A sleek touch of British chic

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 August, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 August, 1999, 12:00am

Sleek cars and tailored clothes come together this Friday evening in an unusual event intended to showcase traditional British style. Jaguar and Alfred Dunhill are co-hosting a show-cum-exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 27 as part of the Inchcape Greater China Millennium Motor Show.

Alfred Dunhill will be showing its autumn/winter 1999-2000 men's collection, while Jaguar will unveil its newest pre-millennial models.

Also on show will be Alfred Dunhill accessories, including watches, writing instruments and gift ideas.

Italian affair If you are a fan of classic, streamlined clothes, then you will love the autumn/winter 1999-2000 collection from Salvatore Ferragamo. The Florentine-based house is showing the line, including its luxurious bags and practical shoes, at a tea-time catwalk show on September 8 at the chic new Prince's Building restaurant, The Mezz. The brand is undergoing something of a revival at the hands of new fashion director, Nicole Fischelis, formerly of Saks Fifth Avenue. Its profile was also raised after a special shoe was designed recently to commemorate the 70th birthday of the late Audrey Hepburn, a loyal Ferragamo fan.

Funky addition A new accessories store, opening soon in Central, promises the most stylish offerings at unbeatable prices. Retailer Joanne Ooi, responsible for bringing ready-to-wear brands like Daryl K and Katayone Adeli to Hong Kong, opens Style Trek on September 1, on a first-floor space at The Landmark. A funky interior - which will include hot pink and magenta ultrasuede accents - will house feminine bags from the likes of Amy Chan and Ipa-nima, lush feathered accessories from Wild by Schutt and a range of shawls and scarves. Ooi describes the concept as 'style-driven, feminine and whimsical'. Prices will average around $1,000.