Cover picture of the story Eastern Conundrum shot by the french photographer Nil Hope
A fashion editorial inspired by wong Kar Wai shot by Nil Hope
Angie NG wearing a Dolce Gabbana Dress in this fashion edittorial for the ones 2 watch shot in the streets of Hong Kong
Waiting for customers in front of the club, photo from the fasion editorial Eastern Conundrum by Nil Hope
Angie Ng In a Editorial by the french fashion photographer nil hope
Fashion Editorial picture from The ones 2 watch by nil Hope featuring Angie Ng and styled by Mariane chan
Fashion editorial in the nights og hong kong by the parisian Nil Hope
Tribute to Wong Kar Wai by the photographer Nil Hope
Iconic picture by the photographer Nil Hope Angie Ng drunk on the shoulder of her friend - Fashion photography tribute to Wong Kar Wai


In the neon-drenched nocturne of Hong Kong, "Eastern Conundrum," a fashion editorial directed and shot by the French photographer Nil Hope, unfolds like a cinematic tapestry woven with threads of humor and poetic visuals. The story, featured in the "tribute" issue for The Ones 2 Watch on, is a vibrant homage to the legendary filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, whose influence permeates through the fabric of this visual narrative.

Mariane Chan, the stylist, orchestrates a sartorial symphony with pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Hackermann, Calvin Klein, and Margiela, among others, dressing the tall and powerful protagonist who navigates the city's labyrinthine streets. Her journey is punctuated by encounters with two men: a diminutive street food vendor who becomes an unlikely confidant, and a club-owning midget on whose shoulder she drunkenly slumbers, her stature juxtaposed with his in a tableau of unexpected camaraderie.

Each frame is a brushstroke of vibrant hues against the dark canvas of the night, a tribute to the lighting mastery in Wong Kar Wai's films. The story's humor is subtle, yet it tickles the underbelly of the narrative, inviting a chuckle here and a contemplative pause there. It's as if the city itself is a character, its pulsating lights and shadowy corners playing a supporting role in this tale of nocturnal wanderings.

"Eastern Conundrum" is not merely a collection of images; it is a journey through the heart of Hong Kong, a city that never sleeps, seen through the eyes of a woman whose presence is as commanding as the fashion she dons. It is a story that captures the essence of the night, where every moment is ephemeral and every encounter leaves a lasting impression.

Nil Hope's work is a testament to the power of fashion photography to tell stories that are as rich and complex as the garments themselves. It is a reminder that fashion can be a narrative force, capable of transporting us to places we've never been, and introducing us to characters we'll never forget.