Hong Kong's abundance of bridal boutiques provides any prospective bride-to-be with an amazing selection of gowns and dresses from an array of international designers. But if you're looking for something more unique — more distinctively Hong Kong — then check out these three local designers and the gowns you've been dreaming of.
The Lace Atelier
Hong Kong brand The Lace Atelier is inspired by all things French. As the name suggests, the label’s raison d’être is a love of lace, which you’ll find everywhere from veils and robes to pretty bustiers, corsets and lingerie to wear under your dress. A dreamy, romantic brand, Lace Atelier is ideal for any bride with a yearning to bring some European je ne sais quoi to her big day.
Egyptian-Chinese, raised in Hong Kong and educated in New York, Rania Hatoum is as glamorously international as it gets. And her brand reflects her life, with designs that draw inspiration from various eras and cultures across the globe. All of her distinctive dresses have a strong feminine aesthetic, with nipped-in waists, hourglass shapes, full skirts and lace finishes on the sleeves, waistlines and necklines.
The designer behind Kevolie is Kev Yiu, a Hongkonger with a penchant for fusing European and Asian style. His devotees include Fan Bingbing, Sammi Cheng and Ivana Wong—and his fan base continues to grow thanks to an exquisite bridal collection. A pioneer of the colourful wedding dress, Kevolie has a number of striking designs on the books including scarlet gowns and gold-embossed numbers. And if you prefer traditional white, he has everything from fashion-forward fringed dresses to traditional full-skirted designs. From an urban Hong Kong wedding to a beachy tropical do, there's a dress to suit every occasion.
This article was originally published in the December 2016 issue of Hong Kong Tatler Weddings