Regardless of prevailing trends or the passing of seasons, these style icons on the Asia’s Most Stylish list remain relevant. Their unerring style, whether classic or experimental, as well as their contribution to the fashion industry, as designers or pioneers, grant them a place in Asia’s Most Stylish’s Hall of Fame. Below, a few style lessons we can learn from the region’s eternally fashionable.
Sophie Hong, Taiwan
Taiwanese fashion designer Sophie Hong says, “…comprehend the environment around you, feel your heart, your eyes and your hands.” This advice mirrors the silk master’s exquisite textile work, which follows a 500-year-old dyeing process to create elemental fabrics. Hong then transforms these silks into tactile and structural pieces that feel alive—an A-line shirt in a deep coffee shade, a two-toned dress in the colours of the earth. Hong’s works have been shown in the fashion capitals of the world, from New York and Milan, and are available in Taiwan and her flagship boutique in Palais Royal in Paris.