Geek Chic

Can you really combine substance with style? Can you indulge in fashion and still be taken seriously on an intellectual level?

Friday, 2 September, 2011, 12:00am

Spring is the time to get back on the blazer trail

The blue blazer is the men's equivalent of the little black dress. It is classic and dependable. It never goes out of style. It is the backbone of a solid wardrobe and no man should be without one. Books should be written about this garment as they have been on LBDs.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Twill and grace

Lifestyle cover: cotton corset (HK$2,560) by Agent Provocateur from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central. Tweed jacket (HK$6,600) from Emporio Armani, Chater House, Central. High-waist wool cashmere trousers (HK$8,990) from Yves Saint Laurent, Alexandra House, Central. Crocodile- and calf-skin handbag (HK$62,000) from Celine, The Landmark, Central.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


Who started it? Ca$hmere is a collaborative venture between designer John Scher and visionary Patrick Lo. Before launching Ca$hmere, Scher had designed his own lines for women and men for more than 10 years. Originally from Hong Kong, Lo worked in finance before moving to New York to study merchandising and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


A favourite winter fabric, traditional British tweed is updated this season by brands such as Luella (in pink and purple), D&G (tartan and tweed) and Chanel, whose classic tweed jackets have received a cool makeover, complete with geometric and graphic patterns.

9 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Like a lady

Camel hair sheath dress ($11,000) and matching jacket ($14,000), crocodile belt ($7,500), mock crocodile pumps ($3,200) and crocodile clutch bag ($43,000) from Celine, One Peking Road, TST, tel: 3417 3038

13 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Coco a gogo

A ladylike air ran through the spring/summer catwalk collections, with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Luella and, of course, Chanel fine-tuning Coco's trademark tweed jacket in candy colours or with funky, frayed edges. ISABELLE-MARIE CREAC'H shows you how to mix and match it with your favourite separates on a shoestring budget.

Casual chic

21 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Getting down to business

Smart, classic and sexy in Miss Moneypenny fashion, bookish tweed separates should never be shelved. This season they are especially hot paired with slinky satin, not-so-prim patent leather and red lips.

12 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Stripes enliven light shirts

THIS season is no time for the Bogner man to hide in the shade.

Whether it be business wear or casual clothes, he can expect impeccable tailoring, subtle use of colour and attention to stylish detail from the Bogner wardrobe.

At the centre of the summer look is the polo shirt to be dressed up or played down.

24 Apr 1994 - 12:00am