Interview for Inside The Thread by COMB
Loewe Menswear SS16
A visit to the Loewe St. Sulpice showroom was as much exciting as the urge to unwrap the Christmas (now that there is only a week and a half until the end of 2015). The visit dates back to June this year, but nevertheless, is just as (if anything, it’s more) exciting since it will be in stores in no more than a month. Delay aside, let’s get to it.
Roger Dubuis at Watch & Wonders Hong Kong
For clothing, we have fashion week. For watches, we've heard of big names such as Baselworld in Switzerland and the Salon International Haute Horlogerie at Geneva. As the heat of Summer comes to an end, Watch & Wonders happens - an annual fine watchmaking exhibition event in Hong Kong.
Balmain x h&m #HMBALMAINATION
Pierre Balmain founded Balmain in 1946 and had the title of 'King of French fashion'. The concept of haute couture took off after the war as ateliers began to use unconventional materials to make pieces tailored for individuals' needs. Couture originated in Paris, so it makes sense for people to return to this capital seasonally for haute couture weeks.
Park Hyatt Beijing
My visit to Beijing in July this Summer marked my return in 10 years, much more memorable now since I could barely remember much on my prior visit as a child. For the past few years, I've been told countless times about 'how much China has changed'; from the 2008 Beijing olympics to the 2010 Shanghai expo, both events that firmly changed the international recognition of the cities.
Agi & Sam SS16
Agi & Sam is always a treat every season. The designer duo's playfulness shows, at first, through their invitation - a single-sided card that has invisible ink scribbled on it. On the side, guests are provided with an UV torch to reveal the location and time of the show, scribbled by invisible ink.
Kent & Curwen AW15
Kent & Curwen is one of the few classic British tailoring brands that you can find in Hong Kong. The brand roots back to the 1920s when it was established and responsible for creating military and college uniforms. This later developed into a supplier for major sport clubs and matches, especially in cricket and rackets.