The Hong Kong Trade Development Council unveiled fall 2019 collections for local fashion labels Anveglosa, Heaven Please+ and 112 MountainYam during New York Fashion Week. The show took place at the Industria and was held in collaboration with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Fashion Hong Kong. Streamed live in front of more than 500 guests, the event’s attendees included Hong Kong fashion celebrity Daisy Toi, actresses Francesca Curran and Nicole Kang and Nia Franklin, Miss America 2019.
Fashion brand Anveglosa, by Annette Chan, presented for the second year in a row at NYFW and said that her latest collection, “Salute to Fashion,” is a nod to the tradition and heritage of the fashion industry. The designer added that she was inspired by “the good old days” of fashion design, integrating head-to-toe black-and-white looks “to represent the nostalgia of old photos” with accents of green to “invigorate” the pieces.
Heaven Please+, by Yi Chan and Lary Cheung, also returned to NYFW to present for a second time and unveiled its “Elizabeth, Watch the Star” collection, which was inspired by the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I and Moon Safari, a 1998 album by the French band Air. The designers noted that its collection “explores timelessness and eternity,” while “redefining the appearance of women in the 21st century” from the Golden Age to the future. Looks centered on mixing complementary colors with plaids, billowing sleeves and playful, atypical silhouettes.
And Mountain Yam’s label 112 MountainYam made his NYFW debut with “Hide & Seek,” a collection focused on sustainability solutions. Using bright yellow as a focal point across prints and monochromatic pieces, the collection gorgeously juxtaposes a variety of textures with swaying and structured styles. Standout pieces include a floral print puffer coat, an embroidered pantsuit and long, swinging beaded skirts. The designer said of the collection, “Wild animals hide in the forest, avoid being hunted, and also seek chances to hunt. When faced with a threat, wild animals believe they will survive only by fleeing. In human society, people tend to hide in their comfort zone. When facing problems, most people run away or find excuses. It’s time to get the issues solved and move forward.”
To further promote Hong Kong’s budding fashion scene and develop partnerships with international buyers, the HKTDC is running its Fashion Hong Kong Showroom from Feb. 1 to Mar. 31 at FTL Moda, a showroom in New York. In addition to the three aforementioned labels, emerging Hong Kong fashion brands such as Big Horn; Ejj Jewellery; Andrew Kayla; Artini, Berayah; Blank Concept; FavebyKennyLi; Jade in Style; Jewcells and NoBeing will be featured in its showroom.
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