Stuart Vevers

Gigi Leung shows love of all things Spanish at Loewe bag launch

For Gigi Leung Wing-kei, few destinations can beat Spain for a romantic getaway. The singer married Spaniard Sergio Crespo Gutes last year and returned to the country where they met late last month.

Thursday, 19 July, 2012, 12:00am

Read all about 'it'

If you visit Mulberry's newly opened Hong Kong flagship store this week you'll find the Evelina and Effie lines, names that conjure images of boarding school and ponies rather than luxury handbags.

But don't suggest that to Mulberry's creative director Emma Hill - she gets a bit prickly about the bad press 'it-bags' have been getting in recent years.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Under their skin: Spanish brand brings its luxury leathers from Paris runway to Pier 4

Spanish luxury leather brand Loewe revealed its revamped, edgier image in a big way during its trunk show at Pier 4 in Central. The space was transformed into 'Casa Loewe' on Wednesday, complete with comfortable sitting areas.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

By invitation only - a chance to bag an original

It is not every day that a customer gets the opportunity to be part of the creative process and design her own handbag. However, as big fashion and accessories brands look at fresh ways to attract customers, Loewe is raising the customisation of luxurious accessories to a new level.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Carried away

Emma Hill is as easy-going as they come. She is just as content to sit on the couch watching movies with her son and 'manny', as she is designing handbags for 12 hours straight in her office. But when it comes to setting the colour palette for the season, there's no room for negotiation.

26 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Heart and sole

Mulberry has recruited him to design its first shoe collection. Meet Jonathan Kelsey.

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Out shopping

1. Sculptural and dramatic, Roger Vivier's latest accessories collection includes the Collier Prism necklace (HK$13,400) and matching bracelet (HK$2,200). Available at Roger Vivier, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2810 8690.

10 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Designer look

During Paris Fashion Week in March, Spanish brand Loewe decided to forgo its usual high wattage runway show for a more intimate gathering at the Opera Comique. The brand had plenty to celebrate, having recently signed on designer Stuart Vevers as creative director, but the Briton was insistent they stage a simple presentation.

21 May 2008 - 12:00am

Origins: Mulberry

Who started it?

Mulberry was started by Roger Saul in 1971. Using the #500 cash birthday gift he received for his 21st birthday, the amateur designer hired several leather craftsmen in Somerset to design a collection of belts. In the first year alone, he had a turnover of more than GBP16,000, with stores such as Harrods, Fenwicks and Biba ordering his designs.

26 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Origins: Loewe

Who started it?

Loewe was founded in Madrid, Spain, in 1876 by German immigrant Enrique Loewe Roessberg and a group of local Spanish craftsmen who had set up a leather workshop earlier in 1846.

In 1892, Roessberg opened the first 'E.Loewe' leather goods store and workshop on Madrid's prestigious Principe Street.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Style bites

All change at Bill Blass

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Origins: Giles Deacon

Who started it?

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Bottega Veneta

Who started it?

Bottega Veneta was started by Vittorio and Laura Moltedo in 1966 as a family business creating luxury leather accessories in Vicenza, near Venice.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Fresh perspective

Mulberry's new design director Stuart Vevers is showcasing his talents in his first collection for the label, and is in time for spring/summer. Vevers has revamped classics such as the Roxanne, Elgin and Bayswater bags with new colours, including olive, lemon and toffee. For the first time, the Roxanne is available in exotic python skin ($23,500).

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am