for the most important man in our lives | kapok thanks our fathers

fathers' day card by canadian brand banquet atelier and workshop

fathers’ day card by canadian brand banquet atelier and workshop

“i remember dad used to drive me in his car to pick up mom at the police office – and i always get my fluffy toys and snacks at the back, while looking through the windows. it’s my favourite thing to do with dad back then,” reminisces chris, when we asked her to share a favourite childhood memory with her father.
baby chris and her daddy -  photo credit to @chrisyuenying

baby chris and her daddy –
photo credit to @chrisyuenying

all of us have different relationships with our family members, some are closer while some we admittedly would prefer to have a bit of distance between us.
nonetheless, each of these relationships are meaningful in their own way, and in lieu of fathers’ day tomorrow, we sit down with our womenswear buyer as she shares some lighthearted memories from her childhood with her dad.
“kind & almost over-caring – i am daddy’s girl. he is actually very strict with me while i was growing up, but that’s because he has a very protective nature,” chris tells us. “now that he’s in his later years, he’s really chill. he loves classical music, western movies & kung fu, and he actually teaches the practice of kung fu.”
growing up as the eldest child in the family, chris shares how her interaction with her father changed upon the arrival of her 2 younger brothers, particularly with the increase of outdoor activities.
“my brothers and i went outdoors with dad a lot, doing lots of physical activities. one of them is called ‘climbing up dad’ where my dad would pretend to be a tree and we were the monkeys.​ we would cling onto his arms and swing about, it was so crazy but looking back now, its another one of my favourite childhood memories.”
an early fathers' day celebration with the family - photo credit to @chrisyuenying

an early fathers’ day celebration with the family – photo credit to @chrisyuenying

“my dad’s favourite item from kapok is actually willy’s cappuccino. willy will make a cup for him every time he visits the store. i also like dressing him up with our menswear, a recent favourite is future classics, he has to like it because his daughter designed it,” laughs chris.

in case you’re still panicking for gift ideas, here are some suggestions to help you along.
for the no-nonsense figure
for the practical dad - campbell cole small leather goods are functional yet have subtle design details

for the practical dad – campbell cole small leather goods are functional yet have subtle design details

refining familiar silhouettes through subtle adjustment to form, proportion and detail, campbell cole creates meticulously designed, seasonless accessories for those who share an appreciation for the confidently understated.
campbell cole envelope pouches

campbell cole envelope pouches

established by designers ian campbell cole and felicity baggett, the brand reflects an appreciation for the connection that develops with an item used every day, a consideration that informs a thoughtful design process with a focus on quality.
our personal favourite is the key wrap – a simple, straightforward design that addresses the problem of carrying keys in a practical yet beautiful manner.
shop campbell cole in sun street, hysan place and online.
for the tech-savvy geek dad
the suzy laptop table by reddie design fits in small spaces and are multi functional !

the suzy laptop table by reddie design fits in small spaces and are multi functional !

​introducing the suzy laptop table from reddie, a handsome, fun and versatile piece that’s great for working literally anywhere !

a very new furniture brand created by australian caroline olah, an interior architect turned furniture designer based in hong kong, reddie believes furniture should be flexible and personal. she created a timeless collection that can be customised online over 1000 unique ways. each item is hand-crafted using the highest quality materials that are ethically sourced in central java, indonesia

the olive green is an exclusive colourway for kapok

the olive green is an exclusive colourway for kapok

arnault’s favourite piece is the suzy laptop table, “it’s very useful to do some work on the sofa or hook up some movies. and it’s very versatile, can be used as a nice side table for food of drinks too.”
for the corporate superhero
larsson & jennings - a new brand of swiss-made watches that we added to our curation

larsson & jennings – a new brand of swiss-made watches that we added to our curation

we have always been known for our selection of watches, and we have noticed swedish / uk brand larsson & jennings for some time. this june, we’re excited to finally add it to our selection !

founded in 2012 and inspired by the brand’s origin – cities of stockholm and london, larsson & jennings reimagines classic design bringing art and precision to watches that can be worn everyday.

classic designs that can be worn to the boardroom or on the weekend

classic designs that can be worn to the boardroom or on the weekend

with swiss made watch movements and locally sourced leather from anglo-swedish tanneries, the brand uses only hand-finished materials to deliver premium detailing and durability.
for the fashion-forward gentleman
mismo's soft work bag is great with its flexibility to adjust the sizing

mismo’s soft work bag is great with its flexibility to adjust the sizing

​in spring/summer, the classic mismo staples are updated with new technical fabrics that are waterproof and exclusively designed jacquard woven canvas. pairing with the exquisite fabrics is a rich colour palette of seasonal blues with a dash of burgundy and army green and the indigo and khaki passage, giving the collection a fresh summery vibe.
for the chill dad
rivieras are the perfect summer shoe, waterproof and super comfortable

rivieras are the perfect summer shoe, waterproof and super comfortable

rivieras makes the world of its famous loafer bigger, fitting it to each and every moment in life. ss 2017 continues with the variety of cuts and fabrics to seize every moments of the special occasions in life that demand unequalled comfort and feel.
an array of colours, we're sure you'll find one for your dad!

an array of colours, we’re sure you’ll find one for your dad!

as a regular style or as an ankle boot, in leather or in cotton, mat or shiny, rivieras revises the brand’s classics and travels around the world, always faithful to its manifesto : “sleepless night and blazing sun”
a good pair of shoes can take one to many places, so equip dad for an exciting summer with this versatile, colourful and functional footwear. available in all stores and online.
happy fathers’ day, from all of us at kapok !

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