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Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin basks in the glow of adoring Hong Kong devotees

The beloved French shoe maestro Christian Louboutin has been in town meeting his followers at his store in Wyndham Street, Central.

Monday, 5 November, 2012, 10:04am

Louboutin wins US court appeal in battle over right to red soles

French shoemaker Christian Louboutin can trademark his famous red soles, a United States court has ruled, reversing a previous ruling that had allowed rival Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) to paint its soles scarlet as well.

The case featured two of the fashion world's heaviest hitters in a battle to own the glossy red outsole that Louboutin says is at the heart of its shoes' appeal.

7 Sep 2012 - 4:35am

Step right up

Balenciaga's colour-blocked creation (HK$21,100) is part shoe, part sci-fi comic character. We love the small blue addition on the wooden heels. Balenciaga is at The Landmark, Central, tel: 3428 8086

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The shoe must go on - even when it hurts

Christian Louboutin is the latest fashion designer to be honoured with his own retrospective at a museum. In his 20th year of shoemaking, the king of the red sole has an exhibition at London's Design Museum. A dancing hologram of burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese, one of Louboutin's most ardent fans, takes centre stage wearing little more than a sparkly pair of his stilettoed creations.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Gianvito Rossi

Watch out ladies, there's a new shoe man in town. The latest name to hit On Lan Street, alongside cobblers Rupert Sanderson and Christian Louboutin, is Gianvito Rossi. Son of legendary Italian shoemaker Sergio Rossi, Gianvito founded his label in 2007 and boasts boutiques in Milan and Paris.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rock set

Add some rock 'n' roll to your sole and grab the Louis Pik Pik Flat Sneakers from Christian Louboutin (HK$11,000), Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 2288

Ray-Ban honours British guitar hero Johnny Marr with limited edition shades in gunmetal-grey with light blue lenses (HK$1,890). At Optical 88 in Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2110 0593

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

White light, white heat

This well-proportioned diamond calfskin clutch (HK$13,500) from Celine is a minimalist girl's dream. Celine is at The Landmark, Central, tel: 2525 1281

Shade your eyes from the sun's bright rays with these cute Miu Miu sunglasses (HK$2,500) Miu Miu is at The Landmark, Central, tel: 2523 7833

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Things that go pop

Mandy d'Abo lives in a colourful world. As founder and owner of The Cat Street Gallery and The Space, she is constantly surrounded by collections from some of the world's leading contemporary artists.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Pyjama party

American artist turned filmmaker Julian Schnabel brought pyjamas out from under the covers and into mainstream dressing a few years ago by donning his silk sleepwear to a number of exhibition openings and red carpet events. The pyjamas were designed by his then wife, Olatz Schnabel.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

A foot in both camps

Rupert Sanderson sits in his Mayfair showroom in London, surrounded by his autumn-winter 2012 shoe collection, and waxes poetic. 'I love the fascination; that talisman-like magic that shoes have,' he says.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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