12 Emerging Trends to Watch from Hong Kong Fashion Week
It’s Fashion Week season, which means there’s enough style inspo to keep us looking fresh for the rest of the year. We’ve been on the lookout for the newest trends coming down the runway, and when it comes to innovation, Hong Kong knows what’s up. While many of the looks that debut during Fashion Week are a little outrageous, part of the fun is figuring out how to work aspects of these looks into your everyday wardrobe. We found 12 looks that offer a peek into what trends might be emerging this year.
1. Woven Fringe: This design by Ho Kwan Lam Kevin, part of the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers Contest, has us dreaming of boho fringe and even Southwestern woven details, but done in an understated, elegant way. Beyond that, we’re dying over those shoes. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
2. Aggressive Prints: This design by Ground-Zero features a print inspired by barbed wire, complete with a barbed wire necklace. As women continue to fight for fair wages in the workplace, maybe we need to start dressing more aggressively? It’s just a thought. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
3. Frozen-Inspired: Frozen was a pretty big deal this year, and we can’t help but imagine Princess Elsa in this design by Allien Lim. We wouldn’t be too surprised if Frozen inspires more Scandinavian styles this year. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
4. Pink Pom-Poms: We need these earrings by Ma Tai Yan Angelica in our life, like right now. We also can’t get enough of the model’s daring gray bangs. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
5. ’80s Pink: If this design by Matt Hui is any indication, then the ‘80s might be back… again. Between the belted sweater, the crushed velvet and those killer over-the-knee boots, it might be time to pull out that hair crimper. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
6. Twinsies: Designing for both mother and daughter, Vivienne Tam has us wondering if matching outfits will be the new mommy blogger trend. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
7. Ski Bunny Couture: We love, love, love, the colors in this design by Wing Lam, and while we know cropped tops have definitely had a moment, we love the idea of a winter crop top — especially with a matching jacket for a little extra warmth. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
8. Color Roots: We dig the boucle in this design by MOISELLE — very Jackie O — but we can’t get over the model’s blue roots. Will reverse ombre be a new hair trend? We can’t wait to see. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
9. Show-Stopping Shoes: Again MOISELLE brings a simple, wearable look to the runway, but those shoes steal the show. Bright loafers definitely need to be a thing this spring. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
10. Belted Vest: This look by Shanghai Tang reminds us of the wonders a belt can do for your waist, and when it’s paired with a vest, the result in a torso-lengthening, shapely look that can take you from fall right into spring. And we wouldn’t hate it if monochromatic styles made a splash this summer. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
11. Disney Princess-esque: The Disney princesses are back in a big way this year, between Cinderella releasing soon and the announcement that Emma Watson will be playing Belle in the Beauty and the Beast remake. This look by Ground-Zero is reminiscent of Snow White, if you ask us. It seems like fairy tales might be influencing our wardrobes in the near future. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
12. Metallic Skirt: We can’t get enough of metallics, and this skirt by Steffi Chan has us wondering if maybe we should be wearing more micro-mini skater skirts. At the very least, it reaffirms our belief that we need to start wearing pom-poms. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
What fashion trend do you think will be big this year? Let us know in the comments!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)