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Sheep Wool

Where there's a wool, there's a way

Whether it's the influence of Hollywood royalty such as Leonardo DiCaprio championing sustainability or just the workings of our collective consciousness, the green agenda has become increasingly serious in the fashion industry in recent years.

Friday, 30 March, 2012, 12:00am

All wrapped up in knots of love for charity's winter warmer

As the weather cools, thoughts turn towards those who might need help keeping warm in the approaching winter nights. To that end, Lane Crawford has pledged to donate a minimum of 3,000 blankets to the Crossroads Foundation, to be distributed locally and internationally to families in need.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I saw a guy at the Sevens wearing an awesome T-shirt that looked like one of those big logo Polos but it had a sexy girl on it instead. Any chance you guys know where I could find one?

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Horace

Who started it? Emma Hales and Adam Entwisle are the design team behind edgy street label Horace. They both worked for British brand Buddhist Punk and have extensive experience in fashion design, from bespoke bridal to high-end and streetwear. Entwisle graduated from London's Central St Martins College of Art and Design with a master's in womenswear.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Get creative

Autumn is the best time to shop for key pieces that will add creativity to your look through the winter period.

There's a diverse range of accessories that will change your winter outfit from drab to glam, whether you favour preppy chic, vintage looks, classic minimalism or military and utilitarian looks.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Obsession: organic dress

With fashion becoming more eco-conscious, fashionistas are seeking stylish 'green' clothing. Local initiative Eco Chic has a range of eco-friendly and recycled pieces that are putting chic back into organic. Great finds include this organic wool dress with flamingo print (right, HK$1,900) by Mika Machida.

3 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Knitting artist rips our fashion preconceptions to shreds

Every day we read fashion magazines and then throw them away, but 32-year-old conceptual artist Movana Chen has come up with a novel way to recycle the paper and make us think about our consumption at the same time.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Soft touch

Cashmere is a must-have in any woman's wardrobe. Known for luxurious pieces, New York-based label TSE has launched its resort collection and it is perfect for Hong Kong's mild winters. Inspired by puzzles, designer Tess Giberson has created a line that combines different elements, shapes and proportions with colours inspired by the sea.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

follow the herd

Make a difference this Christmas by buying gifts from Shokay, which sells a collection of adult accessories and baby clothes, all made from yak down. The down, which is woven into the softest cashmere, is bought from Tibetan herders, enabling the community to earn a sustainable living while preserving their traditional lifestyle.

23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

The Friday Night Knitting Club

The Friday Night Knitting Club

by Kate Jacobs

Hodder, HK$115

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Breeze blockers

Local brand Apsara, known for its use of luxe cashmere, has launched a selection of pieces perfect for breezy summer evenings. Choose from a palette of white, black, sand, kingfisher and rose. Silk knits and yarns, cashmere, cotton and rayon have been used, while the highlight of the collection, a double-knit jacket, is available in 100 per cent Egyptian cotton.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

style meter

WHAT'S HOT

Kate Moss for Top Shop

Forget Madonna - we would rather wear Kate's creations.

Knitted dresses

Perfect for spring's light weather and, above all, super comfy.

Patent leather

The fabric of the season. Check out the balloon bag by Marni or YSL's downtown (left).

WHAT'S NOT

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

The Friday Night Knitting Club

The Friday Night Knitting Club

by Kate Jacobs

Hodder & Stoughton, HK$195

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Men take to showing love a stitch at a time

Valentine's Day has always been a headache for guys desperate for gift ideas to please their demanding girlfriends. But 26-year-old Jeffery Kwok has everything under control - he is knitting a scarf for his girlfriend.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Close-knit

John Smedley, maker of luxury knitwear since 1784, has attracted its fair share of celebrity customers over the years, including Tom Cruise, Madonna, Nicole Kidman and Sean Connery. Its fine-gauge knitwear products feature Sea Island cotton and New Zealand merino wool.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

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