New York, NY (February 8, 2019) – NYFW: The Shows at Industria were captivated as Fashion Hong Kong presented three leading brands on the runway Friday afternoon. The show was in collaboration with Hong Kong Trade Development Council Fashion Hong Kong.
The venue was filled to capacity as hundreds of editors, influencers, buyers, and celebrities sitting front row to see the latest looks from 112 mountainyam, Anveglosa, and Heaven Please+.
112 mountainyam took guests on a voyage into the wilderness. Taking elements from natural environments and intertwining them with a unique take on camo. Twisting primary colors over the traditional basic gray tailored suits, the collection projects a militant sportswear meets high-end aesthetic. Beauty accents, like organically placed bright eye shadows, slept on hair, and disheveled cornrows all brought the collection to life.
Attention to detail did not go unnoticed in the collection of Anveglosa, self-taught tailor Annette Chan, is known primarily for strong leather silhouettes, careful craftsmanship, and pleated to perfection designs. The collection was inspired by the “good old days”; a symbol of our respect towards the tradition and heritage of the fashion industry. The collection demonstrated a fine tuned aesthetic using delicate applications of different material combinations; the finest lambskin leathers, silks, fabrics and embroidery. Presenting feminine silhouettes with compelling layers, and punctuated with leather yacht master hats, were structured coats layered over flowing dresses. The collection began with several all black ensembles, flourishing into hunter green, and finally melting into striking white looks to close the collection.
The Fashion Hong Kong show then illuminated with a full color collection by Heaven Please+. Inaugurated with a lavender pleated coat draped over a full-length neon yellow skirt; the crowd was awed by look after look of color, textiles and print-driven garments. A bomber style jacket-dress in military green with multi-colored patchwork closed the show. Accessories included long, seat-belt style belts cinching the oversized looks; completed with sculptural hair styles.
Notable guests included Melody Mitchell of VH1 Black Ink Crew, Nicole Kang of Netflix You / CW Batwoman, Miss America Nia Franklin, Francesca Curran of Orange is The New Black, Actress & Model Megan Pormer and Social Influencer, Woah Vicky.
About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong’s businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organizes international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing business insights and information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: http://www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow HKTDC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hktdc.hk), Twitter (https://twitter.com/hktdc), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/hong-kong-trade-development-council/), and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/HKTDC).
About HEAVEN PLEASE+
The team of two designers, both graduated with a degree in Fashion Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Yi started her career at Marie Claire as a Fashion Editor while Lary worked as a menswear designer at British labels, Kent&Curwen and Aquascutum. They founded the brand Heaven Please+ in 2011 and launched their first collection for AW 2012. The designer duo is devoted to applying their experiences outside of the fashion industry, including arts, music, and literature, into their design concepts and sketches attempting to empower fashion with insightful and perceptual values. By applying different design variations, cuts, and craftsmanship on each of their pieces, they wish to bring individuality to simple clothing, so that the looks can speak genuinely for themselves.
Annette Chan is a visionary tailor and owner of Anveglosa who strongly believes that leather clothing is not simply about it’s functionality, but can also be fashionable and contemporary to represent an individual’s character. Establishing her leather company in 1987, Chan first started her career as a retailer and manufacturer. Through almost 30 years of experience in the industry, she has a profound knowledge of the characteristics of leathers. Chan wanted to create a label that could utilize her extensive experience and reflect her definition of fine clothing: highest quality materials, figure flattering cuts, and exquisite craftsmanship in unfailing styles. Her notions led to the creation of Anveglosa in 2007. With her continued pursuit of her belief, Anveglosa has attracted loyal customers from all over the world. The brand is an expression of her taste, style and beliefs.
About 112 MOUNTAINYAM
Designer, Mountain Yam, earned a Master’s Degree graduate of Fashion Design from Institute of Textile & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Yam started his own company MY FASHION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED in 2015. The designer has two labels, a couture made-to-order label MYam Atelier and a ready-to-wear fashion label, 112 mountainyam. In 2014, Yam was awarded 40 under 40 Recognizing High-Flying Design Talents of Today & Tomorrow presented by Perspective Magazine and also received a Dynamic Style Icon Award by Jessica Code Magazine in 2015. In 2016, Mountain received a Hong Kong Designer Award from Jessica Magazine. In 2018, designer is selected representing Hong Kong to participate the ‘Belt and Road International Young Fashion Designers Showcase Tour’.
Now let’s enjoy some moments of the show lensed in some great instant fashion show and front row pictures!