Sonia Rykiel spreads her wings
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel has opened a 290sqft retail space in Kowloon. Located within the I.T shop, the area (right) is furnished with European fittings and mirrors. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Shop LG2-02, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, tel: 2265 7110
Lulu opens in Kowloon
Local designer Lulu Cheung has opened a 1,120sqft boutique in Kowloon. Designed to resemble a walk-in closet, it will sell the label's clothing, accessories and footwear. Lulu Cheung, Shop 101, 1/F, Silvercord, TST, tel: 2117 0682
Rebecca Taylor first for HK
The first Rebecca Taylor store has opened in Hong Kong. The 800sqft space is decorated in pastels. Rebecca Taylor, 14 Wyndham St, Central, tel: 2973 0198
Tie for womenswear award
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held its annual Fashion Awards in New York last week and, for the first time in its 25-year history, there was a tie for womenswear designer of the year. Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler shared the honour with Oscar de la Renta.
Union supports breast cancer
In other CFDA news, the council has teamed up with luxury internet retailer Netaporter.com to expand its Fashion Targets Breast Cancer programme globally. The website will offer limited-edition pieces with proceeds going towards the programme.
Miller gets nod from Tod's
Italian fashion and leather goods label Tod's has for the first time chosen a celebrity to front its advertising campaign. Actress Sienna Miller will appear in the print campaign, showcasing the label's autumn/winter 2008 ready-to-wear and accessories collections designed by creative director Derek Lam.
Puma roars into luxury market
Puma has tapped the luxury market with a range of premium designer accessories, travel equipment and luggage called Urban Mobility. The 10-piece collection will be launched globally next month.