Japanese designer Nakamura dares to display his own creations alongside some classics

Few would challenge themselves like Hiroki Nakamura, the mastermind behind Japanese fashion brand Visvim, to place his own design next to the vintage pieces that have inspired him.

Monday, 23 July, 2012, 12:00am

Out shopping

Flower girls

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

colour coded

Tulle skirt (as a top) and leather skirt by Lie Sang Bong. Vintage swimwear.Leather dress with belt by Lie Sang Bong.

Vintage swimwear.

Leather dress with belt by Lie Sang Bong.

Plisse dress by Issey Miyake from New York Vintage.

Lycra jumpsuit by Marni. Ankle boots by Daniele Michetti.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Moment and Eternity

Moment and Eternity Third Floor, Singapore

At first sight, Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki's latest work is like a delicate floral mandala, or a colourful tattoo blooming on pristine white skin. Yet, beneath the motifs - inspired by traditional kimono patterns - are intimations of death and destruction.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Hare with Amber Eyes

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal Random House AudioBooks (audiobook)

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Floral and hardy

Walking into Leonard's newly revamped Prince's Building boutique is like entering a secret garden. A cornucopia of peonies, wild orchids and colourful chrysanthemums adorn garments on every rack. Since the early '60s, the French brand has been cross-pollinating Asian floral motifs with Parisian elegance.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Back Label

Who started it? Italian jetsetters Amy and Filippo Perricone established Back Label three years ago, creating a luxurious yet casual line of loungewear that's equally stylish inside or out. The husband-and-wife team wanted to combine extreme comfort with extreme elegance, and have perfected the design of cool basics.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Travel collection a label of love

In Michelle Lai's closet is a clothes rack that has several iterations of the little black dress, that staple immortalised by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cultural diversity cause for celebration at college

YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College was filled delicious aromas during its recent International Night. Food from different countries was on offer.

24 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Style meter


The scarf blouse

Chic and elegant - it goes with everything.

Bow-decorated shoes

As seen at Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and every other brand.

Leopard-print accessories

On shoes, bags and scarves - a must-have for autumn.

Menswear tailoring

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Riller & Fount

Who started it? Riller & Fount was launched in 2007 by Los Angeles-based friends Susie Crippen and Marlena Ruiz. Crippen started her fashion career as a Hollywood stylist and was also one of the founders of hip denim label JBrand, in 2005. Ruiz is a former restaurateur.

25 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

With prom season coming up, I want something completely dif- ferent: a kimono-style dress. I can't remember the name of the designer - Nakoko or something? - but she had some really cool stuff at the Chinese International School student fashion show.

Out of Uniform, Tai Tam

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Designer strips kimono down for practical day-to-day wear

Japanese designer Naoko Tsuruta has the makings of a true working mum. She was already 'nearly nine' months' pregnant on Saturday night, yet she was busy backstage at the Grand Hyatt ballroom, where her fashion show was part of the Rotary Club of Wan Chai's annual ball.

18 May 2010 - 12:00am

The kimono

Thing to wear

The kimono is the famous garment worn in Japan.

Today, kimonos are mostly worn by women on special occasions. But in the past, both men and women wore them.

Kimono means 'thing to wear' - ki (wear), mono (thing).

24 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Fashion designer lays his hat in Aberdeen Street and calls it home

After 15 years of moving all over the world, Belgian designer Emmanuel Lejeune has found a home in Hong Kong.

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am