met. Tangram is their first collaborative foray into fashion.

Why we love it: there is something universal about the Tangram aesthetic. Each piece in the label's inaugural spring-summer line is kooky but wearable. The structured lines and architectural panelling allow for easy mixing of pieces. The garments are feminine, smart and stylish. Fabrics are light and cut in loose, flattering shapes, with splashes of bold pattern and electric pink adding a touch of Latin spice.

What we would pick: the soft cotton Jess (centre right; HK$1,485), a long button-down painter robe with large pockets, can be dressed up with a pair of heels for a glamorous night out or thrown over a pair of leggings for a lazy Sunday brunch. We also love the traffic-stopping print of the Emma tie-waist dress (right; HK$2,565), with full skirt, folded sleeves and mock pockets, and the blue Trish rectangle panel dress (far right; HK$2,480), with kimono sleeves and slit neck opening.

Where can you get it? For online orders, e-mail hello@tngrm.net. The collection will be stocked in selected boutiques across Hong Kong and Europe from February.


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