Theory of evolution
Local designer Sonjia Norman chose the location of her second home, Dubrovnik, Croatia, as the inspiration for her spring/summer collection. Titled Evolution, the line features dresses and separates in materials such as sequined silk chiffon, soft suede and hand-printed silks, as well as her signature hand-painted and embroidered pieces made from antique kimonos and saris. Shades are perfect for the season, with colours such as lilac, azure, peacock green and buttery yellow. Standouts include a colourful, printed full-length sundress (right; HK$14,430) with a maroon bodice that can easily go from day to night. Another standout is the flowing kimono-sleeve cocktail dress (HK$8,970) in silk chiffon printed in colours such as mauve, dusty pink and copper. Her collection is available at Sonjia, 2 Sun Street, Wan Chai, tel: 2529 6223.