|IKA BUTONI Flagship Shop Grand Opening|
Passion for Fashion
Channeling her love for art and fashion, IKA BUTONI took private courses at the Far East Dressmaking and Design School in Hong Kong when she was off duty from work at Cathay Pacific. She designed a small fashion collection, stitched the dresses herself and built her portfolio to apply for fashion schools in London. When she was accepted by the London College of Fashion, she decided to quit her job as flight attendant and chased her passion all the way to London.
After graduating in 1979, she was hired by L・Estelle D・Ore, a prestigious haute couture house located in Berlin. She became part of the production team of the fashion house for four years and learned more about the industry. Armed with knowledge and experience, Ika decided to start her own fashion business in 1983. She returned to Hong Kong and started her business in a small office in Tsim Sha Tsui, an urban area in southern Kowloon.
IKA BUTONI Goes Global
In 1985, she joined the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and participated in trade shows in Asia and then in 1990, in Europe. She has participated at the Hong Kong Fashion Week every year since then, which earned her a place among the senior members of the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association. Today, IKA BUTONI exports her fashion collections to buyers in 35 countries around the world. Her collections are now sold in Germany, France, Italy, UK, Denmark, UAE, USA, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
|Sandy Lau - Miss Hong Kong|
First Flagship Store in Hong Kong
With her plans for globalization in mind, IKA BUTONI set her eyes on opening her very first flagship store in the heart of Tsim sha tsui, Hong Kong. Located at the 2nd floor of the Mira Mall, owned and operated by the Mira Hotel, she hopes to attract both local and foreign customers who love fashion as much as she does.
Her ready- to- wear collection, designed for the modern and active woman, will be viewed for the very first time by press and VIPs at the grand opening on August 31, 2012. Guests of honor include the Indonesian consulate general, Mr. Teguh Wardoyo and TVB artist and former Ms. Hong Kong, Sandy Lau.
For more information about IKA BUTONI, visit www.ikabutoni.com