Sass and Bide

Primal dream

Tribal is back this season, with feathers and native patterns big on the runways. Dior's necklace needs no introduction, while Erickson Beamon's piece made from antique glass, wood and bone-embellished leather is a must-have.

Friday, 4 March, 2011, 12:00am

Special effects

Lifestyle cover: printed embroidered brassiere (HK$2,580) from Sportmax, Pacific Place, Admiralty. Leather jacket with ripped sleeves (HK$10,499) by Acne from I.T, Ice House Street, Central. Skirt (HK$1,200) by Something Else from Initial, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay. Leather platform mules (HK$2,800) by Beau Coops from I.T. Socks, stylist's own.

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Tribal pursuit

Lifestyle cover: beaded top (HK$81,000) from Giorgio Armani, Chater House, Central. Jacket from Versace, Pacific Place, Admiralty (inquiries: 2918 1008). Harem trousers (HK$2,322) by Sass & Bide from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central. Earrings (HK$3,800) by Erickson Beamon from On Pedder, 18 Queen's Road Central.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Flip the switch

Lifestyle cover: jacket (HK$26,599) by Maison Martin Margiela from I.T, 2 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay. Striped-denim shorts by Sass & Bide from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central (inquiries: 2118 3388). Belt (HK$6,750) from Louis Vuitton, The Landmark, Central. Glasses (HK$2,480) by Bada from On Pedder, New World Tower, Central.

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Rock the recession

Cut costs and raise eyebrows this season with brands that won't break the bank.

That page: cropped denim jacket (HK$1,690) from Miss Sixty, Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay. Swimsuit, leather belt and lace jeans (HK$3,100) all by Ksubi from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central (inquiries: 2118 3388).

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Alice McCall

Who created it? Australian-born Alice McCall got her start in the fashion world as a stylist in London, working for publications such as Dazed & Confused and for networks such as MTV London. While working with celebrities including Natalie Imbruglia, Debbie Harry, Marianne Faithfull and Kelis, she began dabbling in fashion design by creating custom pieces for them.

21 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

In your closet: Laifan Wu

Wardrobe staple?

I love jeans by Acne and Sass & Bide, both skinny and wide-legged.

What do you always wear?

Essential pieces of jewellery - usually a necklace and earrings.

Fashion no-nos?

Wearing only brand-name clothes.

Handbag pick for this season?

A clutch bag.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Where? TNT, which stands for 'the new trend', is in Hazelton Lanes, in the heart of downtown Toronto's stylish Yorkville neighbourhood. The area is frequented by hipsters and Hollywood A-listers filming in Toronto, and is lined with trendy restaurants and sidewalk cafes.

27 May 2007 - 12:00am


Where? Meaning 'black' in old English, this online boutique is based in Santa Barbara, California.

Who? Jodi McMillen launched Blaec in 1999 after learning how to build a website. She has since established a reputation among the fashion savvy for sourcing unusual clothing - the designers may be familiar, but most of the pieces are not.

9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Factory People

Where? In Austin, Texas, in the US, on the site of a former gun retailer. The downtown South Congress neighbourhood boasts marquee movie houses, vintage-car dealerships, trendy music venues and hip hotels.

Who? Husband and wife team Thomas and Le Popov named their 3,000 sq ft store after Andy Warhol's studio, The Factory, and British music label Factory Records.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am