Vincenzo La Torre

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Vincenzo La Torre

Fashion Editor, South China Morning Post and Post Magazine

Italian-born Vincenzo La Torre started his career in fashion journalism after graduating from Columbia University in New York. He has previously worked for Vogue Japan, Harper's Bazaar Singapore and Prestige Hong Kong. Before joining the Post as fashion editor in 2017, Vincenzo was a member of the launch team of Vogue Arabia in Dubai.

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Ai Weiwei makes art face masks for charity, says: ‘A society that wears masks because of the choices of individuals can defy any force’

Dissident Chinese artist living in exile in the UK teams up with Guggenheim Museum curator on face masks printed with his art, to sell in support of global humanitarian organisations.

29 May 2020 - 12:11PM

Dissident Chinese artist living in exile in the UK teams up with Guggenheim Museum curator on face masks printed with his art, to sell in support of global humanitarian organisations.

Ai Weiwei makes art face masks for charity,  says: ‘A society that wears masks because of the choices of individuals can defy any force’
How Dennis Rodman’s wacky fashion steals the show in The Last Dance

NBA legend Michael Jordan may be the nominal star, but Rodman’s wild hair colours, famous girlfriends and flamboyant looks take the fashion spotlight.

27 May 2020 - 5:36AM

NBA legend Michael Jordan may be the nominal star, but Rodman’s wild hair colours, famous girlfriends and flamboyant looks take the fashion spotlight.

How Dennis Rodman’s wacky fashion steals the show in The Last Dance
Asian, but made in America: fashion label inspired by the clothes founders’ immigrant mums used to wear

The founders of New York fashion label Commission look to their past for inspiration for their collections – in particular, what their mums used to wear in Asia in the ’80s and ’90s.

19 May 2020 - 7:25PM

The founders of New York fashion label Commission look to their past for inspiration for their collections – in particular, what their mums used to wear in Asia in the ’80s and ’90s.

Asian, but made in America: fashion label inspired by the clothes founders’ immigrant mums used to wear
Face mask fashion: from Nancy Pelosi to Cindy Crawford, the politicians and celebrities leading the way

Everyone from Emmanuel Macron to Cindy Crawford demonstrate that face coverings are the way forward.

20 May 2020 - 5:09PM

Everyone from Emmanuel Macron to Cindy Crawford demonstrate that face coverings are the way forward.

Face mask fashion: from Nancy Pelosi to Cindy Crawford, the politicians and celebrities leading the way
In Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood, Anna May Wong’s fabulous costumes steal the show

Played by Taiwanese-American actress Michelle Krusiec, the Chinese-American star of 1930s cinema triumphs in glamorous gowns created for the Netflix show by designer Lou Eyrich.

12 May 2020 - 2:50PM

Played by Taiwanese-American actress Michelle Krusiec, the Chinese-American star of 1930s cinema triumphs in glamorous gowns created for the Netflix show by designer Lou Eyrich.

In Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood, Anna May Wong’s fabulous costumes steal the show
Celebrity stay-at-home style: Selena Gomez, Reese Witherspoon and Bella Hadid’s best coronavirus lockdown looks

From Jane Fonda’s sweatpants to Alexa Chung’s high-waisted flared jeans, Instagram is flooded with A-listers flaunting their flair for fashion.

5 May 2020 - 4:18PM

From Jane Fonda’s sweatpants to Alexa Chung’s high-waisted flared jeans, Instagram is flooded with A-listers flaunting their flair for fashion.

Celebrity stay-at-home style: Selena Gomez, Reese Witherspoon and Bella Hadid’s best coronavirus lockdown looks
Social media star Irene Kim on why her fashion label Ireneisgood isn’t like other influencer brands

Many social media influencers start their own brands, but not many become successful. However, Korean-American Irene Kim is confident her clothing line Ireneisgood, launched in September 2019, is here to stay.

21 Apr 2020 - 4:42PM

Many social media influencers start their own brands, but not many become successful. However, Korean-American Irene Kim is confident her clothing line Ireneisgood, launched in September 2019, is here to stay.

Social media star Irene Kim on why her fashion label Ireneisgood isn’t like other influencer brands
Opinion | Luxury fashion brands like Chanel and Dior need to evolve. Here’s how it could start

Luxury brands like Chanel, Dior and Valentino dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus need to find alternatives to unsustainable business models. One way is looking to the hard luxury segment, namely jewellery and watches.

8 Apr 2020 - 6:04AM

Luxury brands like Chanel, Dior and Valentino dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus need to find alternatives to unsustainable business models. One way is looking to the hard luxury segment, namely jewellery and watches.

Luxury fashion brands like Chanel and Dior need to evolve. Here’s how it could start
Valentino shuts store on Hong Kong’s Canton Road amid retail slump, the latest luxury retailer to reduce its presence in city

Fashion brand announces Harbour City store will close at end of business hours on Monday upon the expiry of its lease. Italian label is second big luxury retailer in a week to announce exit from Canton Road, amid retail slump.

6 Apr 2020 - 2:33PM

Fashion brand announces Harbour City store will close at end of business hours on Monday upon the expiry of its lease. Italian label is second big luxury retailer in a week to announce exit from Canton Road, amid retail slump.

Valentino shuts store on Hong Kong’s Canton Road amid retail slump, the latest luxury retailer to reduce its presence in city
Four sheet face masks to try at home, an easy addition to your self-isolation skincare routine

SK-II, Tatcha, Sephora and Kiehl’s offer a variety of masks to suit any skin type and budget.

1 Apr 2020 - 3:56PM

SK-II, Tatcha, Sephora and Kiehl’s offer a variety of masks to suit any skin type and budget.

Four sheet face masks to try at home, an easy addition to your self-isolation skincare routine
Four pyjama sets to help you self isolate in style – working from home never looked so good

Shanghai Tang, Iris & Ink, Olivia von Halle and F.R.S. For Restless Sleepers combine form and function, even if you’re not leaving the house.

24 Mar 2020 - 7:15PM

Shanghai Tang, Iris & Ink, Olivia von Halle and F.R.S. For Restless Sleepers combine form and function, even if you’re not leaving the house.

Four pyjama sets to help you self isolate in style – working from home never looked so good
LVMH late to e-commerce, but luxury giant sees it as an advantage – CEO of its 24S portal says, ‘In terms of technology you can be more agile’

Luxury giant has not had to convert shoppers to buying online – they do already, notes CEO of its retail portal 24S Eric Goguey. He says winning over customers one by one and cultivating relationships is the right strategy for success.

24 Mar 2020 - 5:09PM

Luxury giant has not had to convert shoppers to buying online – they do already, notes CEO of its retail portal 24S Eric Goguey. He says winning over customers one by one and cultivating relationships is the right strategy for success.

LVMH late to e-commerce, but luxury giant sees it as an advantage – CEO of its 24S portal says, ‘In terms of technology you can be more agile’
Beyoncé and Lady Gaga are fans of Saks Potts, Danish fashion label that uses real fur and is a hit from Paris to New York

Thanks to celebrities like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bella Hadid, Angelababy and Kendall Jenner, Danish outerwear brand Saks Potts founded by teens has seen an explosion in the popularity of its ‘timeless and ageless’ coats.

18 Mar 2020 - 6:19PM

Thanks to celebrities like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bella Hadid, Angelababy and Kendall Jenner, Danish outerwear brand Saks Potts founded by teens has seen an explosion in the popularity of its ‘timeless and ageless’ coats.

Beyoncé and Lady Gaga are fans of Saks Potts, Danish fashion label that uses real fur and is a hit from Paris to New York
Taiwanese fashion brand founder on the impact of coronavirus, her alternative Paris Fashion Week and how to reach millennials and Gen Z

Founder of Taiwan-based luxury label Shiatzy Chen holds one-on-one meetings in Paris to introduce autumn/winter 2020 collection instead of holding a catwalk show, adjusts production of her lines to cope with disruption, and reaches out to clients.

11 Mar 2020 - 7:32PM

Founder of Taiwan-based luxury label Shiatzy Chen holds one-on-one meetings in Paris to introduce autumn/winter 2020 collection instead of holding a catwalk show, adjusts production of her lines to cope with disruption, and reaches out to clients.

Taiwanese fashion brand founder on the impact of coronavirus, her alternative Paris Fashion Week and how to reach millennials and Gen Z
Vietnamese jet-setter with coronavirus a guest at top fashion shows in Milan and Paris

Jet-setting 27-year-old was a guest at Gucci show during Milan fashion week and at Saint Laurent show in Paris. Fashion editors and buyers who attended the fashion weeks are in self-quarantine.

11 Mar 2020 - 10:40AM

Jet-setting 27-year-old was a guest at Gucci show during Milan fashion week and at Saint Laurent show in Paris. Fashion editors and buyers who attended the fashion weeks are in self-quarantine.

Vietnamese jet-setter with coronavirus a guest at top fashion shows in Milan and Paris
Paris Fashion Week round-up: Chanel, Dior, Stella McCartney impress, Louis Vuitton wows, and Marine Serre’s ‘hot ticket’ as Chinese buyers keep away

Paris Fashion Week took a hit to its numbers of Chinese media and buyers because of the coronavirus, but it was business as usual for labels including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior who showed off impressive fall/winter collections.

5 Mar 2020 - 9:14AM

Paris Fashion Week took a hit to its numbers of Chinese media and buyers because of the coronavirus, but it was business as usual for labels including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior who showed off impressive fall/winter collections.

Paris Fashion Week round-up: Chanel, Dior, Stella McCartney impress, Louis Vuitton wows, and Marine Serre’s ‘hot ticket’ as Chinese buyers keep away
Paris Fashion Week’s hottest new model is from Hong Kong: meet Eliza Rutson

Eighteen-year-old model Eliza Rutson, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, was the hottest new face at the autumn/winter 2020 shows at Paris Fashion Week, walking for brands including Off-White, Paco Rabanne, Altuzarra and Valentino.

4 Mar 2020 - 11:00AM

Eighteen-year-old model Eliza Rutson, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, was the hottest new face at the autumn/winter 2020 shows at Paris Fashion Week, walking for brands including Off-White, Paco Rabanne, Altuzarra and Valentino.

Paris Fashion Week’s hottest new model is from Hong Kong: meet Eliza Rutson
Opinion | From handbags to hand sanitisers, how coronavirus could change China luxury market

Luxury fashion industry faces a short-term fall in sales because of the coronavirus outbreak in China. What about the long term? Will Chinese consumers recover their appetite for luxury, or prioritise well-being and friendships?

20 Feb 2020 - 2:05PM

Luxury fashion industry faces a short-term fall in sales because of the coronavirus outbreak in China. What about the long term? Will Chinese consumers recover their appetite for luxury, or prioritise well-being and friendships?

From handbags to hand sanitisers, how coronavirus could change China luxury market
Chinese fashion brands cancel Paris Fashion Week shows because of coronavirus; Shanghai Fashion Week and China Fashion Week postponed

Chinese fashion brands pull out of Paris Fashion Week over coronavirus outbreak, China Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week are postponed, and luxury brands expect worse hit from outbreak than from Hong Kong protests.

12 Feb 2020 - 12:26PM

Chinese fashion brands pull out of Paris Fashion Week over coronavirus outbreak, China Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week are postponed, and luxury brands expect worse hit from outbreak than from Hong Kong protests.

Chinese fashion brands cancel Paris Fashion Week shows because of coronavirus; Shanghai Fashion Week and China Fashion Week postponed
Frequent fliers take precautions against coronavirus – Naomi Campbell was way ahead of them with her viral in-flight hygiene regime

Naomi Campbell’s video of her extreme in-flight hygiene regime – which she applies whether flying private or commercial – went viral long before the coronavirus outbreak. Aviation medics might not approve, but it could strike a chord with frequent fliers anew.

11 Feb 2020 - 1:00PM

Naomi Campbell’s video of her extreme in-flight hygiene regime – which she applies whether flying private or commercial – went viral long before the coronavirus outbreak. Aviation medics might not approve, but it could strike a chord with frequent fliers anew.

Frequent fliers take precautions against coronavirus – Naomi Campbell was way ahead of them with her viral in-flight hygiene regime
Ambush’s Yoon Ahn on Dior’s Kim Jones, Nike and Converse collaborations, and how she’s taken the Japanese brand global

Yoon Ahn, co-founder of Tokyo-based label Ambush and jewellery designer for Dior Men, has a following that includes fans like Kanye West. She talks about Ambush’s journey, including a new partnership with Milan-based New Guards Group.

11 Feb 2020 - 8:17PM

Yoon Ahn, co-founder of Tokyo-based label Ambush and jewellery designer for Dior Men, has a following that includes fans like Kanye West. She talks about Ambush’s journey, including a new partnership with Milan-based New Guards Group.

Ambush’s Yoon Ahn on Dior’s Kim Jones, Nike and Converse collaborations, and how she’s taken the Japanese brand global
Oscars 2020 best dressed: A-listers take a safe style route on lacklustre red carpet

Margot Robbie shows the value of vintage, Natalie Portman makes a statement and Spike Lee honours Kobe Bryant, but the most exciting moments came from rising stars Billie Eilish, Beanie Feldstein and Saoirse Ronan.

11 Feb 2020 - 1:44PM

Margot Robbie shows the value of vintage, Natalie Portman makes a statement and Spike Lee honours Kobe Bryant, but the most exciting moments came from rising stars Billie Eilish, Beanie Feldstein and Saoirse Ronan.

Oscars 2020 best dressed: A-listers take a safe style route on lacklustre red carpet
Barack Obama makes a preppy style statement in Malaysia – is it ‘normcore’ no more for ex-US president?

Barack Obama was often derided by the fashion police as US president, but now he seems to be paying more attention to style. His outfit in Malaysia recently was the epitome of preppy, with pants that even showed off his ankles.

3 Feb 2020 - 12:53PM

Barack Obama was often derided by the fashion police as US president, but now he seems to be paying more attention to style. His outfit in Malaysia recently was the epitome of preppy, with pants that even showed off his ankles.

Barack Obama makes a preppy style statement in Malaysia – is it ‘normcore’ no more for ex-US president?
Going viral: Billie Eilish is all Gucci at the Grammy Awards, from nails to face – the singer wears a mask

Face masks, but make it fashion: teen music star Billie Eilish turned up to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles wearing a Gucci face mask. The Wuhan coronavirus that has spread to the US west coast may have been on her mind.

27 Jan 2020 - 11:23AM

Face masks, but make it fashion: teen music star Billie Eilish turned up to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles wearing a Gucci face mask. The Wuhan coronavirus that has spread to the US west coast may have been on her mind.

Going viral: Billie Eilish is all Gucci at the Grammy Awards, from nails to face – the singer wears a mask
How Tory Burch got into ‘Made in China’ early and gave New York accessible fashion to the world

Tory Burch has taken her brand from a small New York shop to a global concern. She is proud of the ‘Made in China’ tag on her output, which has been key to holding down the prices of her clothing and accessories range.

29 Jan 2020 - 2:33PM

Tory Burch has taken her brand from a small New York shop to a global concern. She is proud of the ‘Made in China’ tag on her output, which has been key to holding down the prices of her clothing and accessories range.

How Tory Burch got into ‘Made in China’ early and gave New York accessible fashion to the world
Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina obsession carries over into premiere of her new Netflix show The Goop Lab

Actress posts photo on Instagram of herself standing in front of a vagina installation made from roses at a special screening of her new Netflix show The Goop Lab. This came days after Goop’s ‘vagina’ candle sold out.

24 Jan 2020 - 10:03AM

Actress posts photo on Instagram of herself standing in front of a vagina installation made from roses at a special screening of her new Netflix show The Goop Lab. This came days after Goop’s ‘vagina’ candle sold out.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina obsession carries over into premiere of her new Netflix show The Goop Lab
Jeff Bezos makes a wild fashion statement with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez in Mumbai

Amazon CEO and unwitting fashion influencer Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, wore a wildly patterned evening jacket to mark his first public appearance with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez in Mumbai, India, last Thursday.

20 Jan 2020 - 1:15PM

Amazon CEO and unwitting fashion influencer Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, wore a wildly patterned evening jacket to mark his first public appearance with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez in Mumbai, India, last Thursday.

Jeff Bezos makes a wild fashion statement with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez in Mumbai
Singapore edition of Vogue to launch in autumn after first Hong Kong issue appeared last year

Vogue Singapore will be the 27th international edition of the fashion bible when it launches this autumn, with publisher Condé Nast partnering with Singapore’s Indochine Media Ventures to release the title.

21 Jan 2020 - 8:37AM

Vogue Singapore will be the 27th international edition of the fashion bible when it launches this autumn, with publisher Condé Nast partnering with Singapore’s Indochine Media Ventures to release the title.

Singapore edition of Vogue to launch in autumn after first Hong Kong issue appeared last year
Instagram influencer Luka Sabbat talks about men’s make-up and the power of social media

Instagram star and TV actor Luke Sabbat, 22, talks about men in make-up, how he fell into Instagram, and hanging out with Virgil Abloh and Alyx founder Matthew Williams as a teenager.

14 Jan 2020 - 7:31PM

Instagram star and TV actor Luke Sabbat, 22, talks about men in make-up, how he fell into Instagram, and hanging out with Virgil Abloh and Alyx founder Matthew Williams as a teenager.

Instagram influencer Luka Sabbat talks about men’s make-up and the power of social media
Golden Globes best dressed: Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez and Charlize Theron show how it’s done

A-listers made some of the strongest statements on the red carpet, giving young starlets a run for their money.

7 Jan 2020 - 3:46PM

A-listers made some of the strongest statements on the red carpet, giving young starlets a run for their money.

Golden Globes best dressed: Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez and Charlize Theron show how it’s done