Fashion

Missy Elliott, Harry Styles, Lizzo: fashion icons, even from a distance

Whether prompting TikTok memes and DIY moments, wearing fashionable face coverings or embracing old-school glamour while at home, these three musicians remind us that style can still be inspiring.

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Want to socially distance in style? This dress has a two-metre perimeter

Multiply’s petticoat dress, modern crinolines, breathable ‘facewear’ and giant hats can look cute or cuckoo, but all keep encroachers away.

9 Jul 2020 - 3:44AM
Hats off to Elisabeth Koch, milliner to Li Bingbing, Angelababy

The Beijing-based milliner talks about some of her quirkier creations, her A-list clients and moving back to the Netherlands.

25 Jun 2020 - 3:33PM
20 years on, In the Mood for Love is still inspiring fashion lovers

Maggie Cheung’s cheongsams stole the show when the film was released in 2000 and it is still inspiring designers.

19 Jun 2020 - 12:23PM
The accessory designer making face masks from offcuts

Hong Kong-raised artist Christina Wang founded quirky accessories label CJW in 2014 counts celebrities and influencers such as Eva Chen and Ali Wong among her fans.

18 Jun 2020 - 2:39PM
Opinion | Virgil Abloh, J.K. Rowling show celebrities have human failings

The Off-White founder has come under fire for his response to looters amid the Black Lives Matter protests, but even stars have flaws.

11 Jun 2020 - 10:03PM
From the fashion world to expressing in abstract: artist Naomi Chan

She left a career in communications for designer brands to focus on art as a means of expressing herself, and finds influence in everything from Egon Shiele to Wes Anderson.

4 Jun 2020 - 12:29PM
Dennis Rodman’s style steals the show in The Last Dance

NBA legend Michael Jordan may be the nominal star, but Rodman’s wild hair colours, famous girlfriends and flamboyant looks take the fashion spotlight.

3 Jun 2020 - 4:21PM
Opinion | From Elon Musk to Pangzai: the pandemic’s heroes and zeroes

The coronavirus is bringing out the best and the worst in people. Politicians aside, here are just some of those who have seen their stock rise or sent it plummeting.

26 May 2020 - 3:02PM
Opinion | Why I will not be queuing for a Chanel bag any time soon

Instead of discounting, some brands have announced they are about to increase prices. The move is not uncommon in the world of luxury retail, but, in times of global crisis, it comes across as tone deaf.

27 May 2020 - 10:41AM
How Breakfast at Tiffany’s influenced a fashion designer

The Canada-born, Hong Kong-based designer first saw the film in the 1970s and was fascinated not only by Audrey Hepburn but also the business of fashion.

20 May 2020 - 3:48AM
Face mask fashion: politicians and celebrities leading the way

Everyone from Emmanuel Macron to Cindy Crawford demonstrate that face coverings are the way forward.

20 May 2020 - 5:09PM
Why Anna May Wong steals the show in Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood

Played by Taiwanese-American actress Michelle Krusiec, the Chinese-American star of 1930s cinema triumphs in glamorous gowns created for the Netflix show by designer Lou Eyrich.

12 May 2020 - 2:50PM
The future of fashion? Spending your money where it’s most needed

Rather than big-name labels with deep-pocketed backers, shop at local and ethical brands, and support craft-based brands.

5 May 2020 - 5:37AM
Treasure from ‘trash’: Jade Trau gives fine jewellery a fresh twist

The brand combines top quality modern stones with vintage silhouettes inspired by Victorian ‘odds and ends’, and reimagines old jewellery.

30 Apr 2020 - 5:27PM
Celebrity stay-at-home style – whose lockdown look wins?

From Jane Fonda’s sweatpants to Alexa Chung’s high-waisted flared jeans, Instagram is flooded with A-listers flaunting their flair for fashion.

5 May 2020 - 4:18PM
Opinion | Fashion has stepped up to fight the virus, so drop the cynicism

It might be a good PR move, but when it is helping, who cares? The bad actors that never intended or simply failed to deliver will be remembered by the paying public.

27 Apr 2020 - 4:21AM
Has the coronavirus crisis cancelled fashion forever?

The industry is under tremendous pressure, with plunging sales and fashion weeks and red-carpet events cancelled or postponed. But brands are fast embracing tech to counter the impact of the pandemic.

20 Apr 2020 - 12:51PM
‘I can’t make boring shoes’: Chie Mihara, queen of the mid-heel shoe

‘No woman in my target group would spend a dollar on something that is only functional but not appealing. It has to tingle your soul,’ the Japanese-Brazilian designer says.

16 Apr 2020 - 11:49AM