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Opinion | Tone-deaf posts from Virgil Abloh and J.K. Rowling show how even celebrities have human failings

The Off-White founder has come under fire for his response to looters amid the Black Lives Matter protests, but even stars have flaws.

11 Jun 2020 - 10:03PM

The Off-White founder has come under fire for his response to looters amid the Black Lives Matter protests, but even stars have flaws.

Tone-deaf posts from Virgil Abloh and J.K. Rowling show how even celebrities have human failings
Opinion | From Elon Musk to Nicolas Cage and Pangzai, nominating the pandemic’s biggest winners and villains

The coronavirus is bringing out the best and the worst in people. Politicians aside, here are just some of those who have seen their stock rise or sent it plummeting.

26 May 2020 - 3:02PM

The coronavirus is bringing out the best and the worst in people. Politicians aside, here are just some of those who have seen their stock rise or sent it plummeting.

From Elon Musk to Nicolas Cage and Pangzai, nominating the pandemic’s biggest winners and villains
Opinion | Cynicism aside, fashion brands making personal protective equipment is a good thing

It might be a good PR move, but when it is helping, who cares? The bad actors that never intended or simply failed to deliver will be remembered by the paying public.

27 Apr 2020 - 4:21AM

It might be a good PR move, but when it is helping, who cares? The bad actors that never intended or simply failed to deliver will be remembered by the paying public.

Cynicism aside, fashion brands making personal protective equipment is a good thing
Opinion | Tiger King on Netflix and other things to enjoy under lockdown – good news in bad times

Seeking the positive in the pandemic, from social distancing at a wedding to Jared Leto’s live-tweeted binge of the most talked-about show on streaming.

8 Apr 2020 - 5:47AM

Seeking the positive in the pandemic, from social distancing at a wedding to Jared Leto’s live-tweeted binge of the most talked-about show on streaming.

Tiger King on Netflix and other things to enjoy under lockdown – good news in bad times
Why Steve Jobs’ anti-fashion philosophy is hard to pull off on a budget

The late Apple founder’s wardrobe of 100 Issey Miyake black turtlenecks and jeans is appealingly simple, but 30 identical H&M T-shirts don’t cut the mustard.

31 Mar 2020 - 6:41AM

The late Apple founder’s wardrobe of 100 Issey Miyake black turtlenecks and jeans is appealingly simple, but 30 identical H&M T-shirts don’t cut the mustard.

Why Steve Jobs’ anti-fashion philosophy is hard to pull off on a budget
Opinion | In praise of the Bong-Hive, a rare force for good amid the toxic fan culture on social media

Director Bong Joon-ho’s super fans used stan culture to promote best picture Oscar-winner Parasite – and non-English-language films in general.

1 Mar 2020 - 8:30PM

Director Bong Joon-ho’s super fans used stan culture to promote best picture Oscar-winner Parasite – and non-English-language films in general.

In praise of the Bong-Hive, a rare force for good amid the toxic fan culture on social media
Opinion | Cancel culture: how social media has stopped us from holding the rich and powerful to account

Once a useful tool wielded by ordinary folk, boycotting people is now being exploited by hysterical online die hards. Is it time to cancel the cancellers?

17 Feb 2020 - 11:55AM

Once a useful tool wielded by ordinary folk, boycotting people is now being exploited by hysterical online die hards. Is it time to cancel the cancellers?

Cancel culture: how social media has stopped us from holding the rich and powerful to account
From Elizabeth Holmes to Anna Sorokin, the grifters taking con artistry to new heights

We’re living through a time when a select few men and women have stolen fame, riches and more with their daring schemes.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:42PM

We’re living through a time when a select few men and women have stolen fame, riches and more with their daring schemes.

From Elizabeth Holmes to Anna Sorokin, the grifters taking con artistry to new heights
What do Kanye, Trump and Prince Andrew have in common? Perhaps a slight cognitive bias

The world seems to be suffering from an outbreak of the Dunning-Kruger effect, whereby people think they’re far smarter than they really are.

20 Jan 2020 - 2:18PM

The world seems to be suffering from an outbreak of the Dunning-Kruger effect, whereby people think they’re far smarter than they really are.

What do Kanye, Trump and Prince Andrew have in common? Perhaps a slight cognitive bias
Watches from DuFa, Junghans and Omega – the best horological gifts for that special someone

Gift ideas for him: whether he’s a Bauhaus enthusiast, a fan of face functions or just fancies himself as an international man of mystery.

27 Nov 2019 - 8:30PM

Gift ideas for him: whether he’s a Bauhaus enthusiast, a fan of face functions or just fancies himself as an international man of mystery.

Watches from DuFa, Junghans and Omega – the best horological gifts for that special someone
Michael Kors, Emporio Armani or Fossil – women’s smartwatches that hit the spot

With all the usual bells and whistles, the MKT5080, Julianna HR and ART5023 are competing for your attention

4 Nov 2019 - 7:30PM

With all the usual bells and whistles, the MKT5080, Julianna HR and ART5023 are competing for your attention

Michael Kors, Emporio Armani or Fossil – women’s smartwatches that hit the spot
Weiss, IWC and Bell & Ross: three aviation watches for high-fliers

Big, bold aviation watches that pay tribute to some old-timers. Despite lacking on heritage, some watchmakers, like Weiss and Bell & Ross, are hitting the spot with their offerings

29 Oct 2019 - 9:34AM

Big, bold aviation watches that pay tribute to some old-timers. Despite lacking on heritage, some watchmakers, like Weiss and Bell & Ross, are hitting the spot with their offerings

Weiss, IWC and Bell & Ross: three aviation watches for high-fliers
Chopard, H. Moser & Cie and Vacheron Constantin resurrect the steel sports watch

Steel reissues of mechanical timepieces are designed to keep the price down and attract a new, younger generation of fans. However, at HK$320,000, the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 appears to be the exception.

21 Oct 2019 - 8:30PM

Steel reissues of mechanical timepieces are designed to keep the price down and attract a new, younger generation of fans. However, at HK$320,000, the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 appears to be the exception.

Chopard, H. Moser & Cie and Vacheron Constantin resurrect the steel sports watch
Are sneakers art? Kaws, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst think so – they created sneaker art for exhibition that shows how mainstream sneaker culture is

‘Sneakers carry cultural meaning,’ says curator of a show opening this week in Hong Kong for which artists have created unique sneaker art. The shoes are not for sale, but a later online auction will focus on street wear and street art.

9 Oct 2019 - 7:49PM

‘Sneakers carry cultural meaning,’ says curator of a show opening this week in Hong Kong for which artists have created unique sneaker art. The shoes are not for sale, but a later online auction will focus on street wear and street art.

Are sneakers art? Kaws, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst think so – they created sneaker art for exhibition that shows how mainstream sneaker culture is
David Beckham, Rafael Nadal, yes, but Michael Wong? Watches with celebrity endorsements – why some work and some don’t

Support from people at the top of their fields say something about a brand – but what’s with the C-listers?

26 Sep 2019 - 1:10PM

Support from people at the top of their fields say something about a brand – but what’s with the C-listers?

David Beckham, Rafael Nadal, yes, but Michael Wong? Watches with celebrity endorsements – why some work and some don’t
Three timeless new watches from Bell & Ross, Oris and Nomos

B&R kicks off a new collection with a doozy, the BR05, while Nomos proves it has appeal beyond the black turtleneck design crowd.

16 Sep 2019 - 7:00PM

B&R kicks off a new collection with a doozy, the BR05, while Nomos proves it has appeal beyond the black turtleneck design crowd.

Three timeless new watches from Bell & Ross, Oris and Nomos
Three watches for people who think differently – like, say, Elon Musk

MB&F, Urwerk and HYT offer up timepieces that are as innovative, creative and technically brilliant as they are bonkers.

8 Sep 2019 - 5:00PM

MB&F, Urwerk and HYT offer up timepieces that are as innovative, creative and technically brilliant as they are bonkers.

Three watches for people who think differently – like, say, Elon Musk
Three fashion watches from big brands to distract from Swiss watchmakers’ dismal Hong Kong sales

Emporio Armani pulls a rare winner out of its bag, Gucci picks a slithery snake for a big style statement and Louis Vuitton gets colourful with oh-so-fancy rotating cubes.

28 Aug 2019 - 8:30PM

Emporio Armani pulls a rare winner out of its bag, Gucci picks a slithery snake for a big style statement and Louis Vuitton gets colourful with oh-so-fancy rotating cubes.

Three fashion watches from big brands to distract from Swiss watchmakers’ dismal Hong Kong sales
Three futuristic smartwatches for golfers, sportspeople and the common man

Gone are the days when watches were meant for timekeeping, now they can help perfect your swing, track your fitness and look good on your wrist.

21 Aug 2019 - 8:08PM

Gone are the days when watches were meant for timekeeping, now they can help perfect your swing, track your fitness and look good on your wrist.

Three futuristic smartwatches for golfers, sportspeople and the common man
Three racing-inspired watches, ideal for motorheads and those who can’t drive alike

Test drive these beautiful machines from Chopard, Breitling and Bremont.

1 Aug 2019 - 12:55AM

Test drive these beautiful machines from Chopard, Breitling and Bremont.

Three racing-inspired watches, ideal for motorheads and those who can’t drive alike
Three of the best moon-phase watches, from Girard-Perregaux, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin

Girard-Perregaux keeps it simple, while Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin combine theirs with perpetual calendars.

25 Jul 2019 - 7:30PM

Girard-Perregaux keeps it simple, while Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin combine theirs with perpetual calendars.

Three of the best moon-phase watches, from Girard-Perregaux, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin
Dive watches are not just for men: three models that add style to subaquatic activities

Blancpain, Longines and Bell & Ross have brought their A games to – and below – the surface.

21 Aug 2019 - 11:05AM

Blancpain, Longines and Bell & Ross have brought their A games to – and below – the surface.

Dive watches are not just for men: three models that add style to subaquatic activities
Three precious-stone watches – more than just a very pretty face, each one is entirely unique

With each piece unique, Rolex, Myku and Gucci offer dazzlingly colourful timepieces with natural customisation

20 Jun 2019 - 8:00PM

With each piece unique, Rolex, Myku and Gucci offer dazzlingly colourful timepieces with natural customisation

Three precious-stone watches – more than just a very pretty face, each one is entirely unique
Three watches for a Father’s Day gift

Striking timepieces from Spinnaker, Longines and Rolex for the big man in your life.

13 Jun 2019 - 12:17PM

Striking timepieces from Spinnaker, Longines and Rolex for the big man in your life.

Three watches for a Father’s Day gift
Forget dad sneakers, three tourbillon watches to remind you why some trends never fade

Timepieces from FP Journe, Zenith and H Moser & Cie take an 18th century mechanism and make it modern.

5 Jun 2019 - 8:30PM

Timepieces from FP Journe, Zenith and H Moser & Cie take an 18th century mechanism and make it modern.

Forget dad sneakers, three tourbillon watches to remind you why some trends never fade
Three of the best pilot’s watches for military-history and aviation buffs

A Breitling that pays tribute to the Flying Tigers, an IWC that recalls the Spitfire fighter plane and Bell & Ross’ tribute to a US bomber jacket.

22 May 2019 - 8:00PM

A Breitling that pays tribute to the Flying Tigers, an IWC that recalls the Spitfire fighter plane and Bell & Ross’ tribute to a US bomber jacket.

Three of the best pilot’s watches for military-history and aviation buffs
Smartwatches – love them or hate them, they are here to stay and they’re not as bad as the robot revolution

Three top picks from Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors and Samsung, something for every budget.

7 May 2019 - 8:30PM

Three top picks from Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors and Samsung, something for every budget.

Smartwatches – love them or hate them, they are here to stay and they’re not as bad as the robot revolution
Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski and G-Dragon are fans: meet the man behind Joshua Sanders cult sneakers

Vittorio Cordella created the label because the sneaker market was missing something. He started experimenting with shoe designs and his ‘street couture’ sneakers have become cult favourites.

1 May 2019 - 9:30PM

Vittorio Cordella created the label because the sneaker market was missing something. He started experimenting with shoe designs and his ‘street couture’ sneakers have become cult favourites.

Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski and G-Dragon are fans: meet the man behind Joshua Sanders cult sneakers
An out-of-this-world watch collaboration, and two other horological hookups

Tag Heuer teamed up with the Chinese Lunar Exploration Programme, because, why not? Plus Hublot and Zenith’s unexpected partnerships.

1 May 2019 - 8:30PM

Tag Heuer teamed up with the Chinese Lunar Exploration Programme, because, why not? Plus Hublot and Zenith’s unexpected partnerships.

An out-of-this-world watch collaboration, and two other horological hookups
Mother’s Day gift ideas: three watches she’ll actually love from Omega, Longines and Franck Muller

It’s that time of the year again when you get to show your mother just how much you appreciate her.

25 Apr 2019 - 4:20AM

It’s that time of the year again when you get to show your mother just how much you appreciate her.

Mother’s Day gift ideas: three watches she’ll actually love from Omega, Longines and Franck Muller