The Vine

Charlotte Olympia Opens First Boutique in Hong Kong

Charlotte Olympia, Boutique, Hong Kong, China, Charlotte Dellal, Shoes, Accessories, On Pedder, Style, fashion, Autumn/winter 2014

Is it just me or have the British totally taken over the shoe industry? Following Tabitha Simmons’ visit last month, the next name to land on local shores is Charlotte Olympia. The brand is not new to the city – in fact her towering gold trimmed platforms have become a mainstay in most women’s w[......]

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The Escape Artist: Exclusive Interview with Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann, Exclusive, Interview, Paris, Designers, Fashion, France, Autumn/Winter 2014

The fashion world is not what it used to be. It’s all about the glamour, the parties, the instagram followers – what happened to designers whose sole purpose was to make us dream through their clothes?

I am glad to say that a few of them still exist and Haider Ackermann is one of them. I firs[......]

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Under Your Skin: Ethan K Handbags

Ethan K, Handbags, Accessories, Bespoke, Croc, Crocodile, Luxury, London, Singapore, Style, Fashion

I’ve never been a fan of croc bags, mainly because they seem older and more mature (this is also why you will never see me with a Birkin). That being said when it falls into the right hands, the results can be magical. Such is the case with Singaporean designer Ethan Koh, who I would describe as[......]

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What’s Hot and What’s Not this week…

What's Hot and What's Not, Style, Trends, Fashion, Spring/Summer 2014, Altuzarra, Whoopi Goldberg

Metallic skirts
Add a little bling to your spring wardrobe. Go all out for the evening or pair it with a grey sweater for a cool daytime look.

Norm Core
A word used to describe the current trend of dressing down, or in fashion speak, “norm core.” We love.

Fringed sandals
A must-ha[......]

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On The Runway

Dior Does Hong Kong, Couture Style

Dior, Hong Kong, Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 2014, China, Paris, France, Fashion, Style, Runway, Review

Everyone has been saying that the demand for Haute Couture in the West has slowed down, but in Asia the market only seems to be growing. To prove it Chanel brought it’s entire spring/summer 2014 collection to Hong Kong a few weeks ago while Dior hosted its first ever couture show in the city las[......]

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Kicks Start: Must-Have Trainers for Spring

Kicks, Trainers, Spring, Trends, Accessories, Shoes, Sneakers, Sports, Fashion, Style, Hogan, Celine, Rupert Sanderson, Katie Grand, Nike, Flyknit Lunar 2,

Fashion has been heading in a new “casual” direction for a while what with sportswear inspired styles dominating the catwalks (thank you, A.Wang). Along with the backpacks, hoodies and trackpants came another trend– trainers. Isabel Marant started the frenzy with her high tops, but the look real[......]

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10 must-haves for Spring/Summer 2014

10, Must-haves, Spring/Summer 2014, essentials, Trends, Style, Fashion, Accessories, Shopping, Guide

From left to right, clockwise: Celine, Valentino, Sacai and Givenchy

Fashion is an industry that gets way ahead of itself sometimes. The past few weeks we’ve been talking so much about autumn, that we’ve forgotten it’s currently spring, even though the weather tells us otherwise!

To prepar[......]

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Shirting Perfection: Joe Richards

Joe Richards, Designer, Shirts, Tailoring, Fashion, Style,, United Kingdom, Britain, Hong Kong, China

One item that I am perpetually on the lookout for is a crisp, men’s wear inspired white shirt. While everyone does their own version (my favourites include J.Crew’s collaboration with Thomas Mason and Celine), my latest discovery takes men’s tailoring to a whole new luxe level for women.

I fi[......]

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What’s Hot and What’s Not, this week…

Fashion, Style, Trends, What's Hot and What's Not, Givenchy

From tribal prints to beads and other decoration, this is the continent for style inspiration this season.

Knotted shirts
The most stylish way to wear your button down shirts this summer is to tie it at the front.

Wrap skirts
Proenza Schouler were onto something a few season[......]

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The Investment: Delvaux

Investment, Delvaux, Fashion, Style, Accessories, Classics, Handbags, Belgium, Hong Kong, China, Madame

The Madame

Now, more than ever, designers are creating pieces that women want to invest in. I personally have always taken a practical approach to building my wardrobe – while I am open to experimenting with new trends, I tend to invest in beautiful, well-made pieces that I know will last mor[......]

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