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Hong Kong fashioni

Latest news, updates and opinions on the industry and all things fashion-related in Hong Kong.

  • When Carina Lau started acting in Hong Kong in the early 1980s, she was known as the ‘mainland girl’, and had small ‘girl-next-door’ roles in television dramas
  • She had her breakthrough in a Wong Kar-wai film, overcame being kidnapped and photographed topless, and wed fellow actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai in a US$4 million ceremony

The stylist and Instagram influencer gave up acting to open streetwear-influenced fashion boutique Her, evidence that physical fashion spaces can still connect with shoppers – even Gen Z


Avant-garde Hong Kong fashion designer Yeung Chin started appreciating the interlacing of beauty and ugliness after watching the 1974 film ‘Pastoral: To Die in the Country’.

You’ve probably seen Hong Kong-born Robert Wun’s designs donned by Blackpink’s Lisa, Lizzo, and Celine Dion, but what do you know about his inspirational rise to fashion stardom?

Up to 90 per cent of jade mined in Myanmar – which saw yet another lethal landslide at a mine in December 2021 – is believed to make its way to China, where fine pieces can fetch a high price.

The size of weddings is not the only thing that has drastically evolved with the pandemic – wedding dress trends are also shifting, as brides opt for bolder, more versatile gowns

Hong Kong Observatory predicts cold front over mainland China will bring lower temperatures to the city this weekend, but forecaster says winter coats can stay in the closet.


The Billie “upcycling” system is a patented process that can break down textile waste into slivers for blending with fresh threads before they are spun into yarn for reuse, all done without water or chemicals.

Joanna Bowers’ ‘reFashioned’ examines the environmental damage caused by fast fashion, and explores how technology and innovation can drive change.


Yep Yep is an experimental fashion and art magazine which, for its launch edition, asked nine Hong Kong contributors to express their relationships with the city through photographs.

For Jungkook of BTS it was blue, for model Bella Hadid it was a red fringe, while Chrissy Teigen turned hers pink – dyeing hair novel shades is a coronavirus lockdown trend.

Christophe Coppens says Joyce allowed him to be an ‘artist, retail experience imagineer and opera director’ – so what can you expect from the luxury fashion retailer’s new in-store installations?

William Tang always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, working in Hong Kong in the 1980s and ’90s and then China during the 2000s. Now the fashion designer is celebrating his successful career with two books.

With its hyperrealistic mannequins, the new K11 Antonia store carries pieces from Bottega Veneta, The Attico, Alessandra Rich, Miu Miu, Chloé and others

With their industry knowledge and family-owned factory, Christine Chow and Ivan Tang, the founders of Tove & Libra, talk about creating an environmentally responsible women’s fashion line.

Lever Style, a fashion supply chain manager whose heritage dates back 63 years to a shirt factory in Hong Kong, has enlisted a firm linked with the founders of e-commerce giant Alibaba become a cornerstone investor in its IPO.

Hong Kong and Germany-based fashion house Esprit Holdings said on Wednesday customer traffic at its shops in the city had dropped 40 per cent because of protests over the now-shelved extradition bill that began in June.


British-influenced Izzue made history at London Fashion Week as the first label from Hong Kong to host a solo show in the city. As Roots is to Canada, so Izzue wants to represent the city’s style with its creative looks.

The well-known couturier, who dresses the likes of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, tries out the gadget, which Apple says is utterly different from previous models


They could have done anything, but Lois Tien, Victoria Law and Harris Chan all went into fashion, and work or have worked in the family business. They talk about doing things differently and creating their own legacy.

Giordano’s ad featuring a wife wearing a T-shirt saying ‘Cook’ sparked outrage on Facebook, prompting its abrupt removal – an unusual move in a city lacking laws against sexist or gender-specific advertising and where such ads are rife


Whether you want to take part in a eco-friendly soap workshop, join a handmade jewellery class, visit a make-up exhibition or learn to make a silver ring, there is an event for you in Hong Kong during the next month