ABOUT FUTURE CLASSICS
Future Classics is a new fashion and lifestyle brand and the fruit of collaboration between Chris Lo with the kapok team in Hong Kong and Ruth Guedj with her Paris design team.
Future Classics envisions to mix the nonchalance and effortless style of Paris with the always-on-the-move dynamic energy of Hong Kong.
The pieces are thoughtfully designed for our audiences as elevated essentials, whether you are going for brunch, to the office or get on a plane. Future Classics is capturing the essence of the free-spirited, confident women in Paris and Hong Kong.
Future Classics will also launch their first collection of bags. Inspired by the thirst for culture, knowledge and discoveries, the first collection includes two iconic models, ‘the book’ and ‘the magazine’.
Ruth-Elisa Guedji has developed her career as knitwear specialist upon graduation from Atelier Chardon-Savard in Paris in 2007. Soon after, she specialized in knitwear and participated in an exhibition project at Centre Beaubourg Paris.
Since then, Ruth became focus on knitwear. She first started as intern assistant at Hermès’ knit department under the helm of Jean Paul Gaultier. After a short stint as junior knitwear designer at Tara Jarmon, Ruth returned to Hermès in September 2008 as assistant development manager. Subsequently, she went on working for Gaultier before landing a job at Chloé, where she worked with both Hannah McGibbon and Clare Waight Keller.
In 2015, Ruth began her freelance career with Christophe LeMaire on his namesake label and +Uniqlo line, followed by a 2-year tenure at Mugler. Today, Ruth continues to serve brands such as Maje, Yves Salomon, Cedric Charlier, and later became the head designer at Sonia by Sonia Rykiel where she gained her first business experience with Hong Kong.
As the Head Buyer at kapok, Chris supervises the buying team and in-charge of seasonal creative direction; she helps shaping the multi-brand retailer’s success alongside the founder Arnault Castel. Business aside, her exotic Asian beauty has landed her a series of modelling jobs in local print media, including Milk, Harper’s Bazaar, alongside some exhibition projects with famous photographers such as Chen Man, Topaz Leung and Wing Shya for Chanel, Joyce and Maison Martin Margiela in Hong Kong.
As a multi-talented polymath with brain and beauty, Chris is accomplished in music and piano from early age. In recent years, she became an avid yogi and a foodie, so much so that she started Pesto & Lab, a private dinning concept with her partner in 2015. With Hong Kong’s “East meets West” unique character, Chris is the ultimate female embodiment of her generation and the perfect brainchild for Future Classics from the Far East.