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  • Gallery Weekend Beijing February 23
  • BOOSTED February 22

    Have you heard of the kiwi based

  • VIDEO: Upcycling Ideas February 21

    Y'all know how I like to repurpose

  • Interview: Ko Injae February 20

    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai,

  • HKwalls – Open Call for HK Artists February 18

    HKwalls returns this March for a nine-day

  • VIDEO: Bamboo Decoration Ideas February 18

    Hola people! I've been looking around the

  • The Artists of Waiheke Island February 16

    So, as you may know

  • VIDEO: Styling Thailand  February 15

    Hong Kong lifestyle brands enjoy strong

  • Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors February 15

    The Singapore Biennale 2016, is arguably one

  • Interview: Takeru Toyokura February 14

    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai,

  • Guest Blogger

    MY SCULPTURES - of Driftwood and Found Objects As far back as I can remember , I was always playing with different materials and objects which my environment provided.  It was either an odd piece of firewood, or a rusty metal part from the machinery in my father's workshop, I loved to touch them, feel their texture, weight, smell. From an early age I saw various images emerging from these ordinary shapes and forms.  I was deep in my fantasy world - probably like any other kid in any part of the world is...

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    Sunday, 11 December, 2016
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    Effortless undone looks & twisted, slashed & gathered details characterised Eudon Choi's Spring Summer 2017 for LONDON FASHION WEEK. Elissa of irislillian.com attended the fashion show and documents the beautiful collection below. Eudon Choi, born in Korea, initially trained as a menswear designer in Seoul, developing a excellent understanding of tailoring techniques and a keen eye for detail before moving to London to attend the Royal College of Art’s MA in womenswear.  Eudon Choi' s Spring Summer 2017 collection was named "Francesca" after American photographer, Francesca Stern Woodman...

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    Sunday, 25 September, 2016
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    Feast your eyes on this beautifully designed jewellery collection created by local Cambodian artisan and mother of three.    Cambodian designer, Rany Metanomski creates beautiful statement jewellery from seeds and grains found in the countryside and around her home-town of Siem Reap under the moniker “Graines de Cambodge”.  From headdresses and necklaces, weighing almost 7kg, to delicate earrings and bracelets these pieces are wearable art. Despite having no formal training, Metanomski clearly has a natural talent for beautiful, elegant jewellery design...

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    Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
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    Six talented new fashion designers showcased their latest collections as part of the Lakmé Fashion Week 2016 Gen Next show.  The depth of talent was obvious in these carefully crafted collections: these are the names you need to know:The 22nd batch of six stunning talents at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 Gen Next Show presented by INIFD dazzled the audience with their high octane creativity and fashion statements. Edelman.com ABHISHEK PAATNI - "WARFARE X STREETFARE"Paatni's collection was a clever combination of streetwear + luxury, offering fashion forward gentlemen a relaxed look with an edgy, expensive silhouette...

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    Sunday, 11 September, 2016
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    Last month in Mumbai, the Tarun Tahiliani fashion show opened the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 with elegance and flare.  The award winning Indian film actress, Kangana Ranaut, walked for Tarun Tahiliani, showcasing the brand's Autumn Winter 2016 signature handcrafted fabrics, traditional detailing and modern silhouettes. Ranaut has an established a career in Bollywood and is one of the highest-paid actresses in India.  Tahiliani's A/W16 colour palette incorporated earthy reds, striking blues, dusty charcoal and olive tones...

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    Saturday, 03 September, 2016
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    "PS 50 is a display of a half century's maze of perceptions, and the thread of friendship that runs within." –  Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre Works by Calvin Poon and Stephen YauThe Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre held a short exhibition celebrating 50 years of art created by two good friends: Calvin Poon and Stephen Yau."There once were two boys who became friends in primary school. One loved to paint; the other loved to write. After 50 years and half a world apart, they come together again...

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    Thursday, 01 September, 2016
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    Archibald Prize 2016Australia’s prestigious Archibald Prize is awarded each year to the best portrait “preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia”. Established in 1921, the aim of the Prize is to “foster portraiture as well as support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians.”This year's winner was Melbourne-based artist Louise Hearman, for her portrait of the eminent and adored Australian, Barry Humphries: a comedian best known for his frocked up, flamboyant, bespectacled character Dame Edna Everage...

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    Friday, 29 July, 2016
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    I wandered a bit further afield from my usual Shanghai haunts to nearby Wuzhen. The recently thawing spring weather and newly opened Art Wuzhen exhibition motivated me to make the 2 hour drive beyond the limits of the city. Wuzhen 乌镇 is an "ancient" water town southwest of Shanghai (the line between original and restoration is always comically vague in China). If you are unfamiliar with the many water towns that litter the megacity's periphery, they are essentially the equivalents of Chinese Venice, complete with canals, gondolas and the opportunity for boat selfies...

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    Saturday, 04 June, 2016
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    Days before debuting his Australian exhibition dubbed "1975 -2015" at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney, Filipino multimedia artist Pio Abad squeezes in an email interview to talk about his preparations, the inspiration behind it, and the evolution of a work he described as something that has "become materially more complex". ------------------- Congratulations on the Australian exhibition! How do you feel about this? How's the preparation coming long?I’m pretty excited. It’s my first exhibition in Australia and actually my first time in this part of the world...

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    Thursday, 26 May, 2016
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    In case you missed it: Miguel Paulo “Miggy” Borja, Kim Oliveros, and Reinier "Bembol" Dela Cruz at Art Central.There is a revolution happening in art’s international scene; it’s nice to see the Filipinos shaping it, too.I had about 15 minutes left till Art Central wrapped up its five-day event when I walked into Borja’s Three Minutes to Midnight-inspired Ominous exhibition - an intense elaboration of the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock with somber-heavy colours, outlined by thought-provoking strokes...

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    Monday, 28 March, 2016
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    Rodney Stratton is a New Zealand born, Hong Kong based artist and his works are currently on display in an exhibition with NZ photographer Drew Hill at Boom Gallery, 48 Sai St, Sheung Wan until 20 March.In this Guest Blogger piece he tells us a bit more about himself and his art.-------------------I have been drawing since childhood. At my wedding a few years ago my Dad reminded me of a story about me copying political caricatures from the newspaper when I was 8 during the 1990 New Zealand elections...

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    Wednesday, 24 February, 2016
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    Let’s get warmed up with wool and colors in this cold and cloudy weather! Yes we can mix sexy items, like Glam shoes and tight, with more edgy pieces to balance the look ; as long as they match together. Wool will keep you warm so let’s make it interesting with statement accessories and a belt if your waist is not already highlighted. Ready to shine through the winter?Featuring:Marijoli BUMA N.6 rose gold 18k Necklace (http://www.marijoli.com)STUDIO 54 GLAM black & gold RING (http://www.shoppolkadot...

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    Thursday, 28 January, 2016
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    It's getting closer to Christmas! Let’s stop the crazy shopping a bit and have a little break before the storm. Neutral colors are the best to perfect your stylish and comfy look; just keep it simple with beige and browns but edgy with statement white and black pieces. Gold or silver accessories will perfectly complete this look. Now you are ready to rock the holidays.Featuring:NiinStyle Aurora Gold Oval Ring (http://niinstyle.com/) Nuage Concept Medecine Douce Necklace (http://www.nuageconcept...

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    Thursday, 17 December, 2015
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    Winter has arrived but style should remain effortless. Stay warm and fashionable with comfortable and glamorous pieces, mixing textures and colors like a dark blue wool coat and black leather pants here. Don’t forget to highlight your figure, especially when wearing many layers. Wearing a beautiful belt on a wool jacket is a no miss!Featuring: Niinstyle Nepura Woven Wood Earring (http://niinstyle.com)Niinstyle Diamond, Driftwood and MOP Shell Heart Bracelet (http://niinstyle.com)Vamastyle Wanderlust Sterling Silver Necklace (http://www...

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    Monday, 16 November, 2015
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    Open to the public from October 30th, ART TAIPEI closed its 22nd edition on the 2nd of November. This year ART TAIPEI returned to Taipei World Trade Centre and for the first time took over the entire ground floor, showcasing 168 galleries from 20 regions with 23,450 square meter exhibition space. Alongside the continued strong presence of galleries from Taiwan, this year ART TAIPEI also high-lighted contemporary artists from Northeast and Southeast Asia, with some new initiatives within its ambitious program...

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    Monday, 09 November, 2015
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    Yes, you can wear flowers without looking outdated ! It’s just a matter of selecting the right prints and colors, as well as the right accessories of course. Try to keep a good balance with not too much colors and with neutrals like black, silver and gold here. Perfect look for a rooftop sunset cocktail!Featuring:N12h Marrakesh Jumpsuit (http://www.n12h.com/)MMT C31s . Rose Gold & black strap Watch (http://www.mmtstore.com/)Niin Zayah Small Wing Earrings (http://niinstyle.com/)Polkadot LINKS IN COLOR BRACELET (http://www...

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    Friday, 23 October, 2015
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    Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end!“Alice's Adventures in Wonderland”, by Lewis Carroll This year marks the 150th anniversary of the timeless children's book “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". As countless celebrations are held throughout the world, in Taiwan, a mesmerizing exhibition is now taking place at Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM). Yet while the exhibition title “Alice’s Rabbit Hole” seems a tribute to the piece of children’s literature, the exhibition itself is a fascinating exploration of the boundaries of art forms, the ambivalent distinction between staged scenes and everyday lives, and the existence of human beings...

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    Monday, 19 October, 2015
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    May Tre Décor is a Vietnamese sustainable fashion brand founded by Ms. Nguyen Quynh Ngan. Ngan is passionate about art and doing handcraft but she chose to major in Biotechnology and had worked for a sewage treatment company before going into the fashion business. The brand products ranging from fashion accessories to interior decoration items.May Tre products are specialised by eco-friendly materials used such as bamboo, bamboo fibres, seagrass straw, hyacinth and sedge fibres with their unique properties of good flexibility as well as their natural vibrant colors and natural charming scent...

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    Wednesday, 30 September, 2015
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    Summer may be (soon) over but let’s enjoy sunny days as long as possible ! Have fun with prints/ bright colors and keep on showing your legs while securing warm options, like a long sleeves shirt, at the top. Summer must never end… Featuring:SPLITTING STONES BLACK Earrings (http://www.shoppolkadot.com/)BARRING STYLE GOLD Necklace (http://www.shoppolkadot.com/)LARGE MILEY SILVER SNAKE CROSSBODY Bag (http://www.shoppolkadot.com/)La French Cut White satin & Silver leather Shoes (http://www...

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    Saturday, 26 September, 2015
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    New Talent from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Today, I am proudly bring you my good friend, Angus Lai! He also graduated in Fashion Print (Fashion Design with Print) from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.  He is such a talent at print design and menswear, and that's what he has been working on from college to present. He came back to Hong Kong lately and we talked during the CSM graduation exhibition in HK. Seriously, it really reminds me of the "good old times" at CSM...

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    Monday, 14 September, 2015
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    Beauty is a universal draw. After all, who isn’t drawn to the beautiful, with its sense of mystery, perfection, and allure?In art, it’s generally frowned upon to describe work as ‘beautiful’ or ‘interesting’ because the words lack specificity, but in the case of Beijing-based artist Mu Lei, his works are simply beautiful. His paintings capture not only society’s ideals of beauty, but also contemporary Chinese notions of femininity, humanity’s innate search for perfection, and the merging of Eastern and Western conceptions...

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    Friday, 11 September, 2015
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    Shanghai has a reputation of being at once Chinese and everything but, a cosmopolitan city on the rise. As curator at Art+ Shanghai Gallery, I have had the pleasure to meet so many talented artists, participate in art fairs, and attend more exhibitions in more museums and galleries than I can count. What makes arts in Shanghai so refreshing and exhilirating in comparison to other cities is its sheer range. At once luxurious and gritty, Shanghai continues to strive to prove itself on the international stage, and with it brings a range of styles that are emerging and established, local, Asian, and international...

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    Thursday, 03 September, 2015
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    The little black dress styled with black and gold. Just add a few prints or textures in your accessories to break the mono-color feeling and you are good to go !Featuring: Anne Thomas earrings (http://www.nuageconcept.com/) Imai by Julie Borgeaud necklace (http://www.nuageconcept.com/) Marijoli gold and diamonds ring (http://marijoli.com/) Nordic Time Iconic Ladies gold watch (http://www.nordic-time.com/) Shanghai Tang Mix Landscape Box clutch (https://www.shanghaitang.com/) La French Cut New York black suede & zebra sandals (http://www...

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    Thursday, 03 September, 2015
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    Recently completed by Beijing based architects WAA, the Yinchuan Art museum is located next to the Yellow River in north-west China. The undulating facade is representative of the undulating flow of the river sediment, as the building curves around its surroundings.Home of the Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan (MOCA), the building will house modern art from China in the coming weeks and years."The crafted museum's massing responds to these geological forces making them visible in the sedimentary creases abundant on the facade...

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    Friday, 21 August, 2015
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    Chinese designers Lukstudio have recently completed 'The Tree Project' in K11 Art Mall in Shanghai. Using the concept of sitting under a tree canopy, the designers used the tree as the symbolic object for them to base their design around.Having a central trunk to base their design around, the small space has been transformed with 'foliage' expanding around the store like the icing on a cake. Small peepholes perforate the trunk left by woodpeckers and the twigs of the tree are made up from the custom made furniture...

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    Friday, 14 August, 2015
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    By RedressFor the first time in history, we are buying clothes as disposable goods. Over the last decade, fast fashion has given us widespread access to cheaper clothes, boosting our clothing consumption by over 60%. But as our clothing consumption has grown, so too has the rate at which we throw our clothes away. In Hong Kong alone, an estimated 98,550 tonnes of textiles are sent to landfills per year. That represents 11,250 garments finding their way into landfill every hour.It’s a simple equation...

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    Wednesday, 12 August, 2015
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    It’s a sunny day and what’s better than a nice brunch by the beach ? Have fun with bright colors and prints ! Want to go out of the usual flowers and summer related patterns ? Try Asian inspired prints for a stylish and original look !Featuring:Mischa Travel Classic Red Clutch (http://www.mischadesigns.com/)Niin Umbra Driftwood Round Moon Necklace (http://niinstyle.com/)What the frock?! Wooden Bead with Yellow Tassel Necklace (http://www.whatthefrock.net/)Nordic Time - Iconic ladies ss white leather Watch(http://www...

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    Friday, 07 August, 2015
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    Let's get ready for a stylish Exhibition Opening night with this "Asia meets West" outfit! Don't hesitate to mix and match Asia inspired prints & designs with edgy accessories and don't forget: no more than 3 colors (here red, blue and green) to keep it light.Featuring:Shanghai Tang dark Tortoiseshell Mirror Sunglasses (http://www.shanghaitang.com/)Shanghai Tang Butterfly Print Silk Jacket by Wang Peiyi (http://www.shanghaitang.com/)Shanghai Tang Red Pouch (http://www.shanghaitang.com/)Marijoli Yellow Gold and diamonds Handcuff (http://www...

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    Sunday, 02 August, 2015
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    The pouring rain that came down on Sunday definitely did not stop KTGA’s vintage tribal fest from being a success. Launching its 4th vintage bazaar through the theme of Vintage Tribal at the industrial like maze close to xintiandi, Da Tong Mill, the bazaar revamped the place in a literal concrete jungle.The event was inspired by a variety of colorful tribes around the globe going from Gypsy, Maori, Gaucho, Yunnan, Massai, among other well rooted cultures.The layed back immersive environment celebrated the beautiful design in­fluences as well as cultural diversity through cuisine, music, art, and performances...

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    Saturday, 18 July, 2015
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    I started out as a grafitti artist but grafitti is illegal in Japan. So in 2005 I started drawing my art on paper objects I designed instead of on street walls. This marked the start of my official career in paper, but I’ve been folding origami since I was four years old, and it still influences my work today.Some of my first work was paper sneakers. I was in college at the time, and couldn’t afford to buy the sneakers I wanted, so I made them out of paper. They were an instant hit! People couldn’t believe that they were made out of paper...

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    Thursday, 16 July, 2015
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    Photos by Anna Uvarova ( Jase KING - Viaggi Designer)The new brand Viaggi recently launched its new scarves/accessories collection in one of Shanghai’s beautiful art exhibitions. Speaking with the designer, Jase King, he shares with The Marginalist his inspiration for the collection as well as his  future plans as an emerging designers going from sustainability to his  inspirations for his prints and future plans.    Can you give us a brief intro of yourself /background and an intro to the brandBorn in Melbourne Australia and having lived in 7 countries so far, travel has been part of my life growing up...

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    Wednesday, 08 July, 2015
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    I love fashion! Beautiful clothing, accessories, fabrics… have always attracted my eye since I was a young girl. Whilst studying, I did an internship at Calvin Klein Underwear and then started with them full time after graduation and this kick-started my career in lingerie. I feel lingerie is a beautiful second skin and it is also very challenging in design and fitting. I have been working in the lingerie industry for over a decade, having designed for some amazing brands like Stella McCartney, Elle Macpherson and Victoria’s Secret...

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    Thursday, 02 July, 2015
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    Tasked with reinvigorating a traditional Hutong courtyard in Beijing, designers META-Project went with a 'Three-Step Courtyard' approach. The fast-disappearing courtyards in Beijing are caught between the dilemma of redevelopment or demolishing the old structures. META-Project wanted to preserve this old courtyard, set between the West Lake and close to Deshengmen, whilst mixing it with new, contemporary features. Viewing points have been maximised, and the traditional courtyard layout has been modernised, but keeping traditional features such as the tube tile wall encompassing the site...

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    Thursday, 25 June, 2015
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    The emerging knitwear designer Emily Keller introduces EK|REVERSIBLE , being one of the only fashion brands with a complete collection of reversible knitwear where all items are made from Merino Wool/Cotton Blend, Keller gives The MARGINALIST and STYLE BY ASIA an inside on her brand and inspirations for this years collection.

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    Tuesday, 23 June, 2015
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    Suki Tsui is the founder and Brand Director for local fashion and accessories brand THE DOT. This local Hong Kong brand has made it their signature to collaborate with other designers and artists and below Suki tells us all about the brand and the projects they have been working on.--------------------I was always passionate about coloring and design, and after I graduated from design school in Hong Kong, I worked as a intimate and swimwear designer at ARENA for years. I later developed my own graphic design house which help my clients with patterns design...

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    Thursday, 18 June, 2015
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    Hong Kong artist Justin Y is a man of many talents who started off his career as a brand consultant. About 2 years ago he decided to focus on his passion which is finger painting and here he shares with us his journey and some of the exciting projects he has been working on.  -------------------- I spent many years in the Corporate World as well as running my own company as a brand consultant. During this period of my life, I helped to build both International and local brands alike. Eventually, when opportunity arose, I started on my journey of becoming a full-time artist...

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    Thursday, 11 June, 2015
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    Model and entrepreneur Raven Tao launched her luxury corset brand 'Pearls & Arsenic', Hong Kong's first, last week. Below she shares with us why a brand like this was needed, and how she set about to create it.-----------------------I’m thrilled to announce that Hong Kong’s first luxury corset brand 'Pearls & Arsenic' has arrived in Hong Kong.My intention in creating this brand was to supply local and international customers with ready-to-wear spiral steel boned corsets in bright colors and eye-catching designs at much more affordable prices than corset makers such as leading brand Puimond or corsetier to Dita von Teese and Victoria Beckham, Mr Pearl...

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    Thursday, 04 June, 2015
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    This season, stripes are back in a big way for spring, but instead of traditional horizontal and vertical lines, we’re seeing designers mix it up with stripes in all directions, weight, and color, in a fun and eclectic way. But, Stripes can be tricky because they don’t compliment every body type if you wear them in the wrong way, however, I really recommend you guys to try incorporating stripes into your closet this season because they’re so sophisticated and timeless.Follow my tips regarding your body type and you'll be perfect! Oval :You might have a little tummy going on...

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    Friday, 29 May, 2015
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    Yesterday Hong Kong designer Sarah Lai unveiled her new F/W15 Collection. We were of course there, and here below Sarah tells her own story about her work, her namesake brand and what the new collection brings.------------------------Born and raised in a traditional Chinese family in Hong Kong, I am proud to inherit my maternal grandmother’s exquisite taste and elegance, and my mother’s poise, sense of purpose and determination –my fashion line “Sarah Lai” was launched in 2013.Since graduating from Cornell University in 2005, I had pursued a career in finance, working at prestigious global financial institutions, all the while immersing myself in the fashion scene...

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    Thursday, 28 May, 2015
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    Our Guest Blogger of the week, Glori Tsui launched her fashion brand Methodology’s first collection in AW2014 at Lane Crawford HK after returning from her sustainable fashion design study in UK. She showed her graduated collection to two buyers from Lane Crawford by chance, and magic happened- she got her chance to launch the first collection in Hong Kong’s most famous department store.She shares her story below, and shows us her new SS15 collection. ------------------------ Before tuning to becoming a fashion designer, I was an illustrator...

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    Friday, 22 May, 2015
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    Stephanie Kelly, Fair Director of Affordable Art Fair, talks about the upcoming Fair in Hong Kong, what we can expect and what is new this time around.---------------------------Our goal is to put art in Hong Kong homes and the Affordable Art Fair, set to take place on May 22-24th, does just that, it provides a fun, friendly and relaxed environment for all to fall in love with art. We attract everyone from the seasoned collector, the art enthusiast, those who are simply passionate about art and even the odd young Picasso...

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    Thursday, 14 May, 2015
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    Jeans are a fashion staple in every woman's closet, but the style of the jeans you wear can make or break your look. If you choose your jeans based on your body shape, you'll be able to confidently put your best foot forward whenever you step out of the house ! WIDE LEGA higher rise and looser fit mean that wide-leg jeans are particularly flattering on those with an hourglass shape. To help balance out the extra volume through the leg, pair with platform shoes and a tucked-in, slim-cut shirt...

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    Thursday, 14 May, 2015
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    With summer just around the corner, I thought I would feature the popular "Shirt Dress" this week.A shirt dress can be a versatile part of any wardrobe. They are perfect for wearing on a casual basis, but can also be suited to more formal occasions. While many designers are influenced by men's work wear, it is important to keep a feminine silhouette in mind.This chic and classic style can easily be worn with colourful accesories, textured tights,the perfect hat, nice scarves etc…You can create so many different styles! Safari style, rock style, summer beach outfit, glamour look, but also wearing the shirt dress for work...

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    Saturday, 09 May, 2015
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    Interior design brand Timothy Oulton recently introduced its new collection for 2015, as always featuring stunning hand-finished leathers, but also new authentic materials, and its hallmark essence of daring, authentic handcrafted design. For Spring/Summer, a wide array of new pieces breathe new excitement into the brand’s iconic design themes. We learn more about them below.---------------------------------------------------- 2015 sees the introduction of Warrior, the softest most sumptuous leather finish our brand has ever created...

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    Thursday, 07 May, 2015
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    Just the meaning <Juma> which signifies Friday in Arabic gives us a fresh air of free spirit and novelty which also represents Jamil, one of the two designers behind the brand, a young free spirited entrepreneurThe Nomadic New York-based JUMA brand recently opened it’s spacious showroom in Shanghai where the multi colored urban collection showcases its full range of collection from its iconic scarves to its clutches, printed socks, jackets and other accessories. Catering both to the B2C and B2B segment, Juma is showcased in some of the most prestigious hotels such as the 4 Seasons in Beijing as well as the hotel’s restaurants and its Hotel Spa providing a full range of cool eclectic home deco as well as dressing up the staffs outfit creating be-spoke sophisticated suits...

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    Monday, 04 May, 2015
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    This is a sponsored article Shanghai Tang - SILK ROAD FRAGRANCE COLLECTIONChina’s first luxury brand Shanghai Tang launches a new Fragrance Collection with a campaign photographed by Mario Testino, featuring Chinese international supermodel Du Juan. Below they tell us about the inspiration behind the collection as well as the campaign shot by the world renowned photographer. Don't miss the video! ---------------------------- China’s premier luxury brand Shanghai Tang is adding an evocative new dimension to its luxury offer: the Silk Road Fragrance Collection conjures up the spirit of adventure through a sensory journey from East to West – reflecting the essence of the brand which fuses Chinese with Western fashion...

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    Thursday, 30 April, 2015
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    Our Guest Blogger of the week, local Hong Kong fashion brand Phoenix J specialises in knitwear and wants to dress modern women all the way from the office and into the night - this is how they do it---------------------- Phoenix J began as an idea in 2009 when the founder was struggling to find good quality clothing to wear to work. She decided to that to avoid constant disappointment she would build a brand that offered her the style and quality of clothing that she was looking for. Like so many other cities Hong Kong has a female workforce that has to confine to a ‘dress-code’ for the office...

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    Thursday, 23 April, 2015
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    Having spent the majority of my training in the Netherlands and London, I’ve always been drawn to Asia because of its dynamic and vibrant culture.From a design and architectural point of view, at this moment in time, it one of the most exciting regions of the world to be in, home to some of the most ambitious works of the past decade; Taipei 101, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the Oriental Pearl Tower to name a few. After 8 years of working in Europe at Wilkinson Eyre Architects (WEA) and Zaha Hadid Architects, the opportunity to come to Asia and be here at the inflection point of this great change was something I couldn’t pass up on...

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    Thursday, 16 April, 2015
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    We met Japanese Artist Kan-Zan-Lok at Asia Contemporary Art Show this past March, and were stunned not only by the beauty of his paintings, but also the serenity which "hit" us when walking into his show room at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. When he then told us about his art, his unique way of working, and how he uses an old technique of paint, we knew we had to share it with you too. Below find his own words, his own story. Enjoy!---------------------------- “If I had 10..or ..5 more years, I would have become the ultimate painter...

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    Thursday, 09 April, 2015
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    Womenswear in the contemporary fashion world tends to be a casual style is not exciting news anymore. I have to tell you I am a big fan of Fudge magazine, I love the way they style the models - nerdy, geeky and boyish, a brand new city girl style, love it.   Undoubtedly, Japan is the pioneer of turing ladies to nerds, loose-cut pants, checkers, delicate draping - it reminds us of Comme des Garcons, the fashion goddess, when we talk about these.  OK, now to Korean. Paul and Alice, not Paul and Joe, using checkers, mesh and coat creates the modern city women's style...

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    Wednesday, 01 April, 2015
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    Sometimes all dark is not so attractive to some people, like me.  We have to pay 110% of attention to find something interesting among the black.  When I looked at Jehee Sheen's AW15 collection, I just couldn't stop thinking about Saint Laurent and Dior Homme, they got very similar style: fit-cutting, cropped pants, dandy styles, dark, sometimes diffusing a sense of dispirited - you can find all these elements in Jehee Sheen's design. Trying not to be diverted by my preconceptions, JS still has something unique enough to be appreciated...

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    Monday, 30 March, 2015
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    Korean gentlemen always dress up in a proper suit, it is not easy to wear full-gear all the time, I appreciate their effort very much.  From blazer to right-cropped-to-the-ankle trousers, plus a pairs of polished leather shoes, Korean men and their style is always fascinating to me.  Inheriting the tradition of Korean gentlemen style, VanHart Di Albazar is a good demonstration of how Korean people dedicated to oneself appearance.  FW 2015 collection focuses on layers, it helps a lot to enrich each look's character, but it's still simple and clean, just because there is no redundant details/prints on the garment...

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    Friday, 27 March, 2015
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    Yifawn Lee is the publisher of Orientations magazine and the founder of Asian Art Hong Kong, where she combines her business skillset with her passion for the arts. In this blog post Yifawn gives us the insights as to what to expect for the second edition of Asian Art Hong Kong. ---------------------------- The second annual Asian Art Hong Kong kicks off next Thursday, 2 April, with an opening at the Liang Yi Museum. The event is organized by Orientations, a magazine for collectors and connoisseurs of Asian art, published in Hong Kong since 1969...

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    Thursday, 26 March, 2015
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    Hey all! This is Nichol Kong from Fashion Farm Foundation!I traveled to Seoul last week for the Fall Winter 2015 Seoul Fashion Week, supported by the Korean government. SFW has already built up its reputation, no one will doubt that SFW is the next prominent fashion event following after Paris, Milan, New York and Japan.  One interested thing we discovered on the journey is, Korean people are willing to express themselves in front of the public like Japanese do, that is what the Hong Kong fashion scene lack of...

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    Wednesday, 25 March, 2015
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    WE NEED WALLS. YOU NEED ART. Now in its second year, HKwalls has grown bigger and is travelling across the island to include a second location and another weekend of painting. We are re-visiting Sheung Wang, but from March 20-21st we will in addition be visiting 'the south side' and the iconic Stanley Market for some epic shutter painting. HKwalls is the only festival in Hong Kong dedicated to street art. Because it happens in the streets, it is open to everyone and is divergent from anything else happening this month of art in Hong Kong...

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    Thursday, 05 March, 2015
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    Eve Share Banghart and Maree Di Pasquale from Art Central gives us a sneak peak on what to expect at this first satellite fair to Art Basel on March 14-16th------------------The launch of the inaugural Art Central is upon us and we can’t wait to welcome you to the fair! Hong Kong is well and truly ready for its first satellite fair of international standards and we’re ready to wow Hong Kong. Art Central has an incredible gallery line up, talks program, ambitious large-scale installations and what we think is Art Week’s best pop-up restaurant – The Continental...

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    Thursday, 26 February, 2015
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    Above: "Water Lily" by Wei Ping, EUROP' ART CHINA GALLERY, China, Room 4017---------------------- With just six weeks to go until the opening of the sixth edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show, excitement is mounting with a growing list of artists planning to be at the four-day event. And with over 100 exhibitors from 19 countries, the Show is expected to again be the largest satellite art fair to Art Basel Hong Kong this spring.The Asia Contemporary Art Show opens with our exclusive VIP Collectors Preview on Thursday evening, March 12th VIP guests and ticket holders will have the first opportunity to see the 3,000 artworks on display and meet many of the artists, before the Show opens to the public on Friday 13th from 1pm...

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    Thursday, 05 February, 2015
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    Successful Design Awards is an international and distinguished competition aimed at honoring outstanding designs and design influences in China, and is now in its 10th year. It has been created to empower, recognize, and reward individuals, teams, and companies in the design industry.---------------------------- Over the past, we have grown from an awards organization to an open and independent platform, dedicated to amplifying the value of design by recognizing top designers, growing design leadership, and connecting people together...

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    Thursday, 29 January, 2015
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    Founder of LALA CURIO & Interior designer Laura Cheung gives tips on how to dress your home for the holidays!   -------------------------- Christmas is my most favorite time of year It gives me a chance to spend time with family and catch up with friends. This is our first Christmas since launching LALA CURIO which meant we had lots of decorating to do! Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful and I have put together some of my favorite pieces that will make your home both elegant and whimsical! Below I present some of the goodies from our store which would make your home glisten!  Must haves: 1) Tufted Christmas Tree pillows in an array of brocades and Velvets Our Sau Wa Fong shop instead of stockings this year has hand tufted Christmas tree pillows in an array of plush Italian fabrics...

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    Thursday, 25 December, 2014
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    Megha Jain, the founder of Taara Jewelry tells us about the background about her jewellery brand, where she gets her inspiration from, and gives us tips on how to style big, statement pieces.------------------------  I started Taara in Hong Kong in 2009. I had quit my banking job at Morgan Stanley in New York and moved to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a city that sucks you in and though I only planned on staying for six months initially, I ended up meeting my future husband and starting Taara Jewelry! I wanted to be able to show off my Indian background and heritage in a creative way...

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    Thursday, 18 December, 2014
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    Ever since I graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, my career started off working as a hair dresser and freelance trend forecasting artist. In the past year through a fashion app I've began meeting many fashionistas in Sydney and therefore I launched my fashion blog www.btwworkshopblog.com.  In 2014 its such an honor to add "designer" back to my list of careers. The collaboration began when I had several brands coming up with ideas of collaborations with me.  I've decided to work with my good friend from University - Franco Yim , founder of Koite Handmade, a handmade accessories brand in Hong Kong...

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    Thursday, 27 November, 2014
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    In conjunction with the official launch of new Hong Kong based fashion brand GRANA - Style by Asia talks to founder Luke Grana about the brand, the inspiration behind it and how it is set to change the way we shop. -------------------- The idea actually all started in Peru where I was visiting my brother and I came across the superior quality of Peruvian Pima Cotton.I was impressed by the soft feel and durability of the fabric. Already being annoyed by the low quality and high mark-ups in the fashion industry, I wanted to create a brand that offered luxury quality at a fair price point by re-imagining the traditional fashion industry business model...

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    Friday, 14 November, 2014
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    A year ago the quirky handbag brand Louella Odié was launched in Hong Kong by mother and daughter team Karen and Lauren Mead. Here they reflect on how far they have come in the last 12 months and on some of the lessons and inspirations that have contributed to their successful first year.-------------------------Karen had lived in Hong Kong for more than 30 years but returned after 10 years in the UK in 2012 full of enthusiasm to find a commercial application for her passion for print:"My masters in Multidisciplinary Printmaking had made me realise I could combine traditional printing methods, such as woodblock, with modern technology that included digital print, and also that surfaces as diverse as wood, leather, glass and metal could all be incorporated into the design...

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    Thursday, 06 November, 2014
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    Kicking off next week in Dubai, Style by Asia is taking a closer look at Downtown Design and what this year's fair has to offer.----------------------------Hailing under the theme of “Original”, the second edition of Downtown Design, the exclusive hub featuring the best in global commercial design, will take place between October 28-31 at  ‘The Venue, Downtown Dubai,’ at the base of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, which anchors Emaar’s thriving lifestyle destination billed as ’The Centre of Now’...

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    Thursday, 23 October, 2014
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    Just a few weeks before the inaugural Milan Image Art Fair's first international edition, held in Singapore, Style by Asia gets a sneak peak from its Organization Director Lorenza Castelli. She tells us all about what we can expect from this first edition of the international Milan show.------------------------ We are ready to kick off Milan Image Art Fair’s first international edition entitled MIA&D Fair, which will be the first art fair of its kind that will showcase a wealth of contemporary art across photography, video and design in Singapore...

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    Thursday, 16 October, 2014
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    Unlike most designers I was not exposed to fashion in my early stages of life, yes there were moments were I played with my sister's Barbie and so on, but I never touched a sewing machine nor opened the pages of Vogue. It was not till the intoxicated summer of 2001, underage in a seedy New York nigh club where my fashion life started, and from that moment on I ran with it. I still remember very clearly my first experience of Fashion Week with my best friend at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City, when it was still at Bryant Park...

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    Thursday, 18 September, 2014
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    Guest blogger of the week is Morgan Guth of www.thewelldressedworkout.com ------------------------------- Sometimes just getting to that 7am work out or even an evening session can be the hardest part, so I always like to look like the player and for me that’s consciously choosing work out wear that looks and makes you feel ready to slam it down on the yoga mat or clip you feet into the bike pedals. PLUS being able to add your own style and carefree attitude to carry of your get up outside the studio or gym...

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    Thursday, 11 September, 2014
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    Key and Featured artists for Shanghai’s largest design, art and fashion fair have been selected and as expected, guests of the weekend event are in for a diverse range of colourful displays, interactivities and workshops whilst shopping for the latest trends. The artists will be helping to create a festival vibe for the seventh edition of DAFF, transforming the giant industrial dome and outdoor arena into an immersive landscape that slices between reality and fantasy. Jump to hyper speed at DAFT Idea’s Spacekib Installation! Hop on one of the installation bikes and pedal through be transported into space with cosmic visuals projections, surreal surround sound and interactive motion sensors detecting and responding to your movements! The faster you go, the more you explore!     Learn Chinese typography with Ailadi Cortelletti, and watch your chosen word or phrase come to life as she illustrates its meaning...

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    Thursday, 04 September, 2014
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        Shanghai and her Street Styleby Raul Franco  -----------------------   Shanghai Street Style has no rules. The street style in this city is young, controversial, and has colors, texture and the most important ingredients of all: taste. Looking around town, it is very easy to see how people every day dress to impress in this concrete jungle. Every day more young designers expose their creativity; their designs encouraging and motivating a large mass of people to give a fashion taste to this cosmopolitan city...

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    Thursday, 28 August, 2014
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    Secret Walls X Hong Kong - Season 2 - what's new? by Sarah Ouellette, Brand Tribe Asia  -------------------------------   First of all, for those who don’t know, Secret Walls is the World’s premier live art event.  The concept was launched already in 2006 in a small bar in London and has since gone global with battles happening in 27 cities around the world.  The rules are simple: two artists have 90 minutes to battle against each other in front of a live crowd.  Only battle weapons are black markers or paint on a white wall...

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    Thursday, 21 August, 2014
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    Identity Alchemy – Forging culture for the future from the pastby Alexander (Zander) Ricketson, principal architect, House of Origin    Everyone knows Australia is a young (modern) country.  While to aboriginal people arrived around 50,000 years ago, our current cultural fabric only commenced being woven when European settlers arrived in 1788 (ish).  How then does a 226-year-old “modern” society forge a sense of shared cultural unity, with so little to build on and importantly, how do you continue to establish a collective sense of value for something so juvenile?  My business, House of Origin believes there are 3 potential ways to build upon the past; affixing to it to respect it, exposing it to express it and the new pursuit of repurposing it for entirely different uses...

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    Thursday, 14 August, 2014
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    Wishbones Footwear – Our Story by Donovan Marais Founding Partner  ---------------------------   I was born and raised in South Africa 32 years ago. Having grown up in such a beautiful country was an incredible experience; turquoise seawaters wash onto white sand beaches and lead into dense forests full of African wild life. But there is also another side to South Africa that is seldom seen by tourists, and that is the extreme poverty prevalent throughout the country in the under-developed areas...

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    Thursday, 07 August, 2014
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    LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED DAYS UNTIL DAFF FALL 2014! DAFF – Design, Art & Fashion Fair – is Shanghai’s largest community lifestyle event and over the last three years we’ve seen it grow from strength to strength. Then, this June, DAFF Spring 2014 wowed us with non-stop creative activities, over sixty brands selling fashion, artworks and ingenious designs, live art installations, fashions shows, flash mobs, live music and plenty of opportunities to get creative. Read the story we published before the June session HERE...

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    Thursday, 31 July, 2014
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    Diamonds Are Forever?  By Angelina Chen, CIRCA's senior director for New York and Hong Kong  -------------------------   If you’re like most women, your jewelry collection consists of gifts, inherited pieces and some outdated gems you’ll never wear again. Now ask yourself: Do you like every piece? Will you ever wear those earrings you bought three years ago to match the outfit that’s now in storage? Does that necklace your friend gave you as a birthday gift really suit your style? And can you honestly say you’ll ever wear that brooch you inherited? You’re not alone...

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    Thursday, 24 July, 2014
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    There is a huge wave of urbanisation that is sweeping across India representing one of the country’s greatest opportunity as well as its most serious challenge. According to the report on 'India's Urban Awakening' by McKinsey Global Institute, in the next 20 years, India will have 68 cities with a population over one million – up from 42 today. India's urban population will increase from 340 million to 590 million. To put it in global terms, about 10% of humanity will reside in Indian cities...

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    Thursday, 17 July, 2014
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    As one of the largest archipelago countries in the world, Indonesia define itself as a multi-cultural country with over 17.504 islands, 1.340 tribes and more than 540 languages. Along with these many tribes, the culture is also rich in context, philosophy, and the story behind it. Below please find some designers who implement the Indonesian culture as the part of their design:     Annie Avantie Anne Avantie is known as the leading fashion designer in Indonesia and she is an expert in presenting elegant dresses with a touch of heritage...

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    Thursday, 10 July, 2014
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    Shopping for the Day: Bangkok Malls on the BTS Because of layovers and flight connections, there are often times when I might have an entire day to spend in a city. While some might like to check out the sites and perhaps the museums, I’d rather wile away the day shopping! While traveling to Thailand for beach vacations, this extra day in Bangkok has often happened within my itinerary—and for me it’s like a little extra perk to my holiday. Here’s how I would spend that luxurious treat in a very shopping friendly city: I’d use the BTS for my transportation, and I would shop at Siam Center, Central World, Terminal 21, and Asiatique...

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    Thursday, 03 July, 2014
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    My name is Emily Eldridge, and I’m an artist and illustrator.  I’m originally from Michigan, USA, but have been based in Hong Kong since 2005. I love living in Asia – there’s a crazy energy here that I can’t find anywhere else!  Hong Kong is inspiring in so many ways.  Growing up in the Midwest, I was always obsessed with art, fashion, and design; and from a very early age, I knew drawing was something I was good at. As a kid, I incessantly watched Saturday morning cartoons and Disney animations (my mom will tell you I was a die-hard fan of numerous 1980s TV cartoon series), and I loved reading books by the famous illustrators Bill Peet (“The Wump World” remains a favorite), Richard Scarry, Ezra Jack Keats, and Dr...

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    Thursday, 19 June, 2014
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    For this weeks Guest Blogger we have invited Simon Cheung, Managing Director and Co-founder of QUO+, to tell us about their new type of headphones which combines style and technology in a completely new way.   Gadgets are not just for geeks – tech accessories has now become a fashion statement! I believe electronic gadgets are no longer exclusive to techies in this digital age. Mobile devices like smartphones have become indispensable in our lives and the relevant accessories have become our fashion statement...

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    Thursday, 12 June, 2014
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    Sweater weather is officially over in Shanghai and summer is approaching, it is the season for louder music, darker tans skin and longer nights! As for us Shanghai-ers the most anticipated biannual event of the year, DAFF (Design Art Fashion Fair) is just around the corner. For those of you who are new or visiting Shanghai this June, you cannot miss this!    DAFF is a two-day event that aims to be the platform for China’s creative leaders and rising talents to interact, share ideas and promote new projects...

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    Thursday, 29 May, 2014
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    From the off-beaten paths of Kenya to the enlightening hub of India and now launched in the heart of the buzzing and cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong, Maisha Concept aims to combine worlds through style and tradition.   I am the founder and designer behind Maisha Concept. Maisha means ‘Giving Life’ in Swahili, and I launched the label 2 years ago. The brand is known best for its rich and authentic African fabrics and is truly a force of vibrancy – this is representative of my collections, aimed at confident people who are not afraid to make a statement...

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    Thursday, 22 May, 2014
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    Style by Asia is collaborating with FASHION COLLECTIVE at The Space in Hong Kong for their 2nd show on May 8th - 10th. We invited Elliot Garnaut, project manager at The Space, to share some of the ideas behind the event, the inspiration behind it, give us a sneak peak of what brands that will participate, and just give us a general background for it so we know what to expect. Opening Thursday next week - get your wallet ready folks!!    -----------------------------   Elliot Garnaut: I am super excited to announce that FASHION COLLECTIVE is back for round two! After celebrating its inaugural opening in December 2013, we at The Space have decided to throw another Fashion Collective hosting a selection of fantastic contemporary designers from Asia Pacific from May 8th – 10th...

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    Thursday, 01 May, 2014
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    Three weeks ago, I got the chance to participate in a Blogger seminar held by Style by Asia at Kingpins Hong Kong – the premium boutique denim tradeshow. The organization hosts shows in Los Angeles, NYC and Amsterdam as well but their Hong Kong show is the only one of its kind in Asia. Kingpins is celebrating their 10-year anniversary this year so getting invited to this show felt a bit special. I used to visit Kingpins during my days as a Denim Product Developer so returning as blogger and speaking in front of former colleagues and business partners  - were both exciting and nerve wrecking...

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    Thursday, 10 April, 2014
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    niin is a fashion brand but it is also very close to my heart and this is because it evolved out of a part of my personality, founder Jeanine Hsu says. The name, niin was a nickname that close school friends used to call me. It is pronounced “neen” like the sound in the middle of my first name. It is a playful name that we have always had fun with and it reminds me of carefree days with girlfriends trying out great outfits before a naughty night out. It also means "of course' in Finnish, which is positive...

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    Thursday, 03 April, 2014
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    This week’s guest blogger, Andrea Seifert from The HUNT Guides, shares one of her favorite shopping destinations in Singapore, MYthology boutique in the heart of Chinatown. The travel guide series focuses on the world’s most unique, independently owned eating and shopping destinations, and this beautifully curated shop is packed full of one-of-a-kind womenswear designs from the region. Andrea sits down with Owner Apsara Oswal to get the inside scoop on her ethos and vision.   How did you get into fashion? I studied Economics and was bored to death with it...

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    Thursday, 27 March, 2014
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    It is incomprehensible to me that hats tend to be worn less nowadays. At the turn of the 20th century, all adults wore hats whenever they left the house. It was simply a matter of good personal hygiene and showed respect (to the self and others). In those days hats were worn for protection from industrial dirt and the weather. As the hat slowly made its way out of the everyday city scene for both men and women, so did the many many rules and nuances that go along with hats and hat wearing: how to wear them, when to remove them, when to tip them, doff them, don them, how to hold them and so much more...

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    Thursday, 20 March, 2014
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    When I moved to Hong Kong seven years ago, I rented a small room nearby the University where I was studying. I contrast to many other students who thought of their rooms as “merely a place to sleep” – I considered this tiny room my home. With a bit of white paint, warm lighting and colorful textiles, the small- grey-room transformed into a cozy-snug-place that fast reached fame around the campus. Three apartments later, I ‘ve become a bit of an expert in turning –small-not-so-nice-shoebox-flats in to cozy – real – homes...

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    Thursday, 06 March, 2014
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    Hi Everyone! It feels good to be back in Hong Kong. The velocity is exciting and the lights are generous. This city has been home for the past four years and I am like a moth to a flame! There is so much that this city nurtures that I hold dear - aside from the apparent bonds I have with loved ones here, art is something I fervently enjoy. The world has toted Hong Kong as the art capital of Asia and while currently, it may be a question of "money or culture" (as Filipino artist Manuel Ocampo so funnily underlined during the preview of Art Fair Philippines), art, more often than not, rises above the question to those that push to listen...

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    Tuesday, 04 March, 2014
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      This weeks Guest Blogger, Michael Loh shares the story of his background, how he came into photography, and sheds some light on his rather unique art form (which we love btw!!)   How did you first get interested in photography? I was looking for another creative outlet from digital fantasy art and thought I would try photography as they employed similar principles in terms of composition and lighting. I bought my first Nikon D70 DSLR in 2004 and photography has got me hooked since to the point where I have now put my fantasy art on hold...

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    Wednesday, 05 February, 2014
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    For this weeks Guest Blogger series, we are meeting with Richard Hobbs, co-founder of fashion trade fair The HUB and talk to him a little bit about what the fair is all about, where it came from, and what is different this time around, at the 2nd edition: Richard, please tell us a little about yourself and the reason you co-founded The HUB: I am a long term Hong Kong resident, coming up to 25 years, and been in the fashion world all that time.  I always felt there was a need for such an event in Hong Kong and have talked about it for years but only when I got together with Peter Caplowe (also co-founder) a couple of years ago, and found we shared the same thoughts and ideas, did we decide to actually make it happen...

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    Wednesday, 29 January, 2014
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    Think out of the box, style is king.   Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 and its concurrent event World Boutique, Hong Kong   Marie Antoinette type of bridal dresses showcased at World Boutique, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014   Paris-Shanghai-based designer Masha Ma featured at the most anticipated Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza   Hong Kong-based designer Henry Lau featured at the most anticipated Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza   Designers' Collection Show:   Designers’ Collection Show showcased Indonesian couture designer Linda Mariani’s evening gowns:   Another couture designer, Mogok Pauk Pauk from Myanmar featured at Designers’ Collection Show:   Thanks to Glori, founder and designer of Methodology for inviting me to her show, good show, Glori! Let's watch Methodology's show...

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    Tuesday, 28 January, 2014
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    The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Each competition cycle takes designers on an education and design journey lasting several theory and design-packed months. Firstly, we educate designers about the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and the sustainable fashion design techniques, zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction that can combat this...

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    Thursday, 16 January, 2014
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    The 50s through the 80s with their masses in uniform blue and gray were the opposite vision of style to that of contemporary Beijing.  Individuality is the new ideal and it is most often expressed through consumerism.  Style, like everything else in Beijing, changes frantically, with the speed and savviness at which Beijingers absorbing new trends ever accelerating.  Beijing's new style crowd, as captured on stylites.net, flee all homogeneity whether socialist, traditionalist, or status-obsessed...

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    Wednesday, 08 January, 2014
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    New Year’s Eve is a time to look both at times past and things to come; we gather around old friends and make new resolutions for the upcoming year. The 31st of December can be a festive and carefree time, and decorating for it should evoke the same spirit. Below you find 5 easy and comprehensive ways to make sure your New Year’s Eve celebration is the event of the year.       1.    Start with Sparkle Christmas has just ended, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your ornaments away! Leftover gold or silver decorations can make a splendid centerpiece or focal point when strung from ribbons...

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    Thursday, 26 December, 2013
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    You don't have to be famous to be somebody. Anybody can be somebody, but it takes a good eye and a good heart to be a "Noble Nobody". An inspiration by Gia Carangi takes renowned fashion blogger, Cindy Ko of Cindiddy.com, on a co-design project of the “Noble Nobody” bracelet with Hong Kong jewelry designer, Carmen Chan of Carmen Chan Jewelry. Style by Asia meets the duo to talk to them a bit about their collaboration and their upcoming launch. ------------------------- Carmen, Cindy how did this collaboration come about? How do you know each other and why did you decide to work together on this project? Cindy: This collaboration came about very organically as Carmen originally introduced herself and we became friends...

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    Tuesday, 17 December, 2013
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      Ten days ago, I had a telephone chat with the amazing artist and community leader Kat Roma Greer. Two days later, I found myself in an exhibition that was to open in a week.   Micro Galleries is a street art movement that reclaims and changes urban spaces. In the dirty forgotten alleys where rats and other critters reside and traverse, the preciousness and the cultural power of art is striped away. There is no high-sounding gallery or museum or cultural professional to highlight the importance of the works...

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    Saturday, 14 December, 2013
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    As a perpetuator of polka dots and all things bright and colourful, the master of prints Henry Holland made his presence at Liger to present his new capsule collection named "Mr Quiffy" a couple of weeks ago. It doesn't take much to wonder how he came up with such a name. One thing's for sure however, it's pretty hard to miss...   Styled with soft serve ice cream as his main motif, Holland is a genius for introducing a new "on-the-go" concept to high fashion marketing. With his ice cream truck (currently a replica of the real truck) making rounds across London and Manchester, it's a clever marketing gimmick that is bound to catch anyone's attention...

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    Tuesday, 10 December, 2013
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    I am a fashion designer. My raw material is ammunition. I recycle bullets, bomb casings and mine shrapnel melted down into jewellery. I sell entire shiny gold clutches with stone settings made out of dirty bomb casings found in the ground. And I am often asked how I found it. Normally I give the short answer: a trip to Cambodia. Here is the long answer that involves two journeys:   Being a fashion designer and being resourceful always went hand in hand for me. I love the creative challenge that comes from using a limited set of materials, be it a printed fabric I found or a vintage jacket, mixing them up and making a totally new item...

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    Tuesday, 10 December, 2013
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      On Saturday evening, I went to smokey and industrial Wong Chuk Hang, one of the happening neighbourhoods for galleries, for the opening of These Shores at Rossi Rossi. The exhibition features five young Hong Kong artists, showing their perspectives on the city. Greeting the visitor is Homan Ho's sculpture Workout. With moving parts and beautiful craftsmanship, the artwork is definitely easy on the eye. While it is a clever creative depiction of the scenes (runners in air-conditioned gyms), I found it wanted conceptually--what else does it say? It has been a while since I saw Vivian Ho's Gutted series, this time in a pristine and well-lit gallery space...

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    Sunday, 08 December, 2013
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    Q: Pauline, tell us about you, who are you? What is your background? A: I was born in the province of Québec in Canada, the french speaking region and I am the seventh of 8 children! At a very young age I started to play with color. At the age of 17 I was already living by myself in a small appartment which also became my very first studio. I began to travel during the very, very long Canadian winter - going to Mexico and the rest of Central America, South America and then onwards to Europe, Australia, North Africa, Malta etc ...

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    Wednesday, 04 December, 2013
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