While Wang waxes elegant, Slimane goes grunge

Alexander Wang's Balenciaga debut was sophisticated. Photo: NYT

Another Paris fashion week has passed and, along with it, a seasonal cycle of controversy.

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 10:35am

Alexander Wang's tough and promising debut at Balenciaga

Alexander Wang's tough and promising debut at Balenciaga

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

Balenciaga unveils autumn-winter collection

Mimi Tang, Kelly Chen and Rita Chau at the preview of Balenciaga's autumn-winter collection

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

Behind the label: Jane Carr

Behind the label: Jane Carr

Who started it? British designer Jane

1 Sep 2012 - 12:34am

She's a rainbow

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

Maria, queen of shops

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

Costume drama at boutique opening

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

Balenciaga spreads wings with new Harbour City store

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

Style meter



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 bags

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Style bites

Token gesture

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 lines

5 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957

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

Structural Engineering

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 Balenciaga

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Street threads

Branching out

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Obsession: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

If you want to make a point about the obsession with pricey designer bags then now's your chance.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

style meter


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