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Thomas Pink – update your office wardrobe

Looking to update your office wardrobe? Then think pink… Thomas Pink that is!

Thomas Pink’s namesake was actually an 18th century London tailor famous for designing the scarlet-hued jacket worn by huntsmen in England – and this iconic jacket is called the PINK coat in honour of the man himself! Now part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey group, the brand has been traditionally known for their menswear including high quality shirts, luxurious silk ties and traditional tailoring. These days, just like the rising number of women in the workplace, Thomas Pink’s Women’s Collection is standing on its own two feet with an established and on-trend range perfect for working women.

Thomas Pink is all about investing in classic pieces to give your office wardrobe a lift, along with the quality to survive regular laundering and the versatility to wear long past office hours. We were invited to check out the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection and the unveiling of the Christmas range just in time for the fast-approaching Christmas party season!

Inspired by this year’s Diamond Jubilee and Olympic celebrations, the AW12 Collection boasts quintessentially British sporting and regal colours (think gold, silver, off-white, red and purple tones) yet is still firmly connected back to Thomas Pink’s sporting heritage in dressing the Hunt.

The white shirt, whether in poplin or silk, continues to play a leading role in every working woman’s wardrobe and this season’s waterfall ruffle with a pussybow collar was my stand-out. Pairing this with a high-waist pencil skirt with flare paneling turns this signature shirt into a classic monochrome combination for seasons to come.

Belted shirt dresses featured heavily with both sleeved and sleeveless variations in shades of bold berries, mossy greens and dove greys reminiscent of the British Autumn countryside.

We also loved the timelessly elegant feminine silk tie blouses and shirts, which gives an effortlessly casual yet chic look. If you are desperate to make your working wardrobe a little sassier, then opt for the grey animal print shirt, which will be forever stylish.

However the ultimate stand-out was the black crepe trench coat in 100% wool. This trench will be a perfect insulator worn with layers for those rare winter days in Hong Kong. For the remainder of the cooler season, as the fabric is unlined and on the thinner side, this trench will fall and drape beautifully over tailored pants or a silk dress.

With prices for the silk shirts ranging from around $2500-3500 and dresses going up to the $5700 mark, there’s no doubting that Thomas Pink is a little pricier than your average G2000 workwear – but the quality and the materials back up the price tags, and these pieces could become staples of your work wardrobe for years to come (especially mix and matched with other high street separates).

There are currently two Thomas Pink stores in Hong Kong with a third opening at Gateway Harbour City later in the year – so we can now all get the chance to become “Pink Ladies”!

Thomas Pink, Shop 242, Level 2 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2155 9021; Shop B67, Basement Floor, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong, 2155 9671

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