The paparazzi mob go missing as style icons strut their stuff ...

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 November, 2011, 12:00am


There were plenty of celebrities to watch for the few who made the trek up to the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin for the launch of the Fashion Visionaries exhibition and awards ceremony, which honoured industry style makers and the style icons.

However, there was a notable absence of the paparazzi mob that usually gravitates to these events.

While not all of the 39 designers honoured attended Friday's ceremony, the top 10 best-dressed did so in full fashion-forward mode: Peter Ho, Takara Mak, Edmond Leung Hon-man (suave in a caramel coat), Du Juan (who towered over everyone in all her supermodel glory), Florinda Ho Chiu-wan, Denise Ho Wan-see, Fanny Sieh (resplendent in red), Vivian Chow Wai-man, Wyman Wong Wai-man (in a blinged-out shirt that was understated by Wong's own steep sartorial standards) and Bosco Wong Chung-chak.

A tip of the hat to the establishment: design works by Walter Ma, Barney Cheng, William Tang Tat-chi, Lu Lu Cheung, Judy Mann and Benny Yeung were expectedly elegant. The grandeur of the venue matched some of the grand works by the young, up-and-coming designers. In showcasing their talents and sartorial selections, many were wise, others were somewhat otherwise. The exhibition runs at the museum until March 12.