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Crochet

Body work

Fashion cover: crochet lace top with patent leather flowers (HK$40,000) and patent, woven-leather platform sandals (HK$12,400), both from Dolce & Gabbana, Alexandra House, Central.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

Stayers the key in Triple Trio opener

Suisse D'Or and Compact Yarn fought a titanic tussle two months ago and, a contest devoid of speed, can provide a platform for the pair to reprise their thrilling duel tomorrow night at Happy Valley, with the stayers standing out as double bankers in the opening leg of the Triple Trio.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Goods

Beckham beckons

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

On the horizon

Cut-out wool and mesh dress (HK$9,900) by Emporio Armani. Knee-length jacket with medusa medallion buttons (HK$38,050) by Versace. Lace and crochet flowers and fur balls blouson (HK$39,500), shorts (HK$17,800) and patent leather platform boots (HK$13,000) all by Louis Vuitton.

Dusty pink faux fur jacket (HK$24,900) by Prada.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bank on Compact Yarn on tough night

Consistent Happy Valley performer Compact Yarn can help punters buck the early season trend of unpredictable results and unlock a Triple Trio expected to reach a dividend of HK$3,000,000 on Wednesday night at the inner city circuit.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Get hip with 'granny chic'

The trend for vintage pieces in interiors has also coincided with a move towards handmade objects that bring character and charm to the home.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Style meter

HOT

A straw tote

The perfect accessory for summer.

The full blouse

YSL does an elegant version with oversized bow.

The McQueen clutch

Leather, gold and skulls - three of our favourite things.

NOT

Hair accessories made from hair

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Horace

Who started it? British brand Horace was started by friends Adam Entwisle and Emma Hales. Entwisle graduated with an MA in women's wear from Central St Martins College of Art and Design in 1999, while Hales earned a BA in women's wear from the Surrey Institute in 1997. The pair met during their school days and began collaborating with stylists and editors.

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

knotted homeware

1. Flower rug, HK$2,850, from G.O.D., 1/F, Leighton Centre, Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, tel: 2890 5555.

2. Marcel Wanders Crochet table, HK$9,520, from Design Link, 6/F, Park Avenue Tower, 5 Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay, tel: 2838 8299.

3. Doily, HK$20, from Chun Sang Trading, 3 Glenealy, Central, tel: 2522 9246.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Cityseen

It's the most wonderful time of the year - or so they say. Really, who doesn't enjoy waking up Christmas morning and ripping open their presents. Some years are great, others you get socks and underwear. In the joyful spirit of the season, we asked some prominent local personalities to think back and tell us what their all-time favourite seasonal gift was.

Frederique Deleage

21 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

style meter

WHAT'S HOT

New stock August is here, which means more things to buy.

The Miami Vice look (left) This fashion phenomenon (can we call it that?) is back, along with the new film.

Anne Valerie Hash The new name to watch in fashion. Her deconstructed men's clothes are reworked to form fabulous clothes for women.

WHAT'S NOT

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

style meter

WHAT'S HOT

Crochet

It's making a comeback on cardigans and amid nautical-inspired looks.

Gold jewellery

The perfect accompaniment to this season's whites but don't go all P. Diddy.

Ruffle-front blouses (left)

The Kaiser (Karl Lagerfeld) loves them and so do we. For the ultimate luxury, check out Balenciaga.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Details, details

Quirky British designer Elizabeth Lau is making her debut at Seibu this spring with a romantic collection of separates and T-shirts. Inspired by an Edwardian storybook, the collection features her signature feminine detailing and handiwork, including the Anjali (right; $2,950), a hand-crocheted cashmere cardigan laced with velvet ribbons a la YSL.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Fair Facts

Date March 22-24

Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

Sections

Hall of Fashion Manufacturers and suppliers of garments, embroidery and lace, trimmings and accessories, fancy yarn, fashion design, styling services

Hall of Creation Suppliers of novelty fabrics, textile designs, yarn and fibres, CAD/CAM

15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Cotton shortage threatens industry

A SHORTAGE of cotton yarn is posing a threat to the territory's textile industry, according to Ha Chung-fong, chairman of Fountain Set (Holdings).

Speaking at a reception for the company's 25th anniversary yesterday, Mr Ha said the shortage of cotton yarn had led to a price increase of 20 per cent since January.

23 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

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