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AUTUMN / WINTER 2019 COLLECTION
As the season approaches, dancers are busy practicing.
Her joints felt tight,
Twinges of pain from old injuries were starting to creep in,
She could tell her body needed rest ...
Titled “Dancers on a Break”,.Future Classics Autumn-Winter 2019 collection is inspired by the elegance, grace and lightness in the movements of a dancer.
Why walk when you can dance?
As they come out of the wooden-floored studio, they casually grab a intarsia sweater or a cuddly cardigan to put on top of the boxy tee that they had on, when keeping the asymmetric hem pleated skirt and leggings. Other fellow dancers brave the chill by pairing their stretch jersey with light-weighted down jacket. Some girls in jumpsuit, wrap blouse, denim culottes and checked blazer have just returned from casting for the upcoming William Forsythe show. After the well-deserved break, their chief ushered them back in, everyone girds up in their wrap top or balloon sleeve knit from the cold, back to their spot and ready ... Naturally, her sophistication in style allows her to play with clothes effortlessly, a gifted instinct just like her dance moves.
To live is to dance ...to dance is to live.
In the Opéra area, the grey sky outside might seem bleak and daunting, but the palettes appearing on these ladies are not. There are shades of pearl, brush, dust pink and nude bouncing off the floor – giving a breathe of fresh air and lightness. Touches of orange, salmon, green and honey gold bring about some joyful warmth, when light and sky blue scatter around on the benches keeping the spirit high.
Jumping for joy is a very basic human reaction, and a child skipping down the street is simply an untrained dancer. ~ Margot Forteyn
who is the “future classics” girl?
She’s cultural, artistic, intellectual and brainy. Just like any modern lady in Paris or Hong Kong, she adores art in all forms: painting, photography, music, sculpture, cuisine ......,
however, she loves dancing and literature the most.
She’s a self-made gentlewoman like Sofia Coppola, but don’t be deceived,
she’s one tough cookie not to mess with.
Her style is borderline quirky, off-beat yet very refined, kind of goes between future and vintage. Nonetheless, always effortlessly chic.
Her chaotic life is a blast, but never blasé. She embraces it with humor, wit and nonchalance. At the end,
one is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
“On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in her strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself--on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life and not of mortal danger.”
~ Simone de Beauvoir
about future classics
Future Classics is a new fashion and lifestyle brand and the fruit of collaboration between Chris Lo with the kapok team in Hong Kong and Ruth Guedj with her Paris design team.
Future Classics envisions to mix the nonchalance and effortless style of Paris with the always-on-the- move dynamic energy of Hong Kong.
The pieces are thoughtfully designed for our audiences as elevated essentials, whether you are going for brunch, to the office or get on a plane. Future Classics is capturing the essence of the free-spirited, confident women in Paris and Hong Kong.
Future Classics will also launch their first collection of bags. Inspired by the thirst for culture, knowledge and discoveries, the first collection includes two iconic models, 'the book' and 'the magazine'.
about ruth guedi
Ruth-Elisa Guedji has developed her career as knitwear specialist upon graduation from Atelier Chardon-Savard in Paris in 2007. Soon after, she specialized in knitwear and participated in an exhibition project at Centre Beaubourg Paris.
Since then, Ruth became focus on knitwear. She first started as intern assistant at Hermès’ knit department under the helm of Jean Paul Gaultier. After a short stint as junior knitwear designer at Tara Jarmon, Ruth returned to Hermès in September 2008 as assistant development manager. Subsequently, she went on working for Gaultier before landing a job at Chloé, where she worked with both Hannah McGibbon and Clare Waight Keller.
In 2015, Ruth began her freelance career with Christophe LeMaire on his namesake label and +Uniqlo line, followed by a 2-year tenure at Mugler. Today,Ruthcontinuestoservebrands such as Maje, Yves Salomon, Cedric Charlier, and later became the head designer at Sonia by Sonia Rykiel where she gained her first business experience with Hong Kong.
about chris lo
With a degree specialized in fashion & textile at the prestige Hong Kong Polytechnic University under her belt, Chris Lo has groomed herself as a risk-taking seasoned buyer over the last decade. She believes fashion and lifestyle is not only about trend, but a language of one’s character.
As the Head Buyer at kapok, Chris supervises the buying team and in-charge of seasonal creative direction; she helps shaping the multi- brand retailer’s success alongside the founder Arnault Castel. Business aside, her exotic Asian beauty has landed her a series of modelling jobs in local print media, including Milk, Harper’s Bazaar, alongside some exhibition projects with famous photographers such as Chen Man, Topaz Leung and Wing Shya for Chanel, Joyce and Maison Martin Margiela in Hong Kong.
As a multi-talented polymath with brain andbeauty, Chris isaccomplished in music and piano from early age. In recent years, she became an avid yogi and a foodie, so much so that she started Pesto & Lab, a private dinning concept with her partner in 2015. With Hong Kong’s “East meets West” unique character, Chris is the ultimate female embodiment of her generation and the perfect brainchild for Future Classics from the Far East