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  • Jul 31, 2014
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Jil Sander Ag

The now factor

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

My generation

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

Raf Simons

Who started it?

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Shoebaloo

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

Alan Chan

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