Style Check: Cashmere

Cashmere sweaters by J. Crew.

Two materials seem to be dominating

Friday, 19 October, 2012, 5:28pm

Shades of grey

Every fashion season looks for a colour to usurp black from its perch as the stylish set's favourite shade. Last spring it was blue. Before that it was red. So for the upcoming autumn-winter season, the colour to stock up on is grey.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Exorbitant suits - dressed in the finest fashion

Exorbitant suits - dressed in the finest fashion

Dressed in the finest fashion.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

US warriors play mind games

The Men Who Stare at Goats might seem like a silly name for a war movie, but it is relatively sensible compared to the bizarre story it tells - so strange it is difficult to believe it is based on real-life events in the United States military.

6 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


Who started it? Born in Seoul, South Korea, 50-year-old Wooyoungmi has been designing men's clothes for more than 20 years. After studying fashion at Seoul University, she launched her first menswear line, Solid Homme, in 1988. She relocated to Paris and launched her eponymous line in 2002. She continues to show twice yearly collections in Paris, where she also has a boutique.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Winter warmers

With the temperature dropping, it's time to stock your wardrobe for winter. This season, Hong Kong newcomer Brunello Cucinelli, an Italian label famous for its cashmere, is offering garments in warm fabrics that are stylish and soft to the touch.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A growing sense of style

Fashion retail sector runs hot as cashmere specialist Shenzhen Erdos and foreign brands look to expand

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Shawl ban offers rare antelopes hope

Buyers of the softest, finest and most expensive shawl in the world will find it even harder to find the luxury item now that Indian-controlled Kashmir has banned the production of shahtoosh shawls.

Wildlife activists are delighted, saying the move will help protect the highly endangered Tibetan antelope, whose superfine underfleece is used for the shawl.

6 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

A user's guide to fashion

The b team Could this be the new cult trainer? Agnes b and sportswear label Le Coq Sportif have teamed up for a French tour-de-force with these nubuck and leather runners. Available in three colour combinations for men and women, they cost $680 from Agnes b shops.

20 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Sparkling exhibition Italian jewellery designer Antonio Gie is bringing a selection of his baubles, under the 'New Italian Art' label, to Lane Crawford this week.

26 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Pashmina passions

British Vogue is already declaring the death of pashmina, while the Americans are still raving about the silk-mixed wool - turned into shawls, scarves and even bathrobes - that has become one of fashion's hottest commodities of the past couple of years.

10 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Passions rapt in pashmina

Juliana Wong and Nora Leung are sitting in a room at the Furama Hotel. It is 10.30 on a Friday morning and the doorbell has hardly stopped ringing. 'Yesterday was crazy,' says Ms Leung. 'I mean, scary. There were 40 ladies in this room at one time all wanting to buy.' The telephone rings. It is a supplier from India, taking more embroidery orders and arranging a meeting later in the summer.

6 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Quick comfort

Fashion fans with a fetish for footwear should get their names on a list for limited-edition Dr Martens soon to hit Hong Kong. White Comfort - only 2,000 pairs will be sold in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles - will be available to just 250 Hong Kong people.

19 May 1999 - 12:00am

Brighter face for summer

Tropical shades for this summer are a dramatic contrast to last year's no-make-up look, and reflect the coming season's dalliance with feisty, fun fashion.

3 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Textile sector sets example for cashmere glut

Experts have urged the government to limit cashmere output to ease domestic stockpiles caused by oversupply and sluggish sales.

The only way for the industry to overcome a glut was to follow the textile sector's example and cut spindles to decrease production, the Xinhua Daily Telegraph said yesterday.

10 Nov 1998 - 12:00am