Fashion venture that helps local communities

Thopdan Dorjee, 32, is the sales manager for Norlha, a not-for-profit operation that takes yak wool provided by Tibetan nomads and spins it into scarves and wraps that have recently caught the eye of fashion houses like Hermes and Lanvin Homme.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Where there's a wool, there's a way

Whether it's the influence of Hollywood royalty such as Leonardo DiCaprio championing sustainability or just the workings of our collective consciousness, the green agenda has become increasingly serious in the fashion industry in recent years.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Eudon Choi

Who started it? Korean-born Eudon Choi started off designing menswear in Seoul. But when the call from the Royal College of Art in London came, he shifted not only his base but his muse and model, as he began to focus on womenswear.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The goods

Deity tripper

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Fabrics and prints focus of trend forecasters

If the ever-changing world of textiles is your business, this season's Interstoff Asia Essential - at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre starting on Thursday - is not to be missed.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Always a cut above, Canto-pop king Leon Lai shows what a luxury bamboo suit can do

The secret is out: Milan is where Canto-pop king Leon Lai Ming shops for his concert costumes. Preparing for his December shows, Lai visited Ermenegildo Zegna's headquarters in Italy recently to meet Anna Zegna and her design team to talk about new outfits.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Because I felt like it

Needle felting is a fun, easy fibre art. It uses wool to create felt by pushing a special needle up and down through the fibres. The punching motion packs the fibres closer together and creates soft or hard 'sculptures'. The technique is simple - but time-consuming. It can take up to four hours to finish a small doll. But Zita Chan Sze-man just loves it.

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Threads of desire

ANNA ZEGNA SMILES broadly, her blonde locks bouncing casually, a beautifully tailored jacket hugging her slight figure. 'Sandro [Allesandro Sartori -Z Zegna's creative director] made me this jacket,' she says, twirling to show off the workmanship.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The goods

Slim chances

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

The goods

Self made

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

The goods


5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

In case of emergency

First-aid kit basics

A first-aid kit should contain emergency supplies for unexpected minor medical emergencies or accidents. It is a good idea to keep a first-aid kit at home, or to take one with you when you go on a trip. You never know when there is going to be a medical emergency. But what should you have in a first-aid kit?

First essentials

21 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

A fine tradition

It is a cloudy day in Picotani in the Andes near the Peru-Bolivia border. The only signs that something might be afoot is the line of brightly dressed locals marching determinedly up the slope and the faint revving of motorcycle engines in the far distance.

8 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Style meter



Men in women's clothes and vice versa ... share the love (and fashion).

Festive flats

Wear them with your party frock for an unexpected but cool combination.

Bare legs

Because tights are so predictable.


Cashmere simply won't do anymore.

6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


Who started it? Born in Seoul, South Korea, 50-year-old Wooyoungmi has been designing men's clothes for more than 20 years. After studying fashion at Seoul University, she launched her first menswear line, Solid Homme, in 1988. She relocated to Paris and launched her eponymous line in 2002. She continues to show twice yearly collections in Paris, where she also has a boutique.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am