Five new fashion collections in Hong Kong to check out: Stella McCartney, Katharine Hamnett, Shiatzy Chen and more
From knitwear made of reused yarn to 1980s protest T-shirts and gym apparel inspired by New York street culture, there is plenty to tempt style-conscious consumers this month
A number of new and exciting fashion lines are hitting shops and online retailers this month, but don’t worry about spending hours looking for them – we’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s our pick of the lot.
Kate Morris and Redress
Designer Kate Morris, winner of the Redress Design Award 2017, has just unveiled a knitwear collection made of reused luxury yarn waste from knitwear brand 22 Factor.
The pop-art-inspired range features eight styles including reversible cardigans, polo necks and graphic jumpers. It is available at The R Collective, a platform devoted to changing wasteful practices in the garment industry. Select pieces from the range are also available at Lane Crawford.
Katharine Hamnett and Matches Fashion
Known for her signature protest T-shirts that first appeared in the 1980s, British designer Katharine Hamnett is reissuing six such designs in collaboration with online retailer matchesfashion.com
Sporting slogans such as Save the Bees, Choose Life, Women against War and Climate Control, the T-shirts are as current now as they were almost three decades ago.
Ports 1961 and Everlast
The mix of sportswear and high fashion has been going strong for quite a while now and the latest label to jump on the bandwagon is Ports 1961.
The brand has been working with boxing company Everlast on a range of men’s basics that look as good at the gym as they do out on the town. Ports 1961 menswear creative director Milan Vukmirovic, who also shot the campaign, looked at ’80s street culture in New York when working on the line.
Stella McCartney men’s swimwear
It has only been two years since McCartney launched her menswear range and the designer is already expanding the line with the introduction of swimwear this spring.
Not limited to bathing suits and beach apparel, the range includes polos, linen shirts, towels and rash guards, some of which are made with recycled nylon and organic cotton. It also features beach bags created in partnership with the Ethical Fashion Initiative’s Kenyan production hub.
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Shiatzy Chen leisure line
Taiwanese designer Shiatzy Chen, known for her updated traditional Chinese garments that target a contemporary audience, is debuting an informal collection of clothing for him and her aimed at younger customers.
The range is made up of denim separates and T-shirts featuring galactic prints and relaxed silhouettes, and is available at the Shiatzy Chen online boutique.