Fashion designer Lucia Cheng presents nostalgic collection

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 November, 2012, 2:53am

Local fashion designer Lucia Cheng named her first collection "New Vintage" to express her passion for retro looks.

"I love vintage clothing, not only because of its nostalgic style but also its superior quality and how it represents design from a past era," she said at a presentation of her collection last week at the Opera Opera boutique on Gough Street.

The hip street in Sheung Wan was heaving with Cheng's stylish friends and relatives as she sent models down a makeshift runway in velvet kimono tops and silk capes which were featuring her signature geometric prints.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Cheng said she hoped to bring out the rich, mixed culture and traditions of the city in her designs.

"Juxtaposing Chinese silk with leather and velvet in my collection, I hope to create party clothes for those who appreciate haute couture with a Hong Kong flair."

Her collection is available at Opera Opera and will be showcased in Milan in Italy next week.