October 2012

— October 31, 2012 —

london show rooms: matthew miller

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London Show Rooms

November 2012 will be Matthew Miller's first trip to Hong Kong with the British Fashion Council's London Show Rooms initiative. After taking part in London's first menswear exclusive runway season, MAN, in September 2011, Matthew Miller's profile skyrocketed due to his strong men's aesthetic and unique fashion point-of-view. Mr. Miller is a designer that designs with purpose; "Design without content has no authenticity," he pronounces. And, thus, each collection is stems from a deep ideology which Mr. Miller expresses through his designs. For Spring 2013, Matthew Miller explored the idea ofutilitarianismand surveillance; many of his pieces featured utilitarian hook detailing and one two-piece suit was printed with a mishmash of CC-TV footage. Though his concepts might sound complicated, his approach to tailoring isn't; Miller translates these complex ideas into thoroughly wearable, unique pieces with clean lines and classic silhouettes.

See the video from London Show Rooms 2011 here.

— October 30, 2012 —

london show rooms: lee roach

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London Show Rooms

Lee Roach is an English-born designer based in London and the LEE ROACH brand was established immediately upon Lee graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2010. With solid experience working with both heritage British Saville Row tailors such as Kilgour and Peter Saville, as well as with contemporary designer Meadham Kirchoff, Lee developed an aesthetic that combinestraditional distinctive menswear elements with a newrefined minimalism. LEE ROACH aims to produce non-restrictive menswear; garments that aresophisticated in their process of reduction, eliminating all superfluous components. This is the first time LEE ROACH is travelling with the British Fashion Council's London Show Rooms initiative to Hong Kong and we're excited to see Asia's reaction to Lee's refreshing take on British menswear.

See the video from London Show Rooms 2011 here.

— October 29, 2012 —

london show rooms: e.tautz

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London Show Rooms

E. Tautz is a quintessentially British house with a rich Saville Row history. Recently, the house hired Patrick Grant to oversee the label's transition into today's modern fashion industry. When E. Tautz travelled to Hong Kong for last year's London Show Rooms event, the collection that was introduced to Asia was one that was filled with British classics, cut in an updated style. For Spring 2013, however, Mr. Grant has taken E. Tautz much further into the future, introducing a collection filled with bright pinks, canary yellows, cerulean blues, short suits and even (gasp) T-shirts! It was a big leap for E. Tautz,but one that was achieved successfully by referring to the late great British explorer, Sir Wilfred Thesiger, as muse. Using this British figurehead as a major source of inspiration for the brand ensured that the label remained true to the heritage of its country, while simultaneously allowing Mr. Grant the opportunity to take the house full-force into the future. We can't wait to see this exciting new E. Tautz collection in Hong Kong next month!

See the video from London Show Rooms 2011 here.

— October 26, 2012 —

london show rooms: roksanda ilincic

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London Show Rooms

Roksanda Ilincic is a consistent designer--each season, there are a couple design elements that we can expect from her in her collections; namely, colour-blocking and volume. Her Spring/Summer 2013 collection was the same, but she applied these house signatures in an entirely different narrative story. For spring, Roksanda explored England's Northern Soul movement; a period in the 60's and 70's defined by the upbeat tempo of American soul music. Ilincic's silhouettes were generally long and never cut too closely to the body. That's another one of her signatures; she never reveals too much skin. She also drew inspiration from Josef Albers' colour experimentation work, which Ilincic described as, "rigid, masculine and precise." Roksanda's graphic approach to colour-blocking here was done with absolute precision and rigidity. Roksanda Ilincic was a huge hit at London Show Rooms Hong Kong 2011, and we're sure she's set to be a favourite again this year.

See the video from London Show Rooms 2011 here.

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