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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Fan Bingbing spent four hours in this Shanghai boutique, the city’s most buzzed about right now

Le Monde de SHC in Shanghai’s French Concession is the city’s most buzzed about boutique right now, selling Chinese and international brands including Holiday Boileau, Yang Li, Koché, Charlotte Chesnais and Huishan Zhang.

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Le Monde de SHC in Shanghai’s French Concession is the city’s most buzzed about boutique right now, selling Chinese and international brands including Holiday Boileau, Yang Li, Koché, Charlotte Chesnais and Huishan Zhang.

Fan Bingbing spent four hours in this Shanghai boutique, the city’s most buzzed about right now
Sustainable fashion: how Chinese brands are going green with the help of Shaway Yeh, founder of consulting agency YehYehYeh

Shaway Yeh started the conversation about sustainable fashion in China – now she’s helping to effect change from the top down, from fashion house to consumer.

3 Dec 2019 - 8:04PM

Shaway Yeh started the conversation about sustainable fashion in China – now she’s helping to effect change from the top down, from fashion house to consumer.

Sustainable fashion: how Chinese brands are going green with the help of Shaway Yeh, founder of consulting agency YehYehYeh
Christmas gift guide 2019: 10 things we’d like to find under the tree this year

From Gucci luggage to limited-edition Cartier jewellery, there is plenty to inspire an indulgent holiday season.

26 Nov 2019 - 8:15AM

From Gucci luggage to limited-edition Cartier jewellery, there is plenty to inspire an indulgent holiday season.

Christmas gift guide 2019: 10 things we’d like to find under the tree this year
Online luxury fashion retailer’s CEO talks AI stylists, respecting cultures, and the China challenge for Yoox Net-a-Porter

E-commerce fashion site Yoox, which merged with Net-a-Porter in 2015, first appeared on the scene in 1999. The chairman and CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter Group talks about why it remains successful.

26 Nov 2019 - 7:39PM

E-commerce fashion site Yoox, which merged with Net-a-Porter in 2015, first appeared on the scene in 1999. The chairman and CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter Group talks about why it remains successful.

Online luxury fashion retailer’s CEO talks AI stylists, respecting cultures, and the China challenge for Yoox Net-a-Porter
Van Cleef & Arpels picks Hong Kong for second global outpost of jewellery school, key element in its pursuit of young customers

Jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels has opened the first overseas outpost of its jewellery school at K11 Musea, called L’Ecole Asia-Pacific. Its goal is to teach consumers how to appreciate fine jewellery.

21 Nov 2019 - 3:50PM

Jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels has opened the first overseas outpost of its jewellery school at K11 Musea, called L’Ecole Asia-Pacific. Its goal is to teach consumers how to appreciate fine jewellery.

Van Cleef & Arpels picks Hong Kong for second global outpost of jewellery school, key element in its pursuit of young customers
Chanel, Rimowa delay new stores, Prada moving out, sales plummet at Moncler, Gucci – will Hong Kong become city of ‘ghost malls’?

Several luxury brands have delayed plans to open new stores as unrest in the city continues, instead paying high rents and leaving empty spaces at high-end malls. Is this a sign of worse things to come?

22 Nov 2019 - 10:08AM

Several luxury brands have delayed plans to open new stores as unrest in the city continues, instead paying high rents and leaving empty spaces at high-end malls. Is this a sign of worse things to come?

Chanel, Rimowa delay new stores, Prada moving out, sales plummet at Moncler, Gucci – will Hong Kong become city of ‘ghost malls’?
Rimowa CEO and son of LVMH head on luxury luggage brand’s revamp and why he’s not targeting millennials

Alexandre Arnault’s strategy of revamping the luxury luggage brand by working with stars like LeBron James and labels like Supreme might seem like it’s targeting younger customers, but that’s something he wants to avoid.

19 Nov 2019 - 8:28PM

Alexandre Arnault’s strategy of revamping the luxury luggage brand by working with stars like LeBron James and labels like Supreme might seem like it’s targeting younger customers, but that’s something he wants to avoid.

Rimowa CEO and son of LVMH head on luxury luggage brand’s revamp and why he’s not targeting millennials
From Kendall Jenner to Gigi Hadid, how Frame gained superfans by not being your typical fashion brand

Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson had little experience as traditional designers when they co-founded Frame, but they established a strong brand identity and proved adept at making products that fickle millennials actually want to buy.

29 Oct 2019 - 6:31PM

Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson had little experience as traditional designers when they co-founded Frame, but they established a strong brand identity and proved adept at making products that fickle millennials actually want to buy.

From Kendall Jenner to Gigi Hadid, how Frame gained superfans by not being your typical fashion brand
Helen Mirren makes regal entrance at Catherine The Great premiere in LA

British Oscar winner and star of The Queen once again looked the part as she graced the red carpet

29 Oct 2019 - 3:38PM

British Oscar winner and star of The Queen once again looked the part as she graced the red carpet

Helen Mirren makes regal entrance at Catherine The Great premiere in LA
What is at stake for global luxury brands if Hong Kong protests continue?

Hong Kong is known for being Asia’s shopping mecca, attracting millions of tourists each year.  But months of street protests have taken their toll on luxury brands, with some Western labels even closing shops as tourists avoid the city.  South China Morning Post fashion editor Vincenzo La Torre explores whether Hong Kong is losing its luxury brand momentum.

23 Oct 2019 - 6:26PM

Hong Kong is known for being Asia’s shopping mecca, attracting millions of tourists each year.  But months of street protests have taken their toll on luxury brands, with some Western labels even closing shops as tourists avoid the city.  South China Morning Post fashion editor Vincenzo La Torre explores whether Hong Kong is losing its luxury brand momentum.

What is at stake for global luxury brands if Hong Kong protests continue?
How China’s ban of black clothing exports to Hong Kong is hitting one brand – whose items are mainly black

Brian Au, founder of label CHSN1, says that all items for a planned September drop are being held at customs because of China’s ban of black clothing exports to Hong Kong. ‘There’s no way to get even one shirt into Hong Kong.’

24 Oct 2019 - 7:37PM

Brian Au, founder of label CHSN1, says that all items for a planned September drop are being held at customs because of China’s ban of black clothing exports to Hong Kong. ‘There’s no way to get even one shirt into Hong Kong.’

How China’s ban of black clothing exports to Hong Kong is hitting one brand – whose items are mainly black
Cara Delevingne makes daring appearance in holier- than-thou denim jumpsuit

Kudos to the stylist for protecting the model-turned-actress’ modesty.

22 Oct 2019 - 5:09PM

Kudos to the stylist for protecting the model-turned-actress’ modesty.

Cara Delevingne makes daring appearance in holier- than-thou denim jumpsuit
‘I don’t believe in boring’, says founder of Alice + Olivia fashion brand Stacey Bendet

The founder of fashion label Alice + Olivia, which just showed its spring/summer 2020 collection at New York Fashion Week, talks about her colourful dresses and how she is empowering women through her brand.

18 Oct 2019 - 6:31AM

The founder of fashion label Alice + Olivia, which just showed its spring/summer 2020 collection at New York Fashion Week, talks about her colourful dresses and how she is empowering women through her brand.

‘I don’t believe in boring’, says founder of Alice + Olivia fashion brand Stacey Bendet
Equinox Hotel, New York – an achingly hip Manhattan hang-out that is not just for fitness freaks

Aimed at millennials, the swanky health club chain’s first foray into hospitality taps into the obsession with all things health and wellness.

17 Oct 2019 - 8:30PM

Aimed at millennials, the swanky health club chain’s first foray into hospitality taps into the obsession with all things health and wellness.

Equinox Hotel, New York – an achingly hip Manhattan hang-out that is not just for fitness freaks
China bans exports of black clothing to Hong Kong amid protests; all mailings to city ‘severely investigated’, courier firm worker says

Courier companies in China have issued notices of a ban on the export to Hong Kong of items including black clothing, and a courier firm worker affirms the ban. Protesters have adopted as their uniform black T-shirts, jeans and sneakers.

17 Oct 2019 - 12:27PM

Courier companies in China have issued notices of a ban on the export to Hong Kong of items including black clothing, and a courier firm worker affirms the ban. Protesters have adopted as their uniform black T-shirts, jeans and sneakers.

China bans exports of black clothing to Hong Kong amid protests; all mailings to city ‘severely investigated’, courier firm worker says
A three-step weekly beauty regime for the autumn – exfoliate, moisturise and don’t forget to give some love to your hair

Take some time out for a little pampering, with first, a refreshing exfoliator from Fresh, second, a moisturising body butter from Kiehl’s and third, a Moroccanoil treatment for the tresses.

16 Oct 2019 - 12:57PM

Take some time out for a little pampering, with first, a refreshing exfoliator from Fresh, second, a moisturising body butter from Kiehl’s and third, a Moroccanoil treatment for the tresses.

A three-step weekly beauty regime for the autumn – exfoliate, moisturise and don’t forget to give some love to your hair
Clock ticking on Hong Kong luxury store closures if protests continue – it could end up like a third-tier city in China, LVMH executive says

Hong Kong is the biggest market in Asia for luxury brands, despite its 7 million population, and they have more stores in the city than in Beijing or Shanghai, both much bigger. They could start closing some soon unless sales pick up.

17 Oct 2019 - 1:49AM

Hong Kong is the biggest market in Asia for luxury brands, despite its 7 million population, and they have more stores in the city than in Beijing or Shanghai, both much bigger. They could start closing some soon unless sales pick up.

Clock ticking on Hong Kong luxury store closures if protests continue – it could end up like a third-tier city in China, LVMH executive says
From Madonna’s ‘Sex’ book and Kate Moss’ Calvin Klein campaign: Fabien Baron on 40 years in fashion

The sought after art director’s new book looks back on a four-decade career. Influencers are too generic and not luxury enough, he says.

15 Oct 2019 - 4:57PM

The sought after art director’s new book looks back on a four-decade career. Influencers are too generic and not luxury enough, he says.

From Madonna’s ‘Sex’ book and Kate Moss’ Calvin Klein campaign: Fabien Baron on 40 years in fashion
Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt, is The Politician the most stylish TV show of the year?

Slick, smooth and perfectly groomed, cast of Netflix series about a rich high-school student hell-bent on becoming president, including Gwyneth Paltrow, are TV’s best dressed.

15 Oct 2019 - 3:14PM

Slick, smooth and perfectly groomed, cast of Netflix series about a rich high-school student hell-bent on becoming president, including Gwyneth Paltrow, are TV’s best dressed.

Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt, is The Politician the most stylish TV show of the year?
Opinion | For sustainable fashion weeks, ditch the limo, take the subway, and lower your carbon footprint by giving some a miss

The climate crisis was to the fore at Paris Fashion Week, from Dior and Stella McCartney’s climate-conscious collections to Kering going carbon neutral. But there’s more that designers, their guests and editors can do.

4 Oct 2019 - 1:42PM

The climate crisis was to the fore at Paris Fashion Week, from Dior and Stella McCartney’s climate-conscious collections to Kering going carbon neutral. But there’s more that designers, their guests and editors can do.

For sustainable fashion weeks, ditch the limo, take the subway, and lower your carbon footprint by giving some a miss
Updated: Chanel explains why cruise show in Hong Kong cancelled; other major social events also scrapped

French luxury house Chanel says ‘considering the current situation’, its cruise fashion show at Kai Tak cruise terminal in November is off; amid ongoing protests, global brands unlikely to hold major events in city for foreseeable future.

6 Sep 2019 - 12:08PM

French luxury house Chanel says ‘considering the current situation’, its cruise fashion show at Kai Tak cruise terminal in November is off; amid ongoing protests, global brands unlikely to hold major events in city for foreseeable future.

Updated: Chanel explains why cruise show in Hong Kong cancelled; other major social events also scrapped
Lab-grown diamonds – how can they be precious? It’s like cloning animals, Dior jewellery head says

For Victoire de Castellane, whose exuberant creations in 20 years as head of Dior Joaillerie changed her industry, fine jewellery is all about the gems, which makes her uneasy about replacing them with mass-produced stones.

3 Sep 2019 - 2:00PM

For Victoire de Castellane, whose exuberant creations in 20 years as head of Dior Joaillerie changed her industry, fine jewellery is all about the gems, which makes her uneasy about replacing them with mass-produced stones.

Lab-grown diamonds – how can they be precious? It’s like cloning animals, Dior jewellery head says
Lenny Kravitz rocks double denim on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards

The toned 55-year-old left little to the imagination with his bare chest chain-mail necklace.

3 Sep 2019 - 2:13PM

The toned 55-year-old left little to the imagination with his bare chest chain-mail necklace.

Lenny Kravitz rocks double denim on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards
Chinese designer denied visa to attend New York Fashion Week amid US-China trade war

Chinese designer Xiaojuan Yang, founder of label I Love Pretty, and her team have been denied visas to travel to the US. This comes a the number of Chinese tourists travelling to the US has declined amid trade tensions.

26 Aug 2019 - 11:59AM

Chinese designer Xiaojuan Yang, founder of label I Love Pretty, and her team have been denied visas to travel to the US. This comes a the number of Chinese tourists travelling to the US has declined amid trade tensions.

Chinese designer denied visa to attend New York Fashion Week amid US-China trade war
Opinion | Boycott this, boycott that – where do you draw the line? Progressives and posturing nationalists don’t seem to know

Versace, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, and in the US Equinox and SoulCycle – all have faced calls for consumer boycotts. Yet where do their accusers draw the line? At the very least they are being inconsistent, if not hypocritical.

22 Aug 2019 - 9:00AM

Versace, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, and in the US Equinox and SoulCycle – all have faced calls for consumer boycotts. Yet where do their accusers draw the line? At the very least they are being inconsistent, if not hypocritical.

Boycott this, boycott that – where do you draw the line? Progressives and posturing nationalists don’t seem to know
Three blogs celebrating fashionable seniors: if Helen Mirren and Chinatown grannies can do it, so can you

Advanced Style, Sciuraglam and Chinatown Pretty capture the colours, patterns and accessories of some of the most funky pensioners around. Here’s proof you too can be a trend-setter, no matter your age.

17 Aug 2019 - 9:00PM

Advanced Style, Sciuraglam and Chinatown Pretty capture the colours, patterns and accessories of some of the most funky pensioners around. Here’s proof you too can be a trend-setter, no matter your age.

Three blogs celebrating fashionable seniors: if Helen Mirren and Chinatown grannies can do it, so can you
Amazon causes online outrage in China with Hong Kong protest T-shirts

The internet giant has angered Chinese netizens with its T-shirts that read ‘Free Hong Kong democracy now’ and ‘Make Hong Kong free again’. Amazon joins Coach, Versace, Swarovski and Givenchy, which have drawn ire in China.

16 Aug 2019 - 10:43AM

The internet giant has angered Chinese netizens with its T-shirts that read ‘Free Hong Kong democracy now’ and ‘Make Hong Kong free again’. Amazon joins Coach, Versace, Swarovski and Givenchy, which have drawn ire in China.

Amazon causes online outrage in China with Hong Kong protest T-shirts
Chinese flag Birkin bag – the fashion must-have for patriotic celebrities

Chinese celebrities trying to rehabilitate their image after recent controversies may have the perfect bag to add to their wardrobes to make a patriotic statement of allegiance to their home country.

15 Aug 2019 - 5:02PM

Chinese celebrities trying to rehabilitate their image after recent controversies may have the perfect bag to add to their wardrobes to make a patriotic statement of allegiance to their home country.

Chinese flag Birkin bag – the fashion must-have for patriotic celebrities
Hollywood choreographer Benjamin Millepied on Carmen remake and life with Natalie Portman

Millepied’s choreography for the film Black Swan helped make ballet cool for a young generation. A classicist, he likes to experiment, for example by using live cinema in a production of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

8 Aug 2019 - 4:00PM

Millepied’s choreography for the film Black Swan helped make ballet cool for a young generation. A classicist, he likes to experiment, for example by using live cinema in a production of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

Hollywood choreographer Benjamin Millepied on Carmen remake and life with Natalie Portman
Dior’s US$14,000 couture outfits for kids, and Rosie from Shanghai, its No 1 customer and designer’s ‘muse’

Would you invest in a couture outfit for your child? You can at Baby Dior, whose top customer is Roselyn Yin, a Chinese girl who lives in Shanghai, where Dior will present a special children’s collection next month.

3 Aug 2019 - 8:31PM

Would you invest in a couture outfit for your child? You can at Baby Dior, whose top customer is Roselyn Yin, a Chinese girl who lives in Shanghai, where Dior will present a special children’s collection next month.

Dior’s US$14,000 couture outfits for kids, and Rosie from Shanghai, its No 1 customer and designer’s ‘muse’