Outlandish, but will it set a trend?

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 22 May, 2009, 12:00am

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.