Style bites

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 May, 2008, 12:00am

Bridal chic

Brides-to-be can view designer Monique Lhuillier's new autumn collection at a trunk show starting on Saturday. The collection takes inspiration from Patrick Dougherty's sculptures, and dresses feature twisting and knotting in light fabrics to create ethereal silhouettes. Prices range from HK$28,000 to HK$60,000. By appointment only. Until May 28, 11am to 7pm, Central Weddings and Occasions, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2869 8666; email:

Dior diary

Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche has been invited to be guest curator for the seventh issue of Belgium-based art and fashion magazine A. The issue will feature portraits of Van Assche and his team, as well as contributions from his friends in the arts. The designer is also collaborating with US-based eyewear brand Oliver Peoples on a limited edition collection that will be available this summer.

Jean genius

Denim bar Indigo has launched a denim recycling scheme to benefit needy local women. Until August 31, women can drop off old pairs of jeans in exchange for a store credit. Labels carried by the store earn HK$100 and others HK$50. Up to HK$300 of credit can be redeemed against any pair of new jeans. Jeans collected will be donated to the Women's Foundation. Indigo, G/F, 32A Staunton St, Central, tel: 2147 3000.

Water birth

Swimwear label A Starlet is Born has launched a new website, allowing customers to shop online for the brand's latest styles. (

Jewel purpose

Hong Kong Design Series 6: Jewellery for Life is the last exhibition in the Hong Kong Design Series. The show explores the development of the local jewellery industry and emergence of local styles (above) and designer brands. Until Feb 2009, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, tel: 2180 8188. Admission HK$5-HK$10; free Wednesdays.

Indian inspiration

Mantra will be selling its summer collection of Indian-inspired belts, charms, bags and pendants at a trunk show today. Admission free, 10am-5pm, the Ball, American Club, Tai Tam, inquiries: 2525 8648

New face for Miu Miu

Kristin Dunst move over: Vanessa Paradis, French model and wife of actor Johnny Depp, has been announced as the new face of Miu Miu for autumn/winter 2008.

Emilio Pucci opens in Hong Kong

Emilio Pucci has opened its first Hong Kong boutique. The 550 sq ft boutique (left) features a Mediterranean-inspired colour scheme with pale lilac floors and a vibrant purple rug. Accessories are showcased on curved illuminated plexiglass. Shop 363, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 4698.