New on the block: COS

New on the block: COS

Sunday, 16 September, 2012, 2:36am

Let's stitch together

Winona Ryder teeters atop high wedge-heeled sequined sandals, her hair affixed with a tiara, her slender body in a chic polka dot ensemble. Later, Drew Barrymore appears, wearing knee-high boots and more polka dots.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing store splash leaves mark of impression on Alexander McQueen's designer Sarah Burton

All eyes are on Beijing as a bevy of stores including Margiela, Marni and Etro have opened in the capital in the space of just two weeks.

For mainland fashionistas and those visiting from Hong Kong, the biggest name on the calendar was Alexander McQueen, which finds a new home in Beijing's Sanlitun North Village in partnership with Hong Kong's Joyce.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

You Again (Film)

If Bowling For Soup's 2006 hit, High School Never Ends, ever makes its way into a film soundtrack, You Again would be the perfect one.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Self expression

With Christmas almost upon us, Marni has released a series of T-shirts for charity that would make great stocking fillers. The Italian fashion house sifted through almost 7,000 self-portraits sketched by underprivileged children in countries such as Guatemala, Brazil and India and selected six to be printed onto T-shirts for men and women (HK$1,100 each) and children (HK$520).

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Where? Downtown Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue, a street known for quirky, vintage furniture stores. In that respect, Butter is an oddity in this part of New York.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


An insider's guide to your favourite fashion brands

How did it begin?

Born in Switzerland in 1954, Spanish designer Consuelo Castiglioni was never formally trained in fashion. However, the mother of two, who loved clothes, got her chance to enter the industry when her husband Gianni's family-run company, Giwi Furs, launched the Marni label in 1994.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am


Shop till you virtually drop

The latest label to open online is Valentino, which has teamed up with Neiman Marcus Direct to add e-commerce to its website. It will offer a selection from the main line, Valentino Roma, Valentino RED and accessories. Italian brand Marni will also be available online from next month.

All change at Cerruti

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Prints charming

Patterned fabrics make a comeback for spring in soft and romantic hues.

Lifestyle cover: dress ($16,490) from Versace, IFC Mall, Central. Embroidered organza tiara ($1,095) from Anteprima, IFC Mall.

That page: dress ($8,900) and necklaces ($1,600 each) from Marni, The Landmark, Central. Silk twill scarves ($2,300 each) from Hermes, The Galleria, Central.

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am


Where? The four-storey boutique is located in the heart of Seoul's trendiest district, Chungdam-dong. Launched in 2000, it was the first cutting-edge multibrand fashion boutique in South Korea and is now considered one of the hippest stores among Korean fashionistas.

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Fiona Kotur Marin

Style secrets of the hip and fashionable


Wardrobe staple?

Well-cut trousers. The best ones are from Chloe and Tory Burch.

What do you always wear?

A cuff bracelet my husband gave me. I also wear a simple ivory cuff designed by Catherine Prevost.

Fashion no-nos?

13 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Shop to shore

THE DOWNTURN IN the fur industry in the late 1980s and early 90s was the impetus that led to the creation of one of fashion's quirkiest labels. Milan-based Marni may not be a high-profile label, but Spanish designer Consuelo Castiglioni consistently wins accolades from fashion editors for her eclectic boho style.

30 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Shoes, glorious shoes

What better place to shop than at shoe mecca, On Pedder? For spring/summer 2005, glamour rules with styles unashamedly sexy and feminine. From Christian Louboutin expect plenty of python and snakeskin shoes while wedges are making a big comeback at Marni.

27 Mar 2005 - 12:00am