For the international creative director of a burgeoning fashion conglomerate, Richard Hand is surprisingly easygoing. 'If you're uptight, other people are uptight,' he said.Wednesday, 4 April, 2007, 12:00am
The designer label Gianfranco Ferre returned to Hong Kong in a big way on Friday night with an opulent show and party on the 20th floor of York House - above The Landmark shopping centre where the new store is installed.
It seems the building's empty top floor is becoming another favourite for big splashy dos, with Miu Miu and Gucci holding events there recently.26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
The new Central Star Ferry Pier is certainly cementing its place as the hot spot for parties and fashion shows. Fendi and Diesel have already used the top floor for events, and on Wednesday Vivienne Westwood has it booked for a spring/summer show and party.23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
The godfather of Chinese rock is now an apprentice filmmaker. Cui Jian made his directing debut at an Independent Short Film and Video Awards (IFVA) screening on Monday with the provocative video Age of Repairing Hymen. It's about how Chinese perceptions of the intimate women's part have changed through history.21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
A big bash was also thrown on Friday by jeanmaker Diesel to celebrate its new shop at On Lan Street in Central, although the party itself was held on the top deck of the new ferry pier.
More than 2,000 people crammed in to check out Kanye West's Chicago rapper buddy Rhymefest (right) throw down a set with DJ Jus Ske.19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Another wacky shopping centre art display attracting our attention is at Tsim Sha Tsui's China Hong Kong City. They've brought in a Japanese artist who's created an aquarium of more than 20 sculpted sea creatures and other animals. Masataka Koike (below) is the artist and what's unique is his medium: disposable chopsticks.16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
The gals from new online resource base dimsum & thensome threw a party at M1NT on Wednesday to celebrate their launch, surrounding themselves with a crowd as fabulous as themselves. The three-month-old site is something of a compendium of what the three consider hot and happening in town, with lists for shopping, food, travel and play.16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Five things we're all wondering about ...
1. New plastic HK$10 note to debut in June ... because there's just not enough confusing variety in colour, style and design of our money now.
2. Mong Kok's Sneaker Street to be redeveloped ... typical Hong Kong, they want to go upscale and turn it into High Heel Street.15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Bored with buying T-shirts that everyone else also owns? Benetton and the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation want to encourage you to make your own - and then enter it in their Out Of The Box T-Shirt Design Project.12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Crimes and mysteries were exposed at the Fringe Club on Thursday night when the Hong Kong Writers' Circle previewed its new anthology, Hong Kong Whodunnits. The book features 12 stories of who did what to whom and why - all set in our claustrophobic little territory. For editor Diana McPartlin, it was yet another a chance to explore another side of her literary personality.12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am