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Fashion

If looks could frill: ruffles make a big comeback on runways

It all started a year ago when the peplum - a flared, gathered or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist - began to appear on spring-summer 2012 catwalks.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 10:42am

Fashion and hi-tech score again

The love affair between the fashion and digital worlds has been in full bloom for some time now.

8 Apr 2013 - 10:41am

Superga makes big entry into Hong Kong

With so many brands opening flagship stores in Hong Kong these days, it can be difficult to stand out. Launch events have a tendency to fall into the trap of uniform blandness as labels seek popular appeal.

8 Apr 2013 - 10:51am

Growing up Ferragamo

It's a well-known fact in the fashion industry that the Italians are all about keeping the business in the family. While names like Versace, Missoni and Zegna all fly the family flag, no other brand sums up this ethos more than Ferragamo.

8 Apr 2013 - 10:35am

Embrace the passion for Chinese embroidery

With a new atelier in Beijing, the fashion house Jay Ahr champions Chinese crafts through Western design.

The label’s Belgian-born designer, Jonathan Riss, is known for his beautiful forms and intricate details.

6 Apr 2013 - 6:16pm

Covet: Spring florals

"Florals for spring - groundbreaking," drawled Miranda Priestly in mock disbelief at the suggestion of a seasonal cliché in The Devil Wears Prada.

5 Apr 2013 - 10:50am

Kenzo under new leadership

In less than three seasons, Japanese-French label Kenzo has jumped back into the limelight and been exposed to a new generation of fashion lovers. It seems that the creative directors are at the top of their game.

1 Apr 2013 - 10:32am

Style Check: one in the aisle for bridal fee

We hear about China's luxury market all the time, as all eyes are looking East. But things don't always run smooth when doing business on the mainland.

1 Apr 2013 - 10:13am

Finger on the trigger of social media

Mira Duma is so busy these days it's a wonder how she finds the time to be such a prolific Facebooker and Instagrammer. 

1 Apr 2013 - 10:09am

Boutique owner Gary Wong is tailor-made for tough fashion market

Hong Kong fashion buyer Gary Wong opened his first boutique, Shine, in Beijing eight years ago, selling high-end foreign designer brands like Y's, Undercover, Comme des Garcons and Neil Barrett. The 35-year-old has since expanded to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenyang and Guangzhou as mainland consumers' thirst for fashion grows. 

31 Mar 2013 - 7:12am