The goods

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 December, 2011, 12:00am
 

Candy man

Ermenegildo Zegna, known for flawless, muted shades on impeccable suits, has launched a line of candy-coloured cashmere jumpers that customers can customise. On offer are personalised crew-necks, V-necks and half-zip jumpers, made from 'white' cashmere (from the fleece of Mongolian mountain goats). Buyers can lengthen or shorten the torso and sleeves by up to 6cm and/or have their name or initials embroidered on the lower hem. Make merry with a V-neck jumper (above right; HK$9,600 each) or a soft crew-neck version (right; also HK$9,600 each). Ermenegildo Zegna is at 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 3417 3088.

High fliers

Let's face it, aviators are never going to be out of style, so head to Loro Piana and grab a pair of its patented solar filters, originally made for glider pilots. The dark shades (above; HK$12,400), made with NPELP optical glass lenses (NPELP stands for the three rare metals used in the lenses - neodymium, praseodymium and erbium - plus LP, for Loro Piana) come with a titanium frame and each pair in the limited production run is numbered. Loro Piana is at IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2234 7398.

Grey areas

Giorgio Armani's autumn-winter line has a notable softness to it, be it the cut, fabric, colour scheme or silhouette. Epitomising the collection are the dark jacket (HK$8,700), pinstriped shirt (HK$4,900) and grey waistcoat (HK$6,300) worn with matching trousers (HK$4,700) and gloves (all above left; HK$2,300). Also have a look at the silver-grey jacket (HK$18,900), which shimmers over the casual waistcoat (HK$8,300) and classic trousers (HK$4,900), accessorised with shadowy gloves (HK$5,700) and shoes (all above right; HK$5,700). Giorgio Armani is in Chater House, Central, tel: 2532 7700.

Think pink

When the Italian house of Versace collaborated with Swedish retail goliath H&M, a splash of colour was only to be expected. For those endowed with derring-do, there's the classic shoe in neon pink (below; HK$799). For the more traditional among us, there's the same shoe in simple black (right; also HK$799). H&M is at 68 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2110 9546.

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