VAWK for HUDSON’S BAY

Friday, 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

Monday, 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

Friday, 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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A HOME AT VAWK

Monday, February 7th, 2011

We invite you to look inside the VAWK studio and Sunny’s home. Many of you may have previously seen Sunny’s home on Project Runway Canada and House & Home. It is not only a place to sleep and eat, but also a studio where ideas are created and collections are built.

The space is stark white, clean and subtle. This allows it to be easily converted to a workroom, showroom, office and sometimes party room.

“I’ve given away most of my furniture and allowed for more surfaces for to work and design, I’ve kept my bedroom as my only living space. I’ve made it onto my little hotel room where I escape from work”  -Sunny

photos  |  Nicola Betts Photography

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A ROOM for VAWK

Monday, August 16th, 2010

photos | Yabu Pushelberg

We are delighted to announce that our Fall/Winter 2010 collection will be exclusively available at The Room at The Bay’s flagship store on Queen Street in Toronto. Established in 1937, The Room is Canada’s oldest purveyor of luxury and has earned a legacy for selecting the most prestigious and avant-garde fashion labels. In 2009, The Room unveiled a $5 million makeover by leading design firm Yabu Pushelberg and a fivefold expansion to 21,500 square feet on the third floor of The Bay Queen Street.

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The Room curates almost 70 brands, from houses with hundreds of years in luxury to emerging labels established within the decade, and many of its designers are unavailable elsewhere in Canada.

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photos | Yabu Pushelberg

The new space features creams and pale greys, screens of polished silver squares and frosted acrylic blocks, and natural light streaming in from windows. Clients enjoy generous change rooms, a concierge who can book hair appointments and restaurant reservations, and a VIP lounge for a glass of champagne. We look forward to welcoming you to The Room to shop our Fall/Winter 2010 collection.

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photos | Yabu Pushelberg