Although it has been nearly 17 since British rule ended in Hong Kong, the Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic nevertheless has an affinity for its former colonial ruler. This sentiment is rendered plainly, if not rather beautifully in the pages of this month’s Tatler Hong Kong in a story featuring Michon Van As photographed by Amar Daved. Aptly titled “This Is England,” the Ozzy Shah-story doesn’t so much reprise the single by late-period Clash as it does the seaside charm of East Sussex. High-tech fabrics and technical cuts for Spring / Summer 2014 worn by the striking Michon point the way toward a promising future the likes of Hong Kong and the England can both admire.
Credits include: Publication, Tatler Hong Kong June 2014; Title, “This Is England”; Photography, Amar Daved; Styling, Ozzy Shah; Hair, Fabio Vivian using Oribe; Makeup, Holly Silius using Elizabeth Arden; Photography assistance, Oli Mint, Christina Ebenezer; Styling assistance, Damien Corbett.