Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hong Kong Fashion Week – House Show Presented by HK Fashion Designers Assoc Autumn/Winter 2010: an Extraordinary Experience Part I

Though I was born in the States, I spent my childhood mostly in Hong Kong when my half Chinese and half American father, who was a businessman decided to move his family to Hong Kong after my birth. Bein' conscious of my Chinese identity, I got dat attach'd feelin' to Hong Kong probably becoz I got many memories attach'd to tis place. I cldn't help feelin' thrill'd when I knew I was gonna blog tis show by sum young talented designers frm my "hometown." Tis house show presented by Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association Autumn/Winter 2010 included in Hong Kong Fashion Week took place at 2pm on 21/1 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. The 3 local designers' collections which have their respective unique personality were presented within the half hour show. I arriv'd like half an hour before the show expectin' a long queue to get to the standin' area for the press. Much to my surprise, I was led to the front row seats reserv'd for the press where I snapp'd pics of the models walk'n the runway frm the best angle. The stage's modern and was set minimally with a white runway and background projection as a backdrop.

The show kick'd off with Yam Chan, the designer of yamkocht's collection titl'd "Plane Dressing." Futuristic and sexy are probably the words dat best describe Chan's collection. Inspir'd by uniqueness of paper dolls, Chan turns paper dolls into an art form reflected in his super sexy signature divin' suit-like jumpsuit in black.

The structur'd silhouettes of the jackets, skirts and dresses sumhow remind me of the 3D elements in Viktor & Rolf's designs but in a mild way. Another impressive thing 'bout the collection dat can't be miss'd's the nicely executed fluid drapery in the black chiffon jumpsuit. The models walk'n the runway barefoot, their feet wrapp'd by a strip of cloth as if they were in heels, to be exact's gotta be the highlight of the show, too.

Part II & III r comin' up soon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My 10 Best in the "Big Four" Fashion Weeks Spring/Summer 2010.... what about yours??

Before the closin' of the season, I wanna share with yu my 10 best in the "Big Four" Fashion Weeks 2010 spring/summer. Wat 'bout urrs??

#01 Bottega Veneta, the Detail

The organza red carpet gown in red best elucidates the asethetics in a subtle manner. Luv it!!

#02 Alexander McQueen, Surreal Shoes

McQueen's "surreal shoes" dat seem to be possible only in Dali's surrealist paintings become a reality on the runway. An absolutely compelling visual experience's fascinated every single audience.

#03 Valentino, the Background

A delicate blend of background projection, Antony & the Johnsons' noise pop and Valentino's design realizes catalysis of imagination.

#04 Louis Vuitton, the Proposal

A collection which absolutely confronts the Japanese street subculture; oww can we not admire Marc Jacobs' wit eva??

#05 Miu Miu, Cat People

Puttin' kittens and nude women together doesn't only awaken women's lust for girlhood, but also point out the contradiction of the two.

#06 Celine, the Mood

Dat's wat "modern"s meant to be; Phoebe Philo's revolutionary comeback collection for Celine lays the foundation for women's fashion in the 21st century.

#07 Dior, Detective Bag

The launch of the Detective Bag, a mannish briefcase-like handbag contrasts sharply with Dior ready-to-wear collection with extensive sexy feminine lingerie references. Dior's iconic black leather Detective Bag's made a gesture of pride when handbags seem to be downtrendin'.

#08 Prada, Clear Shoes

Clear plastic shoes are Cinderella's glass slippers; they're also a typical costume for porn. We juz can't get enough of Prada's play of double meaning.

#09 Lanvin, the Collection

Alber Elbaz modifies and adds more tis and dat into Lanvin's signature looks to make it a brand-new collection. Tis season focuses on cocktail dress design. Elbaz presents sparklin' cocktail dresses frm which I specially luv the crystal bead jumpsuit highlightin' Lavin's eminent craftsmanship.

#10 Chanel, the Show

Lily Allen suddenly popp'd out of the hay frm the floor with her band accompani'd with the models' a-go-go dance performin' "Not Fair"s of the best entertainment at Paris Fashion Week.