Givenchy set to triple number of China stores

Givenchy has seen good growth in Shanghai. Photo: Bloomberg

Givenchy, a unit of French luxury goods giant LVMH, plans to triple its number of stores in China over the next two years as other luxury brands scale back their expansion plans amid an anti-corruption campaign led by President Xi Jinping.

Saturday, 18 May, 2013, 3:57am

Original spin

In a grand town house near the Arc de Triomphe last week, Raf Simons presented what's being hailed as the new 'New Look' for Dior. The autumn-winter 2012/13 collection at the Paris haute couture fashion week marks a fresh chapter in the story of the French fashion house in much the same way that Christian Dior did with his first show in 1947.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Out shopping

Reptilian pursuits

Fashion folk are suckers for Givenchy bags and those from this season are no exception. Take a walk on the wild side with the label's snakeskin collection, which includes the elegant envelope clutch (below right; HK$15,300) and the Pandora handbag (right; HK$35,600). Givenchy is available at On Pedder, 16 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2118 3489.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Style meter


Karlie Kloss

The undisputed sylph-like queen of the catwalks.

Soft metallics

Givenchy's full look has us sold.

Carven's ikat backpack

Love this French label's casual cool.


Too-tight white trousers

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Style Meter


Sheer, straight-laced monochromes

There's something to be said for structured sexiness.

Pierre Hardy footwear

His striking creations never cease to delight.

Givenchy's haute couture

An exquisite treat for those who can afford it.


A full on gold suit

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

heavy metals

Left: Antigona bag (HK$18,300) by Givenchy and the spring-summer 2012 collection (right) from John Hardy

Merry Dior necklace, with crystal stone set in silver and gold chain (HK$12,500) by Dior

Metallic SS12 looks from (far left) Victor & Rolf and Elie Saab and shoes (right) by Louis Vuitton

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Next big thing

THE ASIAN-American generation of fashion designers has a new rising star. French-Chinese Joseph Altuzarra is the latest name in lights, joining the likes of Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim and Jason Wu. Tapped as the next big thing in fashion, Altuzarra's flair for urban, athletic lines and a city woman chic has made him a popular fixture on the New York circuit.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Return to splendour

The world of haute couture has had a rough ride over the past few years, with designers retiring (one forcibly), ateliers closing, and one of the worst economic slumps in decades reducing clientele, so it is refreshing to bring good news from the recent couture week in Paris.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Amazing collection is one for the books

Ning Lau could put many self-proclaimed fashion collectors to shame with the sheer wealth and breadth of her collection. Her three-bedroom flat is filled with an amazing array of Hermes loot, Dries Van Noten garments, Givenchy shoes, vintage Chinese jewellery, hats in all shapes, styles and colours, and antique dolls. No table surface, cabinet or drawer is left empty in her home.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The Goods

Quirky cool

Men who like cool, casual clothes with a bit of a quirk should take a look at Timo Weiland. We like the two-tone blue button-up shirt (right; HK$1,890) with contrasting sleeves and pocket details. Timo Weiland is at Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central, tel: 3695 3388.

Look closely

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The goods

Fresh takes

American label Gitman Vintage specialises in modern interpretations of classic men's button-down shirts. We love the label's use of fresh pastels in a check print (below right; HK$1,300) and an unusual style that combines stripes and colour blocks (above right; HK$1,400). Gitman Vintage is available at Kapok, 5 St Francis Yard, Wan Chai, tel: 2549 9254.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Style meter


Jordan, aka Katie Price

Where do we start?

The red skirt suit

Forever ruined by Sarah Palin.

Multicoloured sequinned tops

Unless you're auditioning to be a magician's assistant.


Goth by Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci is deliciously dark.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Who will be next through the Dior?

While no one has been confirmed as Christian Dior's new creative director, speculation is rife over who will fill John Galliano's shoes. Here are some of the names that have been floating around Paris.

Alber Elbaz

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Eye on style

Hongkongers do many things well, but cheap and chic clothing is not one of them. While well-dressed locals love anything to do with designer fashion, our high street comes up short when compared to American and European counterparts. One exception is the very cool, casual and edgy Izzue brand which is part of the I.T retail empire.

23 Jun 2010 - 12:00am



Any style of camel coat, as seen at Chlo?, Max Mara, Gucci and Marc Jacobs.


We loved the structured versions at Chlo?.


Forget Jil Sander and Helmut Lang, this movement is headed by Phoebe Philo at C?line.


28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am