10 Gen.T Fashionistas Changing The Hong Kong Stylescape

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March 30, 2017 | BY Rebecca Cairns

They’re shaking up the local style scene

From fashion bloggers to online shopping curators, these 10 young fashionistas are in the business of cool. Up your social IQ and get style-smart by following the Generation T sartorial icons and entrepreneurs who are changing Hong Kong’s fashion scene.

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Harris Chan: Creative Director of Moiselle

Instagram: @harris_chan_ph

Fashion is in Harris Chan’s blood. His parents started women’s clothing label Moiselle in 1997, featuring high-end luxury brands and unique, hand-made designs. But Chan’s given the brand a youthful makeover and made it his own since becoming Creative Director in 2009—his fresh and innovative collections are a favourite of the local glitterati.

When he’s not gracing international fashion shows, he’s the face of media campaigns for luxury brands like Tod’s.

René Chu: Founder of Revé by René

Instagram: @reveeyewear

Fed up with not being able to find the perfect pair of sunnies, designer René Chu took to the drawing board and created her own eponymous range of sunglasses.

Chu’s unique style—think quirky cat ears and a bold aesthetic—quickly cemented her in the international fashion and design industry. Her glasses were sold in Colette, the authoritative Parisian boutique, just four months after being launched.

Tina Leung: Fashion blogger and stylist

Instagram: @tinaleung

Tina Leung surrounds herself with beautiful people and beautiful clothes. She’s renowned in Hong Kong for her lavish looks and stunning statement outfits. With pals as fashionable as her wardrobe (Bryanboy, one of the original influencers, is a close friend), she’s become a style sensation promoting for brands like Gucci and Tod’s. 

Yen Kuok: CEO/Founder of Guiltless 

Instagram: @yenskiboo

Yen Kuok shook up the fashion world with her online store, Guiltless, which takes an ethical approach to fashion through selling a curated selection of pre-loved luxury items. Kuok believes in quality over quantity, and promotes eco-friendly and sustainable practices to end fast-fashion fads.

Joyce Lam: Co-Founder of Rue Gembon

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Instagram: @jjoycelam

Launched in 2013, Rue Gembon is the go-to for luxury jewellery online. Taking advantage of one of the fastest growing online markets, Joyce Lam presents curated collections of high-end fashion and statement jewellery pieces that have garnered global attention.

A minimalist aesthetic and quality materials have brought celebrity fans knocking, including Kendall Jenner, the Hadid sisters and Olivia Palermo.

Jonathan Cheung: Co-Founder of Buzz Agency

Instagram: @jc_jonathancheung

Jonathan Cheung, or JC to his friends, lives by the words "work hard, play harder". He is both the life of the party and the well-dressed entrepreneur who co-founded Buzz Agency, the event/PR firm that organises VIP parties for fashion brands in town. From Net-a-Porter to Prada, Cheung is changing the way we celebrate and connect to fashion, one luxe party at a time. 

Dee Poon: Chief Brand Officer at PYE

Instagram: @deedeepoon

Ever wondered where to get the perfect shirt? Dee Poon knows. Between textile manufacturing business Esquel and shirting specialist Pye, Poon is quickly building an apparel empire—and based on her recent collaborations with Cathay, it looks set to continue on from success to success.

Lois Tien: Brand Manager at Anagram

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Instagram: @loistien

Her father founded workwear label G2000 in 1985, which completely altered the local landscape of professional clothing, so Lois Tien’s entrepreneurial spirit is not entirely a surprise. Currently the brand manager of her family-owned label, Anagram, she works with Hong Kong stores and boutiques to promote their chic, flirty collections.

Arne Eggers: Asia VP of Karla Otto

Instagram: @arne_eggers

Formerly the fashion editor at Hong Kong Tatler, Arne Eggers sought out a different side of luxury fashion and delved into the world of PR. Now vice-president of the prestigious international PR firm Karla Otto in Asia, the fashion-savvy gent is working with brands like Chloe, Berluti and Moncler to connect fashion with the world.

Anais Mak: Fashion Designer

Instagram: @anais.mak

She’s drawn the attention of Italian Vogue and Rem Koolhaas, and was included in Fashion Asia 2016’s “Designers to Watch” list, so Anais Mak is naturally on our radar. The sharp silhouettes and subtly feminine flare of her fashion brand Jourden have made Mak’s clothes a favourite in the Hong Kong fashion scene.

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Harris Chan

Creative director, Moiselle

René Chu

Founder, Revé by René

Tina Leung

Stylist, fashion blogger and social media influencer

Jonathan Cheung

Co-founder, Buzz Agency

Yen Kuok

Founder, Guiltless

Joyce Lam

Founder, Rue Gembon

Dee Poon

Managing director of Brands and Distribution, Esquel Group

Lois Tien

Brand manager, Anagram

Arne Eggers

Senior vice president, Karla Otto

Anais Jourden Mak

Founder, Jourden
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