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Sustainable K-fashion finds fans in Korea as Seoul designers adopt eco-friendly strategies

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South Korean fashion, or “K-fashion”, is known for its flashy, youthful, K-pop-oriented appeal. Bold colours, exaggerated silhouettes, and accessories complete with cartoonish, sparkly embellishments characterise the K-fashion we see in YouTube K-pop music videos and on popular Korean dramas and talk shows.
Korean designer behind Nohke on why the Chinese love K-fashion
For years, even before Korean fashion made its mark, South Korea was equally well known for its manufacturing know-…

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How to work the utility-inspired trend in Hong Kong

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Oversized shirt (HK$7,900) and belt bag (HK$17,800), both by Marni. Leather vest top (HK$23,000) and trousers (HK$23,000), both by Christian Dior.

Check coat (HK$34,500), sleeveless jacket (HK$15,000), cropped leather trousers (HK$31,000) and brass rope belt (HK$16,000), all by Céline.

Oversized sleeveless jacket (HK$16,800), pantashoes and chain scarf necklace (HK$13,300), all by Balenciaga (inquiries: 3428 8086).

Silk tulle ruffled vest top (HK$26,300), jacket (HK$48,200)…

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What’s hot in swimwear for Hong Kong this summer

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Fashion trends from the 1980s – crop tops, shoulder pads and even fanny packs – are making a comeback across runways. And swimwear is no exception. Luckily, only the best of the 80s has been distilled into swimwear. Here is how you can turn the clock back this summer.
1980s recall
“The ’80s reign – so high legs across suits and bikinis is really key,” says Aisling McKeefrey, head of design for womenswear at fashion retailer ASOS.
Triangl, whose signature neon…

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Where to find sequin socks and the best denim dress for a Hong Kong summer

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Sequin socks. I need them. Immediately. A friend showed me a page she tore out from a magazine showing sandals with sequin socks. We’re obsessed! But the page doesn’t say what brand they are or anything. Can you help?
Silver Lining, Sheung Wan
The Dictator rules: Can I help? Could I help? Should I help? Before you confuse me for Dr Seuss, let me just say that your cutting is most likely from an editorial fashion shoot, which, like a runway show, is often just a flight of fancy…

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Five menswear fashion items: all about prints and patterns

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Leather backpack (HK$16,500) by Giorgio Armani, Landmark Atrium, Central.
Dragon head bracelet (HK$1,280) by Shanghai Tang, 1 Duddell Street, Central.
Embroidered coat (HK$80,500), logo top (HK$3,000), trousers (HK$10,600), hat (HK$2,900), leather shoes (HK$6,100) and socks (HK$800) by Gucci, Lee Gardens Two, Causeway Bay.
Shorts (HK$1,150) by Ted Baker, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
KOA Maxi leather wallet (HK$4,200) by Berluti, Prince’s Building, Central.

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Five rich pickings for the Hong Kong fashionista

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Jumpsuit (HK$5,900) by Diane von Furstenberg, Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Leather belt (HK$2,190) by Brooks Brothers, IFC Mall, Central.

Sunglasses (HK$5,980) by Mykita Studio from Puyi Optical, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Shoes (HK$4,400) by Stuart Weitzman, IFC Mall.

Kuti bag (HK$8,500) by Nina Ricci from Joyce, New World Tower, Central.

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Instagram star Lyn Slater, 63, refashions social norms and shows age is just a number

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Like many women, Lyn Slater was not thrilled when she started experiencing the physical signs of age. But she was even less happy about the “solutions” she saw: the anti-ageing serums, the dying of hair, even the rhetoric. “Retirement,” for example.
“It means that you kind of fade into the background. You retire, and you dress very comfortably, and you’re taking care of grandchildren. The antidote our culture has come up with – anti-ageing – it…

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How it's made: Louis Vuitton's iconic trunk

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My first contact with the luxury world was through a Louis Vuitton bag. The brand’s classic monogram is inexplicably fascinating to a five-year-old, and I remember tracing the brown and gold pattern until someone told me to “look but don’t touch”.

The monogram has decorated countless of the brand’s leather goods throughout its rich history, but its most revered product is perhaps its iconic travelling trunk.

From Ernest Hemingway’s Library Trunk…

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Junk sale diamond ring bought for £10 worth a fortune

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A diamond ring bought for next to nothing in a London junk sale is expected to fetch up to £350,000 (US$455,000), Sotheby’s auction house said Monday.
The owner bought the 26-carat, white diamond ring for £10 in the 1980s and wore it while doing shopping and chores, thinking it was costume jewellery, Sotheby’s said.
“The owner would wear it out shopping, wear it day-to-day. It’s a good-looking ring,” said Jessica Wyndham, head of Sotheby’s London…

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Korean designer behind Nohke on why the Chinese love K-fashion

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What’s your design philosophy?“I believe everyone has a unique form of beauty regardless of how one looks or how one’s body is. To me, good design is something that brings this beauty and elegance to the fore, and that’s the design I try to produce. My designs are not fantasy – they’re strictly for ‘real women’. Today, women in Korea are progressive, smart and passionate about their lives and my design reflects those elements to create a slightly…

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