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Helmut Lang

Out shopping

Hats off

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Just what she needs

Tall visitors would have to crouch to access Elizabeth Waldmann's closet, because it sits beneath the staircase of the apartment above hers.

Luckily, the US expatriate is petite and can move easily in and out of the tiny space. It's equipped with an industrial-looking contraption of hanging rods, a bookshelf turned into clothing shelves and a dresser.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Costume National opens two stores

Ennio Capasa, the Italian designer and founder of fashion label Costume National and diffusion line C'N'C, projects a certain rock 'n' roll coolness in his slick, all-black look - rebellious but precise.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

On a slow burn

After 10 years as a struggling designer, Felipe Oliveira Baptista has hit the big time. Since he launched his own label in 2003, he had been hovering under the fashion radar, despite winning a few high-profile awards along the way, including the prestigious Hyeres festival, and LVMH/Andam awards.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sarah Rrutson

'You'll be disappointed by my closet,' says Sarah Rutson, Lane Crawford's infallibly chic fashion director, as she opens its doors.

This is a surprise, Rutson and her clothes are discussed and dissected across the global blogosphere.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Up-and-coming designers to look out for this year

Every few years, a name emerges from the workrooms and gets catapulted into the everyday menswear lexicon. Barring the great empire builders Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Giorgio Armani, there was Tommy Hilfiger who, in the early '90s, created a whole new zeitgeist with a brand that was equal parts preppy and hip hop.

10 Jan 2011 - 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

The metro

Hong Kong may be officially out of recession, but some things have changed for good. People aren't spending as easily, and long gone are the flashy watches, cars and holiday homes. Similarly, the days of wearing a double-breasted suit, the uniform of Wall Street and long a symbol of power, greed and megalomania, is the fashion equivalent of schadenfreude.

14 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Rad Hourani

Who started it? Born in Jordan and raised in Montreal, Canada, Rad Hourani enjoyed fashion at a young age, visiting a dressmaker every week with his mother. He entered the fashion business as a model scout and then became a stylist. In 2005, at the age of 22, Hourani relocated to Paris, France, where he launched his eponymous label.

31 May 2009 - 12:00am

H. Audrey

Where? H. Audrey is in the Hill Centre - a shopping, restaurant and office complex in the ritzy neighbourhood of Green Hills in Nashville, Tennessee, in the US.

25 May 2008 - 12:00am