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Behind the label: Wanda Nylon

Pavan Shamdasani

 

Who started it? The brainchild of Peter Hornstein, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, and fashion purveyor Johanna Senyk, Wanda Nylon made its debut at last year's Paris Fashion Week, where its spring-summer collection filled something of a void in vogue rainwear.

Why we love it: futuristic fashion and space-age style rear their overwrought heads every few seasons, but Wanda Nylon's items are also infused with a dose of functional fun. Blending Blade Runner-like aesthetics with practical design, the collection is rain clothing that can be worn every day. And it's easy on the environment: 90 per cent of the materials are recycled.

What we'd recommend: elements of streetwear and biker gear are prevalent in the debut collection: the PVC biker jacket (below right; HK$6,890) is 1960s chic without the leather, and comes with matching shorts (HK$2,850). The multicoloured hoodie (below left; HK$3,590), meanwhile, is graffiti-inspired, its fluorescent-green fabric resembling a puddle of oil on a drizzly night.

Where can you get it? Wanda Nylon is available at Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central, tel: 3695 3388.

 

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