Arthur Tam

Arthur Tam

Arthur Tam is a queer Chinese-American journalist based in New York and writes at the intersection of LGBTQ politics, fashion, and pop culture. His work has appeared in Time Out Hong Kong, Dazed and Confused, Forbes, CNN Style, and Still/Loud.

Latest from Arthur Tam

Who designed Isha Ambani and Deepika Padukone’s wedding dresses? How Asian bridal couture is taking the world by storm

Asian bridal couture designers are not just changing the landscape of a billion-dollar industry, but also helping brides veer from the traditional mould

Asian bridal couture designers are not just changing the landscape of a billion-dollar industry, but also helping brides veer from the traditional mould

7 Jun 2021 - 2:37PM
Opinion | The Mahjong Line was playing with fire with its ‘refresh’ of the beloved tradition, recently featured in Hollywood film Crazy Rich Asians – but how did the Chinese tile game begin?

A ‘modern makeover’ of the beloved Chinese tile game by US company The Mahjong Line provoked an angry backlash and accusations of cultural appropriation – but where and when was mahjong born?

A ‘modern makeover’ of the beloved Chinese tile game by US company The Mahjong Line provoked an angry backlash and accusations of cultural appropriation – but where and when was mahjong born?

18 Jan 2021 - 4:50PM
Despite coronavirus, luxury hotels and resorts in the Maldives, Greece and Thailand are re-opening, focusing on business executives – here are 8 inspiring company getaways

As we adapt to the new normal, perhaps it’s time for businesses to boost morale through team-building getaways in locations like Thailand, the Maldives and Greece.

As we adapt to the new normal, perhaps it’s time for businesses to boost morale through team-building getaways in locations like Thailand, the Maldives and Greece.

10 Oct 2020 - 6:37AM
LGBT-friendly Asian fashion designers: Gender binary collections from Hong Kong’s Ponder.er, Korea’s Blindness and Heta, and Malaysia’s Motoguo

Regional labels like Ponder.er, Blindness and Motoguo are pushing genderless fashion slowly toward the mainstream – but is it enough?

Regional labels like Ponder.er, Blindness and Motoguo are pushing genderless fashion slowly toward the mainstream – but is it enough?

4 Sep 2020 - 2:33PM
Why are Gucci, Versace and other luxury brands playing around with footwear and accessories this season?

Alongside luxury footwear, Gucci offers red fishnet stockings, Marc Jacobs has lace and silk and Kermit pairs dresses with black fishnets

Alongside luxury footwear, Gucci offers red fishnet stockings, Marc Jacobs has lace and silk and Kermit pairs dresses with black fishnets

4 May 2020 - 3:46PM
5 emerging Korean designer labels driving K-fashion’s international expansion

Rokh, MINJUKIM and other designer labels are at the forefront of the influential, home-grown Korean talent developing the hallyu narrative in a similar vein to K-beauty, K-pop and K-movies

Rokh, MINJUKIM and other designer labels are at the forefront of the influential, home-grown Korean talent developing the hallyu narrative in a similar vein to K-beauty, K-pop and K-movies

3 May 2020 - 6:00AM
Madonna’s bath, Cardi B’s rant, Lizzo’s flute and Ellen’s banal phone calls – the best celebrity coronavirus responses

From Cardi B’s anti-government rant to Ellen Degeneres’ banal phone calls, celebs are reacting to the coronavirus on social media in very different ways

From Cardi B’s anti-government rant to Ellen Degeneres’ banal phone calls, celebs are reacting to the coronavirus on social media in very different ways

6 Apr 2020 - 10:56AM
5 things to know about Prince Manvendra, India’s first openly gay royal

His mother publicly disowned him by placing an advert in the local paper, and it took almost a decade for them to reconcile

His mother publicly disowned him by placing an advert in the local paper, and it took almost a decade for them to reconcile

10 Mar 2020 - 4:00PM
Coffee or tea? Order a yuen yeung – the off-menu, half-half hybrid served at cafes across Hong Kong

We live in a binary world of coffee connoisseurs and tea snobs – but the two drinks have been blissfully mixed for decades at the cheap Hong Kong cafes known as cha chaan teng

We live in a binary world of coffee connoisseurs and tea snobs – but the two drinks have been blissfully mixed for decades at the cheap Hong Kong cafes known as cha chaan teng

27 Feb 2020 - 10:18AM
Opinion | How Godfrey Gao paved the way for Marvel’s first Asian superhero Simu Liu, star of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Did Hollywood and white colonialism perpetuate the stereotype of Asian men being unattractive? This author thinks so, and argues Gao helped change the dialogue

Did Hollywood and white colonialism perpetuate the stereotype of Asian men being unattractive? This author thinks so, and argues Gao helped change the dialogue

29 Jan 2020 - 2:34PM
Go long, thin and over the top – Gucci, Dior, Prada and Saint Laurent unveil epic earrings hanging lengths lower than previous collections

For autumn/winter 2019-2020, luxury brands Gucci, Dior, Prada and Saint Laurent present OTT earrings that are way longer, larger and wilder than previous collections

For autumn/winter 2019-2020, luxury brands Gucci, Dior, Prada and Saint Laurent present OTT earrings that are way longer, larger and wilder than previous collections

9 Jan 2020 - 5:26AM
Thai Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana’s new fashion collection mixes European heritage and Asian abundance with highbrow streetwear – but is it any good?

The royal-turned-fashion designer has unveiled 34 new looks as part of her autumn/winter collection, but how do they stack up to global competition?

The royal-turned-fashion designer has unveiled 34 new looks as part of her autumn/winter collection, but how do they stack up to global competition?

18 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM
6 of the best places to go for hotpot in Hong Kong and Macau

The coolest hotpot restaurants and the hottest deals in the region

The coolest hotpot restaurants and the hottest deals in the region

30 Dec 2019 - 3:14PM
Is old tea really like cryptocurrency – and what types of tea are the most sought after?

Tea has come a long way since a little leaf was plucked from a tree in Yunnan during the Tang dynasty. Now we have Pu’er, oolong, white and green teas

Tea has come a long way since a little leaf was plucked from a tree in Yunnan during the Tang dynasty. Now we have Pu’er, oolong, white and green teas

11 Dec 2019 - 2:13PM
4 surprising facts about Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress, designer and multifaceted entrepreneur

Securing a place among Hong Kong’s entertainment royalty, actress, designer and entrepreneur Carina Lau Kar-ling has several sides of her that may surprise you

Securing a place among Hong Kong’s entertainment royalty, actress, designer and entrepreneur Carina Lau Kar-ling has several sides of her that may surprise you

9 Dec 2019 - 10:05AM
Opinion | What parents should be mindful of when raising an LGBTQ+ child like Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

With prejudice rife, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s first biological child – who identifies as gender fluid – is an invaluable icon in the global fight for LGBTQ+ rights

With prejudice rife, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s first biological child – who identifies as gender fluid – is an invaluable icon in the global fight for LGBTQ+ rights

8 Oct 2019 - 12:36PM
From Jaden Smith and Indya Moore to Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 5 young celebrities who inspire the LGBTQI+ community

‘Be supportive’ is the motto of top Hollywood couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith when it comes to their children’s sexual and gender identity. Here’s a list of young celebs who are thriving

‘Be supportive’ is the motto of top Hollywood couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith when it comes to their children’s sexual and gender identity. Here’s a list of young celebs who are thriving

5 Sep 2019 - 4:22PM