Luxury Brands

Gianvito Rossi

Watch out ladies, there's a new shoe man in town. The latest name to hit On Lan Street, alongside cobblers Rupert Sanderson and Christian Louboutin, is Gianvito Rossi.

Sunday, 27 May, 2012, 12:00am

Lai See

SFC chief not trying to win friends at Hong Kong Club

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

China helps Prada weather storm

Italian fashion house Prada said the worsening debt crisis had not hit the company's performance in Europe so far, as deep-pocketed tourists from emerging countries had kept sales buoyant.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Shore looks good

Fashion cover: colour-blocked one-shouldered bathing suit (HK$4,700) by Christophe Lemaire for Hermes, Alexandra House, Central. Multicolour enamelled oxidised silver necklace (HK$51,000) from Bottega Veneta, The Landmark, Central. Colour-blocked neoprene biker jacket (HK$5,700) by Love Moschino from Moschino, The Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Back to square one

Calling someone a 'square' is something of an insult. Squares are seen as boring, conventional and predictably reliable. Ned Flanders is a square, for example, as is post-Beatles Paul McCartney. However, being square doesn't have to be all bad. Indeed, being square in the watch world usually indicates a predilection for going against the grain, and some watches revel in their squareness.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Adapt or be lost in history

Last month, British brand Acquascutum announced it was bankrupt. Hong Kong company YGM Trading, which already licenses a string of labels in Asia, acquired it last week for GBP15 million (HK$187 million).

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Glittering exhibition is in the bag for Bulgari

Bulgari's Monete bags probably need as much security as their owners. The Italian jeweller opened an exhibition of the collection on Friday to celebrate the reopening of its boutique in Central's IFC Mall.

Bags on display include ones made using exotic skins, Antoninus Augustus coins and with multi-carat diamonds on their clasps.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Balmain

Balmain has opened the gilt-edged doors of its first Hong Kong store. The Paris-based luxury label had been available at Joyce, Swank and Lane Crawford, but the couture house's store can now be found in Harbour City.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Karson Choi's Unique venture off to a flashy, if somewhat nervous, start

Karson Choi Ka-tsan, the chairman of Halewinner Watches Group, should be no stranger to special occasions. But at the opening of his Unique Timepieces flagship store in Causeway Bay on Wednesday, the son of 'King of Toys' Francis Choi Chee-ming looked a bit nervous giving his welcoming speech.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Luxury phone firm to expand in China

Handset and accessories manufacturer Atelier Haute Communication plans to expand sales of its expensive luxury smartphones to China's lower-tier cities, as demand for high-end goods grows rapidly in the world's second-largest economy.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Choo of a kind

We're in Elements Mall, sitting in the middle of Jimmy Choo's first men's boutique in Asia, and creative directors Sandra Choi and Simon Holloway look uncomfortable. The photographer asks them to look natural as he takes their portrait, but this is also their first public appearance and interview together and they are clearly not accustomed to the attention.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rock set

Add some rock 'n' roll to your sole and grab the Louis Pik Pik Flat Sneakers from Christian Louboutin (HK$11,000), Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 2288

Ray-Ban honours British guitar hero Johnny Marr with limited edition shades in gunmetal-grey with light blue lenses (HK$1,890). At Optical 88 in Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2110 0593

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

My handsome prints

Every time we spot Declan Chan rubbing shoulders with the designers and fashion personnel du jour at yet another fashion event, he's always painstakingly dressed to the nines. Whether he's on a shopping spree or backpacking in Europe, his outfits always have to be Tommy Ton photo-ready. He confesses that the only time you'll spot him in a sweatshirt is when he's up in the air.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cartier's HK$2 billion collection proves an irresistible attraction to the A-listers

The annual preview of Cartier's Haute Joaillerie collection is one of the most anticipated events, not just for the jewellery trade but also for the city's A-listers.

The French jeweller hosted two events last week - a media preview on Thursday and a gala dinner on Friday at the InterContinental hotel's ballroom in Tsim Sha Tsui.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Jimmy Choo hotfoots it into town with dazzling designs for guys and girls in new boutique

British shoe supremo Jimmy Choo's first boutique stocking both men's and women's footwear opened last Thursday in Tsim Sha Tsui's Elements mall.

Creative directors Sandra Choi and Simon Holloway were flown in for the opening ceremony.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am