The last six months have been very difficult for Hong Kong. A series of protests against a now-withdrawn extradition bill that started in June escalated into violent episodes across the city, affecting its economy and greatly impacting industries such as retailing and hospitality. Fashion has not been immune to the impact of the turmoil. From a ban on black clothing imports to Hong Kong imposed by China (protesters have been wearing all-black outfits on the street) to the retail apocalypse that Hong Kong experienced when the protests turned more violent and frequent, our reporting explored how the city’s fashion and luxury sector has been dealing with the fallout from the tensions. Here are eight articles that highlighted these issues. 1. Now that black is out, what to wear in Hong Kong – the many shades of political loyalties Colours have meaning, with police detaining black-clad citizens, and pure white taking on impure implications in the city. 2. Hong Kong protest merchandise: tees, socks, badges and more, from clever to downright bizarre A whole industry has sprung up around protest merchandise, capitalising on the global swell of support for the city. 3. China bans exports of black clothing to Hong Kong amid protests Courier companies based in Guangdong, the Chinese province bordering Hong Kong, issued notices that Chinese customs authorities required a halt to deliveries of black clothing and other items to the city. 4. Vans sneakers pulled from sale in Hong Kong after protest-themed shoe designs Street wear sellers cleared Vans merchandise from their shelves, and Vans owners dumped sneakers in protest, after the company barred two entries from its custom shoe design competition because of their allusions to the protests in Hong Kong. 5. Amid protests, Hong Kong independent fashion retailers seize opportunities It isn’t all doom and gloom for the city’s retail sector, with several independent fashion retailers saying loyal local customers are still spending. 6. Clock ticking on Hong Kong luxury store closures if protests continue Brands are unlikely to invest more in the city now and could start downsizing soon, an adviser to the luxury retail industry told us. 7. Chanel, Rimowa delay new stores, Prada moving out, sales plummet at Moncler, Gucci As the unrest in Hong Kong continues, some luxury brands prefer to pay high rents for empty spaces instead of opening planned new stores. 8. Why Carrie Lam’s fashion choices may say more than she does If Hillary Clinton became synonymous with pantsuits, then Carrie Lam’s Chinese cheongsam-style dresses best sum up her conservative style.