In the latest issue of Time Out Hong Kong, Issue 138 of the magazine explores “Autumn Style" (for this city I think that means November), with a sharp focus on eight menswear influencers who are helping shape style in this town today.
The latest spread brings together gents (including yours truly) from different disciplines, professions, and interests all together in one room at Lily and Bloom’s very “Mad Men” worthy VIP Cigar Lounge for a style spread choreographed by editor Arthur Tam, photographer Calvin Sit, and art direction by Jeroen Brulez. The interviews with each of the gents was conducted by James Bien.
Here is a sneak peak to the whole spread with my favorite quotables from each of the gents:
+ ROGER OUK / Menswear Designer for THYVANE
On where Hong Kong menswear is heading - ”I’d like to see the more vibrant side of Hong Kong… The different personalities and eccentricities should shine and bring colour into the (style) market.”
+ JJ.ACUNA (me) / Architect, Interior Designer, and Style Blogger for WANDERLISTER.COM
On the state of Men’s fashion in Hong Kong in General - ”It’s very difficult for (mens to dress in) Hong Kong because of the weather. However, that doesn’t mean one shouldn’t try to play with pieces.”
+ JUNO MAK / Singer, Actor, and Director for Kudos Films
On personal style - "I think everyone should be more open-minded to how people dress. It’s the mentality, not actually the brand or the material."
+ KEVIN MAYAO / Art Director for Fame Glory
On HK Street Styling - “I teach people how to make street fashion look fancy.”
+ SIX LEE / Menswear Designer for Six Lee
On HK Fashion - "Men’s fashion in Hong Kong is growing really quickly, but it doesn’t have it’s own menswear personality."
+ ALEX DAYE / Menswear Tailor and Proprietor of Moustache
On HK Style Standards - “I do think that even within the world of bespoke tailoring, the (craftsmanship) standards here are higher.”
+ JOEY MA / Fashion Blogger at Joey-Ma.Com
On Personal Style - “I’m willing to try anything as long as I feel comfortable with it or I think I look good in it.”
+ KEI HUI / Designer for Creature de Keis
On Designing Clothes - “Function is extremely important to me, so my clothes need to reflect that everyone has different needs.”
The current issue already out in newsstands includes an interview and photo spread with leading man movie star, Shawn Yue, and a quick review of the new album launch by Hong Kong’s it indie-band with that Broken Social Scene flare— Noughts and Exes.
Go grab a copy now before all issues run out! :)
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