Outlandish, but will it set a trend?
with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen.
Who are the city's top trendsetters? That's what Yahoo has been asking for its 10th anniversary in Hong Kong. After online polling, the results were revealed on Wednesday at a press conference, with many of the trendy candidates present. The most prominent and sartorially outlandish was lyricist and sometime fashion victim Wyman Wong Wai-man (left). 'I never do anything with the intention to set a trend but to do something not so boring,' Wong said after picking up his prize. 'I think it has a lot to do with my upbringing: kids at my time were not afraid of being original or to stand out from the crowd, while kids these days just want to be in uniform with others.' Wearing a mini Chanel handbag over his black jacket, and knee-length skirt-like trousers with a pair of espadrilles, Wong also showed off his newly manicured and pink-and-black matching finger and toenails. 'For this season, I am quite interested in bringing some feminine elements into men's fashion. I like breaking taboos and broadening people's acceptance.' Interesting look but, sorry, it's only a trend if others follow in your footsteps. In this case, we think it's highly unlikely. The other nine trendy icons voted by the public were singer-songwriter Khalil Fong Dai-tung, DJ Jan Lamb Hoi-fung, G.O.D. founder Douglas Young, toy designer Michael Lau Kin-man, director Edmond Pang Ho-cheung, singer Juno Mak Chun-lung, rapper Jin Au Yeung, illustrator 'B.wing' Bien Yip Wing and singer Denise Ho Wan-sze.