New York Fashion Week this year was a diverse, vibrant, occasion with strong collections from the likes of Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Anna Sui. In and amongst collections from New York Fashion Week regulars this year, was Fashion Hong Kong. Fashion Hong Kong is an initiative developed in 2015 to advance the representation and growth of Hong Kong fashion on the international stage. This year’s cohort of exciting brands brought interesting collections influenced by Chinese culture.
Loom Loop returned this year for another stunning collection from Polly Ho. The lead designer behind Loom Loop, Polly Ho, mainly operates in the Chinese market, but burst onto the scene with her SS16 collection with Fashion Hong Kong last year. This year’s collection “The Separated Lovers” drew inspiration from an old Chinese folk tale about a weaver girl and a cow herder, with magpies and cows being the main motifs taken from it. Her signature dyed silk patterns were evident in many of the garments, with a blue monochromatic theme dominating the collection. This was starkly contrasted with the cow print accessories, where she payed homage to her Hong Kong roots by using the cow graphic from the iconic VITA dairy brand.