Valentino Garavani

Actress Fan Bingbing in limelight at Valentino celebration in Hong Kong

Lynn Hsieh

Although she's usually prowling the Venice Film Festival's red carpet at this time of year, mainland actress Fan Bingbing was under the spotlight at a different Italian event on Friday.

Tuesday, 4 September, 2012, 3:17am

The treasure's all mine

Despite her protests that she is not a big shopper, Lumen Kinoshita's wardrobes (note the plural) tell a different story.

In the second bedroom that has been transformed into a walk-in closet, walls covered in bags, fur coats and moon boots are evidence to the contrary.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

New money drawn to old fashion yarns

I'm in London this weekend and will attend the Kent & Curwen sponsored Royal Polo tomorrow. It is a quintessentially English tradition that will see the likes of princes William and Harry take to the field.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


While leather is traditionally a winter fabric, Celine designer Phoebe Philo changed all that when she showed buttery soft leather tees on her spring catwalks a few seasons back. Since then, leather has appeared in more spring collections, as designers experiment with fresh ways to transform it into a lighter, more wearable material.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A delicate touch

One of the most memorable images to come from the Spring-Summer 2012 collections was that of models in bon-bon-coloured lace dresses perched daintily on white horses, spinning round and around on the Louis Vuitton carousel. It was a lasting vision of prettiness that defines one of the key trends this season: the sweet innocence of lace.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Museum pieces

Designer Valentino Garavani and his long-time collaborator, Giancarlo Giammetti, have launched the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, a desktop application that uses 3-D technology to showcase five decades of Valentino Garavani archives.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

New on the block

The world's first Valentino Men's boutique has become the lavish heart of the newly renovated basement of The Landmark, which has been transformed into a veritable banquet of high-end masculine fashion.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Style guru has his eye on women's collection

There was whisky on ice and fine suits aplenty at the Valentino Men's boutique opening at the newly branded Landmark Men basement floor in Central on Thursday night. 'China's No1 heartthrob' Huang Xiaoming and model Anthony Sandstrom were among the fashionable set checking out the brand's latest autumn-winter collection on the racks.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

It's Showy Time

ANDREW GN'S well-heeled customers, in Paris for the haute couture collections, are busy booking appointments with the designer, all of them eager to order pieces from his effortlessly chic ready-to-wear collection or special exclusively made pieces.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Style meter


Lacy looks at Valentino

A ladylike revival.

Geometric prints

The new Marni collection has some stunners.

Checks, tartans and plaids

The Horse & Hound look is fashionable again. Hoorah!


Walter Van Beirendonck's mad, menacing ruffles

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A treasured aunt

We all want an aunt like the one Alice Tam Sau-ying has. The designer and owner of the Aalis boutique on Yiu Wah Street, Causeway Bay, not only inherited a taste for luxurious heritage from the professional tai-tai, but also a wardrobe full of designer vintage wear. The centrepiece of Tam's wardrobe is a hand-stitched wedding dress made for her aunt in the 1960s.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Opposite attracts

Dressed in a black T-shirt and his signature row of pearls, Giambattista Valli is all smiles. That's quite understandable, because the reviews for the designer's debut haute couture collection have been glowing.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Parched perfection

Silk dress (HK$32,000) by Versace. Black lace earrings (HK$2,800) by Dolce & Gabbana. Canvas striped leather shoes (HK$6,900) by Christian Louboutin.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

House mates

'It's all new and fast,' says Maria Grazia Chiuri, half of the creative duo behind the house of Valentino. 'You feel the fashion market in Hong Kong is not so far from Rome or Paris any more. 'It's more difficult to talk about the differences and easier to talk about the similarities.' Pier Paolo Piccioli, her partner at the helm of the label, agrees.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Cool change for winter attracts a full house

Valentino autumn-winter 2011-12 fashion show

Where: Landmark's atrium

When: April 7

What: Valentino's latest collection attracted a full house of celebrities and socialites. Creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli made their first appearance in town to greet guests.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am