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Karlie Kloss

The undisputed sylph-like queen of the catwalks.

Soft metallics

Givenchy's full look has us sold.

Carven's ikat backpack

Love this French label's casual cool.

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Heaven for top brands

Hong Kong loves to position itself as a paradise for diehard shoppers, but the real glory for those watching the purse strings is Horizon Plaza.

Floor upon floor is stacked with international designer labels, such as Giorgio Armani, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and many more at hugely discounted prices.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Smart casual

Many men reach for a blazer, dress shirt and jeans whenever the dress code dictates 'smart casual'. That is all well and good, but it's a safe approach that's hardly going to leave an impression on those around you.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The goods

Join the race

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Bold shades beat winter blues

What are the hottest casual wear looks for winter for men and women?

This season is about colours. Whether it's a single accent hue, eye-catching tri-colour stripes or bold tints like green and purple, they make a strong statement. Wearability and elegant comfort are key elements. Leather appliqu?s, laser embroideries and armorial printings all contribute to the look.

21 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


Summer is coming, so it's time to swap trousers for shorts. Comfortable shorts are as important as cotton T-shirts when it comes to keeping cool. Match shorts with sneakers or even flip flops for a trendy 'cruise' look

Esprit HK$429

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

The metro

Has the economic downturn hit fashion? Friday lunchtime at the IFC and the scene was of one ill-fitting suit after another. I couldn't help but wonder: are people no longer looking at themselves in the mirror?

30 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Youth ensemble to spread the joy of music

Formed in 2005, Viva!Voce is a youth ensemble made up of alumni of the Hong Kong Children's Choir.

The main objective of the group - scheduled to give its fifth public performance on August 5 at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre - is to reach out to primary and secondary school students.

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

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Free City

This hip label from Los Angeles is making waves with its cool casual wear, the profits from which support the local artist community. Check it out at

Stars ...

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


Now that December has arrived, it's time to think about your festive wardrobe. But don't adorn yourself with glitter or accessories resembling Christmas ornaments. Think about pieces normally reserved for black-tie events and wearing them in casual and unexpected manner.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

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Platforms with socks The look is cool, but be careful - there's a fine line between looking stylish and resembling a Japanese schoolgirl.

Trouser jeans A casual alternative to this season's popular wide-legged trousers.

Hammered gold earrings (right) They're organic and stylish.


7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Vox Pop

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen launched the Action Blue Sky Campaign last year to improve Hong Kong's air quality. The easiest way for the public to help is to set air conditioners at 25.5 degrees Celsius. And dressing casually helps. Classified Post asked for opinions from workers in various industries about dressing casually at work.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

In your closet: Mary Tong

Wardrobe staple?

Casual chic outfits that are comfortable.

What would you never throw from your closet?

Raggedy T-shirts, because they look good and are always in fashion.

Fashion no-nos?

I wouldn't wear clothing that's too tight.

Favourite shoe designer?


Favourite jeans?

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

Street smart

From the office to the high street, this fusion of smart and casual continues to make an impact. Elegant suit jackets are paired with washed jeans or casual trousers for a streetwise look with a formal twist.

26 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

HK talent weaves a grand finale to a week of fashion

One of the most successful Hong Kong Fashion weeks came to a conclusion last night with a glamorous catwalk show and the news of soaring attendance.

This year's autumn/winter Fashion Week recorded an attendance of 25,401 - a 26 per cent increase over last year. The number of exhibitors rose 11 per cent to 1,087.

22 Jan 2005 - 12:00am