International Fashion Event
July 6th 2019, 7:00pm-1:00am
The Annex, Hong Kong
LUMIERE FASHION SHOW HONG KONG 2019
Hong Kong: LUMIERE will be launched on July 6th in Hong Kong. We strive to provide international designers the opportunity to express their artistic talents by presenting their collections. We achieve this by hosting our fashion Show where we bring a modern twist to fashion runways by introducing different designers from Japan, Hong Kong, USA, France and Sweden.
The runway show will be from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. After the runway show, there will be an After Party for networking with world renowned DJ from Los Angeles spinning.
We will also contribute 5% of the ticket price to Redress, a Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste and promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. We plan to continue the momentum every year in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Shanghai by using fashion as an outlet to make a global impact!
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THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER是由陳景熙 (Calvin Chan) 和鄞子欣 (Joyce Kun) 於2014成立。The World Is Your Oyster典故出自莎士比亞的《The Merry Wives of Windsor》，意思是「世界盡在你掌握之中」，一切精彩事物猶如蠔中珍珠，待我們一一開採。品牌理念如其名字一樣，著重於探索的重要性，從不斷探索衣服的輪廓、物料的可能性，重新定義當代男女裝的風格。
品牌創立於2014年，旋即被JOYCE Boutique相中，放在當時的JOYCE Talent Shop限定店；後來又在連卡佛的「The Next New Campaign」中取勝，自此被各大連鎖時裝買手鎖定；甚至吸引紐約Opening Ceremony選為唯一代表香港的「Year of China」品牌，更甭論被意大利版《Vouge》時裝編輯給予高度評價，力讚品牌勇於「顛覆男裝設計視野」。在2017年，被Fashion Asia選中為「10 Asian Designers to Watch」之一。
THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER is a Hong Kong based label that is found in 2014 by the duo, Calvin Chan & Joyce Kun. THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER is a contemporary menswear brand. Just as the brand’s name, the brand emphasizes the importance of exploring. It aims to explore the definition of contemporary menswear by experimenting new details, forms, silhouette and ideas; together with our own emotion, which created the brand’s identity – fresh and poetic. Juxtaposition clothing, reinvention and collage of fabric are the brand’s signature elements. The brand also put emphasis on wear-ability, hoping to fit in modern man’s wardrobe.
The debut AW14 collection has been selected to be sold in JOYCE Boutique’s JOYCE | CARES talent shop in PMQ as pop up store. Receiving a lot of positive feedbacks both from the industry and media, THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER had been invited by JOYCE boutique to collaborate for their S/S15 uniform design for their staffs for the whole Asia region. In 2015, Lane Crawford has picked the brand as the winner in their Call Out For The New Next campaign. And in the same year, the famous select store from the United States, Opening Ceremony have selected the brand as the only Hong Kong brand in their “Year of China” campaign. THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER is now stocked in Lane Crawford Hong Kong and China and various select stores in different cities. In 2017, the brand has been selected to be one of the “10 Asian Designers” to watch.
Maison Vermillion was launched in 2016 by Dora Chu, a fashion designer and graduate of Central Saint Martins. Dora has vast design experiences and has contributed in design studios such as Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Vivienne Tam. Her international education as well as exposure to different facets of the fashion business culminated the creation of Maison Vermillion.
Maison Vermillion reflects a mix of eastern and western influences and design practices. It was inspired by the heritage and romanticism of the west and the complexity of eastern cultural norms. The look is electric, regal and empowered. The essence of the brand embodies the power of femininity and audacity. The collections are meticulously crafted with innovative designs using delicate high-grade.
CYNTHIA & XIAO is a knitwear brand specialising in bold and graphic designs. Launched in 2014 by Chinese fashion duo, Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao, the brand’s knitwear are fun, whimsical, and visually exciting. CYNTHIA & XIAO’s garments are easy to wear and intricately made with high quality materials. Starting from 2018, the brand will focus solely on its now signature bold, graphic knitwear for all women, men, and children, marking an exciting new beginning for CYNTHIA & XIAO
Ivan, Chau Fung Li is a women’s high-end fashion designer born in China and raised in Hong Kong. In addition to his natural love for beauty and design; studying and working in a metropolitan where east meets west, Ivan cultivated a strong understanding of Chinese and western garment culture which is fully demonstrated in his designs.
With over 14 years of experience in renowned local and international companies from Chine Belgian Design to Ports 1961, Ivan utilizes his knowledge and eye for high quality materials in wearable and inventive designs. Each and every piece of the collection highlights his endless pursuit for precious detailing.
In 2017, Chaufungll was launched in Hong Kong and has been recognized as a modern, timeless label that redefines the idea of grace and luxury. Harmonic and modern with a touch of nature; his collections offer unique, easy to wear pieces for women who like to dress as individuals expressing her own style and personality.
You-så-fin is the Swedish pronunciation of Josefin, the namesake of the brand. “Så fin”means“so beautiful” in Swedish, and it reflects the pursuit of sophisticated beauty by Josefin C.
The mark of Josefin C. was inspired by a gift Josefin’s mother had received from her grandmother, a four leaf clover brooch. The original brooch is a token of a personal childhood memory and a blessing of luck, which Josefin wishes to extend to her customers through her pieces.
While living in the hustle of Hong Kong, the founder Josefin attended many work and social events. She needed a go-to clutch to carry her essentials in style, so she started to design her perfect bag back home in Sweden. It eventually led to the searching of fine leather in Italy, and ultimately the creation of “The Luck Box”.
Campbell-Luke was conceived by designer Bobby Luke in 2015 (tribal affiliations Ngāti Ruanui, Taranaki descent). Subsequently Luke’s partner Dominic Blake (tribal affiliations Ngati Kahungunu) joined the label. Both Luke and Blake have a strong Kaupapa Māori work ethic built on a strong collaborative partnership.
Luke is inspired by combining his fond early childhood memories with his unique design aesthetic to create his collections. He breathes life into his kākahu (garments), taking us on a journey of elegance, feminism and strength built on a foundation of centuries of tradition. The concept of ‘Rongo’ (deity of peace) which also traverses into the concept of Manākitanga (caring for, looking after) is part of the Campbell-Luke Identity. The Manākitanga aesthetic is centralised around memories of an era when the simplest of activities in domestic life, homewares and linens, deliveredwhānau (family) values, dignity and now nostalgia daily.
In his final year of a PHD, Luke advocates for a change to current social impacts of culture within fashion and fashion education which has solidified label’s mission to pave a future for Moko generations (our grandchildren’s generations). With a strong matriarchal upbringing Luke strives to decolonise fashion aesthetics, to empower women’s individuality and to inspire creativity through sentimental design and articles of our past.
As a multi-dimensional artist Linda Lepou has made her mark as a designer that draws strongly from her Samoan and European identity.
Coining the phrase ‘Pacific Couture’ early in her career, this term allowed Lepou to create a new visual language that celebrated and drew inspiration from the unique Pacific identity and story. A story saturated with rich mythology, written and oral history, traditions, rituals, deities, nature, spirituality, and art practices found nowhere else in the world. This phrase has since been used by many Pacific, Maori and Indigenous artists, helping them to communicate their own unique cultural identity and creativity.
Lepou’s work features traditional Samoan materials and techniques masterfully translated into contemporary designs. In 2017, Lepou was the Matairangi Mahi Toi Pasifika artist in residence at New Zealand’s Government House in Wellington.
Lepou’s high impact designs have featured on the runways through the Pacific and Europe and designs commissioned for both stage and screen. Lepou’s has several designs featured in a permanent collection at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Te Papa also commissioned a wedding ensemble for the exhibition Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (16 December 2011 to 22 April 2012). Lepou named the wedding dress after her ancestor Siaposu‘isu‘i, which literally means ‘stitching tapa (bark cloth)’. It also pays homage to her late great-grandmother, Fa‘agase, who appeared making tapa in the film Moana: A Story of the South Seas (1926).
Launched in 2010, the Kiri Nathan label embodies identity and inclusivity. Inspired by Aotearoa New Zealand and Te Ao Māori the company is built on tradition, culture, unique designs, integrity and a clear vision. At the helm, Kiri Nathan (Ngapuhi and Tainui) led her label be the first New Zealand fashion label invited by the British Council & British Fashion Council to London Fashion Week International showcase.
On completing her Visual Arts Degree, Nathan returned to the marae (meeting house) where amongst elders she learnt traditional and contemporary Māori weaving techniques which have become important elements in her designs. The Kiri Nathan label produces lifestyle and bespoke womenswear fashion, pounamu jewellery and contemporary handwoven kākahu (garments).
New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern wears the Kiri Nathan brand. The Duchess of Sussex, Michelle Obama and Will.i.am are a few of the more notable names that own a Kiri Nathan piece. Nathan has worked with Disney for the red carpet reveal of ‘Moana’ which led to the acquisition of a Kiri Nathan handwoven kākahu in the Walk Disney Museum as worn by the Voice of Moana Auli’I Cravalho at the London Premier of the movie. By request of New Zealand Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy, Nathan wove two contemporary kākahu, utilised to cloak women in all future Dame investiture ceremonies.
Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa acquired thirteen Kiri Nathan pieces for the New Zealand National collection.
Nathan has shown at both New Zealand and Guangzhou China Fashion Weeks.
Artist and designer Shona Tawhiao (Ngai Te Rangi, Whakatōhea, Te Whanau Āpanui) has made and exhibited her distinct style of raranga woven work for 25 years. Having trained in traditional Māori raranga weaving techniques and methods, by the renowned weaver, Digress Te Kanawa, Tawhiao’s talent has been described as exquisite and undeniable.
The fusing of her love of fashion with her specialised techniques has enabled Tawhiao to create Haute Couture from flax fibre known to Māori as harakeke. This has resulted in her unique style being dubbed “Harakeke Couture”.
Tawhiao’s award-winning collections of Harakeke Couture have been presented at New Zealand Fashion Week since 2010 and resulted in winning the Villa Maria Estate Cult Couture premier award in 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Tawhiao has exhibited her works internationally at MaMo Arts Festival in Honolulu, Chapel St Roch in Paris and in London at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich to an international group of museum curators. Tawhiao has also become a regular at the Indigenous Fashion Unearthed showcase in Melbourne since 2013.
Tawhiao leant her creative influence to films such as the Māori Merchant of Venice and River Queen and in 2012 designed costumes for ‘The Māori Troilus and Cressida’ that opened
Shakespeare’s Olympics at The Globe Theatre in London to rave reviews. This led to her being nominated and winning the Brancott Estate ‘Best Costume Designer of the Year’ at The Chapman Tripp Theatre awards in Wellington New Zealand.
The Mitchell Vincent Collection is a Ready to wear clothing label, self-titled after the designer Mitchell Vincent.
Vincent draws his design inspiration from his Māori, British and Polynesian heritage and in particular family stories and New Zealand popular culture which he brings together to form a contemporary and minimal design aesthetic. Through is approach Vincent seeks to ensure that his collections are inclusive, embodying contemporary silhouettes which are never intimidating.
Vincent won the title of ‘Emerging Designer’ at New Zealand Fashion Week in 2016 and has grown from strength to strength ever since. The Mitchell Vincent Collection further cemented Vincent’s place the New Zealand fashion industry as part of 2016’s New Generation show showcasing Vincent’s signature contemporary ready-to-wear style noting that shoelaces are always tied the ‘Mitchell Vincent way’.
The Mitchell Vincent Collection has also been featured on popular television shows, red carpets, and has been worn by some of Australasia’s favourite celebrities. Created in limited runs to maintain exclusivity, interest in the brand is rapidly growing.
Nichola Te Kiri Is passionate about all facets of design. Her original, innovative and contemporary designs, artworks and solutions are driven by Te Ao Māori with splashes of Aotearoa flavours. Te Kiri has studied whakairo (carving), contemporary Māori arts and raranga (weaving) as well as spatial design. She brings all of these talents and skills to her fashion label.
Nichola Te Kiri incorporates Māori symbology into her designs and loves to tell stories of her whakapapa (genealogy) and culture. Each Nichola Te Kiri taonga springs from Nichola’s rich Māori and Pakeha ancestry and weaves echoes of Māori mythology and legend and the natural environment to anchor it in the now. Each taonga of Nichola Te Kiri has a story, a story that will resonate with your story whoever you are, whatever your background to form a living taonga that will become part of you to inspire you on your journey.
Te Kiri’s apparel collection was displayed at New Zealand Fashion Week In 2018, M+H (Mahuika + Hinepukohurangi) and was her avant-garde collection debut as part of the Miromoda show, alongside other talented Māori designers. Te Kiri sees her work as not only something to wear, but something to treasure and journey with you and she designs with that in mind.
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About Redress: Redress is a pioneering Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste and promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. Through our dynamic programmes we work directly with designers, brands, manufacturers, industry professionals, educational organisations and consumers, to promote innovative models and drive growth towards a new circular economy for fashion.
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