Gender bending gives a lift to fashions for those who aren't ready to say goodbye to the summer

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 13 September, 2010, 12:00am

For those not yet ready to bid farewell to summer, Max Mara injects a bit of uplift to the upcoming season with a bit of gender bending. The Italian brand, well known for its luxury coats, staged its autumn/winter fashion show at the atrium of the Landmark in Central, combining long feminine silhouettes with a militaristic twist, high-heeled boots and epaulettes, plus slim waists cinched by masculine belts.

Guest models Sandra Ng Kwan-yu and Vivian Chow Wai-man, arrived at the event holding hands, a wink to their recent romantic comedy All About Love in which they play women in a lesbian relationship. Naturally, the film engendered some talk but the two actresses are just good friends, said Ng.

Ng was wearing a dress with a fur trim and Chow was in a gold one-shoulder pants suit. Ng talked at length about her experiences with motherhood, while Chow chatted about her return to the big screen, touching upon such related topics as fashion and short hair. Ng and Chow were good partners at the media event, laughing with each other; both appeared to enjoy sharing the spotlight.