Perhaps the proudest moment of any shopaholic is when they hunt down the ultimate bargain at a remote sample sale before anyone else grabs hold of it. On that note, my trip to the Tung Chung outlets was definitely an unprecedented success; having found this stunning down jacket with an exaggerated profile and oversized collar. Doesn't it resemble one of those avant-garde, experimental Gareth Pugh jackets? At HKD400, there was no need for second thoughts.
28 February 2014
24 February 2014
DESIGN | Minimalist furniture design by Tokujin Yoshioka creates 'Element Collection' for Italian furniture brand Desalto
True to its name, Tokujin Yoshioka's pure, unadulterated aesthetic underscores an elemental simplicity made visible by his approach to furniture design. Set atop inclined rectangular prisms, the Japanese designer's collection of minimalist tables is the fruitful result of his collaboration with Italian furniture brand Desalto.
22 February 2014
First off, my sincere apologies for the recent lack of updates. It's been a hectic week of research and writing for the following article but I assure you that there will be more amazing content soon to come (look carefully and you'll even find a new addition to the site that is already up and running). That, and many more coming soon to Cut & Copy!
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off Fall 2014 with a number of strong collections geared towards practicality; most notable in the outerwear department where survival appears to be a recurring theme for designers.
With MBFW comes a certain amount of sportswear that is signature to the design aesthetic of New York's vibrant fashion scene. Monochromatic hues appear on many of the collections with figures either exaggerated by large overcoats or restrained with sharp menswear-inspired tailoring. Textural elements such as jacquards, wool knits, satin and fur is another key trend revealing innovative fabrics that seamlessly merge comfort with design, especially when combined together creating new methods of construction.
Below is a selection of my favourite MBFW designers for Fall 2014 together with a short review for each show. Noteworthy collections include Alexander Wang, Christian Siriano, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Suno.
Stay tuned for more Fashion Week roundup reports in the next couple of weeks. Next stop, London!
10 February 2014
A couple of days ago, I came across this amazing bracelet while browsing through the Colette online store. Created by Adrien Messié and Erwann Le Louër, their minimal aesthetic is a breath of fresh of air that merges both form and function in jewellery design.
Chief designer Messié uses the word "monoproduct" to describe their collection of bracelets. With a utilitarian design that is both easy-to-wear and hard to resist, Le Gramme easily captures the essence of a modern wardrobe staple.
9 February 2014
(Image courtesy of Alberto Seveso)
It's been a while since I've posted a music playlist and it's safe to say that I've used Soundcloud and Spotify to the limit searching for quality content. With fashion comes innovation, and there's no doubt that music on the runway is equally as cutting edge. Fashion leader and master of social media Alexander Wang is known for his collaborations and his knack for finding upcoming talent (with notable artists such as Bon Qui Qui, Azzealia Banks and Die Antwoord having all been featured in his video ad campaigns).
For Spring 2014, Cut & Copy unveils a selection of tunes that are fresh and definitely dance-worthy. Major Lazer (a.k.a. Diplo/Thomas Pentz) does it again with his newly released dancehall-inspired "Aerosol Can" featuring aggressive non-sequitors from rapper Pharrell Williams. Austin based pop rock band starts off strong in their recent single "Be Reasonable, Diane", with catchy guitar licks and a feel-good chorus. Another favourite from British folk/blues artist George Ezra is his hit single "Budapest" having also been featured in Burberry's latest Spring campaign.
Click below the jump to see the entire playlist!
8 February 2014
Things got a bit nostalgic as I peered through the many files stored on my laptop. Curiously, I rediscovered a batch of my old photos that I somehow forgot about. In a folder named "I <3 HK" (original name I know), I stumbled upon 4 gems that I thought deserved to be shown on Cut & Copy. Pity I only had so little... I suppose it's a prompt for me to continue with this photographic journey, if I can call it that.
Nevertheless, these 4 photographs capture some of my favourite moments in this crazy city. It's definitely one filled with many contrasts: East and West, modern versus traditional, noise versus solitude, and so forth. Together with Röyksopp's jukebox inspired single "Twenty Thirteen", I happily reminisce and love my city even more.
30 January 2014
FASHION | The Power of Narrative: Kate Moss in Alexander McQueenSpring/Summer 2014 Campaign by Steven Klein
I've always enjoyed a good piece of poetry, especially when things never seem as they are and words carry a double meaning. The master of subversion (in fashion at least) is none other than l'enfant terrible, Alexander McQueen, whose rise to prominence pays tribute to his skillful mastery of illuminating beauty even in the darkest of subjects.
Starring Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen's latest campaign, acclaimed fashion photographer Steven Klein shoots Moss in a post-apocalyptic world that takes advantage of his dark photographic aesthetic.
24 January 2014
It feels like ages since I've made a visit to my own blog Cut & Copy (in contrast, my street style blog Style on Pottinger still maintains a twice weekly schedule somehow) but I guess this is what school does to you... I'm already missing fashion a lot lately, considering the dream I had last night of shopping at a crazy sale (I somehow eyed a pair of Maison Martin Margeila pants made of plastic for HKD 800, if that makes any sense at all). Thankfully, we've got the Spring 2014 Couture collections to keep my fashion fantasies in check.
12 January 2014
I've always loved bold statement pieces whether it be a sequinned dress or a maximalist piece of accessory. Come Spring 2014, Swarovski has unveiled a collection that is filled with enviable pieces fit for any wardrobe. See that necklace above? Case in point.