Behind the label: Christopher Shannon

Behind the label: Christopher Shannon


Thursday, 30 August, 2012, 7:48pm

The treasure's all mine

Despite her protests that she is not a big shopper, Lumen Kinoshita's wardrobes (note the plural) tell a different story.

In the second bedroom that has been transformed into a walk-in closet, walls covered in bags, fur coats and moon boots are evidence to the contrary.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Dandy & Dapper

I had jacket envy on my last business trip. The man across the aisle had a fantastic travel jacket (like a blazer, not anorak) and kept all his stuff in secret pockets. It didn't wrinkle even though he didn't ask the stewardess to hang it up. Where can I get such a thing?

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Classic couture

'For me,' Carine Roitfeld says, 'it's a very easy jacket to wear, almost like a denim jacket - but more chic. And the most beautiful things you don't see. They're inside and hidden: the silk, the details, the little chain and the cut. It's very subtle.'

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

No pain and a lot to gain

Comfort and ease may not spring to mind when one thinks of fashion.

With Karl Lagerfeld losing roughly 42kg to fit into skinny jeans by Hedi Slimane in 2001, and hordes of women nipping and tucking into corsets while teetering on stiletto heels, is it possible to dress to impress without feeling starved, squeezed and tortured? Apparently so.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

Chaps, good to see Doc Martens back in fashion. I have my short back'n'sides, my DMs, my jeans and my Fred Perry polos, but where can I get one of those khaki flying jackets with bright orange lining? Please something affordable and not from those fancy Central stores. Get the Ska on the iPod and it's 1982 all over again!

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

On the horizon

Cut-out wool and mesh dress (HK$9,900) by Emporio Armani. Knee-length jacket with medusa medallion buttons (HK$38,050) by Versace. Lace and crochet flowers and fur balls blouson (HK$39,500), shorts (HK$17,800) and patent leather platform boots (HK$13,000) all by Louis Vuitton.

Dusty pink faux fur jacket (HK$24,900) by Prada.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The goods

Rest his sole

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


Unless you're a pimp or a rapper-turned-fashion-designer, the fur coat can be a risky statement for a man to make. So how do you keep yourself warm and look cool at the same time?

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Soft touches

Sequin sweater, suede gloves, horsehair belt, tan wool skirt, fur stone and pearls all by Donna Karan. Point silver heels with fur cuff by Gianvito Rossi.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Style meter


Wave and water prints

As seen at Peter Pilotto.

Clever colour blocks

For a more daring take, mix up textures, too.

A wintry double-breasted jacket

Done precisely at Chanel.


The distressed skinny white jean

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

One casual tee and stacks of style

Socialite Helen Ma claims to live in sweats and flip-flops. But one doesn't make the cut for best-dressed lists with something so casual and common.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I love rockabilly and am always picking pieces here and there that might work. I heard there's a brand in Hong Kong that does rockabilly clothing, but no one can tell me the name of it.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


The double-breasted jacket has been crawling its way back for several seasons and autumn 2011 has made it a must-have for men.

It fell out of favour with the rise of minimalism and the skinny silhouette. Now we have moved into a more classic, traditional style, the double-breasted jacket is the outfit for a man who is the sum of style, authority and elegance.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Stretching the imageination

Fashion cover: shiny vinyl-effect tailor jacket and drop-waist flare trousers by Mugler from Joyce, 16 Queen's Road Central (inquiries: 2810 1120)

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am