Italian Culture

Italian prison inmates learn about the fashion trade

Kalu Uwaezuoke Chinedum Ike (right), an inmate in an Italian prison, earns a wage for making Sigillo brand handbags. Photo: AFP

Women's prison workshops across Italy are joining up under a new commercial fashion brand they hope will help encourage more detainees to learn the trade and give them hope for a future on the outside.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 10:26am

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.

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

Matthias Schaller

Ben Brown Fine Arts IFC space Feb 28-Mar 26

Some photographers prefer taking one shot of their subject. Not so for Matthias Schaller. For the German snapper, multiple is better, and more revealing.

25 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

A cultural community divided against itself

The original Dante Alighieri might have considered it a divine comedy. Because of an irreconcilable split within Hong Kong's Italian cultural community, two schools bearing his name are currently operating and claiming to be the legitimate version.

18 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Mosse and Palio King look set to reign

The opening race of the New Year programme is always auspicious and winning it regarded by many owners as a sign of good fortune for the year ahead. French jockeys have almost made the race their own in recent years and it's a trend that may well continue at Sha Tin today when Gerald Mosse partners Palio King for Almond Lee Yee-tat.

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Cultural heart of HK

AT the end of a corridor, on the seventh floor of Trinity House in Wan Chai, beats the pulse of the Italian community in Hongkong. It is the office of the Association of Dante Alighieri - the Italian Cultural Society.

2 Jun 1993 - 12:00am