Punk Fashion

Punk fashion at the Met

Dolce & Gabbana ball gowns inspired by punk. Photo: NYT

It’s not every day that an august institution such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art puts on a show dedicated to me and my teenage friends.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 6:20pm

Covet punk

Black rhodium leather tie bracelet (HK$850) by Gina Stewart Cox from pretty-dangerous.com

Thanks to the Met Ball and the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition, punk is officially back on the fashion radar. Celebrities such as model Cara Delevingne nailed the sophisticated punk couture look.

17 May 2013 - 4:55am

The treasure's all mine

Despite her protests that she is not a big shopper, Lumen Kinoshita's wardrobes (note the plural) tell a different story.

In the second bedroom that has been transformed into a walk-in closet, walls covered in bags, fur coats and moon boots are evidence to the contrary.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Inside track

Dark knights reign at the autumn-winter Paris Fashion Week, as tough, structured and equestrian looks cast mysterious silhouettes. These are serious times, indeed. Two great designers are departing their houses: Stefano Pilati from Yves Saint Laurent and, as we discover from Milan, Raf Simons from Jil Sander.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Just because you're heading to the gym or the tennis court on the weekend doesn't mean that you should look sloppy. If you want to look your best at all times, you'll know better than to leave the house wearing a ratty old T-shirt from your university days.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sex Pistols founder mixed exploitation with creativity

Malcolm McLaren would have been right at home with the exploitation, cynicism and manipulation of Hong Kong's music and entertainment industries. His uncanny ability to pick young men and women of minimal talent and repackage them for stage and studio would have made our music tycoons green with envy.

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Style meter


Mulberry's Alexa satchel

Old school with a modern twist. We like.

Summer ankle boots

Wear them with pride.

Wide-leg trousers for men

As preached by Dries Van Noten.

Waterfall jackets

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

'Hood' news comes in threes as Nike holds trio of events to promote retro product

Causeway Bay was Nike's 'hood' for one night. The swoosh brand threw a three-part event on Wednesday to promote its big autumn-winter fashion item, a retro hoodie inspired by 1977 fashions.

The fete started at its Pak Sha Road shop, or outside of it to be specific, since the place is so tiny.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


The rock chic look is an 'it' trend this season, with New York designer Alexander Wang and Balmain's Christophe Decarnin dedicating their spring collections to rock'n'roll with stonewashed jeans, glittering body-con dresses and crystal-studded jackets. This means the rock chick of 2009 is cooler and edgier than in seasons past.

18 May 2009 - 12:00am


The windbreaker works for boys in almost any situation - even as a cover-up over your pyjamas when your dad makes you get up in the morning and buy a newspaper for him from downstairs

55DSL HK$1,250

6 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Lyric Culture

Who started it? Hanna Rochelle Schmieder was born into a family of classical musicians. She began playing music at the age of three and travelled Europe playing at festivals. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she began writing and producing her own music.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


Vivienne Westwood (1941 - )

Dame Vivienne Westwood is an English fashion designer who first brought punk into mainstream fashion design. In 1971, Westwood and impresario Malcolm McLaren opened a shop on London's fashionable King's Road, selling punk clothing Westwood had designed and made.

6 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

New moves

The Chinese martial art of tai chi is now deemed cool enough to warrant a special collection by French luxury brand Celine. Look for clothing made from lightweight and flexible materials in colours such as bright red, black, dove grey and white. Standouts include the matching bright red silk and cotton short-sleeve hoodie (HK$4,250) and shorts (HK$3,300).

1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

The Black Dollars

Who's behind it? In 2000, Q. Nakao from Osaka, in Japan, and Russell Grimley from Birmingham, Britain, met in London. After working for a fashion designer for almost four years, the pair toyed with the idea of forming a rock band, which, if it had come into being, they would have named The Black Dollars. The band idea fizzled out and in its place, in 2005, came a men's clothing line.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Crowning glory

Vivienne Westwood may be known for her ultra-feminine silhouettes, but she hasn't forgotten her male fans and has designed a collection of jewellery both sexes can enjoy. Paying homage to her favourite themes, the British monarchy and the punk rock era, look for pieces such as the Orb Crown ring (right; HK$2,480) crafted in sterling silver with mini-orbs at the four points of the crown.

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am