Zelda Cawthorne

The bare-faced chic of X-rated Peter

PETER Lau's hair is now very, very long. Otherwise, nothing much has changed. The designer whose definition of ''feminine beauty'' breeds the suspicion that his fashion research is much fortified by X-rated movies and Frederick of Hollywood catalogues, is still at it.

Wednesday, 3 August, 1994, 12:00am

Oldest trade inspires young designer

THE world's oldest profession was the inspiration behind a collection which took one of two coveted prizes last night at Hong Kong's most popular student fashion show.

4 May 1994 - 12:00am


HAS the world recession - or if you prefer, Hong Kong's soaring inflation - gone to people's heads? Just ask Andros Panayiotou.

''Yes, the economy has definitely had an effect on the hair trade,'' says the boss of La Coupe.

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

A look behind the seams

LU LU Cheung was 24 when she started learning ballet. ''Why so late?'' chided her teacher. ''You could have been really good.'' A detailed explanation would have left the teacher blushing with shame at his insensitivity.

13 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

New season springs into colour

GREET the new season in vibrant jelly-bean colours, urges Walter Ma. Play it cool in discreet solids and checks, says William Tang.

Their palettes and fabrics may differ, but the two popular designers concur when it comes to the look for spring 94: slim and graceful, with the emphasis on long skirts and natural silhouettes.

16 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

For the totally confident

THE model at the Hong Kong launch of Christian Lacroix's Spring-Summer '94 ready-to-wear collection looked a little uncertain as she stepped out in a boldly striped calf-length tube dress, floral jacket and opaque patterned hose.

2 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Winning designs going on show

THERE'S nothing like a bit of competition to boost standards, Hong Kong Fashion Week organiser, the Trade Development Council, decided last year.

23 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

That old devil called love

AT ONE point in Soiree, you could swear the words ''You can be a mime'' are being repeated over and over again in Jean-Philippe Heritier's music. This, of course, is pure illusion, but it's not surprising that the ear plays tricks, for the voices - just around the corner of perception - are so much part of this devilishly satirical piece.

31 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Animals are the fashion victims at fur show

I REFER to Zelda Cawthorne's article ''Surprise winner in the mink'' (South China Morning Post, January 12). In it she criticises the methods used by the fashion design competition to number the garments.

18 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Birth of a dream woman

DEEP down, she yearns to be taller, thinner and have a bigger bust. She thinks her eyes have it, but isn't happy about her legs and draws the line at revealing clothes.

1 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Night of unbridled passion

THE audience had witnessed the loss of innocence in an orgy which culminated in rape, but there was no revulsion. Eyes blazed with excitement. A state of rapture gripped and held.

12 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Strings attached

Tears of Joy Theatre Cultural Centre Studio Theatre. July 16. ONCE upon a time there is a collection of very strange birds, the programme informed.

19 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

A worm's-eye view of the world

YIM Yee-king is described as ''a man of principles and few compromises''. His nickname is Ah Chung, which means ''worm'' in Chinese, though he is best known for the way he expresses his views on life - often hilariously - through Chinese ink cartoons.

3 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Bare essentials for girls who are going places

WHAT is a Secretaries' Jamboree? Do they sit around a campfire singing jolly songs and laughing like drains over Dumbest Boss of the Year stories? No, they climb into their glad rags, tuck into a splendid dinner, then settle back to watch a slick fashion show.

26 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Swire School stylists spring some saucy surprises

GRUNGE, Hongkong-style, arrived last night.

So did romance, humour and lashings of talent as the Hongkong Polytechnic's Swire School of Design presented its 1993 Graduation Fashion Show.

7 May 2015 - 3:59pm