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Hong Kong style tips

Fashions real Hongkongers wear: hatmaker Awon Golding pairs vintage with high street

Milliner believes personal style transcends any loyalty to particular brands

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 December, 2015, 7:46am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 December, 2015, 12:48pm

Hong Kong-born, London-based milliner Awon Golding shows off her exuberant, colourful style that mixes the old with the new.

Jewel-toned hat

This hat comes from my latest autumn winter collection called Floral Decay. It’s handmade in my London studio, and constructed of two-toned felt. The brass detailing helps to make the piece both wearable and luxurious at the same time.

Necklace and bracelet

Both pieces are from Topshop. I mix a lot of high-street pieces with vintage finds. I go to Brick Lane a lot when vintage shopping in London. And when I come to Hong Kong, I love to shop at Me & George.

Mohair sweater

I picked this number up from COS. The brand is usually a bit more minimalist than I’m used to, as I love mixing and matching colourful pieces. That said, I’m not too particular about designer labels and believe that personal style transcends any brands.

Tropical-print skirt

My personal style has a lot of personality and punchy colours, and this is reflected in this skirt from Me & George. I bought this skirt eight years ago. Surprisingly enough, it still fits me, which must mean I haven’t bloated.

What Awon Golding wears at work

And what she wears for play