Derek Lam

East of Eden

Fashion cover: button-up shirt (HK$16,500), skirt (HK$12,000) and long boots (HK$15,000), all from Celine, The Landmark, Central. Checked cape (HK$26,600) from Salvatore Ferragamo, Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Urbane legend

'I don't really think there is just one Hong Kong style,' fashion designer Derek Lam says. 'It's an international place with many people who have travelled and experienced other cities, so the style is very international and mixed.' Best known for his contemporary take on feminine luxury, one that is neither precious nor pneumatic, New York-based Lam remains diplomatic about Hong Kong fashion.

3 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Fashionable beginnings

To young fashion designer Janko Lam Chun-kuk, fashion 'is a style and attitude towards life'. 'I used to make clothes for dolls using fabric pieces at home when I was a child, and I eventually developed an interest in art growing up. Then as time went by, I decided to pursue a career in art and chose fashion design,' Lam says.

27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Eye of the tigers

Time was when the fashion industry was dominated by stuffy European fashion brands with an illustrious history. But things started to change in the 1980s when a wave of Japanese designers such as Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto shocked the fashion world with their unusual, avant-garde designs.

17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Dark Maidens

Autumn takes on a bewitched air with a resurgence of the sexy, soft-goth. High necklines and romantic ruffles set the scene for an elegantly wounded postmodern princess.

1 Lanvin 2 Stella McCartney 3 Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci 4 Luella 5 Derek Lam 6 Chanel 7 Celine

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

From student part-timer to toast of the catwalk stars

He has a face to die for, and with Asian male models in short supply, it is popping up on posters, magazines and catwalks everywhere.

Supermodel Philip Huang, winner of the Style Award for New Face of Asia, was prominent in the autumn 2007 New York fashion shows of Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, Lacoste and Philip Lim. He featured in 21 shows over the season.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Future fashion stars show off

The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) organised a three-day graduation show to introduce talented young designers to the fashion industry.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Necessary accessory

Italian label Tod's has launched its first collection designed by new creative director and winner of this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America accessory designer of the year award Derek Lam. In true Lam style, the autumn/winter accessories line shines with urban, utilitarian pieces.

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Style bites

Sonia Rykiel spreads her wings

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel has opened a 290sqft retail space in Kowloon. Located within the I.T shop, the area (right) is furnished with European fittings and mirrors. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Shop LG2-02, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, tel: 2265 7110

Lulu opens in Kowloon

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

An eloquent mind

In the space of one hectic, event-filled year, Derek Lam has evolved from being an up-and-coming star to a fully fledged international design name, in demand by celebrities such as action heroine Lucy Liu, double Oscar-winner Hilary Swank and rocker Sheryl Crow.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Apple of her eye

MARY PING'S autumn/winter 2006 fashion show at the Scandinavian House in New York was like any other big-brand show. The crowd fell silent as the lights dimmed and a barrage of leggy models draped in Ping's latest styles paraded before a standing-room-only crowd. Spotlights were circling, music was blaring and cameras were flashing. It was a loud and glamorous event.

10 May 2006 - 12:00am

Spring in their step

The celebrity set were out in force for a preview of Tod's spring-summer line at an exclusive luncheon and afternoon tea at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental.

28 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Fashion follies: now its clothing to suit the shoe

Even in the anything-goes world of fashion semantics, this one had us wondering 'what do they mean?' That famed maker of handbags and shoes, Tod's, previewed some new items for a group of VIP clientele at the presidential suite of the Landmark Mandarin Oriental on Monday afternoon.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Great and small

Accessories brand Tod's has collaborated with New York-based clothing designer Derek Lam to create a small but glamorous collection for spring/summer. The line features essential fashion items: a trench coat, skirt, jeans, a blazer and polo shirts.

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am