Luxury leather

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 19 November, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 November, 1997, 12:00am

The German accessories brand Seeger is often described as 'cashmere in leather' because of its impossibly soft and pliant texture - one that has won it fans like Barbra Streisand and Pierce Brosnan.

This Friday at the Prince's Building boutique and Saturday at the branch in the Hyatt Regency, Seeger is inviting anyone interested to pop along to check out how leather craftsman Ludwig Klenheinz handles this specially-treated material.

Klenheinz joined Seeger in 1954, aged 15. He will demonstrate cutting, folding and embossing techniques. For more information, call Lucy Stringer at 2810-8108 Wrap up in style Pashmina shawls - made of a sensuous cashmere/silk mix and imported from India - are increasingly becoming the must-have of the fashion set.

An exhibition at the China Club which closed yesterday showcased a range of pashmina shawls, scarves and mufflers and was, according to one visitor, 'busy all day and the best ones were gone early'. If you missed it, retailers like Joyce in the Galleria and SYS in the Landmark carry a selection, as do private importers such as Colour Wraps (contact Angelina on 9499-0191).

Designer home Designer homeware will soon be integrated into the range of goods available at China Art. The Cat Street store, which tomorrow opens a second branch on 15 Hollywood Road, will introduce a collection of tableware, linens and other accessories with the East-meets-West theme early next year.

China Art earlier this year hosted an exhibition of Chinese furniture that reflected what was then the mood of fashion - spare and minimalist. The forthcoming homeware collection is described as 'very Asian with a European twist instead of the other way around', by a China Art spokesman.

Facing the future Home-grown make-up lines are catching on fast. FL Professional recently added to its store at the Galleria by opening a counter at Seibu and will next year establish another outlet in the soon-to-be-opened Grand Century Plaza in Mongkok. And Orient Colour, under the Le Salon Orient group, has just introduced a 'Chinese Festive Season' look inspired by the 20s and concocted exclusively for Asian tastes and faces. The line is available at the newly-renovated Le Salon Orient on Duddell Street.