Telling the unique stories of her native land on runways around the world, Russian couture queen Ulyana Sergeenko truly puts Moscow in motion. A front-row fixture, she emerged from a crowded pack of avid fashionistas (dubbed the “Czarinas”) to become one of the country’s leading designers. Taking inspiration from bygone eras and intriguing figures from Russia’s rich history, she launched her eponymous label in 2011, which shows regularly at Haute Couture Week in Paris.
Tired of that standard egg-custard tart alongside your silk-stocking milk tea? There’s nothing wrong with the classics, but to wow your jaded palate, take a shot at the soft-centre, half-baked cheese tart. As the cult of cheese-tart fanatics grows into a veritable army, we’re seeing numerous speciality stores popping up across the city
The explosion of Scandinavian style and the rise of Sheung Wan as a stylish shopping destination can be partly attributed to Swedish native Alexis Holm, who opened his 15squarestreet boutique in 2010 in a historical area that features the Man Mo Temple and traditional coffin-makers