When the worlds of architecture and fashion collide: clean lines, reduced forms and ultra-luxe cashmere dominate Movers and Cashmere's Series IV collection
It is by openness, by venturing into experiments with the unexpected, across disciplines, actively challenging and questioning and pushing the lines between these disciplines that we can learn from each other
Leslie Tsang, founder of Movers and Cashmere
The Scandinavian aesthetic is an art of living that goes well beyond minimalism. Not dissimilar to the nonchalance of French style, it's hard to put a finger on what exactly makes Nordic design so effortlessly chic and timeless. Perhaps it's the beauty of its reduced forms, natural materials and soft, muted palette – an approach that is well-captured in so many of its expressions. Or perhaps it's an intrinsic egalitarian culture – one that allows an open, humanistic connection across multi-disciplinary perspectives.
Hong Kong-born luxury athleisure brand Movers and Cashmere celebrates that Nordic spirit with the launch of its latest capsule collection. Since the brand's genesis, founder Leslie Tsang has placed the dialogue between fashion, art and architecture at the centre of its pieces.
"Fashion, art, architecture and design are all interconnected and dance in a form of poetry," explains Tsang. "What's very true to the Scandinavian DNA about our designs and branding is being simple and comfortable yet functional. Most of all, our brand and designs also have a calmness of form that encourages the calmness of mood."For the brand's fourth capsule collection, she has worked with Danish architecture firm Norm Architects and renowned leather smith Sørensen Leather to create a line-up that places an emphasis on double-faced cashmere outerwear and casual pieces suited for everyday wear.
The Outlined Cashmere-Leather Cape Jacket is Tsang's top pick and one that captures the essence of the ensemble. Crafted with cashmere from Inner Mongolia trimmed with sleek nappa leather, its monochromatic and silhouette makes it an easy staple. The collection also introduced "eco-cashmere" in its turtleneck sweater, a sustainable, all-natural and chemical-free material.
Currently sold exclusively at VEIN, Hong Kong's only dedicated Scandinavian fashion retailer in Lee Gardens, Tsang is tapping into the idea of an expansion and gives a hint about a possible venture into men's fashion. "What I came to realise is that Movers & Cashmere is a carefully calibrated sense of a lifestyle, that it is a medium that carries all of the context, design, thoughts, attitude and experience – and this really gets us thinking on how we could present something that takes a step out of our own medium and comfort zone."