Knitwear has come a long way from simple wool sweaters. Over the past two years, the category has expanded to include a wide range of designs, styles and innovations in fabric that have made for more interesting pieces.
Several designers involved in these developments hail from Hong Kong, and these are four knitwear companies you should consider next time you’re in need of something knitted.
Phyllis Chan and Suzzie Chung are the duo behind YanYan Knits, and although they started their company in New York City, these designers grew up in Hong Kong and are based here in Kowloon.
Chan and Chung’s inspiration comes from their grandmothers, both of whom wore stylish sets and knitted themselves, as well as the nostalgia of dressing from the ’70s through to the ’90s.
Referencing two items—the cheongsam and kung fu jacket—they introduced celebratory colours, fun patterns and traditional details like knot buttons and keyhole details to their collections. The brand regularly designs cardigans, jackets, tops and trousers, all of which evoke a sense of the past.
Shop YanYan Knits here.