Donna Karan

Christopher Bailey

BUILDING BLOCKS I completely fell into fashion. [It] was not even on my radar when I was younger. I grew up in Yorkshire, in the [English] countryside, which is beautiful but definitely not a fashion capital.

Sunday, 19 October, 2008, 12:00am

Sitting pretty

Peter Marino has built homes and shops for clients including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani, but still he yearned to design a chair 'as classic and perfectly proportioned', he says, as Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

Summer breeze

Donna Karan hasn't become known as the queen of chic simplicity without reason. Sure to please her fans, her spring/summer collection uses a subdued palette of colours inspired by nature. Look for shades of petrol black, brown, dove grey, sunset peach and sage green.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Karan and sharing

A private preview of Donna Karan's spring-summer collection was shown to a select group of fashionistas at the Four Seasons hotel's 45th floor Peak Suite late last month.

The exclusive afternoon tea, hosted by ImagineX group's Balbina Wong, featured a showing of more than 20 of the New York designer's chic looks.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Macau stylist designing for Darfur

Macau may not be a fashion capital but its top designer, Paulo de Senna Fernandes, will have a place in a New York Fashion Week event this week. The stylist, who is also the chairman and founder of the Macau Fashion Association, will have a couture piece featured in a major charity event on Friday called Designers For Darfur.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Solid gold

Black and gold is the hot colour combination for winter, and New York designer Donna Karan - known for simple and modern silhouettes - has based her new collection, Gold, around the theme. The capsule collection of seven classic pieces includes off-the-shoulder tops, black wrap dresses, jumpsuits and sleek trousers embellished with gold detailing.

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Sleekly DKNY

Donna Karan opened its sleek new store at the Ocean Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui on November 10 with a presentation of its Gold and Resort collections.

The celebrities and guests were dressed in the latest outfits from the designer's autumn wardrobe. They enjoyed browsing through the 16 outfits on display

in the 1,400-sq-ft, brass-toned shop.

8 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Cristina E Thevanaz

Mascara: Lancome. 'I use the Definicils mascara in dark brown. I think once you find a make-up product you love, you stick with it.'

Moisturiser: Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair, and Future Perfect.

Car: Mini Cooper S in dark green

House: 'I own a home in Geneva, a traditional 17th-century house. I'm very lucky.'

7 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

in brief

If the Choo fits

29 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Trench on the march

A chic and seasonless basic, the ever-trendy trench coat has reached new heights in pedigree status. This season it comes with smart design details (tweed hem finishing for the seams and lapels for Chanel) and innovative fabric developments (transparent leather at Dior, silky nylons at Prada, proofed cotton, and resin-coated denim).

8 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Grande dame

Strong, stylish and a sample-size six, jazz harpist and City Festival regular Daphne Hellman is one rare bird. Born 84 years ago into the influential Van Beuren family, this renowned beauty - photographed by Man Ray for the cover of Harper's Bazaar in the '30s - is still a striking woman, inside and out.

13 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

young guns

THE catwalk shows that people gushed over most during the recent New York menswear collections were, as usual, those of less well-known designers.

15 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

A casual approach in New York

The gravitational pull of Milan as a prime and prestigious fashion centre evidently proved too hard for the likes of Donna Karan and Calvin Klein to resist; both designers opted to show their fall/winter 1998 collections there instead of in their native New York.

14 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Karan's unstoppable enthusiasm

Donna Karan is on the telephone in New York at 9pm, conducting this interview.

1 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Favourites ... Joyce Ma

The Shanghai-born retailer and distributor owns 40 fashion and household goods stores in Asia. She is consistently voted one of the world's 10 best-dressed women, and Donna Karan described her as 'the woman I design for in my fantasies'.

17 Aug 1997 - 12:00am