Tod's to embrace haute couture

Diego Della

It may be a luxury leather goods company steeped in traditional craftsmanship and family values, but that doesn’t mean Tod’s can’t have fun.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 10:08am

Superga makes big entry into Hong Kong

Marco Boglione

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

The rise and rise of shoe designer Sophia Webster

Sophia Webster with some of her designs at On Pedder. Photo: Edmond So

British shoes designers from Rupert Sanderson and Nicholas Kirkwood to Charlotte Olympia have dominated the market in recent years. Now there's a new name to add to the list: Sophia Webster.

4 Mar 2013 - 10:17am

Take me higher: Meet master shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti

Clockwise from top right: designer Giuseppe Zanotti; a look from his new collection for men; his spring-summer 2013 collection includes two exclusive Swarovski-studded designs for Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam

Never underestimate the power of a shoe, declares Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti. "Women feel a vibration from them, they feel a power. They feel sexy, cool, angry, wow. They can change your body," he says. "When you walk, they make you strong and aggressive, like a panther.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:03pm

Out of My Closet: Grace Chan

Out of My Closet: Grace Chan

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Grace Chan knows her way around all the local boutiques, from the cool upstairs stores in Causeway Bay to the shops tucked away in Sham Shui Po. The bag designer and founder of accessories brand Glush takes her indie brands seriously.

"I like classic looks with a 'wow' factor," says the Polytechnic University fashion school alumna.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:07pm

Style meter

Style meter






Body-sculpting panels - A flattering way to play with shape.





3 Nov 2012 - 11:30pm

Know your baby's feet: A parental guide to shoe buying

Photo: Corbis

The foot of a newborn baby is composed mainly of soft cartilage, most of which gradually turns to bone as the child grows, usually hardening fully by the age of 18. Toddlers can begin wearing shoes when they have been walking for a few weeks, and are able to proceed under their own steam outside the home.

21 Oct 2012 - 9:13am

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

Get the Look: leather

Black crocodile skin trousers from Hermès.

This autumn is seeing the renaissance of leather. What was once associated with pimps, ageing rock stars and Shaft is now the height of sharp dressing, and it's a trend that will continue into next spring.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:10pm

Comfortable and elegant

Apple & pie offers a range of European brands such as the Bisgaard boots.

Parents find European footwear to be the ideal choice for their children, writes Victoria Ip.

22 Oct 2012 - 6:35pm

Out shopping

Check pleaseMarni fans will love the heeled checked loafers with contrast leather tops (right and below; HK$5,400 a pair) and the simple, contrast-colour, small leather bag (below right; HK$3,800). Marni is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388.


14 Oct 2012 - 12:17am

Dandy & Dapper

Dandy & Dapper


29 Sep 2012 - 11:49pm

App of the week

App of the week

This week, I'm reviewing not one but three apps that would be useful to triathletes. These are apps that keep gear in check.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:53pm

Rockport's autumn collection combines style with substance

Rockport's autumn collection combines style with substance

Known more for comfort and functionality than style, American shoemaker Rockport has surprised with a stylish autumn collection, paying more attention to design in a bid to attract chic young buyers.

14 Sep 2012 - 2:59am

Shoe queen Charlene Choi at Joy & Peace fashion campaign

Charlene Choi posing for one of the five looks to promote the Joy & Peace autumn-winter campaign.

It's no wonder Canto-pop singer Charlene Choi Cheuk-yin has landed lots of jobs with footwear brands - she has been a shoe-lover since childhood.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:14am