Get the Look: leather

Black crocodile skin trousers from Hermès.

This autumn is seeing the renaissance of leather. What was once associated with pimps, ageing rock stars and Shaft is now the height of sharp dressing, and it's a trend that will continue into next spring.

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 3:10pm

Out shopping

Check pleaseMarni fans will love the heeled checked loafers with contrast leather tops (right and below; HK$5,400 a pair) and the simple, contrast-colour, small leather bag (below right; HK$3,800). Marni is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388.


14 Oct 2012 - 12:17am

A nimal magnetism

A nimal magnetism

Be it in classic black or earthy tones, nothing beats leather this season.

6 Oct 2012 - 11:54pm

A legend revived

Mercedes-Benz W113

A vintage Mercedes-Benz W113 has been given a makeover thanks to Bulgarian tuner Vilner, writes Jeff Heselwood.

1 Sep 2012 - 1:09am

The treasure's all mine

Despite her protests that she is not a big shopper, Lumen Kinoshita's wardrobes (note the plural) tell a different story.

In the second bedroom that has been transformed into a walk-in closet, walls covered in bags, fur coats and moon boots are evidence to the contrary.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Style meter


White shirt, print skirt

A cool, calculated ensemble.

Tribal accessories

Call it 'going native'.

A bright leather summer tote

Hot whether high street or high fashion.


Long rainbow striped socks

On adults no less, imagine my horror.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Drivers can look smart

The tiny smart fortwo is well-suited to Hong Kong.

Economic and stylish, the 999cc two-seaters consume 4.2 litres per 100km, and both the 61-horsepower (from HK$104,000) and 71hp versions (from H$131,150) can earn a discount on first-registration tax here as government-designated Environment-friendly Petrol Private Cars.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

White Suede

Who started it? Melbourne-based White Suede was founded in 2003 by fashion industry veteran Jacqui Demkiw. The Australian designer spent her early years in London working in a variety of behind-the-scenes fashion roles, including sales, production and marketing for brands such as Kookai and Stussy.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The goods

Bag and tag

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Perrin Paris

Who started it? Leather accessories company Perrin Paris was established in 1893. It has remained a family-run firm, with current chief executive, Michel Perrin, marking the fourth generation to look after the brand. The house recently invested millions in its own manufacturing plant, to ensure the quality of its products from start to finish.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Taking a big step forward

Asia's premier trade fairs for leather materials, technology, fashion and accessories, and a forum for the apparel and footwear industries' leading lights are set to generate synergy in the global fashion sector.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Officials step up crackdown over toxic chemicals

Authorities in Guangzhou have intensified their crackdown on the use of toxic chemicals at factories after a spate of deadly poisoning incidents, Xinhua reports.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I wonder if you can help. I have a nail file that looks like a very fine stone, about four inches long and 3/4 inch wide. It's finer than an emery board. I bought it many years ago from John Lewis, the British department store.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Out shopping

Royal selection

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Process creates works of art

Leather is making a comeback in the home on chairs, bed heads and even the floor, but perhaps the most surprising use can be found on walls.

Italian company Studioart turns leather wall tiles into veritable works of art with a combination of hi-tech precision and hand-crafted processes.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am