Hong Kong-based designers are out to make a splash Paris. Thanks to the support of non-profit Fashion Farm Foundation, three labels presented their designs on the runway through the Fashion Guerrilla initiative on Tuesday.
Design duo Julio Ng and Cyrus Wong of ID, showing for the first time in Paris, revealed a series of deconstructed looks incorporating asymmetrical and outsize tailoring coupled with heavily laddered hosiery and crop tops.
Then came Ffixxed Studios, designed by Kain Picken and Fiona Lau, which was part of Fashion Guerilla’s first Paris showing last spring. They usurped classics like a pinstripe shirt dress or kimono jacket, cutting them apart and putting them back together with poppers in seemingly haphazard fashion.
Finally, Eugene Leung and Dan Tse’s Injury, based on the concept that fabrics are injured as they are cut and sewn back together, showed a range of street wear heavily inspired by bikers, with three-tone leather pants, bright red hoodies and T-shirts with a vintage car print mixed with simpler elongated silhouettes.
The three designers are described as some of Hong Kong’s most promising, with a following in Asia. They are also part of the Fashion Guerilla showroom, which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 at 25 Rue Yves Toudic, where they will be joined by seven other labels: Berayah, Hang, Kenaxleung, Matter Matters, Modement, Novel Fineries and Vanessa Tao.