Rei Kawakubo

Out of My Closet: Edward Chiu

Edward Chiu

Edward Chiu, editor of the men's lifestyle site greets us in his apartment in Fo Tan, dressed head-to-toe in grey-toned creations by Croatian-born wunderkind Damir Doma.

Friday, 28 September, 2012, 10:41am

The goods

The goods

31 Aug 2012 - 7:16pm

Mall the merrier as Koreans prove a hit

Hong Kong has long taken Japan as a major inspiration for fashion that offers an alternative to the big European houses. But a new contender is working its way into the hearts, minds and wardrobes of local style seekers. Korean fashion is becoming a powerful force - designed for Asian shapes and offering a relaxed, slightly Westernised version of Asian cool.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Runway success

Rick Owens

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Style bites

Art jamming

13 May 2009 - 12:00am

Style meter


Peplumed jackets

Hot at Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, although we are not sure how this will look on girls with hips.

Pairing colours

It's all about experimentation: camel with purple, green with mustard - the choice is up to you. Just don't go too wild.

Going gothic

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Style bites

Shirts off their back

9 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Style bites

Boutique bonanza

Indigo will hold an event featuring Chako bags of vintage obi and kimono fabrics, and John Ferdinand unisex jewellery accessories, as well as the boutique's unique denim selection. Owner Eizelle Taino will give advice on how to wear this season's wide-legged jeans. Friday April 11, noon-9pm, Indigo, G/F, 32A Staunton Street, Central, tel: 2147 3000.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

... and what we never want to see again

Jean Paul Gaultier's fox-fur sling bags

We prefer our bags without legs or tails, thank you.

D&G's neck scarves

The Queen was a great film but no one wants to dress like her majesty.

Louis Vuitton's conical hats

A little too religious for our liking.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Style bites

Hoop dreams

The first Adidas NBA Basketball store has opened in Hong Kong. The 355sqft store (below) features basketball-inspired elements such as hoop stands, and will carry the latest Adidas NBA jerseys and graphic tees, available from the end of the month. Adidas NBA Basketball shop, Shop OT 270, Level 2, SportX, Harbour City, TST, tel: 2736 7055.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Open market

Dover Street Market in London, which was started by Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo, has become a hotspot for fans of edgy designer labels. Those unable to make the journey to Britain can browse the community's new online store.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Rei of light

Sculptural Japanese label Comme des Garcons has finally opened its first store in Hong Kong. The three-storey, white-panelled 'White Box' boutique in Central will stock all the brand's men's and women's lines, except for Tao, as well as accessories and small leather goods.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Fashion guru likes to keep a low profile

Most designers are narcissistic peacocks who want to get as much press as possible for themselves. Not so with Japanese avant-garde label Comme des Garcons' founder Rei Kawakubo (above). Local agent I.T. opened a new three-floor shop last Friday in On Lan Street, Central, and the reclusive designer and her husband arrived that morning for the opening. However, she declined to do any press.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Comme des Garcons

An insider's guide to your favourite fashion brands

Who started it?

Born in 1942, Rei Kawakubo studied literature at Keio University in Tokyo. After graduating, she worked at a textile company, before becoming a stylist in the 1960s.

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Louisa Lee

Style secrets of the hip and fashionable

Pilates instructor

Wardrobe staple?

Since comfort is essential, jeans, because they're easy to wear. They can also be paired casually or dressed up.

What do you always wear?

1 May 2006 - 12:00am