Sports Clothing

Compression sales take off

Forget Spandex. The latest tight-fitting sportswear isn't just a way to decrease drag or show-off a slim physique. More and more athletes are turning to compression garments to boost performance, minimise injuries and reduce recovery time.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

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HOT

The curved heel

Walter Steiger does it in sexy snakeskin.

Retro swimwear styles

Channel that inner Marilyn.

A thigh-high split

Sultry on full gowns such as this one from Elie Saab.

NOT

Denim rompers

How can two rights make such a wrong?

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Limit technology's role in sport

Michael Phelps, a swimming world-record holder, will promote the latest hi-tech swimsuit in preparation for this year's London Olympics. This reminds us of the debate about the use of technology in sports.

What is sport? It is panting, it is sweating, it is unleashing the potential of human muscles.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I've heard compression tights are a good thing, but don't know if I can face the humiliation. How am I supposed to wear them in public?

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Seventh Wonderland

Who started it? Australians Bonnie Coumbe and Carlos Aviles launched Seventh Wonderland at Miami Swim Fashion Week in 2008. Coumbe, who designed and created her first swimsuit at the age of 13, plays the creative yin to Aviles' business yang, a role it seems she was destined to take.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

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HOT

All-in-one swimsuits

Go for bright, creative options.

Haider Ackermann

Divine languid shapes (far right) from the Columbian-born designer.

Tropical prints

Go bold and colourful.

Kate Middleton

A modern-day princess.

NOT

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

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HOT

Breton tops

A foolproof fashion-editor favourite.

Belted coats

We are loving Prada's chic styles in thick wool.

Court shoes

Giving bondage shoes a run for their money thanks to their practicality.

Tracksuit bottoms

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Street threads

A dash of colour

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Looking good and wearing well for my date with destiny

For eight weeks, Anneliese O'Young has been torturing her 'non-runner body' for the Standard Chartered Half Marathon on February 8. She is raising funds for the Cancer Fund in memory of her mentor, veteran reporter Kevin Sinclair, who died of cancer a year ago.

25 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

If the cap fits

New Era Cap's fitted caps, among the most knocked-off merchandise in the region, have finally found a legitimate home in the city, at specialist headwear chain Lids.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

iCandy

Skinny jeans and black trousers have dominated our wardrobes for long enough, which is why I am excited about spotting wide legged trousers all over town.

The best thing about this trend is that unlike its ultra-lean counterparts, it works for all shapes and sizes from skinny pins to curvy booties a la Jennifer Lopez.

22 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

5 great: decorative tights

Take a walk on the dark side with this pair of black cotton tights covered in a hot pink skull print. Tights (HK$395) by Emilio Cavallini from Pedder Red, Wellington St, Central, tel: 2118 3712

This pair of thick grey tights features a thick band of purple around the calf for an unusual look. Tights (HK$499) from Frapbois, Paterson St, Causeway Bay, tel: 2895 3236

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

The metro

I confess: I haven't been to the gym for months. But I still keep my membership because there's always hope. It's just a matter of time before I finally cut the nonsense and start going again. And once I've started, there will be no stopping me.

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Wide support for Central Police Station redevelopment plan

There is wide support for plans to revitalise the historic Central Police Station compound, but concerns about the size of a proposed tower at the site, a public consultation has found.

A report summarising the public's views has been submitted to the government by the Jockey Club, which, together with the Development Bureau, carried out the consultation.

21 May 2008 - 12:00am

style meter

WHAT'S HOT

Purple

Lavender, lilac, violet - it's the shade of the summer!

Long and narrow blazers

Elegant, and a cool alternative to the cocktail dress.

Exposed zips

Placed haphazardly on dresses, vests and shirts - edgy and fun.

Off-beat colour combinations

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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