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  1. The house that fashion built

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in large part by some celebrated fashion houses moonlighting as interior designers. At the 2011 Milan Design Week in April, the largest and most important furniture and interior design fair in the world, the more than 1,000 exhibitors included a who's who of high fashion, including the likes of Trussardi, Versace, Zegna and Hermes. All of these venerated fashion houses collaborated ...

  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - FASHION

    Fashion house Fendi restores Rome's Trevi Fountain

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Francesca Fearon

    ... Francesca Fearon life@scmp.com Rome's beloved Trevi Fountain is being restored and Italian fashion house Fendi are only too happy to foot the bill, writes Francesca Fearon Something to spout about Legend has it that tossing a coin into the famed Trevi Fountain ensures that the visitor will return to Rome. Over the next 20 months, fashion house Fendi will be tossing a lot ...

  3. Youngest master tailor from renowned Italian house started out at age 14

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen At the tender age of 29, Angelo Di Febo is the youngest master tailor working for Italian luxury design house Brioni. He has already dressed the likes of Pierce Brosnan, for his role as James Bond in The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day. 'I started when I was 14 years old and that's perhaps how I became the youngest [master tailor],' he said. ...

  4. A doll's house

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Knit jumper with three-quarter sleeve, superimposed collar and sequined skirt all by Louis Vuitton. Bag by Tod's. Boots by Roberto Cavalli. Bracelet by Oh My God. Ceramic and diamond watch by Dior. V-neck jumper, shirt, bell-bottom trousers, foulard ...

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    Kazakh aristocrat gives struggling French label Vionnet a new life

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... a fledging fashion house to her bulging portfolio? "I believe in heritage, I believe in the history. I believe especially in Vionnet because the tools that [designer Madeleine Vionnet] has given ... would become one of Coco Chanel's biggest rivals - founded her couture house in 1912 and found success in the 1920s with distinctive creations including tunic and Grecian dresses. She also ...

  6. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - FASHION

    Back in Black (and white): Return of the monochrome look

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jing Zhang

    ... which referenced the famous French house's damier pattern, was a refreshing statement rendered in a sharp silhouette. It's a look that will be copied onto the high street and one ... into high street retail, Macnab says, so it is affordable at all prices. "Due to the wider cultural awareness and influence of the '60s, it is a very commercial and accessible trend ...

  7. Not an heir out of place

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the renowned shirt maker. You would also imagine that there would be a separate wardrobe housing a row of suits and sports coats. Doesn't having a bespoke tailoring company that bears your family name give you access to an unlimited wardrobe, and afford you the luxury of ordering shirts and suits on a whim? That isn't the case for Chang. His closet is relatively humble. In fact, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - FASHION

    A marriage of old and new worlds on Paris catwalks

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Francesca Fearon

    ... Homage to couture's heritage gets a modern retelling, writes Francesca Fearon Christian Lacroix made a return to fashion with a one-off collection for the house of Schiaparelli ... versus new world order that defined the autumn couture collections on show in Paris last week. Established houses wanted to be perceived as modern while newer ones wanted to prove ...

  9. Fashion house brings together best of the east, best of the west

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Maggie Chen Fashion house Kaprice showcased its clothing, bags, and jewellery ranges at a paparazzi-packed Fashion Week event featuring some of the city's most famous models at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday. Kamla Hiranand, the brand's Hong Kong-based founder and managing director, said that fashion has always been a way of life for her, ...

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    Giant slayer: How Sham Kar-wai wants to conquer mainland

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... fashion by Forbes China, he is also the mastermind behind the burgeoning I.T fashion empire, which boasts multi-label boutiques I.T and i.t, as well as 10 in-house and licensed brands including ... that sets them apart. The middle class earns decent money so they can mix and match the brands they wear. They can't afford luxury brands for everyday use so we have seen the rise of a new ...




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