Travelogues: Guide to Hong Kong's PMQ Center
PMQ Center is Hong Kong's unique art and design complex where creativity and business opportunity thrive. Formerly Hong Kong's Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters, PMQ has been transformed into Hong Kong's premiere creative landmark offering a platform for young independent designers to showcase their craft and their products as the center nurtures an atmosphere of appreciation and support for innovation and talent.
35 Aberdeen St., Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 09:00 - 23:00
VESTIConversations lists down its 10 key finds at the PMQ Center:
1. THE LITTLE FINGER | 2F / H206
The Little Finger is a studio jewellery brand as well as an experimental platform combining studio shop, exhibition, and workshop aimed at encouraging the appreciation of contemporary jewellery in Hong Kong. Their pieces are made out of inspiring collaborations, diligent craftmaking, and worldclass vision.
2. POMCH | 2F / S204
POMCH is the sound from the heavy machinery operation, which leads to the brand concept – industrial essentials. POMCH produces handbags, shoulder bags, wallets, card holders and accessories, etc., each with a unique industrial concept and mood, can be used as casual outfit, or used as props and create a different kind of tough feeling.
3. LA MY DRAGONFLY | 4F / H408
La My Dragonfly unique pieces are made from fabrics the designers found on travels. These fabrics are usually ends of rolls and single pieces that are destined to be scrapped. La My Dragonfly look for those fabric with imperfections, the ones that do not conform to prescribed notions of perfection, and repurpose them by breathing a new life into them and creating garments that are as individual as unique.
4. ABERDEEN SOCIAL STREET | JPC
Aberdeen Street Social is the third collaboration in Hong Kong for Michelin-star Chef Jason Atherton. The restaurant has a contemporary inviting and intimate dining experience with a private room and balcony overlooking the gardens. The cocktail bar & café downstairs is a buzzy all-day space for casual dining inside or on the outdoor patio which spills out to landscaped gardens. Also on the premises is a unique retail shop on the garden level, selling home-made pastries, gelati, chocolates, and beverages to enjoy at the venue or take away.
5. CECILIA MA | 4F / S411
Cecilia Ma is an emerging designer brand which has a growing following in Asia and Europe. With the great passion towards fashion, Cecilia Ma clutches stand out for its unique satirical and cartoonish artworks placed in acrylic box clutches. Owning one would be really a stand out piece.
6. SAKE CENTRAL | 1F / S109 - S113
Sake Central is a celebration of Japanese culture through food and beverage, with a primary focus on sake. Created by an international team from Japan, Europe, and North America, the concept behind Sake Central is rooted in promoting the sake industry and Japanese culture on a global scale.
7. STOCKHOLM | 2F / S207
Stockholm is a multi-label store that introduces the best brands Sweden has to offer and create an awareness of Nordic hi-end products in Hong Kong. All represented brands are hand picked and selected carefully to match to interest customers.
8. FOUND MUJI | 1F / S107
Found MUJI PMQ Store is the first independent store of the MUJI brand. Through 'Searching and Finding’, MUJI travels around the world to search for long-lasting daily necessities. Making use of various raw material and traditional technology to remake them into Found MUJI goods that fit the modern life, while sustaining the craftsmanship and the value of the goods.
9. HKTDC DESIGN GALLERY | GF / HG07 - HG09
HKTDC Design Gallery is a retail venue dedicated solely to the promotion of creativity, innovation and product excellence of Hong Kong designed products. HKTDC Design Gallery offers a retail platform to establish brand awareness and also acts as a business matchmaker helping different designers and manufacturers reach out to an international clientele.
10. KAPOK | GF / HG10-HG12
Kapok is now widely recognized as the alternative wunderkind in Hong Kong retail scene and acts as the perfect curator for the gathering of all exceptional local brands. Kapok has grown from a lifestyle shop to an internationally renowned brand for its authentic yet approachable take on fashion and design.
The VESTIConversations team encourages you to check out the shops at the PMQ Center while in Hong Kong. Be sure to have lots of energy to check the multi-level complex and shop at the awe inspiring products they offer.
Disclaimer: Photos are grabbed from the PMQ and the respective shops websites.