Decor in store
Alfred Dunhill is joining other luxury brands at the Heritage 1881 building. Its new boutique makes use of the building's original stonework, revamped to form its exterior. Alfred Dunhill, shop G11, 1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, tel: 2368 6851
D&G has launched an online store stocking womenswear, menswear, accessories, intimates and jewellery. The site was designed by the Yoox group. Go to dandgstore.com
Designer Alessandro Dell'Acqua is on the warpath with Cherry Grove, the company that produces and distributes his label. Dell'Acqua claims the firm created a women's pre-spring and men's spring/summer 2010 collection without his final approval. Fashion insiders are questioning how long the relationship will last.
School of cool
Lane Crawford continues to support local designers by teaming up with Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the fourth time. The store will showcase the work of 12 students graduating from the Institute of Textile and Clothing in an exhibition entitled Designers of Tomorrow. Until July 30 at Lane Crawford IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388
Brand of the rising sun
Japanese womenswear brand Index has opened its first Hong Kong store in Times Square. The label is known for its minimalist designs. Index, shop 505-06, 5/F Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 2226
Love conquers all
Cartier has released a limited-edition Love pink gold collection and will donate part of the profits to the China Children and Teenager's Fund. The collection includes a silk bracelet (below, left; HK$5,450) featuring a charm, available in three styles, and a ring (HK$15,500 to HK$49,800) also available in three styles. Available at Cartier Boutiques including, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 8105 5008
Splash for cash
Local swimwear brand Sabina Swims has collaborated with graphic design studio Whitespace on an exclusive Sunbird print for its summer collection. Only 60 suits are available in Hong Kong, and 10 per cent of the proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Fund. Sabina Swims, 1/F 99F Wellington St, Central, tel: 2115 9975
Jonathan Saunders has announced that he will be showing at London Fashion Week for the event's 25th anniversary in September. He will join Burberry, Matthew Williamson and Pringle of Scotland.
Versace and the Jet Li One Foundation have opened a second Versace One Foundation Children's Centre in Sichuan. It's the fruit of a year-long partnership between the two. Versace last year opened the first centre in San Jiang, Sichuan.