The Call of the Peacock exhibition features Indian finery - including clothing, handbags and jewellery - from designers such as Meha Patel (below), Queenie Dodi and Rima Tulsiani. Tomorrow, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-5pm, Crystal Ballroom, Holiday Inn Golden Mile, TST, tel: 3118 7338. Meanwhile, Nina's Indian outfit exhibition is being held on the hotel's third floor, featuring Indo-western outfits, shawls and other accessories.
Central Weddings is hosting Hong Kong's first Oscar de la Renta bridal trunk show on Friday and Saturday. Brides-to-be can view the collection, designed by the brand's in-house team, between noon and 6pm, by appointment only. Central Weddings, the Landmark, tel: 2869 8666.
The Hershey Company has commissioned celebrity jeweller Neil Lane to create a special Hershey's Kisses brooch to mark its centenary. The design features 755 diamonds totalling seven carats, and is valued at more than US$25,000. The brooch is being auctioned at clothesoffourback.org until September 15, and all proceeds will benefit children's charities.
Tis the season
IFC Mall is hosting the Fleur de Style Fashion Fiesta, a showcase of the new season's colours, styles and trends. The event begins with a gala show tomorrow, followed by seven individual brand shows, including Versace, Patrizia Pepe, Ferragamo, Kenzo and Loewe during coming weeks. There will also be various exhibitions, including one on must-have accessories. Friday to September 18, the Atrium, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2295 3308
Vera Wang (below) has announced plans to team up with US department store Kohl's to produce a fashion and lifestyle brand called Very Vera by Vera Wang. The collection will be available in Kohl's stores as well as at kohls.com, and will include sportswear, lingerie, jewellery, footwear, hand- bags and homeware.
Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby, the design duo behind label Boudiccia, have decided to swap the catwalks of New York Fashion Week for Paris. They'll stage their first show in January, as part of the off-schedule calendar.
Bag of tricks
Luggage brand Tumi has announced plans to enter the women's fashion accessories market next spring. Malia Schooler, who designed handbags for Botkier, has been hired to oversee the collection. Tumi will launch three collections, featuring its signature nylon bags, leather satchels, wallets and hobos.
Although Chloe hasn't officially replaced designer Phoebe Philo, the French brand has recruited Emma Hill to over- see its accessories collection. Hill worked at GAP as vice-president of accessories design, and before that was a senior designer at Marc Jacobs. She will be based in London, and her first accessories collection is due out in autumn next year.
Cary on Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style, is a new book devoted to the fashion secrets of the late US actor. Written by Richard Torregrossa, it includes a detailed history of Grant's style, interviews with fashion luminaries, on- and off-set photos, as well as contributions from Giorgio Armani and Michael Kors. It will be released next month, but is available on pre-order from amazon.com for US$22.05.
Steel a glimpse Steel & Steelo has opened its second store in Causeway Bay. The 600sqft interior includes a mirrored boudoir for personal stylist consultations and a VIP section. Area Q Percival House, 83 Percival St, Causeway Bay, tel: 2972 2898.