Style bites

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 April, 2007, 12:00am

True blue

Italian label iBlues has opened a new store (below), at the Landmark, decked out in black and white and with shiny flooring, white textured walls and wooden fixtures. Shop 313-314, 3/F The Landmark, 11, Pedder Street, Central, tel: 2522 9016

Three flawless floors

Comme des Garcons has opened its first store in Hong Kong. The three-storey building has a white-panelled exterior with womenswear on the first floor, menswear on the second and an exhibition space designed by Michael Howells on the top floor. Comme des Garcons, 20 On Lan Street, Central, tel: 2869 5906

Dior diary

After nearly a year of negotiations, Dior Homme designer Hedi Slimane has ended his five-year stint at Christian Dior. Belgian designer Kris Van Assche has been named Dior Homme's artistic director and will be in charge of the brand's ready-to-wear and accessories collections.

A model's model

Kate Moss has chosen Chanel model and former Babyshambles drummer Irina Lazareanu to model for her new TopShop collection. The KM for TopShop range goes on sale on May 1.

Tight knit

Hosiery label Wolford is collaborating with Valentino on a new line, due in July, that will feature five bodysuits and matching tights. It will be available at Wolford and Valentino stores worldwide.

Bag lady

Samsonite has recruited actress Christina Ricci (below) to be the face of its new Fashionaire line, a 13-piece update of a travel and luggage line released in 1968.

Not too late to graduate

Six months after gaining a doctorate from University of the Arts London, Giorgio Armani has been awarded an honorary degree in industrial design by the Politecnico di Milano.

First Joyce

Joyce in Central is undergoing renovations, with the expanded store due to open on April 19. Joyce will also open its first mainland outlet, at Shanghai's Plaza 66, on April 21. Joyce, Queen's Road Central, tel: 2810 1120