Declan Chan styles 4 must-have looks
Want to learn how to dress like a street style star? Take your cue from Hong Kong style director Declan Chan.
Declan Chan is one of those style icons we never grow tired of. Even though he often favours traditional menswear items such as hoodies, sneakers and shorts, his vivid mix of prints, embroideries and layering (along with a very impressive collection of clutches) is an endless source of inspiration to our office’s girl gang.
Declan is the Style Director of men’s magazine Men’s Uno Hong Kong, and he also runs his own creative studio, freelancing as a stylist, art director and brand consultant. And last, but not least, he is a favourite amongst photographers on the street style circuit. In this story, shot by Adam Katz Sinding in Hong Kong, Declan Chan picks and styles his current H&M favourites.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER?
”I am very loyal to Ms. Miuccia Prada and the work that she does. I think the world of her two brands has such a strong influence on my aesthetics, and the clothes have definitely set a strong foundation to my personal style.”
WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
”I don’t really have a style icon so to speak, but the way London club kids dress really inspires me; the way they mix things up is a strong expression of personality, and the fearless attitude definitely infuses my passion for fashion.
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
”My style is quite playful; I do wear a lot of colours and fun patterns, and I mix a lot of streetwear elements into a more high-end fashion look. I am also quite experimental when it comes to layering, it brings more dimension to your look.”
WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH?
”I really love the ocean and the view of it, therefore beautiful beach resorts at places like the Caribbean, Spain, Bali or Koh Samui are my happy places. The more secluded the better.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
”Vietnamese beef pho noodle soup, no doubt.”
IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT IN A HURRY, WHAT WOULD YOU GRAB?
”My iPhone :)”
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
”Hoodies and cropped trousers and slippers.”
WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
”It has been my passion since I was a kid; it is lively, vivid and never dull, it gives me the drive and energy to keep going.”
I don’t really have a style icon so to speak, but the way London club kids dress really inspires me
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
”My frames without lens. I don’t leave the house without them, it is my signature look.”
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
”Watching Fashion Police on TV.”
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
”I want to meet photographer Juergen Teller and see him at work.”
WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?
”A lot of sleep.”
LOCATION: Hong Kong
WHAT: Style Director at Men’s Uno Hong Kong