— December 21, 2013 —
Barney Cheng is regarded by many in Hong Kong as the city's first couturier. He established his atelier in 1993 and, since then, has gone on to create countless gorgeous gowns for lucky women all over the world. He was even featured as a guest designer on America's Next Top Model in 2012 when the series travelled to Hong Kong. This year, Electric sekki was lucky enough to work closely with Barney on an exclusive collaboration with Superga. We went to Barney for our Superga DIY project earlier in the year; the style he created for us then was not for sale, but the response to his design was so overwhelming that Superga decided to release a special limited edition capsule collection of Barney's design later in the year. Find out what this creative superstar is doing for the holidays in our All I Want For Christmas Q&A below!
Best gift you've ever given?
Ruffoni Opus Cupra monogrammed cookware for my wannabe professional chef clients.
Best gift you've ever received?
A trip to Morroco with two besties.
Worst gift you've ever given?
A portrait painting for a bestie.. It ended up taking 3 years to see the end product; I think she has it in storage somewhere in Ap Lei Chau, haha!
Worst gift you've ever received?
A stationary set for my birthday.
Dream holiday destination?
Anywhere with friends and family is good enough for me; thinking next family trip should be to a private island in the Maldives.
Favorite holiday dish?
Home made succulent turkey. So juicy! I'm hungry just thinking about it!
Favorite holiday drink?
Mulled wine. for sure!
Favorite Christmas carol?
O Holy Night.
All I want for Christmas this year is…
Some snow somewhere, but none of my friends are available to go...
What's topping your wish list this Christmas?
Holiday shopping strategy?
All done already! Planned a day at the museums originally but they are all closed on Mondays in Paris, so I did a whole day of Christmas shopping two months ago!
What will you be wearing this Christmas?
Hermes, Loro Piana, Louboutin's and Superga's!
See more from Barney Cheng here.