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Fashion Designers From Hong Kong You Need To Know

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Updated: 6 January 2017
When it comes to shopping in Hong Kong, there are plenty of famous international brands to choose from. But those looking to add something more edgy and unique to their wardrobe need not look too far afield – there’s plenty of talent to be found among Hong Kong’s burgeoning independent fashion design scene. Here are the names to watch out for.

Fiona Lau and Kain Picken – ffiXXed Studios

Partners Fiona Lau and Kain Picken began ffiXXed Studios in Berlin in 2010, and later moved to Hong Kong with production based in Shenzhen. Their chic and street-savvy clothing carries a minimalistic aesthetic, with Japanese silhouettes and woven textures dominating. Together, they’ve won numerous awards, including the 2014 International Woolmark Prize for Asia and the 2015 Yoox Esthetica Sustainability award for eco-conscious fashion. In the past year, they’ve made runway debuts at both Shanghai Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week and supply orders for dozens of stockists around the world.

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Henry Lau – SPY Henry Lau

One of Hong Kong’s most popular designers, Henry Lau founded his street style brand SPY Henry Lau after graduating from Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s fashion design program in 1995. In 1998, Lau opened his first boutique and has picked up various awards over the years. His designs have hit runways in Hong Kong, Sydney and Beijing and his celebrity clients include legends like Anita Mui and Jay Chou.

Robert Wun – Robert Wun

The Hong Kong-born, London-based designer Robert Wun graduated from London College of Fashion in 2012. He launched his label Robert Wun in 2013, specializing in avant-garde womenswear. Wun’s designs, which have appeared in London Fashion Week, are known for their bold, sculptural silhouettes, as well as their signature pleats and graphic details. He’s been featured in publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Women’s Wear Daily.

Yannes Wong and Stephanie Wong – La Peewee

This chic womenswear brand is a favorite among local celebrities like Kate Tsui and Candy Lo, and has been featured in publications like Harper’s Bazaar. It was founded in 2013 by Yannes Wong and Stephanie Wong (no relation), whose combined aesthetic has been described as minimalistic and structured, and feminine without being girly.

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Kenny Li – FAVEbykennyli

Founded in 2012, local designer Kenny Li has created plenty of buzz in local publications like marie claire Hong Kong, ELLE Hong Kong and Hong Kong Magazine. Favored by celebrities such as Joey Yung and Jason Chan, Li’s designs are known for their minimalist cuts and geometric colorblocking. Li has been recognized by the Hong Kong Design Association’s Global Design Award (silver) and some of his pieces are housed in the Hong Kong Heritage Museum’s permanent collections.

Aries Sin – Modement

A graduate of the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Aries Sin launched Modement in 2010 out of a desire to contribute to Hong Kong’s local fashion identity, which she saw as lacking. The label made its runway debut at Hong Kong Fashion Week in 2013 and is worn by local celebrities such as Denise Ho and Miriam Yeung. Sin won a bronze at the Design for Asia Awards 2013. Her contemporary outfits are recognizable by their smart cut, monochrome colors and androgynous aesthetic.

Lu Lu Cheung – Lu Lu Cheung

Born in Indonesia and raised in China, Lu Lu Cheung is known for her soft, muted tones and bold-yet-feminine designs, catered to working Hong Kong women. A self-described naturalist, she created her brand in 1996, and her designs have been showcased at Tokyo Fashion Week. In 2006, she was recognized as one of Ten Outstanding Designers by Hong Kong Communication Art Centre.