March 2013

— March 27, 2013 —

havaianas: we can do it!

Havaianas Hong Kongis hiring! Supervisor, Senior Sales Associate and Part-time/Full-time Sales Associate positions are open for energetic candidates that thrive in a fast-paced working environment and have a passion for fashion and footwear! Attractive remuneration packages will be offered to the right candidates. See all the details along with job descriptions below!

Supervisor
-A minimum of 4 years’ experience in fashion retail: experience in both fashion and footwear are highly welcome.
-Excellent interpersonal, people management and problem solving skills.
-Highly customer oriented, sales and performance driven and goal oriented - have proven track record of significant sales accomplishments.
-Good planning, organization and execution skills.
-Excellent command of spoken and written English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Senior Sales Associate
-At least 2-3 years’ experience in fashion retail – footwear an advantage.
-Strong sales and communication skills.
-Highly customer oriented, providing excellent service and professional advice.
-Proactive, result oriented, self-motivated and a positive attitude.
-Fluent spoken and written English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Sales Associates (Part Time/Full Time)
-At least 1 years’ experience in fashion retail – footwear an advantage.
-Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
-Goal oriented, a team player with a positive attitude.
-A good command of English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Interested parties please send your cover letter and resume with expected salary to [email protected]

— March 27, 2013 —

electric sekki in paris: contemporary

The most important part of the Electric sekki team travelling to Paris each season is to support the designers in each of their showrooms and host Asian press and buyers who come to view the collections. Each season, the team has the distinct pleasure of being surrounded by gorgeous garments such as these all day long! Although many of Electric sekki's contemporary brands don't present runway shows in Paris, but in places such as London instead, it is still important for them to present their collections in a showroom space in Paris, where all the major international press and buyers congregate to view the new offerings of the season. If you want a bit of a behind-the-scenes take on what goes on and how the showrooms look, take a sneaky peak at the Paris Fashion Week photo diary from our Contemporary Department below.

sass & bide

sass & bide presented their 'Wintergate' collection first at London Fashion Week, and had a private showroom in Paris as well to great international press and buyers.


The collection featured a mostly monochromatic palette of blacks and white, with metallic accents and pops of mustard yellow.

sass & bide's signature embellishments, alongside FW13's bondage-inspired accents.


Some fantastic knitwear pieces from sass & bide this season.


The embellished piping on this dress and jacket made them a sure-fire sales hit!

RICHARD NICOLLat Tomorrow.

Richard Nicoll originally showed at London Fashion Week, but pariticpated in Tomorrow's showroom, as they have for the past several seasons, while in Paris.


Richard Nicoll himself (right) chats to a lucky customer at the showroom.


Ultra luxe: supple leathers and crocodile embossing were what it was all about this season!


Gorgeous colours. Like a scoop of sorbet!


Beautiful patterns to add some dimension to the collection.


The sequin work on this dress is to die for! Embellished to look like crocodile scales. Genius!
HOUSE OF HOLLANDat Polly King.

House of Holland's Rave Nana collectionshowed at London Fashion Week and also took part at the Polly King Showroom while in Paris.


Quirky embellishments on this column gown from House of Holland.


Can you see what they are? If you guessed smoking cigarettes then you are correct! Cheeky, cheeky!

House of Holland continues their collaboration with Superga this season with these surrealist sneakers.


No nana-inspired outfit would be complete without a bit of tortoiseshell thrown in there!

NANUSHKAat (capsule)

Nanushka took part in the (capsule) show at Paris this season.


Incredible sweaters from Nanuska's 'Sweater Love' capsule collection.


Gorgeous coats and colours!


We love the relaxed-cool vibe of these jeans and printed silk shirts.


You can always count on Nanushka to bring a bit of a boho vibe to their collections.

All photos by Chester Leung.

— March 26, 2013 —

superga wants you!

Superga is hiring! Supervisor, Senior Sales Associate and Part-time/Full-time Sales Associate positions are open for energetic candidates that thrive in a fast-paced working environment and have a passion for fashion and footwear! Attractive remuneration packages will be offered to the right candidates. See all the details along with job descriptions below!

Supervisor
-A minimum of 4 years’ experience in fashion retail: experience in both fashion and footwear are highly welcome.
-Excellent interpersonal, people management and problem solving skills.
-Highly customer oriented, sales and performance driven and goal oriented - have proven track record of significant sales accomplishments.
-Good planning, organization and execution skills.
-Excellent command of spoken and written English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Senior Sales Associate
-At least 2-3 years’ experience in fashion retail – footwear an advantage.
-Strong sales and communication skills.
-Highly customer oriented, providing excellent service and professional advice.
-Proactive, result oriented, self-motivated and a positive attitude.
-Fluent spoken and written English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Sales Associates (Part Time/Full Time)
-At least 1 years’ experience in fashion retail – footwear an advantage.
-Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
-Goal oriented, a team player with a positive attitude.
-A good command of English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Interested parties please send your cover letter and resume with expected salary to [email protected]

— March 26, 2013 —

industry profile: joyrich's david melgar

When Joyrich's David Melgar came to Hong Kong to support Harvey Nichols with their Pop-Up event earlier this month, he drew out an incredibly cool and stylish crew of people who had very personal and unique style. We knew then that we just had to get an interview with David to get some insight into the Joyrich brand and his approach to design. David's love of fashion and creativity is infectious; he speaks with such passion and animation about his work. It's no wonder his designs for Joyrich are filled with the same passion, fun and creativity as the man himself!

Joyrich's David Melgar.

Welcome to Hong Kong, how do you like it so far? Can you tell us a little bit about your limited T-shirt design for Harvey Nichols?
I LOVE HONG KONG! I have great friends here and am so inspired by this city, it's truly one of my favorite places to be! Our limited shirt design with Harvey Nichols was one of our most popular graphics/prints made custom for our family at Harvey Nichols. It has a cute little twist to it!


Tell us a little bit more about Joyrich and its aesthetic.

Joyrich is a mix of high-end aesthetics and casual Los Angeles vibes, combined with vintage tastes and styles from the 80's and 90's! Overall, it's just fun!

How did the Joyrich name come about? What does it mean?
There's no real specific meaning behind Joyrich but to be joyrful and rich in anything and everything that you do. It doesn't necessarily mean rich finically but rich in life and love, and to always enjoy every moment of life.

How did you get into designing for Joyrich? What is your favorite piece this season?
I met the owner of the brand after leaving an internship with a designer and we hit it off. Our vibe, style and direction was very similar and it happened to be a great connection! I don't really have a special piece every season; each piece is like a baby to me so that would be like asking me to pick my favorite child! I can't do it!


Where do you draw your inspiration from and tell us a little but about your own personal style?
LIFE! i'm really inspired by my surroundings, music, people, experiences, travel and love even. I don't look to one specific thing for inspiration! My own style is just comfortable and casual, with a high-end twist.

A lot of celebrities shop at Joyrich ; are any of them your muse? Who do you wish to see wearing Joyrich in the future?
We are VERY honored to have the support from many celebrities from around the world and to see any of them wearing what I design is such a compliment and a iconic moment for me. I don't desire to see anyone specific in Joyrich; just anyone wanting to express themselves through our art is important and such a compliment to us!


We heard there was recently a collection that you did with Disney, please let us know how that came about!
Growing up I was a HUGE Disney fanatic. Any chance I got, I went to Disneyland! I grew up with Mickey Mouse! So when the chance came to collaborate with Disney,it was such a fun experience. We wanted to clash vintage styles with a modern taste and it came out looking amazing! I am very proud of that project!

Congratulations on the 3-year anniversary of your Harajuku store; do you come by Asia a lot?
THANK YOU! Yes, Asia is my second home! I spend about a quarter of my year here in Asia and it's a great place! I'm mainly in Tokyo, but I have been all over Asia.

Fashion advice for our readers?
No matter what, always be yourself! Express yourself how you'd like and don't let other peoples' ideas of what you's hould' look like influence who you are.

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