Hong Kong Talent: Twisted Sisters
A few weeks ago when I attended the launch event of #ilivefashion, I spotted a gorgeous-white-deconstructed dress on an equally gorgeous gal. After further introduction, I learned that Maria Mak (the gorgeous gal with the gorgeous dress) is the founder of Hong Kong based label TwS “Twisted Sisters”, and in fact the designer of that dress. A big supporter of Hong Kong design, I got together with Maria to get an glimpse into her world of edgy fashion.
Cleaver tailoring, edgy designs and an underlying hint of grunge twist all shine through the DNA of TwS. The brand slogan ” Show the world inside out” further describes how the brand aim to focus on the personality and style of its wearer.“We believe that all women shines through her own confident. Therefore, not only do we beautify their outer layers, we also ensure they feel good from inside as well”, says Maria. With the ambition of turning timeless tradition styles into distinctive pieces with edgy details, Maria launched the Twisted Sisters label in 2011. Since then, the label has experienced a rapid growth and can today be found in selected boutiques across US, Canada, UK and Asia.
I studied fashion design in university in Toronto and have been in the design field ever since. My love for out-of-the norm fashion developed throughout the years of designing for multiple international labels. Becoming a designer was always my dream.
What is unique about TwS? How would you describe the TwS style?
Our designs are clean with a grunge twist. Each piece is “twisted”, meaning I try to do something that is unexpected or something different in each piece. I also always had a thing for skulls and spikes, which are often seen in my designs. Right now I am obsessed with sheer and plastic materials, which is going to continue to be a strong item for SS14.