Thieves pose as mannequins to avoid arrest after store break-in

Romans who broke into a designer clothes store at the weekend have joined the ranks of the world's most bungling thieves after being caught pretending to be clothes mannequins.

Wednesday, 19 December, 2012, 4:36am

Short of cash for models, the fashion industry turns to plastic

Just how much is the fashion industry hurting? It seems models are now the latest budget line to be cut. The days of Linda Evangelista not getting out of bed for less than US$10,000 appear to be over. Last Friday, fashion labels Max Mara and Sportmax presented their autumn/winter collections at the popular Star Street bar 1/5 Nuevo for media and guests to preview.

14 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Creative vision of HK's busy lifestyle

An exhibition showcasing artworks by 30 visual arts students from local secondary schools is on. The students express their feelings about Hong Kong's hectic lifestyle through innovative installations.

Aedas City Sanctuary is organised by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation in collaboration with the University of the Arts London.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Fashion victims

Coated in eerie white dust, the workers look like restless ghosts as they shuffle between rows of lifeless torsos, shelves of disembodied heads with staring eyes and untidy piles of arms and legs. When they speak, their talk is of the supernatural too.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Talk back

Q Should big trucks be banned from Fairview Park Boulevard?

Limiting the size of trucks in residential areas is common practice in most cities. It should be obvious to every official that residential areas are out of bounds for semi-trailers and commercial vehicles over 18 tonnes.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Thursday think tank

Five things we're all wondering about ...

1. Climate change affecting Hong Kong ... you know it's worrisome when the temperature rises faster than the Hang Seng Index.

2. Donald Tsang's re-election campaign ... Like the US president, he says he's going to cut taxes, improve the environment and come up with an exit strategy - for pregnant mainland women.

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Mannequins will not have to fatten up for Mango

HK women are trimmer than those in Spain, says chain store

Plumper mannequins will not be seen in the Hong Kong windows of Spanish fashion chain Mango, despite a pledge by the chain to fatten up its image at home.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

In the pink

Four mannequins wearing sexy pink-and-black lingerie, standing on a second-floor balcony, have been attracting a lot of attention from Times Square shoppers in the past six months. But women wondering what the shop - named Closer - looks like on the inside will feel like children in a sweet shop the moment they enter.

2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Female dummy to find comfort zone for underwear

A 'female' dummy with flesh-like 'skin' and muscle that mimics a woman's figure is being built by Polytechnic University researchers to help design more comfortable and stylish underwear.

21 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Trial by boredom

THERE are presumably still some people interested in OJ Simpson and the Princess of Wales; people who have recently returned from an extended period of space travel, for example, or emerged from a three-year coma. For them this is a big night, with part one of The OJ Simpson Murder Trial (Pearl, 9.30pm) preceded by Behind The Palace Walls (Pearl, 8.30pm).

29 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Dead on arrival

WORLD has capitulated in no uncertain terms in the face of an onslaught of two decent films from the opposition.

9 Feb 1994 - 12:00am