Who’s behind it: Designer Mim Mak started it in 2013. She called the label Hang – the German word for slope – to reflect its concept of three-dimensional clothes that give the wearer, and the viewer, different perspectives from every angle.

What’s in it: For her latest collection, Mak takes apart windbreakers and pieces them together with raw, undyed fabrics to create skirts and dresses. Knotting and weaving techniques also feature prominently.



Most of Ffixxed Studios’ fabrics are sourced from Japan. Excess materials accumulated over every season are upcycled into new designs hand-woven by Hong Kong women.
Who’s behind it: Australian couple Kain Picken and Fiona Lau. He studied fine arts at Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts, and she studied fashion at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. The brand began as a collaborative art project between the two in 2008 before becoming a ready-to-wear label in 2010.

What’s in it: Picken calls their clothes “everyday essentials” with a relaxed fit – never too oversized, and usually adjustable – for women and men. “The idea is for our clothes to adapt and respond to, and fit everybody,” says Picken.



Who’s behind it: Dora Chu, a graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins, worked for years at Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham, and Vivienne Tam before launching her label last year.

What’s in it: “Maison Vermillion is inspired by both the heritage and romanticism of the West and the delicacy of Eastern accents,” says Chu. For S/S ’18, the focus is on lacy, silk and crepe de chine evening wear, corsets and ruffle-accented dresses.

Hang, Ffixxed Studios and Maison Vermillion were presented at CENTRESTAGE (6-9 Sept) organised by HKTDC.