Men in black
Indian designer Ashish Gupta has made the leap from New Delhi's catwalks to global sartorial stardom. For a distinctly non-Bollywood look, he has bled the colours out of his autumn-winter line and adopted a grungy British aesthetic. Our picks of the collection are the distressed knit jumper (HK$4,500), the sequin zippered trousers (both below; HK$12,690) and the bone-print trousers (left; HK$11,590). Ashish Gupta is available at Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central, tel: 3695 3388.
Penmanship may be a dying art, but don't tell that to the folks at ST Dupont. German designer Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with ST Dupont to create the Mon Dupont line, which reeks of old-world charm and glamour. The glossy red fountain pen (HK$4,900) and its ballpoint brother (both above; HK$2,900) will be available in limited numbers and must be pre-ordered. ST Dupont is in The Landmark, tel: 2877 4138.
Heart of stone
Dynasty, the soap opera, conjures up images of heavy make-up, shoulder pads and door knob-sized diamonds, but Dynasty the American jeweller has, mercifully, toned it down. Indian jewellers at the brand have created a range of cufflinks (above; HK$1,250 a pair), which give just a hint of sparkle. Dynasty is available at Fine n'Rhine, 2/F, V-Plus Building, 68 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 3118 7338.
For someone who created a line of swimsuits with fruit-shaped appliques covering certain body parts, the shoes being churned out of the house of Vivienne Westwood seem outrageously normal. Still, we're loving the black trainer with red inseam (right; HK$6,260) for its practical and wearable aesthetic.Vivienne Westwood is at 42 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 3549 6308.