Part 3: Hong Kong--Shopping Paradise
- Story and photos by Isabelle Doucet
Totally different from the cities of Beijing and Shanghai (see Parts 1 and 2, May 10), but still considered part of China, Hong Kong style is much closer to Caucasian or American than Chinese style. In Hong Kong there are more shopping malls than needed and all the biggest and trendy brands are present everywhere in the city. As the weather is about the same all year--about 10 degrees difference between winter and summer--the clothing range remains basically the same, offering shopping lovers’ constant sales and new collections that pass around quickly. Fashion is very present in Hong Kong as well as interior design and the beauty industry. Whitening cream, spas, yoga, healthy food--the actual Hong Kong trends are bringing freshness into this vibrant city and revealing another state outside of all the noise and fast pace of China.
China is developing at an amazing pace and improving quickly in terms of modernity in fashion, interior design, art, beauty, style, and individuality. We get to face all different kinds of people and styles mixed in throughout the over-crowed cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. But in the crowded atmosphere, it also offers a lot of space for diversity and variety, which is growing and changing and becoming a new prominent culture in the world today.