I am not an artist and know very little about the arts.Monday, 14 March, 2011, 12:00am
With runways awash in retro designs and with vintage shopping the new connoisseurship, it's time to give credit where credit is due. Enter Fashion Flashbacks, a new DVD of vintage newsreels from the 1950s and 60s, two decades that remain sources of inspiration for designers.30 May 2004 - 12:00am
French designer Pierre Cardin celebrated 50 years in the fashion business at the opening of a new cultural centre named after him in Saint-Ouen, outside Paris.
Cardin, 77, told the 2,500 guests, including politicians and actors, that he was deeply moved by the event.20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, at dusk, amid the hot courtyards and lanterns and refurbished splendour of the China Club in Beijing, Chiara Boni launched her menswear collection in China.
The question you will now ask yourself is: who is Chiara Boni? Even her press release feels obliged to address that teaser in its first line.16 Sep 1998 - 12:00am
Another 6,000 tower fans are being recalled as the Government has found the maker of problematic Pierre Cardin fans also made three other brands.
The three brands made by the same firm linked to a near-fatal fire in Yau Ma Tei last month were Airwave, Regent and Alaska, all with model HST-1T.9 Jul 1998 - 12:00am
Two weeks have passed since a short circuit in an electric tower fan started a fire which caused Yau Ma Tei families to evacuate their homes and injured six people, leaving a seven-year-old girl fighting for her life. During that time, the public was repeatedly reassured by the suppliers that there was no design fault in the fan.25 Jun 1998 - 12:00am
Customers who bought Pierre Cardin fans from Mannings stores during a promotion from April to July last year can claim a full refund, the firm said yesterday.
About 3,000 model HST-1 fans of the kind suspected to have caused Sunday's fire in Yau Ma Tei, in which a seven-year-old girl was critically injured, were sold at the chain stores last year.12 Jun 1998 - 12:00am
Electrical fans of the brand believed to have caused the fire were removed from shelves yesterday.
Chain store Watson's withdrew Pierre Cardin fans with the model number AT-28T pending test results from the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department.
The fan involved in the fire was an HST-1, which is no longer sold in Hong Kong.9 Jun 1998 - 12:00am
Jewellery maker and distributor Egana International (Holdings) is understood to have paid about US$15 million for the right to use the Pierre Cardin trademark for its timepiece and parts.1 May 1997 - 12:00am
A PREGNANT hunk? A tender yet masculine father? Not just an unusual concept, but a winning concept for Edmund Ma Ka-mun.
Ma, a final-year BA (Hons) fashion design student at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, wooed the crowds at the Grand Hyatt with his off-beat 18-outfit collection symbolising the 'intimacy of pregnancy'.25 May 1995 - 12:00am
FRENCH perfumer Pierre Cardin hasn't been the only one grabbing the attention of devotees of the body beautiful this week.5 Nov 1993 - 12:00am
THERE are those who believe that, at 71, Pierre Cardin should be put out to pasture. But so much as insinuate that to the cantankerous and outspoken designer, and his response is one of near outrage.1 Nov 1993 - 12:00am
The first floor of the store is a temptation to the most resolute shopper.
FOR those with some money left to spend by the time they have finished browsing the ground floor of the store, it is definitely worth braving the ''ferocious-looking'' fu dogs at the entrance to the first floor in pursuit of more bargains.6 Mar 1993 - 12:00am
YOUNG rappers and punks rubbed shoulders with middle-aged tuxedoed expatriates at the weekend for the final party at Beijing's most opulent restaurant, Maxim's.
An estimated 700 revellers crammed into the art deco eatery for a St Valentine's Day celebration featuring some of the capital's more avant-garde performers.15 Feb 1993 - 12:00am