Fashion Design

Shanghai outlet centre to promote affordable Italian luxury

Members of the mainland's increasingly affluent middle class, who are enjoying rising disposable incomes, are seen as the biggest consumers of luxury items. Photo: EPA

Luxury retail is not the most obvious target sector for mainland shopping centre developers in the wake of the Communist Party's crackdown on conspicuous consumption and corruption.

Friday, 28 February, 2014, 12:25am

Fashion labels' reliance on big names is a double-edged sword

Designer Jason Wu's appointment at Hugo Boss caused a stir. Photo: AFP

What's in a name? Quite a lot, it seems, if the fashion industry is anything to go by. Last week two famed designers had their moment in the spotlight.

17 Jun 2013 - 10:28am

That's one smart dummy

Allan Chan Chee-kooi with an smart i.Dummy

As oxymorons go, Allan Chan Chee-kooi has created a fitting one: a smart dummy.

24 May 2013 - 1:12pm

Style Check: 1920s style

Downton Abbey style-setters (above from left) Jessica Brown Findlay, Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael.

I can still remember being 12 years old and watching Pride and Prejudice on television (not the Keira Knightley version).

6 May 2013 - 10:56am

First lady Peng Liyuan spurs boom in demand for home-grown labels

President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, are welcomed to Tanzania by President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and his wife, Salma Kikwete. Photo: AP

First lady Peng Liyuan's choice of home-grown designer brands on her maiden overseas trip with President Xi Jinping has been hailed as a boon for China's fashion industry, yearning for its own "Jason Wu moment".

26 Mar 2013 - 8:53am 10 comments

Fur design contest has everyone wrapping up

Design contest winners at the InterContinental. Photo: SCMP

While many fashion designers, such as Stella McCartney and Miuccia Prada, eschew the use of fur in their garments, not everyone is content to let fur fly.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:07am

Haute couture: A way of life

Autumn-winter designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolo for Valentino (left) and Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy (right)

There are some things that you just cannot hurry in this age of instant gratification. In the world of fashion, that is haute couture.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:13pm

Play List: Sharon Briones, fashion stlyist and blogger

Play List: Sharon Briones, fashion stlyist and blogger

What I'm listening to: I recently returned from Burning Man after a week of "camping" at Robot Heart, one of the best dance camps in Black Rock City, in Nevada.

28 Oct 2012 - 3:41pm

Style meter

Beaded shirt collars Too cool for school.


20 Oct 2012 - 11:34pm

Johanna Ho: 'Don't give up when the going gets tough'

Photo: Herbert Tsang

There are brands that mistreat animals in the name of fashion but, for Johanna Ho, looking good doesn't have to mean sacrificing the environment.

22 May 2014 - 4:08pm

Celebrities warm to autumn-winter collection from Harvey Nichols

Miles and Olivia Lee-Davies

Guests at the inaugural night of the My Stage My Place fashion show series last Wednesday in Pacific Place are wearing trends from the next season.

To boost incentives to shop for the new season, the Admiralty mall's promoters have enlisted high-fashion brands for a series of events.

18 Sep 2012 - 4:09am

Hong Kong's first Fashion's Night Out draws celebrity line-up

Nicola Cheung

Before the Hong Kong debut of Fashion's Night Out, many guests were not sure exactly what the event was all about.

The global initiative, sponsored by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, was first held in New York in 2009 during the city's fashion week. Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai participated for the first time this year.

11 Sep 2012 - 3:21am

Hermès' Christophe Lemaire brings 'slow fashion' to mainland

Looks from the Hermès autumn-winter 2012/13 collection in Shanghai, at the brand's first womenswear show held on the Chinese mainland

Entering the room at the Puli Hotel in Shanghai, Christophe Lemaire looks serene. In a few hours, Hermès will present its first womenswear show in China, inside the imposing halls of the Shanghai Exhibition Centre on Nanjing Lu.

12 Sep 2012 - 10:27am

Free range

Park Seung Gun

South Korean designer Park Seung Gun is pushing gender boundaries with his quirky label, writes Annie Gotterson.

14 Sep 2012 - 12:37am

Unisex appeal: genderless dressing from Rad Hourani

Unisex appeal: genderless dressing from Rad Hourani

Rad Hourani has found success in the niche concept of genderless dressing, writes Divia Harilela.

14 Sep 2012 - 1:02am