Italian food master makes sure delectable Swank menu is in vogue

Chef Michele Senigaglia of Italian restaurant Spasso usually sources inspiration from cook books when designing a new menu. But for the menu he created for local fashion retailer The Swank, he looked in the women's magazines corner.

Tuesday, 22 November, 2011, 12:00am

Tome time at Cavalli book launch

Roberto Cavalli 40th anniversary book launch

Where: IFC Mall

When: February 16

What: The Swank, luxury multibrand fashion house, launched the Italian designer Roberto Cavalli's 40th anniversary book. Ten per cent of takings from purchases during the event were donated to the charity group Art in Hospital.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Fantasy on the menu at Italian affair

An Italian fantasy gala dinner Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel When: February 12

27 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Sorry ...

In Monday's story on The Swank's fashion show and dinner, we mistakenly attributed some Valentine's Day comments to Italian Trade Commissioner Romano Baruzzi, when in fact it was the Italian consul general, Alessandro De Pedys, who made the chivalrous gesture of calling his wife, sitting next to him, 'the most beautiful woman in the world'.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

The Swank Shop goes for new catwalk star

It seems Asia's next top model is in town today. High-end fashion retailer The Swank Shop is shooting its new spring-summer adverts and product shots this afternoon in a warehouse in Chai Wan, featuring one of Asia's new modelling sensations - Gwen Loo.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

A guy thing

Men can add a new destination to their local shopping lists. The Swank Menswear flagship store recently opened in Kowloon, showcasing the latest collections in a gallery-like space. Highlights among the autumn lines include that from Emanuel Ungaro, which features tiger prints throughout the range, including a black shirt (far right; HK$1,195) matched with white trousers.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Girl guides

Designer Herve Leroux has drawn his inspiration for Guy Laroche's spring/summer collection from stylish women of influence. Combining a 1960s mood with the energy of today's woman, his silhouettes are graphic with clean-cut shapes. The collection features timeless pieces in silk, linen, chiffon, shantung and taffeta.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

In the red

THE GLAMOUR GANG was out in force when vintage Valentino frocks - all of them red - went on display at The Landmark to celebrate the designer's illustrious career. Rarely seen at social events these days, Angela Ho, wife of Stanley, posed with the ubiquitous Shirley Li and Swank's Myra Pao.

12 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

A swank summer parade

The Swank Shop held its spring/summer 2000 fashion show at its Landmark store, where an enthusiastic crowd admired the colourful and retro-look of the clothes.

More than 20 designers took part in the show and over 100 outfits were paraded by models who danced their way around the audience for the finale.

13 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

emporio joyce

A CHUNK of the front section of the new-look Joyce on Nathan Road has been taken over by goodies from Emporio Armani, following the store's relocation from the Sheraton Hotel. There was an opening shindig yesterday afternoon, during which the label's new perfume was also launched. The fragrance is called 'He' and 'She' - in seven languages.

6 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

The Swank Shop

The Swank Shop Limited, the fashion retailer, did not make a US$10 million bond issue. This was incorrectly reported in an article which appeared in the Business Post on January 24 under the headline 'Gamble that failed to pay dividends'.

11 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Swank wins vote from lenders

Swank International Manufacturing Co has received a majority vote from lenders to extend its standstill arrangements until June this year. Among 42 lenders, 41 have given written consent to the requested extension. The one lender which did not give consent is awaiting approval from its head office.

23 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Swank delays trading report

Troubled eyeglass-maker Swank International says there will be a further delay in the completion of a report by KPMG Peat Marwick into the group's lens trading business and its transactions with Hanmy (Holding) and its related companies.

28 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Lam quits as chairman of ailing Swank

The top shareholder behind troubled Swank International Manufacturing has quit as chairman.

Lam Yin-san, whose family holds 42 per cent of Swank, has decided to step down but will stay on as an executive director for marketing and sales.

He is being succeeded by G.C. Dobby.

20 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Bad debts see Swank suffer $564m losses

Beleaguered Swank International Manufacturing has suffered net losses amounting to $564.3 million for the year to December after making huge provisions for bad debts and inventories.

The losses, which follow exceptional losses of $495.9 million, are a stark contrast to the $48.7 million profit earned the previous year. In 1995, exceptional losses were only $4.1 million.

28 Jul 1997 - 12:00am