Monthly Archives: April 2014


Fiona Kotur Marin’s talent was obvious when I first met her in the early 2000s. The project she was working on with Tory Burch was just the beginning of a mythical ascent. Her own brand Kotur, started in 2005, sprang to life when, on one of her sourcing trips, she noticed the extraordinary vintage brocades at a mill owned by a 90-year-old craftsman. These unique brocades were key to her debut collection of minaudieres and clutches. Now a leading player in the fashion world, Kotur has recently launched a shoe line as well. Kotur Marin is adept at creating collections with a high-low mix, and clients have included Tilda Swinton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington, and Scarlett Johansson. Family is also key to Kotur Marin’s creations; she is a mother of four boys and her mother, Manhattan-based painter, fashion illustrator and interior decorator Sheila Camera Kotur, lends her talent to Kotur’s seasonal illustrations. Which makes every shoe box her shoes come in a charming piece of collectible art illustrated with the precise and distinctive hand of her mother. 

Why Kotur?

Because I once tried to find a little bag with big personality and just couldn’t find it, so I made it.

Some of the things you might do in a day?

Early morning call with New York, visit metal supplier in Kwon Tung, pick up vintage beads in Cat Street market, school meeting in Braemar Hill, math homework in the kitchen, dinner at Cipriani, emails from bed.

Describe your style?

It’s all about the accessories….

Can you name your three best traits?

Creativity, Persistence, and Loyalty.

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Googg Bakery

Just a quick post today. We recently discovered Googg Bakery, not far from the buzz of Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po, the bakers here are making fresh biscuits into novel shapes – Stylebrief particularly loves the ring, horses and alphabet ones. Their delectable handiwork can also be found at Unar Coffee at the Star Ferry in TST. 

Googg Bakery, Shop 12, Ground Floor/ Cheung Fai Building, 401-405 Po On Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon. Tel: +852 3460 3304

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