If looks could frill: ruffles make a big comeback on runways

Gucci shift

It all started a year ago when the peplum - a flared, gathered or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist - began to appear on spring-summer 2012 catwalks.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 10:42am

Environmental impact report on third runway ready by year end

Stanley Hui Hon-chung. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Stanley Hui Hon-chung, who was at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, said an assessment of the impact a proposed third runway might have on the environment will likely be ready by year end.

28 Apr 2015 - 10:57am

Letters to the Editor, March 8, 2013

No need to restrict sales of formula. Photo: Edward Wong

With his sixth budget, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah failed to alleviate the problem of the wealth gap in Hong Kong. Tsang obviously feels it is important to be cautious, but there are times when you can be over-cautious.

8 Mar 2013 - 3:51am

Letters to the Editor, February 12, 2013

Airport expansion plans raise questions. Photo: David Wong

Religion is probably not the first thing that comes to mind for most people when thinking of Hong Kong. But for the three of us, as leaders in our respective religious communities, religion defines Hong Kong.

12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

Hong Kong turns on fund pipeline in push for bigger basics

MTR Corporation is looking at bringing three new projects on stream. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong will continue to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects beyond the 10 major projects that were pushed through in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

International pilots back plan for third runway at Hong Kong Airport

The International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations said Hong Kong would eventually need a third runway because of increasing air traffic. Photo: Bloomberg

A group representing pilots around the world is backing plans for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport.

The International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations, which has 100,000 members, said the city would eventually need a third runway because of increasing air traffic.

28 Apr 2015 - 10:57am 4 comments

Ex-pilot casts doubt over proposed third runway

A former pilot has questioned the effectiveness of a proposed third runway at Chek Lap Kok in increasing the number of flights able to land and depart.

The Airport Authority says the new runway, which is opposed by environmentalists, will increase hourly aircraft movements to 102 from 68, relieving congestion as passenger and freight traffic grows.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Airport quizzed on green report

The government wants the Airport Authority to give it more information on how the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport will affect the ecology.

The authority handed in a report on May 29 which showed how big the project would be and how it might affect the environment. But some green groups say important information is missing and some are out of date.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Third runway exactly what the people want... and pigs fly

Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said there was overwhelming public support for building a HK$136.2 billion third runway at the airport on Lantau, with 73 per cent of nearly 24,000 respondents backing the idea in a government-commissioned survey. Nearly four-fifths of them called for a fast decision, and Cheng agreed.

SCMP, December 30

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A fashionable city

Alongside the drive to establish Dalian as a base for foreign labels, the city is also looking to nurture homegrown talent. This twin track approach was illustrated by two simultaneous events.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Runway winner makes online fashion debut

When Millana Snow was filming Project Runway last year, instead of aiming to become America's next top model, she aspired to have her own show. Now, after being crowned the most recent winner of the reality fashion competition, it seems prospects in both fashion and show business are bright for Snow.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Aviation adviser calls for regional airspace accord

A consultant who studied plans to build a third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport has recommend that Hong Kong enter a pact with Southeast Asia's other major air-traffic hubs to ease the region's crowded airspace.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Ethereal beauty brings a timeless style to catwalk

The local fashion know-hows turned out en masse at Central's The Space gallery on Tuesday evening for Maria Luisa's autumn-winter fashion presentation.

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Elderly models far from old-fashioned

There may have been more emphasis on comfort than style, but 20 rather mature catwalk models showed that age is no object to looking good.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Age no barrier to looking good, say grey-power queens of the catwalk

Who says 60 is too old to strut down a catwalk wearing the latest fashions?

Certainly not those who will take part in a fashion show for the 'silver-haired generation' or the fashion student designers who produced their clothing.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am