Divia Harilela and Candy Soo
Local label initial has opened a store in Kowloon (below). Covering more than 3,000 sq ft, it includes an art exhibition area, cafe and hair salon. The exhibition area is housed in a glass-enclosed space so customers can enjoy the art while browsing through the label's clothing and accessories. initial, Shop 2, 48 Cameron Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui. Inquiries: 2442 1995
Who's sari now?
Fans of Indian-inspired clothing can stop by a trunk show held by designer Soniya Chadha today and tomorrow. Look for saris and ethnic embroidered tunics, separates and eveningwear. From 10.30am to 7pm at Zari, Room 601, Canton House, 54-56 Queen's Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2127 7911 or 2522 6555
Japanese conceptual designer Mihara Yasuhiro has opened his first overseas boutique, in Hong Kong, called Sosu Miharayasuhiro (below). The 800 sq ft space will carry his men's and women's lines and was designed in collaboration with interior designer Kinichi Ogata. Sosu Miharayasuhiro, G/F, 16 On Lan St, Central. Inquiries: 2162 8006
Indian designers Manzar & Hirch will host a trunk show of their latest clothing collection, entitled L'Amour de l'Or, from 11am to 7pm in the Caine Room, Level 7, the Conrad, 88 Queensway. Inquiries: 9495 5147.
Rocker Chrissie Hynde has threatened to sue leather company Hogan for using her name to promote a bag. According to the New York Daily News, Hynde - an avid animal rights activist - has taken issue with Hogan over a new pony-skin handbag named the Chrissie. She's exploring her legal options with the help of animal rights group Peta.
In the bag
Karl Lagerfeld has signed a licensing agreement with Accessory Network Group to design, make and distribute his namesake handbags, small leather goods and luggage. The collection will be available from autumn next year.
Francesca Versace, the 25-year-old niece of the late Gianni Versace, has designed a capsule collection with Singaporean label alldressedup. Versace worked with the label's head designer, Sven Tan, for two months. Alldressedup by Francesca V will have its debut in March next year. Alldressedup is available in Hong Kong at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central. Inquiries: 2118 3388.