19 December, 2012

Marco Visconti FW12 – the new Soho shop on the block

19 December, 2012

UPDATE: Marco Visconti has moved its Central branch to G/F, 14 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2803 2307

If you have wandered through Soho recently then you have surely spotted a few changes. In addition to the newly opened Lululemon and Vera Wang shops, there is another new kid on the block – so let’s take a look at Marco Visconti!

Marco Visconti, originally a German brand, spent the last 25 years building a strong foundation of wearable affordable clothing throughout Europe. The brand headquarters have recently relocated to Hong Kong so now they’re looking to make a splash in the Asian markets as well! We were invited to take a sneak peek at the latest collection hitting the stores so check out our top picks…

When these coats hit the runway, we couldn’t look away! The chevron print on this square necked beauty is right on-trend. The subtle print makes this an easy-to-wear piece, adding a hint of texture to even the most basic jeans and tee underneath. Try draping the coat over the shoulders instead of putting your arms through the sleeves for a fashionable and cooler (literally!) way to wear a winter coat here in HK!

The embellishment on the multi-layered cape-esque black coat took our breath away – Gwynnie at the Oscars, eat your heart out! This is by far the easiest coat to dress up any LBD and would be perfect to top your holiday attire with if you are planning on celebrating the New Year in a location with cooler temps than the Kong.

We Sassy girls were also swooning over the glam cape-sleeved dresses that breezed by before us.  These sophisticated frocks would adorn you perfectly for any winter dinner party – just add a sparkly necklace for instant glam (check out Caty on Caine Road for loads of amazing options). The best part are the sleeves, which add a bit of winter warmth and are great for those ladies who aren’t a fan of showing their arms. Feel free to draw attention to your gorgeous gams instead!

Let’s also mention how great the prints are at Marco Visconti! From basic stripes to monochrome geometrics, if you love being noticed then these are perfect for you. This royal blue and white striped skirt would look just as great with an oversized navy or cream cable knit fisherman’s sweater and slouchy brown motorcycle boots as it would with a tank and flip flops for later next year.

My favourite though? Definitely the jester-like triangle print pants and coat! Though I wouldn’t recommend wearing them together (hello circus performer!), they are brilliant when worn as separates. The coat when paired with basic black cropped trousers and a pointy toe pump oozes pizzazz! And these pants…. oh these pants!!! Add a black pointy flat like the ones from Phillip Lim or Monki and a classic button-up blouse from Vaughn (look out for the scoop on them in the new year!) and you are set for a busy day of meetings or a long-haul flight. Comfort chic – a match made in heaven! What’s more, prices won’t break the bank too severely – coats are about the $1500 mark, with separates ranging from around $400-900.

So be sure to stop by either the Soho shop or the Cyberport location and load up on ladylike yet interesting pieces to take your winter wardrobe to the next level. Welcome to the neighbourhood, Marco Visconti!

Marco Visconti, G/F, 63 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2803 2307; Shop 306, Cyberport Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, 2148 6166


Photos by Sabrina Sikora Photography

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