-馮建輝 Ken Fung
[HK SPIRIT] & [SUNRISE SUNSET]
[CINÉMAROSE] & [MITONG]
Pattern of the iconic HK city skyline printed digitally on silk give this handmade couture Cheongsam a modern chic East-meets-West element. Colorful crystals create the effect of shimmering city lights magnificent fireworks against the night sky. Sun-shaped flower buttons add a witty charm that corresponds to the skyline.
Red, white and blue pattern iconic of the tarp popular in HK back in the 1960’s. Sparkling crystals together with handcrafted shuāngxǐ (double happiness) flower buttons give this traditional cheongsam a modern East-meets-West cultivated retro look.
This pattern by Ken Fung is inspired by a series of classic “Rose”-themed films in Hong Kong across the 80s and 90s, including “92 The Legendary La Rose Noire”, “Rose Rose I Love You”, and “Red Rose White Rose”. Ken constructed this mesmerizing stereoscopic rose pattern with his clever use of colour shades to articulate the endless layering and abutting of rose petals. Through the gentleness, allure and the tenacity of roses, Ken pays tribute to the perseverance of the Hong Kong film industry.-
This pattern is transformed from the brand’s another signature print this season –【MAILBOX】 by Ken Fung. It brings us back to the 80s and 90s when the “mitong” porcelain rice bowl was the standard rice bowl in old HK. What looks to be a humble bowl is the cultivation of dedicated artisans; the “rice” pattern crafted so thin it lets through light. The mitong is not just a bowl, it is a bond that holds the family together. The clink-clanking of the iconic mitong bowl is equivalent to ringing the dinner bell in HK culture, a family eating a meal together after a hard day, bonding and sharing their daily lives and plans of a beautiful future.
With B.A.Sc in Civil Engineering from UBC and MSc in Marketing from CUHK under his belt, Ken Fung is German Pool’s Branding, Design & Creative Director. Ken serves many public titles, including Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries - Design Council of Hong Kong, and President of Hong Kong Electrical Appliance Industries Association. Having worked in Canada’s most prominent advertising agency for over 20 years, Ken was appointed by the agency to head its Shanghai office’s Creative Department, in charge of brand planning and advertising designs. Ken has won numerous accolades through the years, and was selected by the Canada government to design several special edition commemorative stamps, attesting to his high recognition by the industry.
SPARKLE by Karen Chan x Ken Fung Collaboration
SPARKLE drew inspiration from this distinctive fabric pattern and created a series of exclusive Modern Cheongsams, West-meets-East Modern Couture and fabulous accessories: