Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week: good things come to those who wait

A model wears a creation by British designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.  Photo: AP

Fashion Week is almost over. As some of the hip crowd heads to Carine Roitfeld's party tonight at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, there are others that lie utterly exhausted and spent. But despite this being the penultimate day of the Paris schedule, it's not to say it wasn't full of wonder and excitement.

Tuesday, 16 October, 2012, 3:40pm

Latest trends set to dazzle

One of the most anticipated events in the fashion and apparel industry in Hong Kong, the HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, returns with a dazzling array of new designs and seminars, offering food for thought for industry players.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sustainable designs and techniques in spotlight

The 19th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer is putting a spotlight on eco-fashion, a growing trend to use environmentally friendly fabrics and sustainable production techniques in the design and manufacture of fashion items.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Here comes the pride

When Singapore's Audi Fashion Festival launched three years ago, it trumpeted the collections of a chorus of international designers such as Roberto Cavalli and Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

These days everyone gets a bite of the apple

New York Fashion Week has kicked off with a bang, with Old World Hollywood glamour evoking bygone eras. But now that Facebook, Twitter and live blogging of fashion shows are becoming more and more common, has the catwalk format has lost its mystique? Many labels are now streaming their runway collections as they happen, so any fan can sit in his or her bedroom and experience the show.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Patchy fashion week needs a good ironing

Last week marked the beginning and end of Hong Kong's fashion week. Didn't realise? You weren't the only one. Amidst an otherwise dull week, a highlight was the glamorous Fashion Extravaganza, with its line-up of independent international designers.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Austerity shows its stylish side

Eco-hedonism, radical neutrality and 'hyperculture' - what was that again? These are the fashion trends to look out for in an austere 2012/13.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Brands, designers put on best face

HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter and HKTDC World Boutique, Hong Kong

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A pocketful of dreams

A bevy of models will take the stage on Monday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, wrapped in the latest garments created by Hong Kong's Hidy Ng, London's Craig Lawrence, Paris' Risto Bimbiloski and Shanghai's Qi Gang as part of the Fashion Extravaganza.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

All eyes on China, but capital's Fashion Week slips under the radar

Amid the buzz surrounding designers' visits and big brand store openings in the region, last week also marked the start of China Fashion Week. The 10-day event flew under the radar for most international style setters, but with all this global focus on China's luxury obsession, you do wonder why.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A fashionable city

Alongside the drive to establish Dalian as a base for foreign labels, the city is also looking to nurture homegrown talent. This twin track approach was illustrated by two simultaneous events.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

City dresses to thrill

Sashaying down the catwalk with poise and panache, a willowy Chinese model turns heads and triggers flash bulbs in a crimson, figure-hugging qipao. With a slit back and short sleeves, this innovative take on the mainland's most traditional item of female attire embodies the avant-garde face of contemporary Chinese couture.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cutting edge

Seasoned designers faced off with new talent on the catwalk this week in a melting pot of creativity overflowing with colours, textures and ideas at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. A glimpse of possible trends ahead for 2012 were showcased during the fours days of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, which featured nearly 1,300 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Innovative products set to take centre stage

Ever seen eco-fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, or eco-friendly paint used on hand-painted jeans? Then there is a viscose rayon fabric suitable for people with sensitive skin, which has been made from cotton seeds.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

City's stylish temptations

With Hong Kong firmly positioned as Asia's fashion hub, this year's Hong Kong Trade Development Council's Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer is poised to host some of the world's most respected suppliers, brands and designers.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am