Step up your fashion game by embracing these trendsetting looks

Fashion trends are ever-changing, and it is crucial to stay current to make a stylish impression. Here are some of the most popular trendsetting looks of this season.

Drape Drive

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From left to right: Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham and Yves Saint Laurent

The resurgence of the goddess-inspired draped fashion is here to stay and Yves Saint Laurent, Victoria Beckham and Stella McCartney are leading this ethereal trend.

Wedding Comprehension

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From left to right: Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Zimmerman

Decide on a dress that suits your personality, the wedding you and your spouse have planned, and, most importantly, that makes you feel your best. Take notes from fashion houses like Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Zimmerman.

Big Me Out

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From left to right: Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and Loewe

It’s 2023 and ‘90s styles are still, generally making a comeback, and we especially love to see the return of bigger pieces because they can be so much fun to play with. Loewe, Rick Owens and Valentino show us how it’s done.

Short Deco

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From left to right: Egonlab, Prada and Fendi

Bare legs are the antithesis of formal and business attire, according to the rules of conventional menswear of Fendi, AMI and Prada. More male-style rebels are wearing shorts on the most formal occasions, including date night, high-end fashion shows, and even the Met Gala.

Armour City

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From left to right: Givenchy, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana

The armour craze is an extension of the skin-to-world limits we’ve already established. We are now prepared for battle and attired accordingly, just like the knights who fought the plague in the Middle Ages while walking around in full-on Armour.

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From the Runway to Real Life: Stay Ahead of the Trend Curve

In the constantly evolving world of fashion, trends change rapidly. To make a fashionable impact, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends. Here are some of the hottest fashion trends of the season.

Lingerie Scene

Fashion has made visible underwear as common as a white tank top. From the naked dress look to whale tails and peeking bras, the options to flash your intimates are endless.

Big Point

Whether you’re looking for a long coat or a shorter jacket, there’s no denying that oversized jackets are still all the rage right now. Their staying powers are proven via the latest collection from Acne Studios, Jacquemus and Michael Kors.

Maxi Rate

After the resurgence of miniskirts, a new trend has emerged. Sprinkled throughout the Spring 2023 runways, the maxi skirt was revived by Givenchy, Fendi and Dior, thus becoming the item worth investing in this season.

Masc Beyond

One of the greatest things about living in 2023 is that you can wear whatever you want. Gone are the days of people dressing in clothes that conform to society’s traditional views of sex or gender identity.

Worth the short

Bermuda shorts, denim shorts, sweat shorts. The shorter hemlines in the summer are expected and they’re the perfect excuse to show off sun-kissed legs. Truly, it’s the era of teeny-tiny mini shorts and hot pants.

How to Elevate Your Style With These Must-Have Colours for Every Wardrobe

When it comes to building a capsule wardrobe, having a range of colours to choose from is essential. While your personal style and preferences may play a significant role in selecting colours, there are a few must-have colours that look great on everyone, regardless of skin tone or style. In this article, Gafencu has put together the essential colours that every wardrobe should have and provided some styling tips to help you make the most of them.


Black is a classic colour that everyone definitely has in their wardrobe because it is a versatile colour that can be effortlessly dressed up or down and it works well in any season. Best of all, black is flattering on almost every skin tone, as it creates a beautiful contrast. Like many other dark colours, black can also make you look slim. When styling black, consider pairing it with other neutral colours or adding a pop of colour with accessories.


White is another essential colour that works for everyone. It is a fresh and clean colour that can be worn in any season and it looks good on different skin tones. Similar to black, you can never go wrong while pairing white with other neutral shades or elevating your look with an accent colour of your choice. The only issue with white is having to be extra careful while maintaining it as even the slightest stain shows prominently on them.


If you are looking for another dark colour that can be considered as an alternative to black, then navy is certainly a great option. Besides, some people may avoid using black as they may associate the colour with bad luck. In that case, the navy colour is a great pick and it also looks less harsh. As a colour that can easily replace black, this dark blue shade can also be styled just the way you would style black.


Another common colour that is an ideal alternative to black is grey which you can flaunt in any season. It is a universal colour that can be perfectly incorporated into your daily office wear, athleisure, party wear and more. Though this shade can suit everyone, it looks the most suitable for people with cooler skin tones.


Red is a bold and bright colour that can add a pop of colour to any outfit. It is extra appealing for those with warmer skin tones. It is the best colour to dress up in if you are looking to make a strong impression. When styling red, consider pairing it with other neutral colours.

Styling Tips

When it comes to styling these essential colours, there are some simple tips to remember. First, consider your skin tone when selecting colours. Those with warmer skin tones may want to opt for warmer colours like red and green, while those with cooler skin tones may prefer cooler colours like navy and grey.

Another factor to look into, when selecting colours, is the occasion you will be wearing the outfit. Neutral colours like black, white, and navy work well for more formal occasions, while bolder colours like red and green can add a pop of colour to casual outfits.

Finally, feel free to experiment with different colour combinations. Mixing and matching different colours can create unique and interesting outfits that reflect your personal style without making you look like you are repeating the same outfit on most days.

Images: Tagwalk

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Different ways to surprise your mom this special day in Hong Kong

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you have not yet made any plans or are still racking your brain on what to gift your mom on this special occasion, we have made a commutative list to help you with it. Scroll down to read about all the special Mother’s Day gifts and treats in Hong Kong.

A treat for her eyes and stomach

Flowers have always been considered a classic gift but truth be told they don’t rank highly when judged based on practicality. So, for this Mother’s Day, why not treat your mother to flowers that are more than mere decoration? A couple of fine-dining restaurants in Hong Kong have put together special menus that hold the visual appeal of those beautiful blossoms with dishes being crafted to attain a floral look.

For instance, Hutong is serving a hearty meal with ten Northern Chinese dishes such as Braised abalone & chicken with Chinese wine and Sichuan-style lobster. But the highlight of this menu has to be Lotus Puff which is baked artistically to mimic a blooming lotus.

Then, there is Dim Sum Library’s very own yum cha experience for enjoying a platter of dim sum varieties which includes the spectacular looking and tasting Pearl scallop and shrimp dumplings in an attractive rose pink shade.

But if your mom loves something sweet, then you can always opt for the Peach mousse with basil ganache & chocolate from Vista or the Strawberry mousse with yuzu, pistachio & cacao from Cantina – both these decadent desserts are crowned with an edible rose on them.

Similarly, you can celebrate with VIVE Cake Boutique’s new range of cakes that are complete with floral arrangements, like the one named Love You Bunches which has pink and white blossoms on top of it, made especially for the special occasion.

A fresh and flavorful start

For all those mothers who need their morning cup of coffee or a caffeine fix at any point of the day, the Nespresso Vertuo Pop would be the most suitable gift. This user-friendly coffee machine is equipped with Centrifusion™ technology that makes it very straightforward to brew different beverages, including Espresso, Double Espresso, Gran Lungo, Mug, and Alto. The machine will scan the barcode on the capsule and prepare the drink for you. Given its small size, your mom can keep it in the home or office space. Besides, as made evident in its name, Vertuo Pop also provide a bright pop of colour with the coffee machine available in six vibrant colours.

A bejewelled surprise

As the queen she is, every mother deserved to be treated like one and what better way to do so than donning her with some exquisite pieces of jewellery? Look no further than Cartier’s newly-launched pieces as part of its Cartier Libre collection. Not compromising in size in any way, these bold, limited-edition pieces of jewellery feature eye-catching designs such as gold beads and twisted corals. The talking point of this bijouterie line is definitely the Rock Chip cape – a gorgeous necklace with an avant-garde pattern.

A bag for all her essentials

On any given day, a bag will stand as the most needed accessory and that is why you can never go wrong when it comes to choosing a bag as a gift for your maternal figure. The only problem would be picking one as there are so many options to choose from, so here are a few of the best ones to make the bag selection process easy for you.

Just this week, Rimowa launched a collection featuring two colour ranges – the pastel pink one called Petal and a brownish-green one called Cedar. The line brings crossbody bags, backpacks, travel suitcases and even iPhone cases in these two attractive shades. There is also Loewe’s Font Tote in Raffia bags that are spacious enough to hold everything she will need throughout the day. Both collections boast super stylish and practical bags.

Everything You Should Know About Quiet Luxury – The Rules Of This Fashion Trend

Gwyneth Paltrow’s courtroom fashion during her recent eight-day trial or some super-wealthy men like Mark Zuckerberg and Simon Cowell who are mostly spotted wearing outfits that look super casual – people associate their fashion to high-end brands simply because it is them who are wearing it and as you guessed it, all their attires are branded.

The Meta owner’s choice of clothing for instance includes a simple-looking grey T-shirt which is actually a Brunello Cuccinelli estimated to be about HK$2500. The X-Factor judge’s laid-back white or black T-Shirts are Armani. Likewise, if it does not look obvious to the unfamiliar eyes, the wellness icon and Goop founder was decked in Celine, The Row, Prada, Ray-Bans, Foundrae, Gucci and other luxury brands during her appearances in the courtroom.

These simple-yet-luxurious styles, which resemble the ‘money talks, wealth whispers’ phenomenon, are what is gaining traction in 2023 and are referred to as quiet luxury or as social media platforms have popularised it – old money aesthetics. So, what exactly is quiet luxury?

The Row

Quiet luxury is a fashion trend that focuses on dressing simply and sophisticatedly. It follows the minimalist approach while sticking to investment pieces usually falling under the colour palette like neutrals such as black, white, grey, beige, olive green, caramel and more that allow for endless possibilities of outfit combinations to wear. In other words, it does not boast monograms or logos that make it very apparent that they were purchased from a high-end brand.


Instead, quiet luxury prioritises the quality of the clothing and sticks to closet essentials that will be in vogue forever. The easiest example has to be something like a white T-shirt. Quiet luxury encourages you to buy one that is of great quality and that you can wear comfortably for many years to come without worrying about its wear and tear. Precisely, it is also a smart and sustainable way of shopping because by opting for clothes of better quality, you are not inclined to do an annual purchase of your basics. You are cutting down on fashion waste.

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Another important rule of Quiet luxury is that the clothes are always very neat, ironed and well-tailored because if you agree or not, quiet luxury is definingly the fashion of the ultra-rich so the trend is also an extension of their lifestyle. These are people who are driven in their cars thus never having to worry about their shirts or blouse getting crinkled while taking public transport and the material itself is less prone to wrinkles. They also have their own personal tailors who will alter anything they buy to fit them perfectly. As a result, these people’s styles always look prim and proper and that is the aesthetic Quiet Luxury is going for.