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Fashion Designers

Hong Kong designers nominated for prestigious Woolmark fashion prize

These days fashion awards are a dime a dozen, from the CFDAs to the famous Hyères prize. But one that stands out from the crowd is the prestigious International Woolmark Prize.

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 4:55am

Johanna Ho on her path as a designer

At a glance, Johanna Ho has the sort of life any fashion designer could aspire to - she recently opened her first boutique in the heart of the city, last week she launched a series of collaborative collections with celebrity designers and she's happily married with two daughters.

30 Nov 2012 - 9:42am

Accounting for taste


30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Urbane renewal


Paris Fashion Week is probably still the most exciting of the big four. It's a week in which four-inch candy-coloured wedges are more common than baguettes - especially across the gravelly ground around Les Jardin de Tuileries. OK, we're exaggerating, but the city, even more so than usual, unashamedly embraces style.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

A feast for the eyes from Asia's best

Four of Asia's top designers - Keita Maruyama, Doii Lee, Alex Wang and Barney Cheng - showcased their collections at the Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza.

The event was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council as a highlight of the Hong Kong Fashion Week.

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

As a baby, fashion designer Simone Rocha was tucked up in a Moses basket and placed under clothes rails backstage at her father, John Rocha's, catwalk shows. So there was every chance she might one day catch the fashion bug and launch her own collection.

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Gaul or nothing

The schedule for Paris Fashion Week five years ago read like a who's who of established French houses. Today that list couldn't be more different, with names of designers originating from all parts of the world, including Asia.

More overseas designers are flocking to the city, lured by dreams of making it big in fashion's most challenging and respected arena.

14 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Ready for take-off

The runways of the world have been scrutinised and salivated over as designers unveil their autumn/winter collections. Next season's trends include leaner, more wearable silhouettes and tailoring that highlights the shoulders. Innovative fabrics and bursts of colour complete the looks.


Sunday, February 4

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Golden girl

MY FIRST MEETING with Hong Kong-born accessories designer Malini Murjani is at her parents' impressive apartment in the UN Plaza on New York's Lower East Side. She's one of those women who makes you momentarily forget your manners as you stare, wide-eyed, at her good looks - she could easily be mistaken for a model.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am


An insider's guide to your favourite fashion brands

How did it begin?

Born in Switzerland in 1954, Spanish designer Consuelo Castiglioni was never formally trained in fashion. However, the mother of two, who loved clothes, got her chance to enter the industry when her husband Gianni's family-run company, Giwi Furs, launched the Marni label in 1994.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am