Friday, August 14, 2009

Lui Hon: Project Runway Australia’s Voice of Hope



Project Runway Australia series 2 is underway. For those, like frockwriter, who were unimpressed with the commercial RAFW offerings of PRA series 1 winner Juli Grbac, take heart. The edgy, unisex aesthetic of Malaysian Australian Lui Hon, who made it to the top four of last season's show, is quietly gathering speed. First up, Hon's womenswear and menswear is already stocked in Assin Sydney and Melbourne, which sells leading international labels such as Lanvin, Rick Owens, Dior Homme, Junya Watanabe and Haider Ackerman. Other stockists include Sydney’s Alistair Trung and Artwear and Perth’s Zekka. Hon's Autumn/Winter 2009 mini collection, previewed at the Melbourne Fashion Festival in March, can be seen on his website. But herewith an exclusive preview of Hon’s first complete production collection: SS0910's Voice of Hope.


















all photographs: christopher tovo


4 comments:

Rachel said...

I am one of the rare type that don't have pay TV, nor live at home with their parents so I haven't watched this tv show, but I'm hoping some good (not just well financed) talent comes through this pay tv series

A Colourful Guy Drowning In A Sea Of Penguins said...

This is a S/S collection? With Hon's heavy usage of black I could have sworn it was for A/W! Anyway, with Hon's seeming preference for draped black clothing I'd suggest he try selling into NZ. They love that style over here.

I would like to applaud Hon for using models that look healthy though - even if I don't care for the clothing itself. All of the models looks like a healthy, fit, young adults; as opposed to those pale, sickly looking stick-children that seem to be so prevalent at the moment.

A Colourful Guy Drowning In A Sea Of Penguins said...

Oh, damn! I was really tired when I wrote that above! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I've seen this particular look so many - too many - times. It seems Australian designers are becoming more derivative each season...

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