T’ang Court brings EcoChic fashion and dining to The Langham, Hong Kong

Located in The Langham, Hong Kong, two Michelin-starred restaurant T’ang Court will debut environmentally conscious garments worn by the staff in its continuing commitment to sustainable conservation on 4 November 2015. Emerging sustainable fashion designer and winner of The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 second prize in partnership with the hotel, Victor Chu created textile waste-reducing uniforms that reflect the restaurant’s timeless fashion.

Inspired by China’s imperial Tang dynasty, the new made-to-measure apparel is interlaced in red and black colours to create a sense of both elegance and grandeur. The curvaceous lines on the female attire represent T’ang Court’s spiral staircase, while the male uniforms have rounded collars mirrored after the fashion trend during that era.

Victor applied his sustainable knowledge to design minimal waste uniforms, to utilise the durable materials to maximum capacity. Female jackets are designed without lapels or pocket flaps and select male shirts have shorter stand-up collars as opposed to a traditional turnover style to reduce the use of additional material. Cut-offs from garment production were incorporated into the uniforms collars and pockets to ensure minimal fabric wastage.

Increasing further the sustainable commitment made by The Langham, Hong Kong, all staff uniforms are laundered using environmentally safe dry cleaning solutions which use water-soluble detergents in place of traditional heavy chemicals. Outdated and end-of-life uniforms are donated to charity.

The EcoChic Design Award is an international sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing using the sustainable design techniques of zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction methods to cut waste out of fashion.

Victor is currently working as a freelance designer having recently graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Fashion and Textile Design degree. He says “this project allowed me to put the theory and techniques I learned from The EcoChic Design Award into practice. Through my design I wanted to create a uniform that respected the history of the restaurant while adding a modern twist, combined with my ethos around sustainability. I am excited to bring sustainable fashion to life in T’ang Court”.

To celebrate the launch of the minimal waste uniforms, T’ang Court presents an environmentally conscious menu where guests can choose a vegetarian only a la carte option or a six-course set menu. Available on Mondays and Fridays for lunch, featured dishes on the a la carte menu include the Stuffed Tomato with Stir-Fried Mixed Mushrooms, Fungus and Black Truffle in Pumpkin Soup and Glutinous Dumplings filled with Guava and Coconut served with chilled Guava Jelly.

As for the set menu, highlights are the Sautéed Macadamia Nuts, Water Chestnuts and Mushrooms in a Taro Nest and the Double Boiled Soup with Bamboo Fungus, Chinese Cabbage and Japanese Cepe Mushrooms. All ingredients from the menu are locally sourced to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The six-course set lunch menu is priced at HK$280 per person, subject to 10 per cent service charge.

For reservations and enquiries, please call 2132 7898 or email tlhkg.tang.court@langhamhotels.com.

About The EcoChic Design Award (www.ecochicdesignaward.com)

The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Designers are educated with the theory and techniques to enable them to create sustainable clothing via zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction. The competition puts emerging sustainable design talent in the spotlight, creating a platform for the next generation of designers to cut waste out of fashion. The inaugural The EcoChic Design Award was launched in Hong Kong in 2011 and previous cycles also include Hong Kong 2012, China 2012, and the 2013 cycle was open to eight regions across Asia and Europe.

For further information contact:

Megan Lee
Tel: (852) 2861 0360
Email: megan@redress.com.hk

About The Langham, Hong Kong (langhamhotels.com/hongkong)

The Langham, Hong Kong epitomises timeless European elegance and is located in the heart of vibrant Kowloon. Situated next to Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district, the hotel is surrounded by the luxury flagship stores of the world’s most famous designer labels and mere minutes away from the historic Star Ferry with glittering Victoria Harbour as its backdrop. The hotel features 498 luxurious guest rooms and suites finished with the finest fabrics, hardwood floors, and hand-woven carpets, and fully equipped with Blissful Beds, iHome docking stations and wireless broadband internet connection. Attractions range from the legendary two Michelin-starred T’ang Court Cantonese restaurant, “The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood” at the Palm Court lobby lounge and artisanal cocktails at the award-winning bar concept from London called Artesian. Guests can relax at the rooftop swimming pool or retreat to The Langham Club lounge that offers all-day canapés and refreshments.

For further information contact:

Jenny An
Director of Marketing Communications
The Langham, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2378 9393
Fax: (852) 2375 1772

Michelle Miu
Public Relations Manager
The Langham, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2378 9308
Fax: (852) 2375 1772


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