I was reading about the new CFDA winner and wondering if it is sold in Hong Kong?

Winner's Circle, Magazine Gap

The Dictator rules: Which one? There were three joint winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund for 2015: Gypsy Sport, Brother Vellies and Jonathan Simkhai. Too bad, you almost sounded like you knew what you were talking about. Gypsy Sport is not yet available in Hong Kong but stay tuned for an upcoming launch. Till then, you can buy the clothes (HK$750 and up), shoes (HK$750 to HK$1,200) and accessories and jewellery (HK$580 to HK$1,280) via gypsysportny.com The imaginative aesthetic can be hard to describe and is generally categorised as elevated streetwear, usually featuring wild prints with influences from around the globe. You'll have to go online for Brother Vellies, too, unless you plan to visit its only boutique, in New York. Vellies refers to the veldskoen, something akin to a desert boot. But the line extends beyond this to include boots, flats and sandals made from eclectic mixes of springbok, denim, cock feathers and more (HK$1,800 to HK$9,700; www.brothervellies.com Finally, hurrah, you can actually find Jonathan Simkhai in Hong Kong - the clothes, rather than the man, of course. His womenswear collection is exclusively available at I.T stores in Harbour City and Times Square. Rumour has it, the collection will be available at www.10thshop.com soon. This season's elegant, body-hugging, athletic silhouettes come in dusty pink, white and black stretch mesh, honeycomb and embroidered tulle (HK$2,100 to HK$15,199).


Where can I buy a pair of boots that lace up the front rather than the back? I've heard they're all the rage for winter, and they're pretty darn sexy, too!

Full Frontal, Discovery Bay

The Dictator: It sounds like you're after fetish not fashion (see Style meter!). In that case, I direct you to Pleaser, a hotbed of fantasy and stripper boots pleaserusa.com See its thigh-high Seduce stiletto boot collection in faux black leather (about HK$639 depending on size; amazon.com; or patent leather with buckles (HK$666). Va va voom! For a different look, try Pleaser's Fantasia, featuring gold cut-outs and diamante flowers with a clear acrylic heel and platform, and gold satin ribbon ties (HK$1,393; amazon.com Offended? Then let's move swiftly to designer corset boots. Chloé's knee-high Harper is a feminine boot with a perhaps more sensible stacked heel, available in black grained calfskin or chocolate brown smooth calfskin (HK$13,850 per pair). We are in love with Azzedine Alaia's laser-cut, embroidered black suede knee-high boot, tied up with a thin, black leather lace (HK$21,200 and selling out quickly; Lane Crawford). Or save for your ferry fare with Chelsea & Zoe's Pauline (HK$825; macys.com Prefer an ankle boot? Saint Laurent defines sexy with its glossy black, pointy-toed Fetish boot (HK$11,500). Now, more than ever, please dress with good taste to offset the raunchy connotations of your footwear.

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