Five Hong Kong fashion events this month you shouldn’t miss – including some that will raise funds for charities
A Get Redressed secondhand pop-up shop will raise money to reduce textile landfill waste, and shopping for celebrity items at another pop-up comes guilt-free with most proceeds going to non-profit Crossroads Foundation
A 2016 survey by Greenpeace found that more than 60 per cent of Hongkongers consider recycling their clothes. But despite this, government figures show a massive 111,690 tonnes of textiles are being sent to landfills each year.
With this in mind, ethical fashion NGO Redress has teamed with appliance-maker Miele to stage a clothing drive from November 6-19. The Get Redressed x Miele Clothing Drive 2017 is calling for donations of secondhand clothing, shoes and accessories (men’s, women’s and childrenswear accepted), which will benefit local charities.
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Incoming high-quality clothing and accessories will be sold at the Get Redressed charity/secondhand pop-up shop from November 22-25 to raise funds for Redress, so it can continue its mission of cutting waste out of fashion.
For details about public collection points visit www.redress.com.hk/clothingdrive
Get “touchy feely” at Guiltless pop-up
We love luxury consignment website Guiltless.com, and if you haven’t popped into its first pop-up store in the city, check it out before November 20. Shoppers can snap up rare items such as handbags reserved for celebrities and limited-edition items, including vintage Gucci Bicycles (we’re told it also has an extensive collection of new and vintage Chanels).
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To celebrate the pop-up, celebrities have donated some of their beloved possessions (think a Valentino dress from actress Shu Qi, fellow singer-actress Miriam Yeung’s Chanel bag and a pair of kung fu star signature trainers from actress Michelle Yeoh). Seventy per cent of celebrity-sale proceeds going to the non-profit Crossroads Foundation, which collects donated goods and distributes them to the needy in Hong Kong and elsewhere.
Man Yee Building, Central. Until November 20.
Gifts galore at The Garnered
We can’t stop thinking that all your Christmas shopping could be sorted after a visit to The Garnered pop-up at Chater House in Central. The online store is known for showcasing fine craftsmanship in homewares, jewellery and accessories (founder Anne Garner has an eye for new talent – she worked at American Vogue and as a buyer at Selfridges in London).
Check out the handmade leather gloves by Causse and quirky ties in all shapes from French tie-maker Maison F Paris.
The Garnered at Landmark, Shop 105, 1/5 Chater House, Landmark. Until November 12
It’s time to get back on the Runway
Hong Kong’s brightest fashion entrepreneurs will be out in force on November 3, showing off their latest collections with a fashion show staged to some pumping live music. This Runway event (it’s the fourth) features 11 designers whose styles range from eclectic to tribal. Shoppers have the chance to buy the designs at the marketplace, as well as meet the designers.
November 3, 7pm-10pm. The Hive Studios, 8/F Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town.
A slice of the Big Apple lands in Hong Kong
A bit of New York visits Hong Kong from November 5-11 and it’s called Flying Solo. The concept store, founded by Elizabeth Solomeina, is a unique retail incubator that gives designers a platform to make a living through their independent brands (think no middlemen, lower retail costs).
A curated selection of Flying Solo’s top independent designers from the Big Apple will be on show during the one-week pop-up in Central. Yes please!
1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central. November 5-11. 10am-7.30pm