This summer, I have the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong to explore the street fashion of Asia. Hong Kong is known for its high rise buildings, historical infrastructures, busy city life, shopping, and food. This trip has given me the opportunity to experience all that.
The street fashion scene in Asia is somewhat different than the States. Although they carry American brands such as Obey, Crooks & Castles, Staple, or XLARGE, I paid closer attention to what the local brands had to offer. A local streetwear conglomerate, I.T. Group, houses a number of local brands. A few brands stood out to our attention include Fingercroxx, :CHOCOOLATE:, and IZZUE are just a few to name. The I.T. is found in almost every shopping mall in Hong Kong, and houses mainly new and upcoming brands that are worth a glance. If the public respond positively to a particular brand, they are then given the opportunity to distribute in a greater scale. The I.T. offers new and upcoming independent brands a chance to rise & shine. A belief we firmly adopted - to Rise Independently.
:Choocolate: flagship in Tuen Moon, Hong Kong.There were also a number of AAPE by a Bathing Ape shops. AAPE is a subsidiary line of Bape, which it offers products at a more affordable price range.AAPE by a Bathing Ape flagship in Sha Tin, Hong Kong.
A Bathing Ape Pirate Store sells all Bathing Ape goodies at a discounted price.
A Bathing Ape Pirate Store in Tung Chung, Hong Kong.
D-MOP is a local chain store that houses high-end street fashion.D-MOP
in Tuen Moon, Hong Kong.
The biggest UNIQLO store in Hong Kong is located in Causeway Bay. This store consists of two stories, with very unique interior décor to display its products.
UNIQLO in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Another shop that caught my attention is ALAND. Located at Lee Theatre, the store carries fashion goods designed by Korean designers. There is a lot of quality and customization in these products, which earned me a lot of respect. While these fancy boutique shops are all great, the one place that caught my attention the most has to be the Rise Shopping Arcade (利時商場), located at Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. This place is almost impossible to locate if you don't know your way around. Inside this multilevel center is a hand full of small clothing shops . We are talking about 100 sq ft per shop. The majority of these shops do not even have names. With most of them imported their clothing directly from Korea, you can expect to find some of the trendiest street fashion
Gazing over The Peak, Hong Kong.
- Wil L.
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