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HONG KONG | That couldn’t have been more fun! The wonderful creations of Twenty four rising independent fashion brands from the United Kingdom all in one place, at an amazing location overlooking the Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong’s skyline. Plus having the chance to speak with the brand's founders and designers; and discover their projects first hand. (Photo courtesy of UKTI) The selection of brands on showcase was excellent. The designs on display stood out for the craftsmanship, design and quality of their products.  In addition  some of the labels were particularly interesting due to the originality of their business models and approach to sustainable fashion. On top of that, Hong Kong based fashion illustrator Kitty N. Wong contributed to the fun of the event by doing live sketches.

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  Below some of the brands that caught our attention. Stay tuned because we'll be posting a few more features about the background of some of these brands, their collections and the things that inspire them.


Bottletop designs are created by highly skilled artisans from Brazil under the strictest sustainable method, which is monitored by Bottletop. Their handbags have been evolving throughout the years developing new and sophisticate collections that respond to the latest fashion trends. Always keeping craftsmanship and sustainability at the forefront. Celebrities such Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, Anna Wintour, Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo and Clare Danes, just to name a few, are already big fans of Bottletop.

Charlotte Aluna

Charlotte Aluna’s luxury handbags are entirely designed and handmade in London. Founder Charlotte Adsett wanted to create forever lasting handbags inspired by the iconic 1950s and 1960s travel cases. Her signature Lottie is designed as a vanity case-style box bag that caught the attention of celebrities like Lana del Rey, Olivia Palermo, Paloma Faith, Pixie Lott, Rita Ora and Taylor Swift.  

Cléo Ferin Mercury

Independent fashion designer Cléo Ferin founded his brand with the aim to update traditional silk square scarves by adding a touch of playful chic. The traditional fur scarves inspire her signature animal scarves. Instead of making them of fur she gives them a contemporary twist by using high-quality silk and eye catching colors to create animal shaped scarves.

Cristina Sabaiduc

Cristina Sabaiduc relies in the experimentation with high quality fabrics and the creation of one-of-a-kind prints to design unique items. The prints are created through an analog photographic process in collaboration with Jo Holland. The originality of the prints coupled with the use of technical fabrics make her signature scarves and jerseys effortlessly wearable.

House of Hackney

Originally founded as an interiors label with an emphasis on British-made, bold and subversive prints. Their iconic collections include refreshing fashion and lifestyle items.


Louche puts a strain in an effortless and yet enjoyable lifestyle. Their vintage inspired chic designs are feminine and casual, reminding of a playful attitude towards life. Their collections offer beautiful affordable clothes with an emphasis in design and quality fabrics. PHOTOS BY EARTH TO IRIS  

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