SPITGAN TV: HAVEN STREET

We bring you the shopping district of Haven Street in Hong Kong and some of the personalities that inhabit it!

銅鑼灣,嘈到拆天的一個鬧市,居然從利園小巷一路向後行到盡頭有個「第三世界」。從馬路對面望去,小巷大廈,好不吸引。直入大廈地下復行數十步,便豁然開朗。在那個地方,有車房、高級餐廳、茶記、本地品牌、唐樓和豪宅… 那裡,沒有階級意識的界線。一個超現實的現實世界,就在銅鑼灣。和平、寧靜。

Special Thanks: LUDDITE, Still House, HOLA Classic, Wagamamaplayground, Roadmentic
Filming and Editing: Falcon Lam
Direction : Chu Choi Ying

HKDI FASHION DESIGN GRADUATION SHOW PT.3

Of course a great effort was put forth, without a doubt. Upon closer inspection I feel there was strong innovation from the textile designs, which might have gone unnoticed by most. It was dissappointing to see that my favorite 2 collections also did not make the graduate show. I guess why we are the critics and they are the professors! Regardless best of luck in the near future to the class of 17 and may your creativity compel you to success! SPITGAN is watching!

不過實際上,我對作品卻有一絲失望。主要是每個系列都太過相似,用色偏暗、Layer的造型、西服外套..有一兩個系列我寧願將他們結合為一組。雖然如此,有三個系列也倒是很有趣的。

第一個是Dale To的Moth,雪紡印上橫間,透視入面的直間恤衫,從而產生少許模糊的視覺效果。拼接格仔和和直間的上衣產生對比,看久了可能會有點頭暈,哈哈!另一個是Fa Leung的Conceal掩飾。如果你當日在場,肯定記得頭頂燈罩的這個系列。我特別喜歡他重新演譯了日本和服的感覺,由其那對「4腳鞋」。還有一個John Ng的Mismatch。將西裝當下身或許是個old story,但我喜歡再加上超高腰吊帶褲的男子,好像英國那些年老紳士般,高貴、成熟、優雅。特別一提他用的布料品質很好,是眾多系列中最讓我留意到的。

也許DI的作品未必是最令我驚訝的創作,但他們的作品可穿程度較高,品質也不錯。他們雖然少了一份天馬行空的奇想,卻多了一份踏實穩重。我想這個是兩個Style的學院風格吧!

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HKDI FASHION DESIGN GRADUATION SHOW PT.1

So the next gen is graduating! Graduation season is upon us! Our full squad went to attend the HKDI graduation show and see what this year’s crop was all about. First plus? This backstage was organized as F! It was a calm, smooth ship of teams working together. No stress, no frantic nervousness in the air…Truly impressive. Even shows in Paris didn’t look this cool! Who was responsible for this? Continued in Part 2.

我想,在香港讀Fashion,Poly U和HKDI肯定是兩大巨頭。每年他們的 graduation show 都吸引不少行內行外的人。上次去過Poly的Grad Show,令我更加期待HKDI的表現。因為我覺得HKDI的應該比其他院校更有優勢、更多人材。因為DI除了時裝課程,還有造型、舞台、燈光、攝影、PR、傳媒、Event planning等課程,肯定能夠豐富整個Show吧!今次的Grad Show更加聯同其他科一齊搞展覽,一次過展示出DI培訓出來自優勢人材。真不能想像到底每年有多少創意在這個地方發生!

第二部分繼續—>

Photos : Nick D for precursorprints.com
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HONG KONG CUSCS FASHION EXHIBITION

有日放假,突然SPITGAN的Facebook page收到了一個中文message(真的未試過有人用中文message我們哈哈!)。原來是中文大學專業進修學院Fashion Design and Business的同學邀請我們去Graduation Exhibition。老實說,當同學帶我去到展覽場地,我有點錯愕。因為那只是學院中一條走廊和班房,地方很小、燈光很暗。但我意想不到,居然不少同學都在自己的架前,可以直接介紹自己的系列。這個行為我十分欣賞,可以看得出他們對自己作品的心思和重視,是我在其他學院展覽是比較少見的。除此之外,每個同學都有一張collection postcard,可以想像到他們用了多少時間準備。

雖然我十分欣賞他們的心機,但既然是Fashion design and business的展覽,我所要求的肯定更多,除了設計,還有視覺效果、造型等等。我必需指出在這幾方面,他們都有很大的進步空間。首先是設計方面,不少貼身設計的作品胸和腰的線條比例略有偏差,導致不少image photo的造型都有衣不稱身的感覺。有些貼身設計什至沒有預留胸部線條的摺位,令穿著時衣料有大量摺痕。布料方面,特別是拼接布料的設計,布的品質重量相差太遠,當這兩種布拼接一起,原本有趣的設計即時被那塊布拖垮了。這點必須注意。

然後是視覺表達方面,19個系列的image photo基本上是同一姿勢,不能突顯設計優點,也帶不出設計理念和故事。而且當日的展覽只有少數同學有留意到展區的設計,使可觀性大大減低,也營造不到系列故事的氣氛。

不過對於這在時裝方面較新發展的學院課程,我覺得已經做得不俗。我記得有一位同學跟我提過,她買回來的布料因爲不是她心目中的透視,於是她一格一格人手挑起部分紗料。這份毅力相信在其他充滿資源的Fashion school找不到吧!CUSCS加油!

攝影 Photo From / Fish Yu
撰文 Article From / Jose Chu
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毒品/ANN DEMEULEMEESTER MEN’S SNEAKER

Extra thick sole for this Ann Demeulemeester sneaker. Feelin’ the silhouette and the black on black only gonna cloak it in stealth. For da fellas.

Available at ssense.com
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PAUL’S CORNER. MAY 21, 2017

Every speak entirely in cuss words? That’s what Paul’s Corner is like in language. Trust me it’s a high level and hard to do. Respect game. Disturbed, clearly. 18+ and ya mama!

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時裝片/FASHION FILM : THE UNCANNY VALLEY, STELLA MCCARTNEY

The Uncanny Valley by Philippa Price is an interesting visual. It’s quite a departure from Stella’s usual, ‘pretty’ girls aesthetic. It a dark, psychadelic adventure of two clownish looking characters wearing the lastest fashions and wandering aimlessly in boredom.

時裝片/FASHION FILM : ROSE DES VENTS, UNDER THE SEA

A fun, illustrated adventure for Dior jewelry.