Our guide on where to get discount designer pieces in the heart of Hong Kong.
We all know Central as the heart of Hong Kong and the go-to shopping destination for designer goods. But did you know that if you wander ever-so-slightly off the beaten track you can find high-end fashion pieces for a fraction of the cost? Read on to discover more…
Animal, digital, skulls, what other prints can we sport? This spring give the scarf print a go. We saw a lot of scarf prints translated onto frocks on the runway – whether it is bright, pastel or dark gothic, it is all about symmetry.
Known for their elaborate prints, Etro sent beachy halter neck dresses embodying scarves down the runway. Derek Lam took magnified scarf prints with bright colours and a western twist. A breath of fresh air away from the house’s usual opulence, Donatella Versace opted for dreamy pastels. At D&G it was a sporty spectacle of gold, sapphire and emerald in a mix of swimwear and poolside gear.
C + Y is a fashion brand known for their bold designs. Designer, William Choi named his label C+Y after his Chinese name, Choi Ka Yau. Choi started first in fashion by making dresses that are worn by Hong Kong’s celebrity and socialite. He is best known for taking apart designer pieces from brands like D&G, Burberry and Yves Saint Laurent, and putting his own spin on them with a few special touches.
Gareth Pugh’s first new store at Ice House Street.
Hillary Tsui, Joey Yung, Gareth Pugh, Wyman Wong
Gareth Pugh is up and coming new English fashion designer who’s been described at the latest addition to ‘conceptualist’ designers similar to the likes of Alexander McQueen and Viviene Westwood. Pugh designs clothes that are experimental and plays on distortion of form. He certainly pushes the boundaries on shapes and material and the results are unique bold avant- garde looking outfits that will appeal to Hong Kong’s many celebrities and fashionistas.
D&G has always been one of the leaders in the fashion world to adopt new technology. They’ve designed their own phones, developed their iPhone app, and last year seated bloggers in the front row of their fashion shows to do live reporting.
They won’t disappoint at their upcoming Fall and Winter 2010 shows, pushing the envelope further by letting fans view both women’s shows live via their mobile devices on the iPhone and Google’s Android.
If the old adage holds true that a leopard can’t changes its spots, then fashionistas everywhere are clapping their hands with glee as Fall’s hottest trend returns this season – leopard spots. Although it seems it never really went away, the hot leopard and cheetah print ensembles tearing down the Fall ’09 runway are as exciting and new to us as ever.
From a subtle tease on your feet like Roger Vivier’s easy-to-wear items, to the Louis Vuitton leopard scarf or even a sexy Dolce & Gabbana leopard clutch, designers everywhere have re-interpreted this classic wild element into different shapes, colors and forms.
You might want to keep this trend to a minimum at the office, but if you can’t get enough of those spots, get the very cool leopard rabbit fur coat by Joseph.
If you’re a fan of Dolce & Gabbana and are curious about the inspiration for their collections, check out the behind-the-scene videos served up to you via Youtube. Yes, D&G have their very own YouTube channel! How Web 2.0 of them!
You’ll find a ton of show snippets featuring interviews with both designers where they discuss their inspirations for their 2010 collection, as well as footage of the actual clothes. They’ve even put up their Milan fashion show up!