Jul 31, 2012|
Paris-educated local designer Vien Lee utilizes luxe fabrics like silk chiffon, European lace and silk from Thailand and Shanghai. Her creations are chic, elegant and wearable. Belier Design creates cocktail dresses, evening gowns, contemporary-styled cheongsams and wedding dresses.
Room 1502, 15/F, CS Tower, 50 Wing Lok St., Sheung Wan, 2869-9030, www.belierdesign.com.
In operation since the 1960s, Linva Tailors is one of the best options for those who want to find an old-fashioned cheongsam tailor. You can bring your own silk or choose from a selection of beautiful, stylish fabrics. You’ll need to schedule a couple of fittings to walk away with the perfect traditional Chinse dress that’ll hug each and every curve just right.
G/F, 38 Cochrane St., Central, 2544-2456.
Japanese designer Naoko Tsuruta designs custom-made evening dresses inspired by kimonos. Whether you want a contemporary, chic or elegant dress, Naoko will design it for you, taking special care and consideration to your body type and how to dress it best.
G/F, 11 Stanley St., Central, 2521-6522, www.naokotsuruta.com (by appointment only).
The Chan brothers at Liii Liii are passionate about shoe design—so much so that they have three shops specializing in men’s, women’s and children’s shoes. With a choice of up to 1,000 colors, the leather is top quality and imported from Spain and Italy. The store also designs and produces handbags and accessories, enabling you to update your collection in one visit.
Shop 75, 1/F, Tower 2, Admiralty Centre, Admiralty, 2136-9739.
Opened due to the dearth of artistic hatwear boutiques in the city, Hatwoman has some of the finest hats in town; it’s impossible to walk by the store in Central without gawking. Carrying designs from top milliners from Hong Kong and abroad, the result is a gorgeous collection of fascinators, hats and other works of art.
Shop 209, 2/F, Man Yee Arcade, 68 Des Voeux Rd. Central, 2167-8337, www.hatwoman.hk.