Catch the breeze
If you don't have the time for yachting this summer, you can still dress like you do, with Nautica's sailor-inspired collection. Keep it casual with the white shorts featuring nautical sketches (above; HK$630) and the wide multicoloured striped tee (left; HK$630). Nautica is in Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 4330.
Word on the street
Kris Van Assche has collaborated with Eastpak for the Kris Van Assche x Eastpak collection. The series of casual bags incorporates the trademark style the young Belgian designer has cultivated through his runway collections, mixing minimalism with chic streetwear. The bags are made of leather, parachute cloth and cotton. We like the neutral messenger bag (above left; HK$1,990) and the black backpack (above right; HK$1,990). The collection is available at Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central, tel: 3695 3388.
Break with tradition
JM Weston's Claridge collection gives classic designs a subtle twist. Traditional oxfords get a modern makeover, with rich burgundy leather and triangle and diamond perforations, instead of the typical small round holes (left; HK$7,150). We also like the minimalist black boot (above; HK$8,250) made from a single piece of leather. JM Weston is at The Galleria, Central, tel: 2234 7288.
Free and easy
Salvatore Ferragamo offers a relaxed alternative to the sharp, cigarette-style suits favoured by many designers this season. Inspired by lazy summer days and an artist's lifestyle, the collection is aimed at the free-spirited and is full of roomy trousers and easy shirts that ooze elegance. Stripes feature prominently, whether thick or thin, vertical or horizontal. Looks such as the double-breasted striped silk and cotton jacket (HK$23,900) worn with loose cream trousers (both above; HK$7,950) and the grey trousers with subtle stripes (HK$6,950) worn with a single-breast jacket (HK$17,500) and a loose-fitting silk shirt (all right; HK$5,800) epitomise the collection. Salvatore Ferragamo is at Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2110 0668.