the industry strikes back!

Earlier this year, Electric sekki proudly partnered up with 10 of Hong Kong's most inspirational creatives for our annual Les Artistes initiative. We worked with talented upcoming Hong Kong photographer, Dicky Manana, to shoot 10 bright young things who work closely with the fashion industry. The bright colours, prints and textiles of 2012 inspired a comic-book style Industry Strikes Back! photo shoot and video, where each artist involved was depicted as a superhero sent to save the world for the darkness of bordom and ennui.

It was an honor to work with so many talented, cool people, all working together on this fantastic creative endeavor. Hong Kong is most often referred to as a financial paradise, filled with commercial opportunities and financial gain, but it's also full of wonderfully creative-driven people who are striving for innovation and pushing the boundaries of our imaginations each day. See our Les Artistes: The Industry Strikes Back! superheros, shot by, below.

Les Artistes: The Industry Strikes Back! features DJs Allan Ho and Ivan Sit of High Tech Orchestra, fashion stylist Cheryl Leung, photographer Dicky Manana, Lane Crawford buyers Kelly Wong and Charles Lo, Electric sekki Brand Stylist KK Kwong, I.T Merchandise Manager Tracey Cheng, Buzz Concepts PR & Marketing Manager Francisco Ricafort and Konzepp Style Curator Juan-Carlos Aquino.

Les Artistes: The Industry Strikes Back! also features clothing from:
Eryn Brinie, FEIT, Horace, INSIGHT 51, ksubi, One Teaspoon, Richard Nicoll, sass & bide and Something Else by Natalie Wood.


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This breezy glitter spot embellished halter-neck dress from sass & bide is victorious in more ways than one.  Not only does the dress look positively victorious on 4th And Bleeker blogger-come-model/photographer/stylist Alexandra Spencer, it's also called the 'Meaning of Victory' dress, too.  These photos of Alexandra in the woods of Boston are so sublime we almost don't believe they're real; with Alexandra's otherworldly nymph-like features, the mystical glow of the forrest, and the ethereal drapery of the dress, these photos are victorious in every sense of the word.

sass & bide is currently available in Hong Kong at Harvey Nichols, I.T and Little Black Dress.


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les artistes two: the industry strikes back!

Tomorrow evening, we'll be celebrating our Les Artistes II: The Industry Strikes Back! project in style; our annual Les Artistes project is a celebration of upcoming creative talent in Asia.  It is our way of showing support and appreciation for those warriors who are fighting to keep innovation and courage alive in the Asian creative scene.  This year, we're presenting ten artistes who we see as creative superheros: The Crawford Crew, Super Stylist, The IT Hunter, The Sound Warriors, Shadow Ninja, Kaptain Konzepp and Style Fighter.  Can you guess who each of them are?  We'll be revealing their identities each day next week.  Make sure to check in and find out!

In the meantime, check out our first Les Artistes project which was produced last year in collaboration with Daniel Garriga and Elite Photography here.


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while you still can

It's the end of August and that means the end of summer is nearing... and you know what that means?  That's right, it means wearing everything quintessentially 'summer' while you still can.  For us, one of our mandatory summer staples is undoubtedly cut-off denim.  Sure, some people love it so much they even wear tights underneath and pass them off as winter-wear in cooler months.  But, seriously, it just doesn't look as good, and you know it.  So embrace this warm weather while we still have it and wear those cut-offs while you still can!  And, in case you're wondering, our absolute favourites come courtesy of One Teaspoon and ksubi, but you probably already knew that.

One Teaspoon is available in Hong Kong exclusively at I.T
ksubi is available in Hong Kong at I.T and LAB CONCEPT.


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spotted on: ana r

Just as in New York, Paris, London and Milan, Hong Kong also has its own set of supermodels, and at the very top of that set is modeling veteran, Ana Rivera.  This half-Korean/half-Puerto Rican beauty has been modelling all over the world for over a decade and she's still very much at the top of her game.  As one of Hong Kong's most in-demand models, she's become a celebrity in her own right.  We had the pleasure of  working with her on a shoot recently and, not only is her beauty otherworldly, she's also got a wicked sense of humour, an astute degree of professionalism and an incredibly kind personality.  Here she is looking gorgeous in items from TELA, (nude), Stylestalker, Something Else by Natalie Wood, Peter Som and sass & bide.

Versace cropped top, TELA skirt, Giuseppe Zanotti boots, Karen Millen belt.

Something Else by Natalie Wood blazer, Stylestalker skirt, Celine necklace, stylist's own top.

Stylestalker dress, sass & bide feathered vest, stylist's own belt.

Vintage lace jacket, BCBG dress, Tom Binns earrings, Mischa clutch, stylist's own arm cuffs.

(nude) cropped sweater, Peter Som pants, vintage Versace belt, Mischa clutch, Steve Madden heels, stylist's own jewelry.

S.Nine gown, Mischa clutch, Jimmy Choo stilettos, stylist's own jewelry.

Photographer: Paul S.
Stylist: Priscilla I'Anson
Make-up: Ryan Li
Hair: Ross Kwan


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You already know how much we're digging the metallic trend this season, so it should come as no surprise to you that we're obsessed with these holographic pants from Chalayan.  Sure, they're not for the faint hearted, but if you've got the confidence (and the bod) to pull them off, then, seriously, we're begging you to please do it!  If we saw some hot chick rocking these on the street, that would seriously make our year.  Need some inspiration to get you moving?  Here's supermodel Miranda Kerr rocking the Chalayan hologram pants in Vogue Turkey and So You Think You Can Dance? blonde bombshell Cat Deeley wearing them at the Teen Choice Awards.  They've even popped up in the windows of Harvey Nichols in London.  What did we tell you -- these pants are so major!

Chalayan Black and Chalayan Grey are currently available in Hong Kong at I.TLiger and Initial, in China at I.T, in Singapore at Tang's and Ambush, in Taiwan at Secret Service and Tuan Tuan, in Korea at HanstyleRaumSupernormal and Hanwha Galleria.


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best bet: pastel pink

Think pastel pinks are just for little girls and wannabe princesses?  Think again.  Pastel pink had a complete makeover and is fast becoming a new fashion favourite -- we even think it's a best bet for the season.  The colour is flattering on all skin tones and instantly gives you a feminine edge.  Taiwan superstar, Joe Chen 陳喬恩, recently chose a baby pink dress from Twenty8Twelve for a photoshoot; with its figure-hugging cut and its modern neckline, this pink dress is feminine-chic without being girlie sickly-sweet.  Take a chance, try something different, and introduce some pastel pink into your wardrobe this season.

Convinced?  Check out more cool pastel pink styles we love from Twenty8Twelve below.

Twenty8Twelve is currently available in Hong Kong exclusively at I.T


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the new wild ones

Insight 51's Fall 2012 collection 'The New Wild Ones' took inspiration from Neo-Expressionism, through its use of bold, energetic clashing prints and popping colours.  It's the quintessential Cool-Girl look that you see on gorgeous young things on the streets, with their nonchalant beauty and perfect unkept manes.  And, in classic Insight style, it all looks so comfortable--the kind of clothing you can wear for a mystery stroll through the brush, knowing that the pieces will look even better if you get them a bit dirty here or accidentally pull a seam there.  Check out their killer lookbook below and get inspired for a winter full of Insight.

Insight is currently available in Hong Kong at I.T, Bauhaus, Beams and Ray Beams, Initial and Island Wake.


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We were backstage at the Chalayan Fall/Winter 2012 'Domisilent' show at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year in March; we even took you with us on a backstage video tour (which you can see here).  One of our favourite fashion websites, Dazed Digital, was there as well, and they managed to get some fantastic snaps.  Seeing all these great images of the intricate details on the clothes, the sumptuous shapes, the gorgeous hair and, of course, top models like Hanne Gabby Odiele, Diaine Conterato and Maria Bradley, is making us relive the excitement all over again.  Jealous much?  Relive it with us -- check out the backstage atmosphere below and watch the video again here.

See more at Dazed Digital here.

Chalayan Black and Chalayan Grey are currently available in Hong Kong at I.T, Liger and Initial, in China at I.T, in Singapore at Tang's and Ambush, in Taiwan at Secret Service and Tuan Tuan, in Korea at Hanstyle, Raum, Supernormal and Hanwha Galleria.


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gangnam style

PSY is set to have the biggest musical comeback Korea's ever seen, due to his viral music video to hit tune Gangnam Style.  Thanks to YouTube, PSY's fame has increased exponentially--having posted his hilarious Gangnam Style on the video sharing platform, he's garnered almost 30 million views in the one month it's been online.  Gangnam Style refers to an affluent area of Korea called Gangnam, and the song is all about a luxurious lifestyle.  So what's the big deal about PSY?  Well, first of all, he's funny as hell, he's got killer dance-moves and, finally, he's got a unique fashion style that he embraces wholeheartedly.  So it's obvious why we're so crazy about him.  And we fell for him even more when we saw his 'love interest' in the video dressed in a House of Holland 'Bingo Ball' sweater -- I think it's safe to say that we're in love!

House of Holland's 'Bingo Ball' sweater makes a stunning appearance!

House of Holland is available at A Boutique and Liger in Hong Kong; Feispace, Glossy, Arrtco and in China; 707 in Indonesia; Darling You, Koon and Tom Greyhound Downstairs in Korea; Nicole Boutique in Macau; Inhabit in Singapore; Secret Service in Taiwan, and Emporium in Thailand.


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