Inside a Designer’s Whirlwind Trip to Hong Kong and Tokyo

Inside a Designer’s Whirlwind Trip to Hong Kong and Tokyo

Nomia’s Yara Flinn takes us along for the ride.

For some, travel means lying on a beach with your out-of-office reply firmly switched to “On.” And we feel that. For others, like Yara Flinn, for example, the effortlessly cool designer behind cult New York label Nomia, a trip is a chance for an adventure in a place entirely different than home (and maybe mix a bit of business with pleasure). No, a week spent in Hong Kong and Tokyo isn’t exactly a relaxing getaway, but that’s beside the point. For Flinn it was a chance to explore—the markets and hills in Hong Kong, and the vintage shops (hello, vintage Comme des Garçons) and cat cafés (yes, you read that right) of Tokyo.

Click through the slideshow to see beautiful views of Hong Kong and what might be the best cat selfie on the internet.

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“The façade of the Sai Ying Pun Community complex exhibits Hong Kong’s British colonial past. I was unaware of this at the time, but apparently this was formerly the only mental hospital in Hong Kong from 1947 until the 1970s. There were reportedly sightings of ghosts in the 1970s, when it was abandoned. It has now been restored as a façade in front of a modern building, and is one of the only examples of Victorian architecture in Hong Kong.”
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