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.

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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

4 May 2020 - 3:46PM

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

Why are Gucci, Versace and other luxury brands playing around with footwear and accessories this season?
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

3 May 2020 - 6:00AM

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

5 emerging Korean designer labels driving K-fashion’s international expansion
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

6 Apr 2020 - 10:56AM

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

Madonna’s bath, Cardi B’s rant, Lizzo’s flute and Ellen’s banal phone calls – the best celebrity coronavirus responses
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

10 Mar 2020 - 4:00PM

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

5 things to know about Prince Manvendra, India’s first openly gay royal
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

27 Feb 2020 - 10:18AM

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

Coffee or tea? Order a yuen yeung – the off-menu, half-half hybrid served at cafes across Hong Kong
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

29 Jan 2020 - 2:34PM

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

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
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

9 Jan 2020 - 5:26AM

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

Go long, thin and over the top – Gucci, Dior, Prada and Saint Laurent unveil epic earrings hanging lengths lower than previous collections
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?

18 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM

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?

Thai Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana’s new fashion collection mixes European heritage and Asian abundance with highbrow streetwear – but is it any good?
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

30 Dec 2019 - 3:14PM

The coolest hotpot restaurants and the hottest deals in the region

6 of the best places to go for hotpot in Hong Kong and Macau
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

11 Dec 2019 - 2:13PM

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

Is old tea really like cryptocurrency – and what types of tea are the most sought after?
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

9 Dec 2019 - 10:05AM

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

4 surprising facts about Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress, designer and multifaceted entrepreneur
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

8 Oct 2019 - 12:36PM

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

What parents should be mindful of when raising an LGBTQ+ child like Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
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

5 Sep 2019 - 4:22PM

‘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

From Jaden Smith and Indya Moore to Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 5 young celebrities who inspire the LGBTQI+ community