Get The Look: Baroque

Get The Look: Baroque

Less is definitely not more this autumn as opulence made a comeback on the catwalks.

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 10:25am

Hobby rewards patience

Western-style embroidery can be a hobby for both sexes, of any age and from all walks of life.

Students can put their creativity and artistic ability into something tangible that will enhance their patience and help them relax.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Get hip with 'granny chic'

The trend for vintage pieces in interiors has also coincided with a move towards handmade objects that bring character and charm to the home.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Create some cool jewels

Get your hands moving and your crafty juices flowing. It's time to add this cool bracelet to your spring collection. DIY lover Isana Tse Chi-hung shares the six simple steps you need to take to create a beautiful bracelet of your own.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Dream weavers

Cashmere designs are not known for being groundbreaking - this most luxurious of fabrics traditionally has been restricted to scarves, twin sets and frumpy cardigans. But the knit appears to be enjoying a renaissance as a hip fabric du jour.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Reis helps save the children, one stitch at a time

Michele Reis loves knitting. It's hard to believe a glamorous star has such an unglamorous hobby, but the actress proved it with two needles and some yarn on Wednesday at the launch of Save the Children's 'Knit One, Save One' campaign at Festival Walk.

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Alice Maud Apponyi

Who started it? Born in London and raised in the English county of Oxfordshire, Alice Maud began her career in fashion at the age of 17, when she worked as an assistant to designer Stephen Burrows. After working with stylist Philip Bloch in Los Angeles, she returned to London and studied fashion history at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

19 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


From Indian embroidery to tribal totem heels, ethnic-inspired fashion is a buzzword for spring. Designers such as Marc Jacobs and Christopher Kane have tapped into global exotica for their latest collections, looking to places such as India or Africa for inspiration.

13 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


Who started it? British brand Horace was started by friends Adam Entwisle and Emma Hales. Entwisle graduated with an MA in women's wear from Central St Martins College of Art and Design in 1999, while Hales earned a BA in women's wear from the Surrey Institute in 1997. The pair met during their school days and began collaborating with stylists and editors.

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Hanging by a thread

Evelyna Liang Yi-woo is unfurling a jumble of vibrantly coloured quilts at her Wong Chuk Hang studio. Each handicraft shows a tableau of daily life: a child playing, a woman tending a field, a family at dinner.

The needlework is a trip down memory lane, says Liang, who for two decades has been using fabric art to build confidence and community spirit among women's groups.

29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


Who started it? Born and raised in Hong Kong, designer Tania Mohan studied to be a barrister before deciding fashion was her true calling. After a stint in fashion journalism, she opened a boutique in Central, in 1998, carrying pieces by India's hottest designers.

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

style meter

What's Hot

Capes (right)

Put all images of Batwoman out of your mind; capes are chic and the perfect cover-up this season.

Chanel's Ice Cube bag

Techno fabric replaces the brand's usual quilting to create a bag that is too cool for school.


23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

KGV students get knitters in a twist for Kenyan orphans

Students at King George V School in Ho Man Tin, have been busy purling and casting on with passion as part of a project to keep Kenyan orphans warm through the winter.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

The art of embroidery

Classic Chinese embroidered works are on display at a shopping mall.

Made of Chinese brocade - a unique fabric woven with an elaborate pattern - many of the works were modelled on age-old garments worn by monarchs and royals.

16 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


It's the most wonderful time of the year - or so they say. Really, who doesn't enjoy waking up Christmas morning and ripping open their presents. Some years are great, others you get socks and underwear. In the joyful spirit of the season, we asked some prominent local personalities to think back and tell us what their all-time favourite seasonal gift was.

Frederique Deleage

21 Dec 2006 - 12:00am