Return to spender
To celebrate Valentine's Day, anyone who spends HK$3,000 or more at boutiques in Alexandra House, Chater House, Prince's Building and the Landmark from February 10 to 14 gets a chance to win a HK$10,000 shopping spree on the third floor of the Landmark. Other prizes include a Rose Romance spa package from the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, plus vouchers from ThreeSixty, Starbucks and more. Everyone who enters is guaranteed a prize. For details, go to www.centralhk.com during the promotional period.
Care in the air
Cathay Pacific produced its first, business- and economy-class amenity kits, in collaboration with several fashion houses. Cathay will now offer kits designed by Agnes b., Ipa-Nima and Victorinox, containing skincare products from the likes of Acca Kappa, Dermalogica, Darphin and Murad.
Bag lady Stella McCartney is to design a limited-edition collection for accessories brand LeSportsac. WWD says the line will focus on multipurpose travel bags, luggage, baby accessories and totes for mums. It will be available at high-end department and speciality stores in time for spring next year.
French designer Roland Mouret is making a catwalk comeback. He'll launch a high-end and possibly made- to-order collection at the Paris couture shows on July 3-6. The capsule collection will be referred to as RM by Roland Mouret and is his second project in partnership with 19RM, co- owned by American Idol creator Simon Fuller.
Juliette and the Licks, the rock band fronted by actress Juliette Lewis (left), will feature in the spring 2007 advertising campaign for C'N'C, Costume National's secondary line. The concept for the campaign, photographed by Stefan Ruiz, is to capture the look of a futuristic album cover. The line is available in Hong Kong at I.T.
Model Helena Christensen (right) and Leif Sigerson have signed a deal to sell their wares on fashion website Netaporter.com. Their clothing line, Christensen and Sigerson, was launched last summer and consists of simple but luxurious cotton basics, knit separates and shift dresses.
Glamour magazine has commissioned limited-edition T-shirts from six young designers to be sold on shopbop.com. Jenni Kayne, Rodarte, Rachel Roy, Sari Gueron, Thread Social and Vena Cava were asked to design and sign a run of 250 T-shirts each. Thirty per cent of the proceeds will go to each designer's charity of choice.
Tim Gunn, chair of the fashion design department for TV show Project Runway, has resigned to become chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne. Fashion Week Daily reports that Gunn will be responsible for attracting, retaining and developing creative talent within the Liz Claiborne brand portfolio.