Golf label tees off
Chervo, an Italian-based golf and sportswear specialist, has opened its first boutique in Hong Kong. The new 740sqft shop (right) features materials such as oak wood, frosted glass and brushed steel accented with green leather finishings. The store carries the label's complete collection of men's and women's golfwear and sportswear as well as accessories. Chervo, Level 2, Harbour City, TST, tel: 2375 1880.
Boutique opens in the city
German women's label Luisa Cerano has also opened its first shop in Hong Kong. The under-stated green, grey, white interior was designed by German architects Blocher Blocher Partners and reflects the design of Luisa Cerano stores worldwide. Luisa Cerano, Shop B54, the Landmark, Central, tel: 2530 2682.
Back in business
Sole Alliance has reopened its shop in Kowloon. The 600sqft women's footwear store (below) stocks labels such as JLo by Jennifer Lopez, Arturo Chiang, Betsey Johnson and Jessica Simpson. The renovated space is designed to resemble a cosy walk-in wardrobe with moveable mirrors and linen-upholstered walls. Sole Alliance, Shop 2403, Harbour City, TST, tel: 2926 3010.
Best foot forward
Sole Town, a footwear mega-store, will open its doors on June 13 in Causeway Bay. Covering 14,000sqft, the emporium will carry footwear and accessories for men, women and children from labels such as Nine West, Enzo Angiolini, Betsey Johnson, Arturo Chiang, Steve Madden, Easy Spirit, Francesco Biasia and many more. Sole Town, 1/F Hang Lung Centre, Causeway Bay, tel: 2577 8303.
Scassi's take on ready-to-wear
American couturier Arnold Scassi, who has dressed the likes of Jackie Onassis and Barbra Streisand, has announced his return to fashion on The Martha Stewart Show. Scassi showed pieces from his ready-to-wear collection, including a hot pink bias-cut gown and a red strapless cocktail dress, due out in autumn.
Robinson fills the Gap
Designer Patrick Robinson has been named the new creative head of Gap, according to Fashion Wire Daily. Robinson was formerly the artistic director of the now defunct French fashion house Paco Rabanne and had worked as a designer at brands such as Perry Ellis.
Armani's Ocean-going adventure
Giorgio Armani has added another film partnership to his resume. The Italian designer collaborated with costume designer Louise Frogley to dress the stars of Ocean's Thirteen, including George Clooney.
All change at Vionnet
London-based Greek designer Sophia Kokosalaki has announced that she'll leave Vionnet after 10 months. The designer was appointed artistic director to breathe life into the French label created in 1912 by Madeleine Vionnet. Kokosalaki has decided to concentrate on her own label and will be replaced by Marc Audibet.