In Bed with Designers Series: KAMBODJA
Next month, buyMeDesign will play host to the 5th edition of In bed With Designers from 4 – 6 December at Ovolo Southside. In the run up to the event, The Silver Egg is profiling some of the talented designers and artist showcasing their wares at the event. Check out this week’s profile below:
KAMBODJA is a brand-new socially responsible fashion accessory brand founded by Linda Quach. Deeply influenced by its founder’s French-Khmer heritage, KAMBODJA’s contemporary bags and accessories are defined by a casually sleek, quiet exotic spirit.
By purchasing KAMBODJA’s fashion accessories, you contribute to helping people in Cambodia. The brand’s mission is to provide empowerment and fair job opportunities for the disadvantaged communities in Cambodia and Education and skilled employment for young Cambodians trapped in poverty.
buyMeDesign spoke to Linda about KAMBODJA’s exotic, minimalist designs, her way of giving back to Cambodia and participating at In bed With Designers Hong Kong this December .
What are you most looking forward to at this year’s In bed With Designers?
I am looking forward to showing the KAMBODJA Debut Capsule collection and introducing this special brand to design and fashion lovers.
Could you tell us a bit more about the design you have submitted for the Spot Design Award?
I have submitted the KAMBODJA Pocket Square, a classical and traditional pocket square redefined from a modern design perspective. It is, for example, preformed, slanted and made of leather.
The hidden beauty of the pocket square is that it is as contemporary and trendy as this fashion accessory can be, and also stays true to KAMBODJA’s social responsibility mission.
What other designs will you be bringing to In bed With Designers?
In the KAMBODJA debut capsule collection you will find the three essential bags for trendy urbanites who work, chill and party: a large clutch, a triangle-shaped shoulder bag and a mini pouch, all featuring exotic details in the most refined way possible. Apart from the pocket square, KAMBODJA carries two other distinctive small accessories: a leather bandana and sleeves cuffers.
What makes your creations different and unique?
In a fashion and design point-of-view, it is definitely be the balance between the clean lines and shapes and the contemporary twist on exotism, which is very specific to KAMBODJA. KAMBODJA’s accessories are perfect for people who love mixing & matching when styling their contemporary look.
Each creation is unique, not just because of the design but also for the difference it makes in someone’s life, as we empower people in need introduced to us by NGOs in Cambodia. We give back a percentage of our profit to an NGO helping young Cambodians out of poverty by offering them an education and a skilled employment in IT.
What do you think will Hongkongers love most about your designs?
Maybe the fact that KAMBODJA’s designs are an invitation to travel, discover and help an amazing country, Cambodia. This invitation also exudes something French and sophisticated… which gives KAMBODJA’s designs a unique and irresistible charm. At least, this is the way I hope Hongkongers will perceive our designs.
What are your dreams for your brand?
I dream that more and more people worldwide will fall in love with KAMBODJA’s designs and mission; I hope that KAMBODJA will inspire people.
For more information and updates about In bed With Designers Hong Kong (4-6 December 2015 @ The Ovolo Southside Hotel), please visit http://www.inbedwithdesigners.com, our Facebook page and In bed With Designers Event page | #IbWD
Across the weekend of 4 – 6 December, creative minds behind cutting-edge home décor, eye-catching fashion designs, great gifts and gadgets will take over the Ovolo Southside Hotel creating a wonderland of design just ready for everyone to explore for free. Curated by buyMeDesign, In bed With Designers “O!” is a great chance to discover and buy new designs and to meet, chat, and even get into bed with designers!