Sophie Stevens’ loves watching her designs come down the catwalk at the awards. This design won runner-up in the nightlife section last year. Photos: supplied On the eve of the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, Brittany Pooley talks to local fashion student Sophie Stevens as she prepares to hit the catwalk for the fourth time in Read More →

Photo: Vladimir Vladimirov/GettY Images Thanks to its roots in trade and commerce, Singapore attracts some of the world’s best fashion brands. Even better, some of its chic homegrown brands like Aijek, Biro and Rye have become global exports in their own right. The size and variety of the malls, coupled with the many outdoor shopping arenas provide Read More →

A few weeks back, I met my buddy Chris at Nepenthes, an unusually adventurous men’s boutique on a nondescript block in New York City’s Garment District. He tried on some five-pound wool pants, and I gave my advice: I’m not letting you leave without those. I tried on a red fringed coat seemingly made from Read More →

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