In addition to big labels such as Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy, we are loving the fruits of smaller independent milliners, and Hongkonger Awon Golding is no exception. Her dark grey Swirl hat (left; HK$5,480), with sweeping black feathers and floral detail, is a stunning number that would be great for big occasions. Awon Golding is available online at www.awongolding.com and Hatwoman, Man Yee Arcade, 68 Des Voeux Road Central, tel: 2167 8337.
Nobody does effortless deconstructivist cool like the folks over at Helmut Lang. The brand's slouchy, cropped drawstring trousers have been sharpened up by slanted pockets (right; HK$1,450). For an immediate figure sculptor, there's the dusty rose jacket with shutter-pleated leather panels on the waist and shoulders (far right; HK$6,400). Helmut Lang is available online at shopbop.com; includes free shipping.
The pre-autumn capsule collection by Jonathan Saunders for Escada Sport is a series of casual luxurious looks evoking the photography of David Bailey from the late 1950s and 60s. Saunders colour blocks two bold shades of teal in this simple silhouette (right; HK$9,300) while the full effect of his large stylised floral pattern is brought out by the long-sleeved column gown (far right; HK$4,800). Escada is in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2234 7117.
New shoes on the block
New York-based Opening Ceremony has impressed fashion fans in Hong Kong. From its summer collection we have 70s-style chunky sandals in vibrant tangerine and indigo (left and above; HK$5,000 a pair) featuring coloured stripes on the platforms. Opening Ceremony is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, tel: 2118 3388.