Andrew Sun

NY fashion boss knows how to take it easy

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

Ferre fashion (and a clear field of vision)

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

New pier smokin'

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

Godfather of Chinese rock finds reel deal

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

Diesel gives gig air of authenticity

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

Sticking with throwaway art

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

Hip chicks don't miss a thing

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

Thursday think tank

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

Don't get shirty, design your own

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

Whodunnit in Hong Kong?

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

Barbie-like ana rivera doing well without ken

It's a new year and a new start for slinky model Ana Rivera (right). Following a break-up with beau Brian Chow Lap-king, publisher of Prestige Magazine, and murmurs of drastic weight loss (more than is typical for supermodels), Rivera appeared in good spirits at the launch of a line of MAC for Barbie cosmetics. Yes, the Barbie look is in.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Organiser takes Artwalk down memory lane

The seventh annual ArtWalk takes place tonight at a record 50 galleries, and for the first time organiser John Batten will be able to enjoy the evening without the worries of his own Peel Street art space, which he let go last year.

After putting together this year's high-culture crawl, the heritage activist and long-time curator is now literally a SoHo boho.

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Praise for African club

What's an African music superstar to do after his concert in Hong Kong? Drop by the city's one and only African music club, Nzingha, of course.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Marking time for humanity

Forget nickel and dimes, Habitat For Humanity is looking for big bucks for its charity events. It has convinced luxury watchmaker Piaget to donate three Altiplano watches for an auction.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Reminiscing over ravioli

This will be a sentimental week for Toscana's Umberto Bombana. The Italian chef under whom the maestro learned to cook 27 years ago is in town this week as his guest chef. Two-star Michelin chef Ezio Santin (right) was once taskmaster to protege Bombana at a little place outside Milan called Antica Osteria del Ponte, which in surveys still ranks as one of the best restaurants in the world.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am