As brands such as Prada and Balenciaga become ubiquitous in Hong Kong, fashion-savvy women are seeking new labels that are both exclusive and affordable.Friday, 19 August, 2011, 12:00am
Belgian designer Raf Simons has a simple view on how fashion works in the 21st century. 'I always think of contemporary fashion as a circle,' he says. 'In the middle you have people like Nicholas Ghesquiere [from Balenciaga] who are defining it and everything flows around them. Once you begin to move around the edges, what you are creating is no longer contemporary.9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Who started it?8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Where? This 1,000-square-foot boutique is located in Amsterdam Zuid, close to high-end designer stores such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.19 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
Casual wear: Prada. 'I prefer black or white. It looks casual and it's easy to match.'
T-shirts: Prada/Jil Sander. 'The cuts fit me well because I'm relatively small.'
Suits: Armani. 'These also suit my figure.'
Shirts: Jil Sander. 'I can't wear Armani or Prada, only Jil Sander fits me.'
Watch: Ventura, Casio.25 Jul 2004 - 12:00am