Culture

Insatiably Saab

Models backstage at the Elie Saab ready-to-wear AW/12-13 show in Paris.

The glossy posse's go-to couturier makes dreamy dress confections for real women, writes Francesca Fearon.

Monday, 10 September, 2012, 2:01pm

Show time

The bird-apartment treehouse

Japanese creative agency nendo is winning fans worldwide with its simple design philosophy, writes Kylie Knott.

1 Nov 2012 - 11:58pm

Men, myself, I

Models backstage at the SS13 show.

Richard Nicoll's move into menswear starts with dressing himself, writes Francesca Fearon.

14 Sep 2012 - 12:29am

Shape shifter

Shape shifter

Avant-garde designer Hussein Chalayan is appealing to the masses. Jing Zhang catches up with him in Paris.

10 Sep 2012 - 1:41pm

Queen of tarts

Heirloom tomato tart with gruyere crust and gruyere and roasted garlic cream

Roll out the tastiest pastry, add a rainbow selection of juicy heirloom tomatoes and bow to a pie that reigns supreme.

16 Sep 2012 - 2:38am

On the loose

DOLCE & GABBANA. Photos: Reuters; EPA

Freer silhouettes, separates and Asian influences rule the spring-summer catwalks at Milan Fashion Week, writes Francesca Fearon.

15 Oct 2012 - 3:04pm

Man for all seasons

Man for all seasons

From football to fashion, Andrea Della Valle has many passions. Just don't ask him to chose his favourite, writes Abid Rahman.

14 Sep 2012 - 12:11am

One sharp object

Amanda Harlech. Photo: Mark C O'Flaherty/Camera Press

Amanda Harlech's role at Chanel might be ambiguous but the respect she commands is clear. Jing Zhang finds Karl Lagerfeld's muse surprisingly down to earth.

31 Aug 2012 - 3:55pm

Shanghai Station

The gala marking the opening of Louis Vuitton's first maison in the mainland.  Photo: Chai Studio

As seen at the opening of Louis Vuitton's first maison in the mainland, the flamboyant Marc Jacobs certainly knows how to put on a show, writes Divia Harilela.

31 Aug 2012 - 7:40pm

See the bigger picture on the film industry

Ma Fung-kwok says the city has missed an opportunity.

The Film Development Council will review its funding schemes and draft new proposals for nurturing talent, but these won't be enough to move the industry forward if film development is not considered within the context of overall cultural policy, the council's new chairman has said.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Guess who's coming to dinner

Hosting - or attending - a dinner party is not always an easy task.

In many parts of the world, dinner parties are a time-honoured tradition. Self-respecting men and women open up their homes to regale friends with home-cooked food and stimulating conversation.

16 Jun 2013 - 9:57am

Hong Kong, Chile maritime museums sign co-operative pact

Rear Admiral Humberto Ramirez, secretary general of the Chilean Navy

Hong Kong Maritime Museum has set sail on a voyage to develop partnerships with countries that share a rich sea-going history, starting with Chile. In a symbolic move seen as a transpacific handshake, the museum signed a co-operation agreement on Friday with the National Maritime Museum in the port city of Valparaiso.

2 Jun 2013 - 8:18am

Mainland artists make strong showing in Venice Biennale exhibition

Artist Miao Xiaochun poses near his installation Transfiguration during the 55th Venice Biennale. Photo: Reuters

China has a strong presence at this year's Venice Biennale art festival, with several artists featured in the main exhibition, national pavilions and side events.

31 May 2013 - 6:11am

Art Basel wraps up in Hong Kong after show of world's finest

More than 240 galleries from around the world showed their works at Art Basel's Hong Kong debut which closed yesterday. Mainland artist Zhang Xiaogang's works, above, were among the many on show. Galleries from the West brought in major works from big-name artists and reported strong sales last Wednesday. It was also reported that deals were still being negotiated by regional galleries in the minutes before the show closed. Photo: Jonathan Wong.

A week of art madness ended yesterday with the closure of exhibition Art Basel's Hong Kong debut, which turned into a showdown between 245 galleries from around the world.

27 May 2013 - 8:59am

Rubber Duck now available in Lego

A Lego replica of the giant rubber duck in Victoria Harbour is on show at the City Impression exhibition. Photo: SCMP

Fans of the Rubber Duck can catch another glimpse of their 16.5-metre tall yellow friend at City Gallery - the city's first planning and infrastructure gallery. Opened in 2002, the gallery displays Hong Kong's major planning proposals and infrastructure projects.

27 May 2013 - 7:22am 1 comment

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