Club Monaco opens men's-only store in Wan Chai

Jocelyn Luko and Anthony Sandstrom.

Wan Chai's Star Street neighbourhood just got hipper with the opening of Club Monaco's first men's-only store.

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 5:40am

Zadig and Voltaire's fashion presentation focuses on joys of cashmere

Cherie Chung

Former actress Cherie Chung Chor-hung is certainly a star who is not afraid to show off her assets at public events and on the red carpet. She might opt for body-hugging gowns in the spotlight but when she's off-duty, Chung loves her cosy knits.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:28pm

Entrepreneurial mums solve a footwear dilemma

Shoes on display at Apple & Pie in Aberdeen. Photo: David Wong

Anita Klaus and Shamsa van Keulen have a lot in common. Both quit their jobs 10 years ago to be full-time mums, both came to Hong Kong six years ago when their husbands were posted here, and both have eldest sons who are 11 years old.

21 Oct 2012 - 11:30am

Brunello Cucinelli values history and long-lasting products

David Hong (left), Federica and Brunello Cucinelli

Few luxury brands set up their headquarters in a heritage castle like Brunello Cucinelli. But for the founder, having his own Utopia is the core of his vision.

"My dream is to give dignity to people and have them working in humane conditions," said Cucinelli during his brief visit in Hong Kong this week.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:27pm

Moiselle's autumn-winter fashion collection launched in Hong Kong

Angela Leong and Sabrina Ho

Harris Chan Pak-hei, the creative director of family fashion business Moiselle, did not grow up dreaming to be a designer.

"I wanted to be a doctor, a lawyer or a firefighter when I was little. I watched a lot of TVB soaps and dreamed about becoming one of the heroes," he said when hosting the launch of Moiselle's autumn-winter collection at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:26pm

Dark angel

Dark angel

Romantic and edgy, the neo-gothic looks of the season are not for the faint-hearted.

14 Oct 2012 - 12:17am

Toms founder says business is all about giving

Blake Mycoskie at IFC Lane Crawford. Photo: David Wong

The founder of US shoe brand Toms tells Abid Rahman how giving can be good for business.

15 Oct 2012 - 5:20pm

Get The Look: Baroque

Get The Look: Baroque

Less is definitely not more this autumn as opulence made a comeback on the catwalks. Ornate 17th-century-style gilded embroideries and tapestries created drama at brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, while Salvatore Ferragamo featured Fabergé-inspired velvet handbags decorated in elaborate embroideries. For a more modern look, Lanvin embellished its structured dresses in thick black scrolls.

12 Oct 2012 - 10:25am

Style check: Feminine minimalism

A look by Maison Martin Margiela for spring-summer 2013. Photo: EPA

This season is full of gorgeous detailing, but some of the collections at the recent Paris Fashion Week suggest that minimalism will back in vogue next spring. This time, however, the harsh lines of austerity have been traded in for something softer and more feminine.

12 Oct 2012 - 11:24am

Fashion labels 'ignoring Chinese suppliers' dirty practices'

Rivers in Zhejiang which environmentalists say are clogged with effluent from companies supplying textiles to some of the world's leading clothing brands. Photos: SCMP

More than 20 of the world's biggest fashion brands have been blasted by mainland environmentalists for ignoring the pollution practices of their alleged Chinese textile suppliers.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:44am

Zadig & Voltaire fashion boss apologises over China gaffe

Thierry Gillier has apologised for saying that Chinese tourists would not be welcome at an exclusive new hotel in Paris.

The boss of French clothing firm Zadig & Voltaire has apologised for saying that Chinese tourists would not be welcome at an exclusive new hotel planned by the company in Paris.

15 Oct 2012 - 5:55pm 5 comments

J. Crew drops anchor in Hong Kong

J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons. Photo: Danielle Levitt

Sequins are all the rage at J. Crew's headquarters in downtown New York. It's 9am and the company's well-dressed staffers are buzzing about in glittering tops, jackets and skirts accessorised with neon cashmere, men's button downs, striped tees and chunky crystal jewellery.

15 Oct 2012 - 6:25pm

Sandro offers French style for the masses

Above: Sandro's founder Evelyne Chetrite. Below: looks from Sandro's collection for autumn-winter 2012/13, inspired by the New York working girl of the 1990s. Photos courtesy of Opera Gallery

The Gallic fashion revolution continues in Asia, with chic brand Sandro opening its first free-standing boutique in the region at IFC Mall earlier this week.

15 Oct 2012 - 6:12pm

Get the Look: Layering

Get the Look: Layering

The best way to keep warm is through stylish layering. The operative word being stylish, meaning you don't just pile pieces of clothing on top of each other. Fit is key to achieving the layered style, so attempt this only with clothes that fit your body well.

15 Oct 2012 - 5:18pm

News: Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen feels a song coming on. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Despite her platinum blonde hair, slender figure and innocent face, 19-year-old Taylor Momsen is not quite everyone's little sister, as she's portrayed in the popular teen television drama Gossip Girl.

5 Oct 2012 - 10:12am