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HONG KONG WAY: London-based designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are in Hong Kong this week to showcase their spring/summer collection to VIP customers.

To toast their collection, Joyce has set up a special window and in-store display at its flagship Central store. Besides numerous interviews, Joyce also planned cocktails and dinners for the week. Pilotto was also busy Instagramming on Joyce’s behalf as a #joyceguesteditor during his trip. “It’s such a thing that everyone is doing. You need to do it. It’s a fascinating tool and it’s also great to follow people,” the designer said.

As for the city, Pilotto said, “Hong Kong is very fashion forward. A good match to our customers in other Western markets. The people are very international in their approach to wearing things. You don’t have to tweak so much. The Hong Kong woman is very modern and cosmopolitan. It’s always great to see how very formal people are here. It’s this combination of elegance and forwardness,” he added.

On the other hand, “if you talk about Japan, you need to tweak some more. There’s a certain Japanese fit. Japan is more specific in what their needs are,” De Vos said.

Besides work, Pilotto said he’s seeing friends as well on this trip.

“It’s already the third or fourth trip to Hong Kong so we have quite a few friends here now which is nice. The first visit was so mysterious and now it starts to feel familiar which is very nice,” he said.

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