Kristina Romanova at Aman New York. The former model and now CEO of Aman Essentials reveals why the luxury hospitality brand launched its own skincare line.

‘Take a piece of Aman with you’ with brand’s new skincare line, says CEO

Kristina Romanova, CEO of Aman Essentials, reveals why the luxury hospitality brand launched its own skincare line and why ‘Amanjunkies’ always come back for more.

8 Feb 2023 - 11:15AM
Luard photographed in her ball dress for a report about the Bela Vista Ball in 1992. Photo: Karen Penlington Luard

Profile | ‘A mad scene’: a Hong Kong party girl on the 1980s, and police corruption

Karen Penlington Luard tells Ed Peters about being a model, PR and gossip columnist, ‘nearly drowning’ on a junk trip with Joan Collins, and why she’s researching police corruption.

29 Jan 2023 - 1:15PM
Tina Leung in the first episode of Bling Empire: New York on Netflix. Born and partly raised in Hong Kong, she has been a fashion editor, stylist and influencer, and says she started buying Gucci to wear while in high school. Photo: courtesy of Netflix

Profile | Bling Empire: New York’s Tina Leung on being a fashion chameleon

She started buying Gucci in high school in Hong Kong, has worked in fashion as an editor, influencer and stylist and, long after giving up teenage dreams of acting, finds herself a Netflix reality-TV star.

28 Jan 2023 - 1:20PM
Miriam Quevedo is the founder of the eponymous skincare and hair care label. She reveals how often you should be washing and brushing your hair, and what to use on it to keep it healthy.

Damaged hair, dandruff? Hair care tips, secrets from expert Miriam Quevedo

The Barcelona-based founder of the Miriam Quevedo skincare and hair care label reveals her hair care tips and secrets to keep your locks shiny and healthy.

27 Jan 2023 - 7:11PM
Fashion designer Simone Rocha, whose father is from Hong Kong, shares her favourite finds on a recent visit to the city and what her family rings mean to her.

Profile | Vintage Cartier, market buys: fashion’s Simone Rocha on her favourite finds

Born in Ireland, based in London and with a father from Hong Kong, designer Simone Rocha shares her favourite finds on a recent visit to the city.

7 Jan 2023 - 11:15AM
Actress Charlize Theron is seen in a May 2014 Vogue hoot wearing a metallic bikini by Marie France Van Damme. Photo: Handout

Profile | Charlize Theron’s worn one of her bikinis: fashion designer’s Hong Kong rise

Marie France Van Damme reveals how she went from Hong Kong garment manufacturer to building a luxury resort wear label that’s been worn by Charlize Theron via flipping over 100 houses.

4 Jan 2023 - 12:26PM
Fishermen walking across the refuse at Chorkor beach near Accra.

‘The white man’s waste’: why fast fashion is burying African beaches

‘Recycling’ schemes from fast-fashion giants like H&M and Zara result in less than 1 per cent of old clothes turned into new items. In nations like Ghana, the result is all around.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:15PM
Rolex film mentor Jia Zhangke
Photo: courtesy of Rafael Manuel

POST EDIT: Rolex initiative sees creatives share their knowledge with protégés

The latest cycle of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative will see creatives including Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke transmit their artistic knowledge to emerging talents.

18 Nov 2022 - 5:15PM
Los Angeles is not going to rival New York, Paris, Milan or London any time soon as a fashion hub, but more fashion consumers and decision makers are looking to the city. Photo: Shutterstock

Move over, New York – Los Angeles is where fashion-lovers want to be now

Los Angeles is not going to rival New York, Paris, Milan or London any time soon as a fashion hub, but more fashion consumers and decision makers are looking to the city.

4 Nov 2022 - 7:15PM
RUILI, CHINA - JULY 10: A bridge is empty at the main urban area amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 10, 2021 in Ruili, Yunnan Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

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Life put on hold in Ruili, China – the world’s strictest zero-Covid city

Ruili, on the China-Myanmar frontier, has endured seven lockdowns that shut off border traffic, shuttered businesses and left residents short of food.

23 Oct 2022 - 11:15AM
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 20: Fashion designer Virgil Abloh walks the runway during the Off-White Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

‘He was always pushing boundaries’: Hong Kong NFT CEO on Virgil Abloh

Nick Lau, founder of Hong Kong metaverse fashion brand Wear, reveals how late Louis Vuitton and Off-White designer Virgil Abloh inspired him to tell stories through his designs, work hard, and push boundaries.

14 Oct 2022 - 5:22PM
Naomi Campbell walks the runway at the Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2023 show at the Old Royal Naval College in London, England. Photo: Getty Images

All eyes were on Alexander McQueen’s sexy, empowering fashion show in London

Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2023 collection was presented at a post-Paris Fashion Week show in London. The brand’s creative director Sarah Burton reveals what inspired it.

14 Oct 2022 - 10:59AM
A pair of Chinese platform shoes dating from the Guangxu period (1875-1908) on display at the Hong Kong Palace Museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Reflections | Lady Gaga and Zendaya’s crazy heels aren’t a patch on these Chinese platforms

A gorgeous pair of shoes dating from China’s Guangxu period and on show at the Hong Kong Palace Museum are prettier and likely kinder on the feet than the current footwear of the moment.

26 Sep 2022 - 10:03AM
Lee Radziwill and Jackie Onassis (right) at the Alvin Theatre in New York in 1970. Photo: Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Truman Capote’s ‘swans’ inspire autumn/winter shows’ ‘return to elegance’

Autumn/winter haute couture fashion shows took inspiration from a legendary mid-century clique of women who defined glamour, and episodes of a TV series about them, Feud: Capote’s Women, start filming soon.

25 Sep 2022 - 4:00PM
Maria Grazia Chiuri (middle) at the Dior autumn/winter 2022 show in Paris. She has elevated the maison to an international powerhouse since becoming artistic director. Photo: Laura Sciacovelli

Profile | Dior artistic director on working at the top of male-dominated fashion biz

Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s artistic director, talks about how she brought one of the most venerated fashion maisons into the 21st century, and working at the pinnacle of a male-dominated industry.

25 Sep 2022 - 5:15AM
US artist Alexander Calder 1974’s mobile Horizontal is displayed in front of Paris’ Pompidou Centre modern art museum. Hong Kong menswear designer Karmuel Young finds the sculpture inspirational when designing garments. Photo: AFP

How a Hong Kong fashion designer’s life was changed by one Paris sculpture

Hong Kong menswear designer Karmuel Young habitually went to see the Alexander Calder sculpture Horizontal when he lived in Paris, and now finds it an inspiration when designing his latest clothing lines.

24 Sep 2022 - 4:45PM
Taiwan-born, New York-based fashion designer Jason Wu made clothes for his Barbie dolls as a child, but after talking his way into the fashion industry, ended up dressing none other than Michelle Obama. Photo: Jayme Thornton

Profile | From dressing Barbie to Michelle Obama, fashion designer Jason Wu

Taiwan-born, New York-based fashion designer Jason Wu reflects on his life, from a childhood spent making clothes for Barbie dolls to dressing none other than Michelle Obama.

24 Sep 2022 - 3:00PM
Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga

Zendaya, Kim Kardashian are embracing the colour pink – you should, too

As the world emerges from the pandemic, what better way to seize the new day than reclaiming and reinventing fashion’s most outrageous colour?

24 Sep 2022 - 5:15AM
(From left) LaLa Anthony, Kim Kardashian, Sarah Jessica Parker and Naomi Watts at Fendi’s 25th anniversary celebration for the Baguette in New York. Photo: Getty Images

‘This is a New York bag’: Fendi Baguette’s designer on its 25th birthday

The Fendi Baguette was the first It bag. Kim Kardashian and Sarah Jessica Parker, whose Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw was a fan, were on hand in New York to help celebrate its 25th anniversary.

13 Sep 2022 - 6:57AM
Studdedhearts bunny ear earrings

Four affordable jewellery brands based in Hong Kong

Durability, elegance, sustainability, the healing power of gems and above all value animate these Hong Kong-based jewellery designers and retailers.

27 Aug 2022 - 11:38PM