Tom Ford makes debut in Japan
The Lane Crawford Joyce Group has opened its first Tom Ford store in Asia (above) in Osaka, Japan. The 1,300 sq ft boutique was designed by Tom Ford and architect William Sofield and is decorated in hues of burnished copper, shades of grey and sable brown. Tom Ford, Hankyu Department Store, 7-10 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, tel: 81 6 6364 3600.
Couture label gets room to grow
Fashion label Xenia...O has relocated to a bigger studio in Central. The couture clothing line, owned by fashion designer and styling consultant Xenia Lubberstedt, offers custom designed gowns, dresses and work attire using material sourced by Lubberstedt from around the world. Xenia...O, Level 18, Onfem Tower, 29 Wyndham St, Central, inquiries: 9150 3221.
Socialite to auction designer gear
Socialite and couture collector Daphne Guinness will be auctioning off some of her haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces and accessories to benefit Womankind - a charity set up to help women in developing countries improve their lives. Look for pieces from designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Giorgio Armani and Valentino. The auction will take place on April 29 and will be listed on eBay. An online catalogue will be available on www.kerrytaylorauctions.com closer to the date. For more information, contact Kerry Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at tel: 44 (0) 208 676 4600.
Green tees just the Tonic for charities
Four eco-friendly limited-edition T-shirts designed by Luella Bartley will be sold on online boutique Tonic to benefit four different causes around the world from April 1. Sign up at www.tonicgen.com for notification.
Wishing on a teddy bear
To celebrate the one year anniversary of Seibu's Kowloon location, the department store has collaborated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation on a series of limited-edition teddy bears together with 17 international brands and 13 local celebrities. Each of the available 27 pairs costs HK$1,888. The exhibition and sale runs from 10am to 10pm until March 12. Seibu, G/F, Kowloon Hotel, 19-21 Nathan Road, TST, inquiries: 3693 2388.
Korean label comes to town
Women's label SJSJ (below) has opened a new boutique in Central. Shop for the Korean label's clothing, footwear and accessories in the bright and modern 750 sq ft space. SJSJ, 26 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2234 9822.
Bryan Adams works with Line Gost
Musician and photographer Bryan Adams has teamed up with Guess Jeans spring/summer 2008 advertising campaign inspired by screen legend Sophia Loren. Adams photographed new face Line Gost, and will donate his fee to his charity, the Bryan Adams Foundation.