Sunday, October 30, 2011

We've Moved!

Hi everyone! The KC blog has now been moved!

Check out our new and improved blog HERE

We're so excited to start fresh and include so many for features from videos, look book images,
event images, holiday images, photo shoots and more!

Thanks for all your love and support, we hope you'll keep following us!

Love, Petra

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Colour Palette: Green

Looking around our office its easy to see that Kanch and I are very colourful people, as our office looks like a rainbow threw up in it!

I was browsing through our clothes from Brussels that we hadn't seen in about a year and I picked my favourite colour; green and found a couple of items that I love in that colour.
I don't know why green is my fave, all the things I love just so happen to be green, green tea ice cream, mint, my phone case, and my favourite pair of shoes... I could go on!

One thing I love about the colour is that it works on just about any skin tone, from dark to light whether its a dress, jacket, trousers, hat or a plain old green tee it works.

I pick out a couple of things, some which i'm happy to say are back in stock after they were sold out to popular demand! I was so happy to see some of our old stock, opening the packages was like discovering gold as we've now got tons of skirts back in stock!

Green Brocade High Waisted Skirt - BACK IN STOCK
I think I'd have to say that this is one of my top 5 faveourite skirts from Kanchan Couture.
I love the fabric and the green is such a rich colour.

Teal Green Gift/Shoe Bag
I love this bag as its perfect for the gal on the go. Kanch and I have events to attend regularly and usually head there straight after work, so we carry our heels in our bag until we leave for our event!

Green Tear Drop Cuff- BACK IN STOCK
My favourite accessories from Kanchan Couture have to be these cuffs. I love the grungy look of the leather and the embellishment of the tear drop. Its edgy but still feminine.
Teal Music Note Bracelet- NEW
Kanch recently designed a collection called My Boyfriend is Rockstar and I really like the chunkiness of this bracelet, its a statement piece and its all you need for an outfit!

Classic Forest Green Guriya Scarf - IN 11 COLOURS
Perfect for a summer or autumn breeze, made of a beautiful silk and a unique screen print and can be worn in multiple ways, its a must have!

Forest Green Underjupe
You can't go wrong with a heavy pleated skirt like this. It's a flattering shape and works for all figures.

Green Tea Trench Coat
Ideal for a breezy day and is truly a must have. You can wear it over your jeans or dress, casual or formal its up to you!

Kanch's colour palette is such a breathe of fresh air, they're vibrant, eccentric and full of life.
I can't wait to show you our IFF 10 piece collection!
Love, Petra

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Magazine Collection

Yesterday I was having a little trouble thinking of what to write for our blog topic.
I was going from fashion site to fashion site to find some inspiration on what to write. Nothing has really happened lately in the fashion world other than the ex wife of Gucci heir, Maurizio Gucci decided to stay in prison rather than parole for having her husband killed in 1995.

So scanned our office and my eyes met with Kanch's impressive fashion magazine collection.
When we first moved into our temp office I had quickly flicked through some of Kanch's old Vogue's needless to say it wasn't enough time to look through everything- ha ha

Then Kanch asked me to do some research for our new improved blog that will launch at the end of this month. We want to create a really great educational, interesting, inspirational and of course fun new blog so i was researching some ideas for our blog-make-over.

I have to say that my favourite magazines from Kanch's collection are the more artsy kind like purple, 10 and 032c. I mean don't get me wrong I adore Vogue and the editorial spreads are beautiful but Vogue caters to a certain audience and don't usually push the boundaries on an artistic level which others do.I enjoy the grungy simplistic art which purple, 10 and 032c happily offer. The editorials featured in these magazines are always fashionable but they have that artistic edge where it crosses the line between art and a look book.

I don't know what it is about fashion magazines, I also love collecting them but If I had every single one that I had ever bought still i'd need another apartment to store it all in. Such a shame i couldn't keep them all! I love looking at old magazines, trends from back then, stories, and news. Needless to say I have started my collection again and vowed never to throw any away, lets see how that goes!

I came up with some great research and I can't wait for all of you to see it! We've got a few ideas for the blog and now I'm off to do some drafts for Kanch.
Check out a section of Kanch's collection!

Love, Petra

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Islamic Fashion Festival

About a month ago Kanch told me that we are showing at Islamic Fashion Festival, my initial reaction was ‘oh really how interesting’ and since that day we’re both been watching fashion shows that we usually would not have thought to in order to understand the culture of the women in the Islamic world. Two words spring to mind – beautiful and elegant to describe these women.

Being intrigued on what exactly were the laws on Islamic Fashion and what it means I Google it and I found an interesting quote from the Qur'an

“And say that the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss.

—Sura 24 (An-Nur), ayat 30-31, Qur'an[1]”

I think its incredible how women these days stick to their religious rules and are yet having so much fun at these fashion festival with all sorts of color, fabrics, shapes and cuts....this is creativity sets them free.

Usually in fashion you see boundaries being pushed with sexual references or simply not covering enough of your bits and pieces. Looking at some of the images from past IFF runway shows I've been fascinated with how much these designers can do with certain rules implemented. Keeping religion in mind, this is a different kind of challenge, making a garment look incredible covering almost 95% of the body and Kanchan Couture likes challenges so bring it on.

I've seen beautifully printed fabric and draping from designers of past IFF shows and its quite inspirational. I love how designers are forced to focus on different aspects of the garment as the length can't change but embellishments, colours, draping, layers and drama is encouraged.

We are in the process of designing and making a 10 piece collection, which has brought an excitement in the air – one afternoon Kanch and I were talking about one of the 2 pcs outfits and it great to see how we are totally on the same page of what Kanch's vision is for the collection, so stay tuned to see the beauties go down that runway!

Have a look at some of our inspiration images.

IFF Founder, Dato Raja Rezza

Love, Petra

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fashion Turbans

On Monday Kanch had mentioned that it would be cool if we learnt how to tie turbans for a special top secret project Kanchan Couture is working on.

So Kanch scheduled a little lesson on turban tying at the Sikh Temple in Wanchai on Wednesday which was fun and educational.

When we arrived at the temple it was very calm and peaceful. We took off our shoes and covered our heads with a bandana before we entered.
Before we were shown to our lesson we walked around and Kanch's mum told us a little about the history of the temple, being the oldest in Hong Kong at 100+ years old.

For this certain project Kanch and I are working on is for both fashionable and religious purposes and the reason we went to our private lesson was because we wanted to research on new inventive ways and ideas to modernize the turban.

I didn't realise there was an art to turban tying and all the styles and ways to tie them, whether it be for religious purposes or fashionable. I never realised how intricate and patient you have to be.

We were both looking online before our lesson to brainstorm for this project which we are both really excited for.

Here are some photos from our lesson...

I looked online at some photographs and runway shows featuring the turban as an accessorie and seeing that it was making a come back last year it has gone out of control in 2011! The look is all over the cat walk with gorgeous bright colours and embellishments

Sarah Jessica Parker on the set on Sex and the City


Cover of Vogue.

Stay tuned to see what our next project is! I'll give you a hint, its Fashion Week in....
Love, Petra

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