Men’s style expert Eugene Tong talks to our fashion director about his unlikely career, a changing world and his style essentials
In the first of an ongoing series, we ask two experts in their respective fields about the role this issue’s theme – colour – plays in their chosen discipline. We talk to Candice Chan, founder and creative director of J. Candice Interior Architects, and Kai-Yin Lo, jewellery and accessories designer, art adviser and cultural historian, about the influence colour has on their lives and work.
In a world where fashion designers are celebrities, Hedi Slimane remains something of an enigma. The reclusive creative director of Saint Laurent is notoriously media-shy, rarely giving interviews. While most designers choose to base themselves in the bustling fashion capitals of Paris and Milan, he prefers the anonymity of sprawling Los Angeles. Yet despite his low profile, he continues to be one of the most talked about and influential designers of his generation.