KAREN CHAN

陳嘉賢 KAREN CHAN, JP
FOUNDER AND CHEONGSAM DESIGNER
SPARKLE COLLECTION / SPARKLE by KAREN CHAN
[CASSETTE TAPE] & [MAILBOX] PATTERN DESIGNER
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[CASSETTE TAPE] 
Under the notion of “No Music No Life” with her enduring love of Cantopop, Karen took inspiration from cassette tapes, hugely popular during the 80s and 90s, for her design. Karen became so fond of Cantopop ever since she received a cassette Walkman from her father when she was still in primary school. She loves Cantopop so much as it triggers her childhood and teenage memories. Through this design, Karen wishes to pay tribute to Cantopop and the Hong Kong music scene, which accompanied and nurtured the growth of generations of Hongkongers.
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[MAILBOX] 
Iron mailboxes frequently found in tong laus (shophouses) are the inspiration for this design series. With the use of vivid colours, rows of iron mailboxes have been redefined. These adorable iron boxes with thousands of stories are evidence of trust and communications between people, recreating Hong Kong lives of the old days.
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Born and raised in Hong Kong and having studied in the United States for 15 years, SPARKLE brand founder and cheongsam designer Karen Chan is fully familiar with both Chinese and Western cultures, and loves incorporating East-meets-West elements into her designs, with special emphasis on the inheritance of cultural and creative industries, especially modernizing traditional craftsmanship.
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SPARKLE by Karen Chan
Inspired by the classic Hong Kong movie "In the Mood for Love", Karen’s Modern Cheongsam Collection uses SPARKLE patented digital printing technology to create original silk fabric designs, then handcrafted into a series of exquisite and subtle-glamourous Chinese chic modern cheongsams.