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Kenzo Takada

Kenzo under new leadership

Models show the Kenzo ready-to-wear autumn-winter 2013 collection. Photo: AP

In less than three seasons, Japanese-French label Kenzo has jumped back into the limelight and been exposed to a new generation of fashion lovers. It seems that the creative directors are at the top of their game.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 10:32am

Behind the label: Walter Steiger

Behind the label: Walter Steiger


14 Oct 2012 - 12:17am

Trends in Paris

The new suit: designers experimented with new silhouettes (long and lean), while deconstructing the traditional suit.

Jumpsuits: Tuxedo hybrids at Givenchy and embellished at Alexis Mabille.

Sleeveless vests: edgy leather pieces at Rick Owens while others came with a deep V-neck.

30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Top trends of the season


With a welcome move away from the sloppy-chic look of leggings and layers, masculine tailoring paired with feminine silhouettes is the rage. Cinched waists and long lines take centre stage, regardless of which look you like.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Fine China

Kenzo Takada may have 'retired' years ago from fashion but the past two years have seen him re-establish his reputation as a designer, this time of homeware. New from the founder of Kenzo is the Tao Garden tableware collection (above), inspired by Chinese flowers and motifs. Two sets of cups and saucers cost HK$1,580, a pair of plates is priced at HK$980 and the tea pot is HK$2,380.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Check out i.d.

If you like i.d.'s tableware and home accessories, you will need to make an appointment to visit its new Tai Po shop. Alternatively, you can wait for the last weekend of every month when the store opens to the public, or head to Shenzhen, where its sister outlet is open daily in Kingglory Plaza, Renmin Road, South Shenzhen.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Valley rule

Crown Valley wing Tom Breen tries to fend off two tacklers during Valley's 43-11 victory over CBRE Club at Sports Road last night.

Synovate Hong Kong Cricket Club are runaway leaders of the First Division but this impressive display from their nearest rivals will remind them that winning silverware this season will not be a forgone conclusion.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Kenzo's maverick designer sizes up the city

His designs and shows completely blow us away, but the creative genius behind fashion brand Kenzo says Hong Kong is what impresses him. On his first visit to our city, Antonio Marras (right) tells CitySeen Hong Kong is more spectacular than he imagined. 'What amazes me are the buildings; there are so many and they're so close together.

26 May 2005 - 12:00am

Hot off the presses

The Swank turned up the heat at its spring/summer 2005 collection fashion show.

The show, featuring designers such as Givenchy, Kenzo, Roberto Cavalli, Sonia Rykiel and Christian Lacroix, took place on the spacious 38th floor of Three Pacific Place in Admiralty.

11 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Size matters

As convenient as that jumbo-size, big-enough-for-a-small-country, mega-bottle of your favourite product may be, usually a small amount is really enough. Bigger isn't always better because bottles often end up half-used, cluttering the bathroom - the victims of boredom or below-par performance.

27 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

CRE adds Dunhill to stable

China Resources Enterprise (CRE) will distribute Alfred Dunhill products in China after taking over the British luxury goods company's mainland franchise partner SP100.

Alfred Dunhill said yesterday CRE was set to become the leading luxury retailer in China and Dunhill would gain a stronger foothold in the market.

5 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Absolutely Kavita

drinking in the shows BOOZE and fashion go hand-in-hand at the European fashion shows, where Absolut vodka and Moet et Chandon champagne help numb the inter-show boredom. Absolut seems obsessed with fashion - in the past it has joined forces with Versace and Helmut Newton for two cool ad campaigns for Vogue.

27 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Charity premiere

The economic downturn is taking its toll on local charities, especially the smaller ones which are now left scrambling for fewer available funds.

27 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Sneak peak at Kenzo's winter

IT'S hot and humid, and the very thought of winter clothes, even if they are by Kenzo, is about as appealing as pulling one's own teeth. Relax. This is only a glimpse of what's to come and I promise these clothes won't hit the stores until . . . well, late July at least.

27 May 1995 - 12:00am

Green growth

JOYCE MA need not bolt the doors of her retail fortress yet. But it does seem that just outside the World of Joyce, another fashion empire is forming. The Shim family, two brothers and sisters who parlayed an exclusive licence to sell Doctor Martens shoes in Hong Kong into a considerable fortune, set up their first Green Peace boutique in 1988.

16 Apr 1995 - 12:00am