Kitsch | South China Morning Post
  • Sat
  • Apr 18, 2015
  • Updated: 7:59pm


Flight of fancy: how fashion hitched a ride on retro glamour

Ever since the Mad Men phenomenon, style seekers have been looking for the next retro TV series to shake up their silhouettes. That show launched a return to femininity and made pencil skirts and tight sweaters go mainstream.

Friday, 2 December, 2011, 12:00am

Forever 50s

American popular culture came of age in the 1950s and, thanks to the advent of television, rapidly spread across the globe. It was the decade the world was introduced to Tupperware, Disneyland, rock 'n' roll and a plastic princess named Barbie.

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

FILM (1965)

The East is Red Director: Wang Ping

Imagine a Maoist musical interpretation of the communist revolution as presented by the Chinese cousin of Florenz Ziegfeld, albeit minus scantily clad maidens, and you'll have an idea of the sweep and spectacle of this stage-bound yet cinematic epic.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Still life

One might expect Pierre and Gilles, partners for nearly three decades in life, love and art, to be as flamboyant as the images in their painted photographs, and as extroverted as their visual portfolio suggests.

16 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Simple Things

(Ultimate Dilemma Records)

Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, the London duo behind Zero 7, could make a strong case for being among the more unlucky music-makers in the business. With their debut album, Simple Things, they have produced a lush, broad panorama of chill-out tracks that show style, class and a little of that je ne sais quoi.

24 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

A Hundred Days Of Art

A Hundred Days Of Art Ulysses Chuang La Cremeria, Fringe Club July 15 Performing arts in this post-modern age has been heading towards a bipolar scenario: artists, aiming to shake off the shackles of conventional art forms, veer towards the extreme ends of the aesthetical spectrum to consolidate their niches, whether brash, wild kitsch or deliberate minimalism.

19 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Kitschy, kitschy cool!

Fashion pundits may be advocating all things sleek, shiny and sophisticated but for many men, when the heat is on, the only way to dress is LOUD! Ever since the 1950s, the first sunshine of summer has been met with very, very bright shirts decorated with fruit, flowers and kitsch retro prints. And this year's Hawaii-on-acid shirts are no exception.

23 Apr 1995 - 12:00am