Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Whats Trending?

Hong Kong has some of the strangest weather I've ever come across and usually it's really cold during this time but I'm finding myself writing this in just a t-shirt.

For the first time since I can remember, I am desperately looking forward to summer. Usually I'm dreading the season because it's so hot and humid and hardly stylish because you want to wear as little as possible (without looking risque) to avoid melting under the sun.

But...... This year my outlook has totally changed and I think it might have something to do with this years trends or maybe I'm just becoming less cynical about HK weather.

So I picked out a top trend for 2013 that absolutely relates to us- Asian influence.
Kanch's design aesthetic is influenced by her heritage and Asian influences are very prominent in her designs. Even textiles are sourced from Thailand and India and lots of gems and jewels from from India, China and Hong Kong.

I picked some of my favourite Asian influenced pieces from our collections. The first, a Cheongsam Collar top with side detail embroidery. I especially love this top because of its soft silk cotton mesh fabric and minimalistic but beautiful hand stitched detail.
The second, an Ikat print dress our most viewed item on our E-shop has a Indonesian tradition print in a cotton woven fabric.
The next piece is a blue silk skirt that is hand silk screen printed in India.  Kanch's prints usually consist of family images that are manipulated on photoshop to create a better effect for the silk screen print process. I adore the colour combination of this skirt, the gold really pops on top of that vibrant blue silk and the shape is fun and flirty but perfect for a work event or outing with the girls!

This year, the jewellery trends are getting chunkier and brighter! 
We created a collection of charity bracelets in which 50% of proceeds go to charity! These collections are our brightest yet and the proceeds go to a great cause to help children and young adults get an education in India.
Recently we got our Valentines collection!! I love it when we get new stock sent in, its like Christmas!
For this special addition we used different centre pieces, gem covered crosses, lips and hearts with new hamsa hand pieces.

The great thing about these bracelets is that they are first and formost, for charity but secondly, they are totally versatile and a conversation piece! Pick the colours and centre pieces that suit you best and rock it out with a casual outfit or a glamourous ensemble.

They are on sale now on our e-shop so get them now in time for Valentines! Check out all the styles and email us if you'd like to purchase 3 or more at ! 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bridal Accessories

We've been getting a lot of calls recently about bridal appointments and we're so sorry to say that we're fully booked this year!
We've also dedicated a lot of our time to charity, and a lot of new projects and events we're planning but I've decided to do a little update on bridal accessories!

When we have beautiful brides come to us to get their dresses made towards the end of the process in the final stages, talk of accessories and jewellery usually follow as its getting closer to the date.
We usually say to keep in mind a few things...

One: Keep in mind your colour scheme for your entire wedding, if you're going with neutrals then stick to that palette, don't go for neon accessories, tone it down to match, not clash. You also have to consider your bridesmaids dresses and accessories.

Two: Tone it down, keep it elegant and classic. You dont want accessories and jewellery to distract on YOUR special day. If you have a complicated collar on your wedding dress dont wear a necklace, think about a headpiece and bracelet. *Don't wear too many rings, you don't want to divert the attention from the ring that means the most!

By Kanchan Couture
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Three: Be sensible about your shoes, keep in mind your location and duration of the wedding. If you're planning it on a beach wear some wedges to give you a better sense of gravity or some pretty sandals. If your wedding lasts hours, bring a change of shoes or wear some comfortable shoes like flats.

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Four: Find your signature style for your wedding dress. Make sure on your big day that you are completely true to yourself in sense of style and comfort. If you're a vintage gal, work around that for your wedding, it will be easier to do your research for clothing and jewellery even display items! The style of your dress will determine the amount of accessories, if you're having a winter wedding and your dress is long sleeves, accessorize with a gorgeous embellished veil or waist belt.

Princess, Classic, Boho, Vintage
Kanchan Couture, Nicole Miller, Amanda Wakely, Nicole Miller 

Congratulations on your big day!

Love, Petra & Kanch

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013


 I was looking through some of Kanch's old design images and decided to write a little about Kanch's first works and most extravagant.

I love Kanch's old designs and especially her pieces she created while she was at school because they didn't necessarily have to be wearable but were simply to showcase her abilities and design aesthetic,  which would later turn into more wearable but still fashionable (of course) clothing.

My favourite pieces are these few, in my opinion, where fashion meets art. The construction and printing are so intricate and not to mention all those layers!
Kanch loves using high quality or unusual material such as our bear hug shawl which is made of a wood blend silk.
The first piece is made of a thicker silk-crepe material so it holds the shape of the skirt and top really well and features one of Kanch's classic silk screen prints on the inside of the collar on top to give it that extra pop of contrasting colour.

The last two were pieces Kanch created at Uni and have a glamourous couture, vintage 40s feel to them which is very much Kanch's calling. The skirts for these are much like the ones in our office, layered on top of each other to create a fuller look. Typically in the 40s these were the best dresses and skirts to dance and jive in!
Through the years they've developed all the while keeping the essence of the 40s alive. Like Dior, they are keeping this classic style going but updating it and tweaking it every season.

I think one thing that Kanch and I have in common is our love for the classics, movies, clothes, and imagery which is what drew me to work with her in the first place.

Check out her past pieces below!!

Love, Petra

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Shoe Artistry

Hello lovelies!

So I just wanted to do a quick update of our new bespoke shoes!!!
Kanch was so kind to buy me these for my birthday and we got to design them from scratch.

The process was quite long as Kanch and I were quite picky about our shoes! The first step was measuring our feet and making sure our new shoes would be comfortable. We then picked our fabric and colours, shoe hieght and embellishments. After a couple of months we went back to check on them and try them and some adjustments were made. Now they’re in our homes and ready to wear!
Thank you to our talented friends and owners of Shoe Artisrty, Kit and Jeff for our wonderful shoes!

Contact them HERE

Love, Petra