The World Is Your Oyster is a Hong Kong based label that is found in 2014 by the duo, Calvin Chan & Joyce Kun. The World Is Your Oyster is a contemporary designer brand. Just as the brand’s name, the brand emphasizes the importance of exploring. It aims to explore the definition of contemporary fashion by experimenting new details, forms, silhouette and ideas; together with our own emotion, which created the brand’s identity – fresh and poetic. Juxtaposition clothing, reinvention and collage of fabric are the brand’s signature elements. The brand also put emphasis on wear-ability, hoping to fit in modern people’s wardrobe.
The debut collection, AW14 has been selected to be sold in JOYCE Boutique’s JOYCE | CARES talent shop in PMQ. Receiving a lot of positive feedbacks both from the industry and media, The World Is Your Oyster had been invited by JOYCE boutique to collaborate for their SS15 staff uniform design for Asia region. In 2015, the brand received a winner honor in Call Out For The New Next campaign of Lane Crawford. Opening Ceremony has selected the brand as the only Hong Kong brand in their “Year of China” campaign. The World Is Your Oyster is now stocked in Lane Crawford Hong Kong, China, and various select stores in major cities. In 2017, the brand has been honored as “10 Asian Designers” to watch.
Calvin Chan & Joyce Kun
Calvin Chan & Joyce Kun are the founders as well as the designers of The World Is Your Oyster. Calvin graduated from Hong Kong Design Institute in 2011, while Joyce is a graduate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2013. Specializing in knitwear design at school, they were the finalist for their graduation fashion shows respectively. Calvin has received multiple awards, including champion for Tao Design Competition, 1st runner up of the Fur Design Competition, 2nd runner up at Knitwear Symphony 2014. With his passion and talent for fashion design, he had been awarded the DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award in 2015, receiving sponsorship for opportunity of overseas internship and further study.