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Jing Zhang

 

Sets appeal Costume jewellery is on the rise in Hong Kong: big gems in bold colours without the sky-high high-jewellery price tag - what's not to love? These outsized pieces are especially effective with a simple strapless gown or jacket. We like the striking, colourful collection of rings, earrings, bracelets, brooches, a necklace and a headband from Meadham Kirchhoff (HK$9,900 for the set), which is available at On Pedder, 16 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2118 3489.

Sporty spice Jumpers and sportswear don’t have to be slouchy. BWGH was started in 2010 by two Parisian friends and is a youthful label much inspired by urban New York. We like both the basketball jumper (above right; HK$1,065) and the Paris jumper (above left; also HK$1,065) with the elbow patches. BWGH is available at www.bkrm.com.

Velvet undertones You’d be forgiven for thinking that Stubbs & Wootton, the velvet slipper company now celebrating 20 years in the business, is British. But in fact the label, which makes funky slip-ons embroidered with quirky motifs, hails from Palm Beach, Florida, in the United States. This season it has partnered with Blitz at Lane Crawford to collaborate with the likes of Olympia Le-Tan, Hidetoshi Nakata and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld on limitededition designs. We are also huge fans of the bespoke service, which allows you to chose from a range of fine fabrics, trims and motifs such as the fox (above right; HK$5,000) and the flamingo (above left; also HK$5,000). But be quick because the service is due to end on Wednesday. Stubbs & Wootton is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388.

 

Cooling blues Forget road rage - in Hong Kong's steamy summer climate, people are far more prone to weather rage. Blue is supposed to be a calming and relaxing hue, and honestly we're ready to try anything. Kookai's long navy dress (left; HK$2,380) is floaty and flattering, while the cool blue and white colour-block shirt (below; HK$1,480) would make a versatile wardrobe staple. Kookai is in Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2921 2082.

                        

 

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