Contrast colour

When it comes to men's fashion, the term 'contrast colour' is usually associated with a blue shirt with a white collar and white French cuffs. Another example would be Gordon Gekko in all his megalomaniacal glory.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:15pm

Out shopping

Hit the bull's eye

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

She's got the blues

Carolyn Chow of Central Weddings and Occasions is a having a blue moment. 'I don't know why, but I have been drawn to blue this season,' she says with a shrug.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I'm looking for one of those dresses that have a see-through material at the top. I've seen lots of lace, but I'm afraid it will look cheap so I'd prefer plain.

Could Be Clearer, Bowen Road

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Unders never cease

Lisa Cheng knows her lingerie. Half of the space in her walk-in closet is reserved for lacy undergarments.

'I do have a lot of bras. Usually, girls think about which pair of shoes they are going to pair their clothes with. I do that, but I think about lingerie as well,' says Cheng, a former New Yorker who opened lingerie boutique Sheer in Central four months ago.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Game on

Fashion cover: dress (HK$5,400) by Peter Pilotto from Joyce, 16 Queen's Road Central.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bold, brash and beloved

I am tacky and I embrace it. I like to dress in a ghetto fabulous way. My personal style is loud and fun

It's hard to miss Shana Rasnavad. She's the one with the wild shock of curly hair, the oversized hoop earrings, the colourful ensembles and the perilously high platform Chuck Taylors.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Model gets to reflect on life's downs and ups

Nothing could be scarier for a model than tripping up on the stage in front of a packed audience.

At Monday's Fashion Extravaganza show - a feature of Hong Kong Fashion Week, taking place at the Convention and Exhibition Centre - celebrity model Ana Rivera tripped on her floor-length dress.

The embarrassment failed to dampen her spirits, though.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Light denim

The newly arrived resort collections give us a sneak peek into some of spring-summer's hottest trends, including florals and 1920s drop-waist dresses. One of the more wearable looks we've spotted is light blue denim, which is appearing in shirt dresses and other separates at Mulberry (pictured).

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Whim and a prayer

When a subject for this column opens the doors to his home and his closet wearing burgundy-coloured trousers, a black and white zigzag pattern blazer and a bow tie tied with dramatic flourish, you know you're in for a wild sartorial ride.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


There's no doubting the rise of the Asian model, with names like Liu Wen, Ming Xi, Fei Fei Sun and Du Juan regulars on international runways. Add to the list Wang Xiao, whose big break came last year when she was booked for a major campaign with top fashion photographer Steven Meisel. 'The industry now views the Asian market as vital, particularly in the luxury goods sector,' she says.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sentimental journey

Many of the pieces in Bridget King's closet have stories to tell. There is that floral velvet column gown with a black lace overlay and a scooped back, which her friend Dan Rentillo made for her.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

Most of my friends don't understand when I say I have trouble finding clothes that look good for my shape. I'm tall and my arms and legs are slim, but where I gain weight is around my middle and hips, especially since I had children. The thing is I wear a lot of trousers and would like to wear skirts, but anything with a waist only emphasises the wrong parts. What should I be looking for?

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Going to town on the wedding gown

Those of you who, like me, have spent the past two months either dodging or attending various weddings will realise with some relief that the season is drawing to a close. And with two high-profile celebrity weddings, both Kates, in not too distant memory, we can all learn a few lessons about the dos and don'ts of wedding attire on your big day.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fashion designers reverting to 1950s styles? Notte again!

They say that in fashion, one day you're in, and the next day you're out. But it seems out always finds a way to get back in again.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am