Chiffon

Futuristic

Paco Rabanne may have pioneered the space-age look back in the 1960s (see page 6), but today's designers are reinterpreting his legacy in a more wearable way. Star Trek outfits are long gone and in their place are minimalist cuts, technical fabrics and cool finishes.

Friday, 20 January, 2012, 12:00am

Style meter

HOT

Rue du Mail spring/summer dresses

Gorgeous and out now.

Metallic embellishments

As seen on Sergio Rossi shoes - to die for.

Fitted summer suits

Smart casual at its best.

Soft chiffon skirts

Remind us of Natalie Portman in Black Swan.

NOT

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Petal Power

Lace top (HK$2,400) and silk bra (HK$2,000) both by D&G. Gold charm necklace (HK$15,600) by Dolce & Gabbana. Silk shorts (HK$4,900) by Loewe. Silver knot cuff and gold knot cuff (HK$3,650 each) both by Celine. Bangle (HK$1,600) by Niin. Elba sandals (HK$18,400) by Jimmy Choo.

4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Out of the fog

This page: asymmetric pleated bustier by Lijoseph from Joyce, New World Tower, Central (inquires: 2810 1120). Puff-sleeve blouse (HK$17,900) from Chanel, Prince's Building, Central.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Designer names creations after friends who embody their spirit

The S. Nine women's wear label explores first love with its Un Premier Amour spring-summer collection. Founder and designer Susanna Ngao (centre left) debuted her edgy yet romantic new collection to a lucky few, including Secret Stylist blogger Lucy Haslewood (centre right), at the brand's trunk show at the Forest Bird boutique and cafe on Monday.

10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Grab a ride to the height of fashion

On Leigh (blonde)

Black cotton jacket with embellishment, HK$2,980, LaRok Luxe

Black cotton top, HK$480, Eryn Brinie

Black leather belt, HK$2,390, Dell'Est

Blue jeans, HK$3,090, Atos Lombardini

Black ankle boots, HK$4,590, Kaliste

On Heather

Black cotton dress, HK$4,550, Eryn Brinie

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Cafe culture

Woollen dress with zip detail (HK$64,250) by Versace. Boots (HK$11,500) by Christian Dior. Bangles (HK$650) by Mischa Designs.

Silk dress (HK$35,000) by Christian Dior. Cotton belt (HK$600) by Mischa Designs.

Silk crepe side-hole dress (HK$18,500) by Gucci. Enamel bangles (HK$5,000) and (HK$6,300) by Hermes. Boots (HK$4,200) by Diane von Furstenberg.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Talk of the tone

Lifestyle cover: silk dress (HK$24,980) from Jean Paul Gaultier, Lee Gardens Two, Causeway Bay. Silk epaulette trench coat with matching belt (HK$24,000) by Burberry Prorsum from Burberry, Alexandra House, Central. Suede ribbon tie-up platform heels (HK$10,800) from Fendi, The Landmark, Central.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Dress for the occasion

Former Hong Kong resident Malin Andren has launched a range of sublime silk dresses (HK$3,000 each) as part of her debut label, Malina. The dresses, which include strapless, maxi and kimono styles, are hand printed on Korean silk and chiffon and feature patterns by the Swedish designer.

7 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Out shopping

Split and polish

Shoes this season are fierce and sexy, or so dictates Giuseppe Zanotti. Standouts include the asymmetrical ankle bootie (HK$6,950), which resembles an ankle boot on one side and a more revealing strappy sandal on the other. The shoes are available at Giuseppe Zanotti, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2805 0890.

Prints charming

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Style meter

HOT

Drainpipe sleeves

You're going to need them to balance out the big shoulders this season.

Mixing it up with metallics

Pair a metallic skirt with a chiffon top or a sequinned skirt with a nude blouse - chic when it's done right.

Embellished hosiery

Cause you gotta wear your bling everywhere.

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

who?

Haider Ackermann - the Paris-based designer delivered his best collection, with masculine tailoring, wrapped and draped long dresses and leather jackets, the latter embellished with exquisite antique embroidery (right).

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

iCandy

Trends come and go but the free spirited, easy-to-wear Boho look always seems to creep back into wardrobes season after season.

A modern version of the hippie-chic style of the 1970s, the Boho look has been a big hit in the past few years thanks to trendsetters such as Kate Moss, the Olsen twins and Sienna Miller.

23 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Squaring up to winter

DSquared2's autumn/winter 2008 collection for men incorporates sporty elements inspired by classic ski apparel. Mixing pieces such as puffer jackets and chunky knits with urban items such as dark trousers and skinny jeans, the collection relies on a colour palette of black and red with splashes of tartan print.

29 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Obsession: Featherlight

Although demure is hardly the look most hipsters go for, Erin Fetherston has won a loyal following for her brand of femininity.

Having revived the ladies-who-lunch aesthetic in a cool and fresh way, Fetherston often uses materials such as silk and chiffon in delicate colours including dusty rose, dove grey and pale yellow.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

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