How to ride the Paris retro

When Tse Yuen-man quit her job as an architect, the next thing she did was throw out everything in her wardrobe - except her vintage collection.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:15pm

Call me old-fashioned

If you still think Hong Kong's vintage shopping scene is either about Milan Station - a chain of second-hand shops for luxury brands such as Hermes and Chanel - or the ghetto night markets of Kowloon - often managed and frequented by scavengers - it might be time to take a closer look.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Oversized leather clutches

Trending all over spring catwalks.

A masculine Margiela jacket

Fashion forward yet timeless.

Tropical print one-piece swimsuits

Rock them with retro glasses.


Anything that popstar Ke$ha is wearing

Marvel at the trashiness.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

1950s RETRO

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

High tees

If you thought the Americans had the monopoly on luxe tees, think again. Launched in 2005, French brand American Vintage has become a cult favourite with fashion insiders. Now the brand has opened its first Asia store, in Hong Kong. The 700 sq ft boutique stocks the brand's complete line of luxe basics for men and women, including tees, trousers, jackets, blouses, underwear and accessories.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hip hot HK

Who's calling?

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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We are loving old-school Jackie O glamour.

Retro hats and headpieces

Jil Sander's veiled versions are to die for.

Sculptural heels

Walking tall into stylists' wardrobes.


Studded and embellished Ugg boots

Like lipstick on a pig.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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Electric shades

For slinky looks with high-voltage style.

Perfectly applied deep red lipstick

Sophisticated and sexy.

Vintage-inspired footwear

We love retro colours and chunky heels.


DIY overload

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Flight of fancy: how fashion hitched a ride on retro glamour

Ever since the Mad Men phenomenon, style seekers have been looking for the next retro TV series to shake up their silhouettes. That show launched a return to femininity and made pencil skirts and tight sweaters go mainstream. Well-coiffed hair and pearl necklaces came with a dose of office sexism in the programme, but were embraced by sartorial experts.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Vanessa Yeung reveals a secret passion for Scotland at launch of retro pop-up store

It might sound a bit far-fetched - model Vanessa Yeung Tsang turning up at the launch of a Scottish pop-up store. But Yeung has quite a soft spot for everything Scottish.

The beauty was guest of honour at the opening of Museum Context, a concept store established by Edinburgh-based, award-winning interior designers Andrew and Alice McRae.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Borrowed times

The 1940s and '70s are emerging as key influences on autumn-winter collections for 2011-12. Even the '50s and '60s are being reworked as design houses unleash the sartorial styles of these four decades onto a willing public. So we ask four noted fashion stylists for advice on how to work that vintage magic.

1970s - disco glam and boho chic, by stylist Olivia Tsang

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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70s disco glamour

Dig out those palazzo pants - Studio 54 chic is back.

Killer heels

Check out these Blade heels by indie designer Chau Har Lee.

Diane von Furstenberg

We like this season's kooky print combinations.


The side ponytail

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Tongue in chic

If spring-summer's muse provided sweetness and innocence, a wardrobe of adorable boho florals, cute and kooky retro prints and white, pure minimalism, autumn-winter's girl wears vampy underwear inspired outerwear and daring cuts. Making a big cheeky splash on catwalks, she ushers in a sexy, sophisticated season.

Fetish and lingerie

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cover me beautiful

Fashion has started to embrace a more modest look in recent years, with designers adopting minimalist styles. The trend has made its way into swimwear this summer. The more conservative one-piece has experienced a revival on the catwalks, with designs by brands such as Michael Kors, Pucci and BCBG Max Azria.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Eclectic Retro

From rockabillies, hipsters and bohemian types to chic fashionistas, the triumph of retro has reached dizzying heights. What stemmed from style movements rooted in music and culture has become one of the biggest influences in fashion.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am