Street threads

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 August, 2009, 12:00am

1 Accessories brand Babe has opened its first boutique in Hong Kong (6 Elgin Street, Central, tel: 2527 0035). The latest collection is inspired by Moroccan and Parisian styles and features pieces in muted metallic colours combined with rich reds and oranges to create an art-deco feel. Standouts include the vintage-style Marlene drop earrings with rectangular quartz (right: HK$1,800) and an eight-pointed star brooch (top: HK$1,200) made from deep-gold crystals set in oxidised gold plating.

2 Puma's Alexander McQueen-designed sportswear collection may give you the incentive to start a fitness regime. Go for the grey zip- up track jacket (right: HK$1,990), with details such as a black/grey striped centre-section and a stitched-in tank shape. Other standouts include a loose-fitting red-knit tee dress (HK$1,790) and a range of accessories including high-top trainers, kit bags and gloves. The line is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, tel: 2118 3388.

3 In keeping with autumn's rock theme, EQ:IQ's latest collection features an array of leather jackets, including a classic double-breasted style (right: HK$4,200) with zip pockets, shoulder straps and gold metal studs. Another standout is the striped black and white jumper (HK$1,600) made from a wool/silk blend, featuring an imitation bead necklace stitched around the neckline. The collection is available at EQ:IQ, 56 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 2530 9691.