Another Paris fashion week has passed and, along with it, a seasonal cycle of controversy.Monday, 11 March, 2013, 10:35am
Alexander Wang's debut at the storied couture house of Cristobal Balenciaga was definitely the hot ticket this season. Two small catwalk presentations were shown to a handful of press and VIPs bright and early on Thursday morning. Doors closed on the dot, no faffing for this event.1 Mar 2013 - 9:05am
Although Balenciaga's new store in Austin's Elements mall is the biggest by far in Hong Kong, it was crammed full on Thursday, as fashionistas and socialites flocked to get a sneak peak of the Paris-based fashion house's autumn-winter collection.3 Sep 2012 - 4:20am
Who started it? British designer Jane1 Sep 2012 - 12:34am
Psychedelic silk chiffon gown by Vera Wang, available at Joyce (enquiries 2524 7828). Cotton dress (price tbc) by 10 Crosby Derek Lam. Custom-woven, kidskin leather sandals with lacquered heels (HK$8,000) by Gio Diev.2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Fashion veteran Maria Luisa Poumaillou used to represent the personalised service of the small, Parisian luxury boutique. But never one to resist change, she says in today's rapidly evolving industry even niche operations like hers have to tap the mainstream in order to survive.16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Balenciaga store opening cocktail party
Where: Harbour City
When: September 24
What: Fashion brand Balenciaga held a cocktail reception to celebrate its store opening at Harbour City shopping mall. The store carries a full selection of the brand's ready-to-wear collections for women.22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
What Hong Kong needs is more designer boutiques. So good news for those who don't want to schlep out to The Landmark Mall in Central for their motorcycle handbags: Balenciaga opened a new store in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, carrying a full selection of women's ready-to-wear and accessories.27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
The colour for autumn (aside from camel).
Strong. Powerful. Reduced. Thank you Phoebe Philo.
Chic, elegant and affordable.
Lanvin for H&M
Mr Elbaz, you've done it again!
Balenciaga motorcycle bags12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Festival Walk is offering a gift voucher redeemable at 150 stores in the mall. Buy two and get a free beauty treatment from Glycel worth HK$780. Valid this month only at Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 2844 2223
Coach lines5 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Exhibition on post-war couture featuring items drawn mainly from the Victoria and Albert Museum's collections of French and British fashion and photography, including a silk taffeta evening dress by Cristobal Balenciaga (left). A Le French May programme. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20 (HK$10 on Wed). Inquiries: 2180 8188.10 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
Razor-sharp scissor cuts and origami-inspired folds fashion beautifully into angular pieces that cinch at the waist for a feminine touch.
1 Jil Sander 2 Versace 3 Ana Sekularac 4 Yves Saint Laurent 5 Marc Jacobs 6 Bottega Veneta 7 Balenciaga5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
Branching out31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
If you want to make a point about the obsession with pricey designer bags then now's your chance.7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Gladiator shoes For flats, go to K. Jacques and for some sexy dominatrix styles, check out Balenciaga.
The safari look Always a winner in the hotter months.
Bright handbags (right) If you are scared to wear colour, this is a great way to liven up an outfit. Try Christian Louboutin or Marni for some eye poppers.23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am