Alexander Mcqueen

From kitsch to cool: Swarovski's message is crystal clear

Nadja Swarovski in a cab in London.

Once known for its crystal animal figurines, Swarovski now collaborates with some of the biggest names in fashion and design. Divia Harilela meets the woman whose creative vision helped revive a family business.

Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 11:32pm

New on the block: Alexander Mcqueen

Alexander McQueen at Elements mall.

Bow to McQueen It’s a long time coming, but some fashion houses are just worth the wait. Drum roll please …

27 Oct 2012 - 11:20pm

Paris Fashion Week: good things come to those who wait

A model wears a creation by British designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.  Photo: AP

Fashion Week is almost over. As some of the hip crowd heads to Carine Roitfeld's party tonight at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, there are others that lie utterly exhausted and spent. But despite this being the penultimate day of the Paris schedule, it's not to say it wasn't full of wonder and excitement.

16 Oct 2012 - 3:40pm

Olympic fever races into town ... and it's Team GB in the lead

It's a big year for Britain, and with the London Olympics opening in less than two weeks Team GB is also the talk of the town in Hong Kong.

Local marketing teams have been quick to jump on the opportunity the Games presents.

Times Square is hosting a series of events for a British festival that will run until August 26.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Chain's 'secret' sister cuts the mustard with fashionistas

Although Swedish retail giant H&M is due to move out of its mega space on Queen's Road Central and make way for Spanish fast-fashion chain Zara, its affiliated label COS (Collection Of Style), opening today, has taken the 556 square metre, two-storey shop space next door.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Exhibition duo make a date with the dolls

The LCX X Maysum Backstage Exhibition at Harbour City comprises a mock backstage area with make-up mirrors and clothing racks to showcase the many talents of make-up artist May Sum.

Among the items on display are her Subi Mcdolls and lipstick sculptures inspired by art, lifestyle and, apparently, cats.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The goods

In stitches

Prada's latest handmade collection of shoes is, in a word, perfection. We love the black slip-on boot (below; HK$9,900), and for something a bit more fun, the all-white tasselled leather loafers (below right; HK$8,900). The Prada Milano Handmade Collection is available exclusively at Prada, Alexandra House, Central, tel: 2522 2989.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Collected thoughts

Masako Kumakura has closets on two continents. Two are in Paris: one in her home is full of fabulous finds from her many years in the fashion industry. The other is a storage space where she keeps even more dresses, most of them vintage. The latest addition is here in Hong Kong. It may be modest in terms of square footage compared to those in Paris, but it is still full of treasures.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Savage Queen

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bohemian rapture

Fashion cover: shirt (HK$2,890) by Givenchy from Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central. Necklace (HK$1,400) by Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi, short-sleeved tee (HK$2,000; worn over shirt) by Lanvin and striped jeans (HK$6,500) by Alexander McQueen, all from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

in the jungle

Fierce looks from (above) Bottega Veneta (, and (right and far right) from Michael Kors ( Heels (below) by Givenchy (HK$12,600)

Snake-skin belts (above) by Alexander McQueen ( and (right) Jimmy Choo (

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

rhapsody in blue

Silk skirt (HK$9,650) by Viktor & Rolf. Shoes (price on request) by Rochas.

Top (HK$10,100), skirt (HK$13,300) and shoes (HK$8,150) all by Prada.

Dress (HK$19,200) by Valentino.

Dress and shoes (price on request) by Alexander McQueen.

Dress and belt (price on request) by Alexander McQueen.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Milestones and missteps

Fashion 2.0

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Label of love

'I didn't want people to think that I could ever pretend to be him or replace him ... but the thing was to keep the spirit of the brand alive,' says Sarah Burton, discussing her decision to fill the shoes of Lee Alexander McQueen as creative director of his eponymous label.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Dresses this season are divided into two camps. While many designers went for loose and boxy shapes reminiscent of the 1960s, at the other end of the spectrum were sexy body-con looks which fit in with the popular fetish trend. Designers such as Versace sent out skin-tight dresses that emphasise a woman's figure in dark colours like black and blue, accentuated with panels of leather.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am