I.N.K makes its mark at The Promenade Shops

I.N.K

The Promenade Shops at Galaxy Macau™ has added to its impressive array of menswear boutiques with I.N.K, a pop-up store featuring designs from Macanese fashion team Kris Chan and Inky Leong. At I.N.K, visitors will discover a ready-to-wear line and accessories that are both cutting-edge and culture-crossing. The pop-up store was launched on 21 July and will be open at The Promenade Shops until 21 January 2018.

Taking its name from literal ink and the creative process, I.N.K is also an abbreviation of the names of operations director Leong and creative director Chan. The new brand caters to aesthetes who want to set the trends instead of follow them, encouraging “thinking in fashion” with new technology, clothing material and 3D draping techniques. Design concepts incorporate the diversity and vibrancy of Macau and its local culture, arts, music and collective memory.

Hazel Wong, Assistant Senior Vice President of Retail for Galaxy Macau, said, “Galaxy Macau is very proud to support local design, and we are sure that this hot new brand I.N.K will be a big success. The Promenade Shops is also where sophisticated shoppers from Asia and around the world go to explore the latest fashion trends and share in couture culture. I.N.K complements The Promenade Shops’ rich collection of boutiques with incredibly original, authentically Macanese fashion that is sure to excite our diverse range of customers.”

Macanese-born Kris Chan studied fashion design at Shih Chien University’s College of Design and has been in the fashion industry ever since. He worked as a stylist for TV and concerts and as a designer in menswear, ladies’ wear and children’s wear, even holding the first-ever children's fashion show at the Macau Fashion Festival in 2011. In May 2015 he founded his personal design studio, NEVERKNOW Studio, running his own T-shirt brand and managing its illustration design. He was later invited by Burberry to work as an illustrator in 11 workshops across Hong Kong and Macau. Chan has also collaborated with Taiwanese brand Wind Salon, the Taiwanese websites FFLives and 25:01, Thai brand Thorny Mouse, and Macau’s E-Spark and INKY Store.

Also born in Macau, Leong has worked as a brand representative and manager for some of the world’s most renowned fashion brands, including Vivienne Westwood, Burberry and Hermes. He is one of the region’s most influential voices in fashion, blogging for Hong Kong online portals such as Xanga, HK Blog and Style-Tips and penning columns for the Macanese cultural magazine SD Magazine. In 2014 he founded INKY Store, a boutique combining lifestyle, travel, fashion, music and art elements that is also the first Macanese brand to receive invitations to the London, Paris and Seoul fashion weeks. Leong is also an in-demand stylist in the worlds of TV, film and awards ceremonies.

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