Leona Liu

Leona Liu

Leona Liu is the Editor of STYLE, covering a variety of lifestyle topics from fashion to design. She has previously worked at iconic titles like VOGUE, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, National Geographic and most recently, the design magazine Perspective.

Latest from Leona Liu

Do we need fashion weeks any more? How the metaverse, digital avatars and live-streamed catwalk shows are democratising the luxury landscape

Who needs models? More than 100,000 people attended the world’s first Metaverse Fashion Week and many brands are doing tidy business selling digital-only wearables

Who needs models? More than 100,000 people attended the world’s first Metaverse Fashion Week and many brands are doing tidy business selling digital-only wearables

23 May 2022 - 3:34PM
The Cannes Film Festival 2022’s best red carpet looks so far, from Tom Cruise’s dapper Armani suit at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere, to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Deepika Padukone’s Indian designer outfits

With everyone from Squid Games’ Lee Jung-jae to Anne Hathaway and Tom Cruise in town to promote their latest films, Cannes’ red carpet has been as dazzling as ever

With everyone from Squid Games’ Lee Jung-jae to Anne Hathaway and Tom Cruise in town to promote their latest films, Cannes’ red carpet has been as dazzling as ever

21 May 2022 - 11:00AM
Billboard Music Awards 2022 best and worst dressed: from award-winners Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion, to power couples Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott vs Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly

From award-winners Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion, to a style showdown between power couples Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, against Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly

From award-winners Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion, to a style showdown between power couples Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, against Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly

17 May 2022 - 2:30PM
The Met Gala 2022’s best and worst dressed stars: Elon Musk looked dashing with his mum Maye, Kim K sparkled in Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress, and Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz wore Valentino

New Twitter owner Elon Musk looked dashing with his mum Maye, while Sarah Jessica Parker dazzled in Louis Vuitton … but who missed the mark?

New Twitter owner Elon Musk looked dashing with his mum Maye, while Sarah Jessica Parker dazzled in Louis Vuitton … but who missed the mark?

13 May 2022 - 4:03PM
Grammys 2022: the best and worst dressed celebrities – from BTS’ Louis Vuitton suits and Olivia Rodrigo’s body-hugging Vivienne Westwood dress, to Billie Eilish’s offbeat Rick Owens ensemble and Tayla Parx’s questionable dinosaur get-up …

From Billy Porter’s gender-bending Valentino look to a Dua Lipa dress first made famous by Cindy Crawford, we take a look at the best and worst costumes at this year’s Grammy Awards

From Billy Porter’s gender-bending Valentino look to a Dua Lipa dress first made famous by Cindy Crawford, we take a look at the best and worst costumes at this year’s Grammy Awards

4 Apr 2022 - 8:11PM
How Donatella took Versace to new heights after Gianni’s death – from that Fendi collab and Jennifer Lopez’ iconic green dress, to the brand’s multibillion-dollar acquisition by Michael Kors

Everything you need to know about Donatella’s journey with the Italian fashion house, from being her brother’s muse to pushing the label into a new era as artistic director

Everything you need to know about Donatella’s journey with the Italian fashion house, from being her brother’s muse to pushing the label into a new era as artistic director

11 Apr 2022 - 1:08PM
Oscars 2022 best and worst dressed: Megan Thee Stallion debuted in an unforgettable gown, while Timothée Chalamet looked stylish in Cartier and Louis Vuitton – but who missed the mark?

The red carpet captures some of the best moments of the event – the outfits – so who were the best and worst dressed of the Oscars 2022?

The red carpet captures some of the best moments of the event – the outfits – so who were the best and worst dressed of the Oscars 2022?

14 Apr 2022 - 4:35PM
How did Covid-19 spark a boom in luxury yacht sales for Benetti? From shifting to virtual events to adapting to Gen Z and millennial buyers, here’s everything you need to know

Covid-19 has taken a toll on many industries, yet luxury boatbuilder Benetti has managed to thrive and succeed – vice-president Giovanna Vitelli tells us how

Covid-19 has taken a toll on many industries, yet luxury boatbuilder Benetti has managed to thrive and succeed – vice-president Giovanna Vitelli tells us how

21 Mar 2022 - 11:39AM
Chinese actor Li Yifeng on his biggest roles yet: Mao Zedong in The Pioneer, patriotic military series The Glory of Youth, and brand ambassador for Panerai and Prada – exclusive interview

Once a cute heartthrob, today the Chinese actor is biting into meatier roles – including playing Mao Zedong and starring in the military drama The Glory of Youth

Once a cute heartthrob, today the Chinese actor is biting into meatier roles – including playing Mao Zedong and starring in the military drama The Glory of Youth

7 Jan 2022 - 5:06PM
Opinion | Wang Leehom’s divorce is making Chinese women rethink marriage and gender equality – what Lee Jinglei’s Weibo revelations mean for Asian millennials

As the accusations of infidelity and mistreatment pile up, many are questioning a Chinese society where – behind the closed doors of marriage – the odds seem even more stacked against women

As the accusations of infidelity and mistreatment pile up, many are questioning a Chinese society where – behind the closed doors of marriage – the odds seem even more stacked against women

23 Dec 2021 - 3:05PM
Fit for a royal child? 5 luxury fashion items to dress your kids like Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis this Christmas – by Dior and Ralph Lauren

These cosy luxury pieces from Dior, Ralph Lauren, Moncler and more will have your little ones looking just as dapper as the British royal children this Christmas holiday

These cosy luxury pieces from Dior, Ralph Lauren, Moncler and more will have your little ones looking just as dapper as the British royal children this Christmas holiday

20 Dec 2021 - 11:39AM
5 pieces of luxury exercise equipment to level up your workout, from Dior’s Technogym and Versace’s Barocco rugby ball, to Prada’s volleyball and Hermès’ solid silver flask

Work out in style with these fitness accessories, from Dior’s Technogym and Versace’s Barocco rugby ball, to Prada’s volleyball and Hermès’ solid silver flask

Work out in style with these fitness accessories, from Dior’s Technogym and Versace’s Barocco rugby ball, to Prada’s volleyball and Hermès’ solid silver flask

28 Nov 2021 - 10:00AM
Rick Owens on improvising during Covid-19, gender-bending style and how he learned to appreciate the brand collaboration – check his latest Drkstar Converse sneakers – interview

Often among luxury fashion’s more subversive and contrarian designers, even ‘The Lord of Darkness’ has been caught up in the mood of cautious optimism as we emerge from the pandemic

Often among luxury fashion’s more subversive and contrarian designers, even ‘The Lord of Darkness’ has been caught up in the mood of cautious optimism as we emerge from the pandemic

30 Nov 2021 - 12:19PM
Q&A | Yes, local Hong Kong fashion brands can be luxurious: Bertrand Mak on founding Sauvereign after designing for British shoe label Rupert Sanderson

While working for British shoe brand Rupert Sanderson, Mak introduced heels hand-gilded with gold leaf and, on seeing their success, left to start his own company

While working for British shoe brand Rupert Sanderson, Mak introduced heels hand-gilded with gold leaf and, on seeing their success, left to start his own company

18 Nov 2021 - 6:21PM
5 trendy designer sneakers for autumn/winter fashion – from Dior’s swanky military-style reinvention of its B23 high-top, to Balenciaga’s airy Runner

From Loewe’s green Anagram high-tops to Dior’s reinvented military-style B23 high-tops, luxury trainers are here to stay on fashion runways, from Paris to Milan

From Loewe’s green Anagram high-tops to Dior’s reinvented military-style B23 high-tops, luxury trainers are here to stay on fashion runways, from Paris to Milan

8 Nov 2021 - 3:26PM
How to get Timothée Chalamet’s daring Met Gala look: the Dune actor paired a designer tux jacket and Cartier pin with casual Converse Chuck Taylors and Rick Owens sweatpants

Co-chair for the night, the 25-year-old gave a nod to Gen Z with his high-fashion-meets-high-street look – here’s how to recreate the minimalist white outfit yourself

Co-chair for the night, the 25-year-old gave a nod to Gen Z with his high-fashion-meets-high-street look – here’s how to recreate the minimalist white outfit yourself

19 Oct 2021 - 5:00AM
Is Meng Wanzhou a fashion icon? The controversial Huawei CFO’s most stylish looks, from her all-pink Chanel suit to the Gucci boat neck dress and colourful Hermès scarf

During her three years in Canada, the top tech exec underwent an incredible style transformation, dropping hoodies for Chanel suits and Gucci dresses at her court appearances

During her three years in Canada, the top tech exec underwent an incredible style transformation, dropping hoodies for Chanel suits and Gucci dresses at her court appearances

25 Dec 2021 - 5:52AM
Q&A | Rihanna, LeBron James, Roger Federer and Patti Smith all lead Rimowa’s Never Still campaign – CEO Hugues Bonnet-Masimbert tells us how it happened

Rimowa’s new Never Still campaign rounds up a divergent cast of contemporary A-list icons – here CEO Hugues Bonnet-Masimbert tells STYLE how the brand is remodelling for post-pandemic travel

Rimowa’s new Never Still campaign rounds up a divergent cast of contemporary A-list icons – here CEO Hugues Bonnet-Masimbert tells STYLE how the brand is remodelling for post-pandemic travel

17 Sep 2021 - 4:59PM
The best and worst dressed celebrities at the Met Gala 2021 – Billie Eilish channelled Marilyn Monroe in an Oscar de la Renta gown while Rihanna looked mysterious in Balenciaga

Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian stunned in head-turning outfits at ‘fashion’s biggest night out’ – but we’ll skip the horse heads and the tighty-whities, thanks

Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian stunned in head-turning outfits at ‘fashion’s biggest night out’ – but we’ll skip the horse heads and the tighty-whities, thanks

16 Sep 2021 - 4:39PM
Christian Louboutin on why fashion can still make a difference: how the King of Heels worked with Sabrina and Idris Elba to make stilettos (and sneakers) with a message – interview

The most famous shoemaker on the planet spoke exclusively to STYLE about inspiration and why he worked with Sabrina and Idris Elba to make stilettos (and trainers) with a message

The most famous shoemaker on the planet spoke exclusively to STYLE about inspiration and why he worked with Sabrina and Idris Elba to make stilettos (and trainers) with a message

9 Sep 2021 - 5:00AM
Who was best dressed at the Venice Film Festival 2021? Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet and Kristen Stewart wowed on the red carpet before glamorous premieres of Dune and Princess Diana biopic, Spencer

As much-anticipated films Dune, Spencer and The Lost Daughter all premiered this week, our eyes were on film stars like Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet and Kristen Stewart – and their show-stopping outfits

As much-anticipated films Dune, Spencer and The Lost Daughter all premiered this week, our eyes were on film stars like Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet and Kristen Stewart – and their show-stopping outfits

7 Sep 2021 - 3:49PM
Q&A | How JD.com sold Western luxury brands to China’s Gen Z: think AR, VR content and exclusive tie-ups with Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Berluti, Guerlain and Sephora

Partnerships with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Guerlain, along with the use of innovative technologies, are convincing increasing numbers of Gen Z to do their shopping online

Partnerships with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Guerlain, along with the use of innovative technologies, are convincing increasing numbers of Gen Z to do their shopping online

5 Sep 2021 - 8:00AM
What face masks do the royals wear? Meghan Markle once commemorated RBG with her face covering, while Kate Middleton prefers floral print kids’ masks from Amaia London

Meghan Markle’s ‘when there are nine’ face mask paid tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Camilla wore a gorgeous Thailand-inspired print to Prince Philip’s funeral – but what about the queen?

Meghan Markle’s ‘when there are nine’ face mask paid tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Camilla wore a gorgeous Thailand-inspired print to Prince Philip’s funeral – but what about the queen?

5 Sep 2021 - 6:00AM
Olivia Rodrigo’s White House style: how to get her vintage Chanel look by pairing a Balmain pink tweed dress and Giambattista Valli jacket

The Good 4 U hitmaker made history when she paid Joe Biden a visit to talk Covid-19 vaccines – but what was she wearing, and how can you get the same ‘first lady look’ off the rack?

The Good 4 U hitmaker made history when she paid Joe Biden a visit to talk Covid-19 vaccines – but what was she wearing, and how can you get the same ‘first lady look’ off the rack?

5 Sep 2021 - 6:00AM
4 new Hermès handbags for 2021, from the Birkin 3 En 1 and 35 Fray Fray to a military-chic Haut à Courroies (now to beat super fans Melania Trump and Victoria Beckham to them...)

The classic handbag, beloved by A-listers from Melania Trump to Drake, has gotten a fun refresh – check out the French fashion brand’s new military-chic Haut à Courroies too

The classic handbag, beloved by A-listers from Melania Trump to Drake, has gotten a fun refresh – check out the French fashion brand’s new military-chic Haut à Courroies too

30 Aug 2021 - 5:11PM
Q&A | How De Beers Jewellers is winning over China’s Gen Z – Tmall, WeChat and sustainable diamond mining

Since taking over a year ago, CEO Céline Assimon has led the brand through the pandemic, brought sustainability into the spotlight and embraced digital platforms to engage a new generation of consumers

Since taking over a year ago, CEO Céline Assimon has led the brand through the pandemic, brought sustainability into the spotlight and embraced digital platforms to engage a new generation of consumers

16 Aug 2021 - 5:10PM
Cannes Film Festival 2021, best and worst dressed: Bella Hadid, Timothée Chalamet and Tilda Swinton all wowed ... Jessica Chastain, not so much

Bella Hadid, Timothée Chalamet and Tilda Swinton all wowed ... but we were less than impressed with Abigail Breslin’s too tight green number, and what were Elena Lenina’s OTT hairdos all about?

Bella Hadid, Timothée Chalamet and Tilda Swinton all wowed ... but we were less than impressed with Abigail Breslin’s too tight green number, and what were Elena Lenina’s OTT hairdos all about?

22 Jul 2021 - 12:09PM
How Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton paid tribute to Princess Diana with fashion: 7 times the duchesses of Sussex and Cambridge mirrored the Princess of Wales’ sense of style

The duchesses of Sussex and Cambridge have paid respect to their late mother-in-law in interviews, but are their fashion choices subtle homages too?

The duchesses of Sussex and Cambridge have paid respect to their late mother-in-law in interviews, but are their fashion choices subtle homages too?

1 Jul 2021 - 6:00AM
Post-pandemic holiday? The Ritz-Carlton just opened its first Maldives resort on the Fari Islands offering beautiful beaches and sumptuous suites with gorgeous views

Discerning travellers, take note: the luxury brand has opened its first resort in the Indian Ocean haven, offering beautiful beaches and sumptuous suites

Discerning travellers, take note: the luxury brand has opened its first resort in the Indian Ocean haven, offering beautiful beaches and sumptuous suites

28 Jun 2021 - 5:50PM
Cruella fashion: 8 supervillain looks by Gucci, Chanel, Versace, Valentino and Balenciaga … and don’t forget your pets – STYLE shoot

Set during London’s 1970s punk rock movement, the hot new Disney prequel is a cinematic fashion runway – get the look with pieces by Gucci, Chanel, Versace, Valentino and more

Set during London’s 1970s punk rock movement, the hot new Disney prequel is a cinematic fashion runway – get the look with pieces by Gucci, Chanel, Versace, Valentino and more

21 Jun 2021 - 3:38PM