VAWK for eBAY HOLIDAY

December 2nd, 2013

VAWK is thrilled to collaborate once again with eBay Canada for a limited-edition collection featuring clothing and accessories called VAWK for eBay Holiday. The nine-piece collection is exclusive to eBay for the duration of the sale which runs from December 2 – 8, or while supplies last.  Items will be sold at auction or Buy It Now prices, with free shipping across Canada. The collection’s one-of-a-kind winter-white formal gown will be auctioned off – starting at 99 cents – with proceeds benefiting Kids Help Phone.

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VAWK for HUDSON’S BAY

November 15th, 2013

This winter VAWK collaborated with the Hudson’s Bay to create a Men’s coat. In the spirit of Canadian Heritage Brent Weisgerber, the buyer for men’s White Space brought together three Canadian designers Philip Sparks, VAWK by Sunny Fong and Ken Chow, to design an exclusive  coat for the men’s contemporary space.




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Designer Sunny Fong of VAWK gives a modern overhaul to the classic Car Coat. This slim fit, double breasted coat features VAWK’s signature construction and sharp military style. Detailed with a high leather band collar, flapped front-pockets, back strap and single vent. This mid-weight style, with its quilted lining and hand-warmer pockets, is cosy enough to be your new winter essential. Button it over your business sharp tailoring or a sweater and denim for razor-sharp style.

- Slim fit, Leather-trimmed band collar, Two hand-warmer pockets, buttoned two flap pockets, epaulets, back strap detail and single vent
- Double-breasted button fastening
- Quilted interior
- Made in Canada

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The VAWK coat for Hudson’s Bay is avaliable across Canada on at The Bay.com, Queen Stree, Montreal DT, Southgate, Sherway, Square One, Point Claire, Yorkdale, Vancouver DT, West Edmonton Mall, Polo Park Winnipeg.

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VAWK for Shangri-la II

September 9th, 2013

Photo | Christian Stoyanov

Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto unveiled the new Lobby Lounge wardrobe by VAWK Creative Director, Sunny Fong, during the cocktail reception. The VAWKtail was created in honour of the collaboration, an Asian infused cocktail made with prosecco, brandy, and yuzu and garnished with a single sugar cube. The partnership marks an infusion of Asian Canadian luxury design into the Asian luxury hospitality and ambience embodied by Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto.

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“The energy in the Lobby Lounge was palpable last night. Seeing and hearing everyone’s enthusiastic reaction to our new look truly felt celebratory,“ said Richard Cooke, general manager, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. “It has been a joy working with Sunny Fong and the entire VAWK team.”

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The new Lobby Lounge attire design draws inspiration from the décor of the hotel lobby, the cultural heritage of the designer himself and that of the hotel’s luxury Asian hospitality. “I wanted the design to truly reflect a hybrid of my brand and what I feel Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto represents. I was inspired by the art work in the lobby, the Ming vase tea library and the ornithological theme that is prevalent in the hotel and the Zhang Huan ‘Rising’ sculpture,” said Fong of his inspiration.

“When I met with Richard Cooke, we wanted something that seemed almost theatrical, so naturally I knew the silhouette had to be both sophisticated and sexy. I felt my desire to custom create a bold graphic print inspired by the Ming vase would absolutely make a dramatic statement.”

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www.shangri-la.com

Photos in gallery | Teddy Chau


VAWK for SHANGRI-LA

August 16th, 2013

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, TORONTO CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW LOOK

Lobby Lounge, the Hotel’s Signature Bar and Live Music venue, partners with Vawk designer Sunny Fong for a new luxurious attire

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Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto presents “Act II” in celebration of its first anniversary on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. The cocktail event will welcome media and guests to help celebrate in a truly fashionable way with a new Lobby Lounge wardrobe created by Canadian clothing label VAWK.

In partnership with Canadian luxury women’s wear label VAWK, by Creative Director Sunny Fong, service associates in the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto’s Lobby Lounge will be transformed into elegant works of art, through the introduction of an exclusive collaboration between the Shangri-La Hotel and the Toronto-based designer. The partnership is an infusion of Asian Canadian luxury design with Asian luxury hospitality and ambience embodied by the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto to create the new Lobby Lounge wardrobe.
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“We are thrilled to be working with Asian Canadian designer Sunny Fong,” said Richard Cooke, general manager, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. “His creativity, intuitive sensitivity and attention to detail are truly unique. We are very excited about our new wardrobe and its timely debut just in time for TIFF.”

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OnAugust 31, 2012, the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto opened in Canada’s largest metropolis, as part of the development and growth in the city’s luxury market. It is the first Asian luxury hotel brand in Toronto and is the second hotel in North America for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.  Known for its exceptional hospitality and food and beverage service, the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, hosts a variety of corporate, media and fashion events annually. “To partner with a brand like the Shangri-La is a dream come true.  My vision for a Canadian luxury label has always been to grow the brand internationally. A partnership like this is certainly a huge step in that direction,” said Fong of the collaboration. “The Shangri-La is known worldwide as one of the best luxury brands; I am truly humbled to be given such a great opportunity to showcase my design to their clientele.” Since inception, VAWK has become synonymous with quality craftsmanship and a design style that is as innovative as it is sophisticated. VAWK designs have been showcased on red carpets worldwide, including the Cannes International Film Festival, the Grammy Awards and the People’s Choice Awards.

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About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 78 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands with a room inventory of over 32,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey and United Kingdom.  For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com

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VAWK for eBay

August 11th, 2013

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VAWK  is proud to partner with eBay to curate an exclusive collection of clothing and accessories. VAWK has contributed 7 limited-edition pieces. These pieces are exclusive to eBay for the duration of the sale which runs from August 12 – September 15, or while supplies last.

All items will be sold at fixed Buy It Now! prices, with FREE shipping across Canada.

http://stores.ebay.ca/VAWKCollective

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Serena Ryder VAWK & Rolling at the MMVAs 2013

July 3rd, 2013

Photo by Carlos Osorio

TORONTO, June 17, 2013- Music fans jammed the streets of downtown Toronto and millions of viewers tuned in to Canada’s largest music block party, the Much Music Video Awards to see everyone’s favourite music artists and celebs. Nominated for three MMVAs and guest performer Serena Ryder, rocked the red carpet in a custom VAWK dress by Sunny Fong.

The MMVA winner of Rock/Alternative Video of the Year for her platinum track “Stompa”, accepted the award on the red carpet in a custom VAWK black cut-out and fringe dress complementing her signature style. Serena’s team personally reached out to Sunny Fong to create this look.

“I would love some movement and fringe …. I really want to make sure it’s rock and roll and not too girly “, said Ryder.

No Stranger to red carpets, Sunny Fong has dressed Katy Perry for the MMVAs 2012, Elisha Cuthbert for the People Choice Awards, and Chantal Kreviazuk for her performance for HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

With the success of these collaborations: VAWK has also partnered with eBay to curate an exclusive collection to be launched on August 12, 2013.

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Red Carpet Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage

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NORDIC FAUNA A/W2013

March 27th, 2013

Video: Chris Vassalos | Styling: Tricia Hall |  Hair: Redken |  Make-up: Maybelline |  Shoes: Nine West |  Gloves: Sermoneta

Photo | George Pimentel

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March 8th, 2013

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PAGE 111 FASHION MAGAZINE

January 26th, 2013

Editorial Page 111 |  Fashion Magazine
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CHATTING WITH TRICIA

January 9th, 2013

Since the re-launch of VAWK in 2009, Toronto-based fashion stylist Tricia Hall has been the stylist for all of our runway shows at Toronto Fashion Week and all of our in-house creatives. We recently sat down with Tricia and asked her a few questions to understand her style.

Who are your personal style icons?

Julia Sarr-Jamois, Alexa Chung, Ashley Olsen, Jenna Lyons. I like that they all tend to wear a mash up of looks whether it’s pretty with tough, cute with casual or sleek with geeky chic.

What is your must-have?

I am still searching for the perfect leather jacket; motorcycle jacket preferred, and when I do find it I can’t wait to get it beat up and worn in so it’ll be perfect.

What is your favorite piece in your wardrobe?

My favourite piece(s) would have to be my docs. I own 7 pairs (and counting). I think I’m making up for lost time from my younger days. When I asked my mom to buy me a pair for school she bought me some look-a-likes from Honest Ed’s instead.

What are some things you can’t live without?

Jeans (or any clothing item with pockets), and my iPhone.

Discover more about Tricia on her blog:  tricia-hall.blogspot.ca

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