1 Tom Binns Riri painted Swarovski crystal and stone earrings > 2 Chinti and Parker Leopard-intarsia cashmere sweater > 3 Tom Binns Riri painted Swarovski crystal earrings > 4 Tom Binns A Riot of Color glow-in-the-dark Swarovski crystal necklace > 5 Markus Lupfer Metallic-sleeved top > 6 Tom Binns Electro Clash Nova painted Swarovski crystal necklace > 7 Tom Binns Faux Real Swarovski crystal, faux pearl and safety pin earrings > 8 Richard Nicoll Color-block cashmere sweater > 9 Tom Binns Soft Power painted Swarovski crystal earrings (All available on Net-a-Porter).
During my visit to Hong Kong, a city whose architecture and urban landscape is predominantly grey, hints of bright colour would pop up every now and again. I found colour in graffiti, shop fronts and windows, neon signs and of course street style outfits. I fell in love with the contrast of the bright against the grey.
(Architecture / Friends / VM at Lane Crawford / Anish Kapoor reflections / Street-style at Art Basel / Junya Watanabe jumpsuit, Issey Miyake Bao Bao bag, Toga boots / View from hotel room / The Whitepepper dress, Bao Bao bag, Toga boots / View from HK’s highest rooftop bar)
I’ve fallen in love with Hong Kong. The mix of old and new architecture, the food, the shopping and the endless list of things to do have all contributed to me falling for the city. The highlight of the trip was the Art Basel. Two levels in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre were filled with art by emerging local and international artists along with pieces from modern masters. It was so incredible to see works by the likes of Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anish Kapoor, Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst.
Another highlight; shopping. Joyce, IT and Lane Crawford are definite go-tos, they were by far my favourite stores. Their selections are daring and their visual merchandising inspiring. Joyce, IT and Lane Crawford all have outlets in Ap Lei Chau; about half an hour out from central, it is well worth a visit (labels such as Comme des Garçons, Dries Van Noten, Junya Watanabe, Undercover, Rick Owens and more are priced at over 50% off). Also nearby is the Prada and Miu Miu outlet which stocks ready-to-wear, as well as shoes, bags and accessories. The shopping in Hong Kong can be pretty overwhelming at times due to the vast amount of choice and there are still so many stores and independent boutiques to discover. I can’t wait to go back.