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Jil Sander

Style check: Feminine minimalism

A look by Maison Martin Margiela for spring-summer 2013. Photo: EPA

This season is full of gorgeous detailing, but some of the collections at the recent Paris Fashion Week suggest that minimalism will back in vogue next spring. This time, however, the harsh lines of austerity have been traded in for something softer and more feminine.

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 11:24am

The Z factor

Paul Surridge knew he had big boots to fill when creative director Alessandro Sartori, who launched and established the reputation of Z Zegna, left for new pastures last year.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mystic riviera

Blouse by Jil Sander. Skirt by Sportmax. Bag by Emporio Armani. Earrings and bracelet both by Prada. Rings by Pomellato.

Leather dress by Sportmax. Belt by Alviero Martini. Chain bracelet by Binglabangles. Braided bracelet by Chanel.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Alex Daye, co-owner of Moustache bespoke tailor

What I'm wearing: I loved the new Jil Sander Navy collection. I thought it had a subtle, spooky '70s vibe, even though it looked completely modern and expensive and all the other things fashion is supposed to be.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Designers and labels: a study in perpetual motion

The hottest news in fashion is the announcement this week of the departure of Stefano Pilati from the esteemed house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he has been heading since 2000.

In yet another fashion industry reshuffle, the designer, who was rumoured to be leaving since sometime last season, has formally confirmed his move from the PPR owned label.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The goods

Keep it short

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Style meter

HOT

Pearls

We are loving old-school Jackie O glamour.

Retro hats and headpieces

Jil Sander's veiled versions are to die for.

Sculptural heels

Walking tall into stylists' wardrobes.

NOT

Studded and embellished Ugg boots

Like lipstick on a pig.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Purple Reign

Blazer, skirt and shirt (worn as corset) all by Thom Browne. Bra by 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Left Blouse by Jason Wu. Knickers by Louis Vuitton. Gloves and fur belt stylist's own.

Centre Coat by Parkchoonmoo. Knickers by Louis Vuitton. Tights by Pretty Polly. Shoes by Miu Miu.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

We've got the nook

Milan and Paris occupy distinctive but symbiotic roles for men's fashion week. They are the yin and yang of the latest big sartorial offerings in menswear. But how does Hong Kong navigate the host of trends coming from each city's fashion week? Most importantly, what will men on our streets be wearing next spring?

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Statement of purpose

Lifestyle cover: shirt, shoes (HK$6,950) and tie (HK$1,800), all from Prada, IFC Mall, Central (inquiries: 2234 7211). Trousers (HK$6,950) from Yves Saint Laurent, Alexandra House, Central.

This page: shirt (HK$4,430) from Vivienne Westwood, 42 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay. Trousers (HK$3,700) from Prada. Shoes, same as before.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Colourful chic off the bold block

Colour blocking is one of the seasonal trends you can't miss. Literally. How can you not notice a shade of orange paired with a plane of hot pink? Yes, these colours apply to men as well. You want proof? Head to Joyce and look at the Jil Sander rack.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Less is more as menswear turns to a restrained look

There are a lot of trends and exciting things in women's fashion that men never get to experience. There's boyfriend dressing, which looks sexy on women. But if you reverse the idea you'd be left with a parade of guys in drag.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I've been scouring the city for some classic brown brogues but haven't had any luck. Do you know where I can find some that aren't too masculine?

In-Need-of-Man-Shoes, Kowloon Tong

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Street threads

1 Reebok has released a series of Freestyle high-top trainers for the autumn. There are five collections to choose from including the Nostalgia range, which features a pastel-blue pair with a double ankle strap (pictured; HK$649) and the Stripped range, which includes sporty white high tops (HK$799).

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Style bites

Christy's campaign

American model Christy Turlington (right) is the face of Yves Saint Laurent's autumn/winter ad campaign, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The campaign was shot in New York and will debut in August.

Smells like team spirit

15 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

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