A wrap of Hong Kong’s fashion news and events
DIY jewellery, pool party at the W, handwoven furniture show, mile-high Wi-fi, Havaianas and Mexican food, and South Korean style among the picks
Think outside the box
Obellery, a contemporary jewellery studio in Central’s PMQ, is paying homage to the city’s traditional postbox by hosting a workshop where people can make their own cute postbox-shaped pendants. Those who join will get to try basic smithing techniques including sawing, soldering and metal polishing. HK$1,280. August 19, 2.30pm-6.30pm. Aug 20, 11am-3pm.
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Colour my day
Colourliving has co-curated an exhibition – A Stitch in Time – with 3812 gallery to showcase handwoven furniture by Lebanese brand Bokja. Originating from a Turkish word referring to a piece of cloth used to wrap the dowry of a bride, Bokja was founded in 2000 by Lebanese designers Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri. Bokja products include sofas, armchairs, poufs and installations. A Stitch in Time runs until August 31.
Colourliving, 333 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Splish splash at the W
The second of W Hong Kong’s Hot Streak pool parties will be held on August 27. W Hong Kong has teamed with Lane Crawford to up the glam factor. Along with bumping DJ tunes, there will be cocktails and a silent yoga station.
Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter have teamed up with Cathay Pacific to become the first e-commerce platforms available via Cathay Pacific’s new inflight Wi-fi on its A350 aircraft. Both retailers will be accessible in the air, delivering on their promise to be shoppable anytime, anywhere, while complimenting Cathay Pacific’s “Life Well Travelled” offer to passengers.
Centrestage takes fashion centre stage
A new fashion event will be held in September, giving bands the chance for international exposure. Centrestage, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will run from September 7-10 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. “We are positioning Centrestage to be a platform for international, especially Asian, fashion brands and designers to promote their brands and launch collections,” says HKTDC deputy executive director Benjamin Chau. “Fashion brands can leverage the show to reach buyers, particularly select shops, department stores and e-retailers, as well as fashion media and fashion enthusiasts in the region.” It will feature about 200 brands and four themed zones: glam, allure, metro and forward.
Food and flip flops
If you’re still getting your summer staples sorted then pop into Pacific Place where flip-flop favourite Havaianas has teamed with Brickhouse for a fun pop-up. The Summer Pop-Up Store and restaurant on the ground floor central atrium runs until August 31. Open daily, it showcases a full range of Havaianas Brazilian sandals, available in men, women’s and children’s sizes as well as classic and seasonal ranges of Havaianas sandals, including the widely anticipated Star Wars and Disney ranges. And grab a bite of Mexican food – Brickhouse will be serving up some of its award-winning dishes. Taco me there!
Fashion and cocktails. What’s not to love? Three emerging designers and artists are luring Hong Kong trend hunters with a catwalk show and dance and topped with some groovy beats. September 1.
Alto Grill & Bar, 18 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay
Harbour City has invited 37 international fashion brands to contribute to Hong Kong’s BE@RBRICK fashion-art group exhibition, “Style Up BE@RBRICK at Harbour City” , from September 19 to October 16. Harbour City will also launch its Harbour City x BE@RBRICK “Style Up in the Rain” limited-edition umbrella and children’s rain boots between August 22 and September 4, as a pre-launch of the exhibition. To showcase the crossover umbrella as a fashion accessory, Harbour City has invited photographer, Jimmy Ming Shum to take a series of fashion photos.
Seoul fashion lands at Zalora
Online retailer Zalora has collaborated with 16 brands to bring the latest Korean fashion to customers across the region. Fans of Korean style from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia can perude a wide range of womenswear, menswear and accessories from multiple labels.