An as-yet-unopened Chanel shop on Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay. The hoarding has been up since August, with the shop’s opening delayed because of ongoing anti-government protests. Photo: Antony Dickson

Chanel, Rimowa delay new stores, Prada moving out, sales plummet at Moncler, Gucci – will Hong Kong become city of ‘ghost malls’?

  • As the unrest in Hong Kong continues, some luxury brands are preferring to pay high rents for empty spaces instead of opening planned new stores
  • Landlords, who for years have been able to charge very high rents, are realising that they will have to compromise to keep their tenants
Topic |   Fashion in Hong Kong and China

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An as-yet-unopened Chanel shop on Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay. The hoarding has been up since August, with the shop’s opening delayed because of ongoing anti-government protests. Photo: Antony Dickson
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If you are concerned about being monitored, anti-surveillance make-up confuses facial recognition algorithms.

Fashion fights facial recognition systems via garish make-up, face-printed T-shirts, punk hair extensions

  • If you can bear your face resembling a Picasso painting – swirls, odd shapes, primary colours – wearing strategic make-up can foil facial recognition algorithms
  • Alternatively, try decoy T-shirts and dresses printed with facial features, or a hairpiece with spikes or a fringe obscuring the top half of your face
Topic |   Beauty

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If you are concerned about being monitored, anti-surveillance make-up confuses facial recognition algorithms.
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