CENTRESTAGE showcases talent of local designers
Sustainable fashion collections attract celebrities and fashionistas
11 September 2022 – Asia’s leading fashion event CENTRESTAGE draws to a close today. One of the highlight events, the Fashion Hong Kong Runway Show, was held on Friday (9 September), the first day of CENTRESTAGE, adopting “sustainable fashion” as its central theme. Six local designer brands that have all participated in International Fashion Week events, including ANGUS TSUI (by Angus Tsui), 112mountainyam (by Mountain Yam), Blind by JW (by Jessica Lau and Walter Ma), Bettie Haute Couture (by Bettie Jiang), SUN=SEN (by Sun Lam), and V Vissi (by Vickie Au), collaborated with local enterprise Novetex to create environment-friendly spring/summer 2023 collections using upcycled fabrics made by The Billie System, a textile recycling system.
The gala drew an impressive attendance of celebrities and fashionistas including Stephanie Au, Grace Chan, Dickson Yu, Pony Pong, Oscar Lee, Danny Summer, Alfred Hui, Shirley Chan, Kenny Kwan, Naomi Kwong, Derek Wong, Joyce Cheng, Jay Fung and more.
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|Celebrities at the Fashion Hong Kong Runway Show|
(wearing Bettie Haute Couture and matching mask)
(wearing ANGUS TSUI)
(wearing Bettie Haute Couture)
(wearing 112 mountainyam)
(wearing V VISSI)
|112 mountainyam (Designer: Mountain Yam) SS2023 Collection|
|Brand: 112 mountainyam; Collection: Euphoric
Energising the mind, body and soul through the power of design is the essence of the spring/summer 2023 collection. Ready-to-wear label 112 mountainyam is grounded in a bold philosophy: discover who you are; express who you are.
Founded by designer Mountain Yam, the label takes its name from Pantone 112 – a hue that evokes a sense of futurism, freedom and organic vitality. The brand’s signature pieces use contrasts between elements from the natural world and international cultures to create distinctive, energising and vibrant designs for multifaceted modern individuals.
|ANGUS TSUI (Designer: Angus Tsui) SS2023 Collection|
|Brand: ANGUS TSUI; Collection: XenoFuturist
The collection features gender-fluid ready-to-wear pieces. Antiviral fabrics and recycled materials have been applied, embracing the brand’s ethos and sustainable practices.
Riding the boundaries of fashion and futurism, ANGUS TSUI’s designs are born from advocacy, creativity and imagination. Structural majesty, graphic innovation, whimsical materials – every piece is a journey through time and space and embodies an enlightening manifesto to protect the planet.
|Bettie Haute Couture (Designer: Bettie Jiang) SS2023 Collection|
|Brand: Bettie Haute Couture; Collection: Eternity
The collection reflects the designer’s current thoughts about the pandemic – that one will be tested in different moments in life. “Black” embodies the difficulties and setbacks that we are facing now, and “White” represents hope.
Bettie Haute Couture is an eponymous fashion label that respects craftsmanship and sartorial traditions with an evocative expression of refined detailing. Designer Bettie Jiang’s bespoke experience marks a creative nuance in formal tailoring with an emphasis on personalised particularities and dimensionalities through an adept use of self-created patterns. The key of this “complication” is the colour of pattern, inspired by the designer’s experience working with Alexander McQueen, which inspired the visuals of her pattern designs.
|Blind by JW (Designers: Jessica Lau & Walter Kong) SS2023 Collection|
|Brand: Blind by JW; Collection: Making our own choice?
Singularity is here! Artificially intelligent advertising technology is destroying our minds and societies with AI and robots affecting the way we think and the way we choose. The question that we should all ask ourselves is: are we really improving and making life easier or are we no longer able to make our own decisions?
This collection explores the creativity of virtual fashion icons, mixing together art and vintage elements. Creativity and flexibility should come hand in hand, which in turn can reduce over-production and harm to the environment.
|SUN=SEN (Designer: Sun Lam) SS2023 Collection|
|Brand: SUN=SEN; Collection: Rock Scissors Paper
The collection revolves around the classic rock, paper, scissors game to express the idea of recycling more and minimising waste through a humorous design. Sun believes that the recycling cycle creates an all-win scenario for the earth, humanity and fashion.
Rock, paper, scissors graphic prints have been used for the main collection designs, while a fun mascot, the “Skele-bear”, is also featured throughout the collection. The brand will continue to use sustainable approaches in its garment production to translate its core beliefs.
|V VISSI (Designer: Vickie Au) SS2023 Collection|
|Brand: V for VISSI; Collection: The Soul of Sustainability
The consistent design inspiration of the brand comes from the different architectural aesthetics of architects. For the spring/summer 2023 collection, the brand is inspired by the renowned British architect Thomas Alexander Heatherwick. The collection not only references Heatherwick’s’ design aesthetics, the details and usage of materials, but V VISSI was also inspired by the architect’s philosophy in inspiring people to cherish and care for the planet.
|FASHIONALLY Collection #19|
Date: 9 to 11 September 2021 (Friday to Sunday)
Venue: Hall 1A-D, HKCEC
|Date||CENTERSTAGE opening hours|
|9-10 Sept (Fri-Sat)||10am-7pm||Free admission for trade and public visitors|
|11 Sept (Sun)||10am-6pm|
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