Eye on style

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 August, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 August, 2010, 12:00am

It seems our recent story on the lack of larger sizes from designer brands didn't fall on deaf ears. The media was buzzing last week when Marc Jacobs' business partner Robert Duffy twittered about the brand's latest project: a plus-size line for women. While the company has made no official announcement, Duffy tweeted: 'I'm on it! It will take me about a year, but stay with us.' Watch this space for updates.

Also hearing the cry of curvy girls everywhere is Levi's, which has just launched its new Curve ID fit system. This new line of jeans (right) uses a system based on shape, not size, and was created as a result of studying more than 60,000 body scans. The brand has identified three body types: slight curve (for straight figures), demi curve (for balanced proportions) and bold curve (for super curvy shapes). The shapes are available in a host of styles and different washes, with sizes ranging from 24-34. To make sure women find the perfect fit, each store will have trained fit experts to measure women. The brand will also launch an online fitting room where customers can find out more and determine their fit in the virtual world. The line will start rolling out of Levi's stores, including in Hong Kong, next month. Who says skinny girls have all the fun?

Another fashion department that is finally being addressed in Hong Kong is vintage clothing. Starting Thursday until Sunday, The Cat Street Gallery (222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan) will host the Tacina Smith vintage trunk show featuring designs (far right) sourced by London-based fashionista Tacina Smith. Her unique collection, which she says she has customised especially for the local market, includes styles from couturiers such as Dior, Ossie Clark, Vivienne Westwood and Karl Lagerfeld, spanning the 1960s to 1980s. Happy shopping!