Saddle up Tod’s advertising campaigns are usually characterised by chic, understated elegance. This season, however, owner Diego Della Valle has tapped controversial photographer David LaChapelle to interpret the Sella handbag in a project called Pop Touch. LaChapelle is famous for images such as the Britney Spears Rolling Stone cover where the scantily clad singer is pictured lying on her bed clutching a Teletubby toy, so a tongue-incheek style can be expected from the Los Angeles-based artist. The Sella, a beautifully made bag with ergonomic lines that mirror the structure of a saddle (“sella” is Italian for “saddle”), is the star of a series of dreamlike looks by LaChapelle that are meant to appeal to younger fans of the uber-luxury brand. The bag is available in vibrant pink (top right; HK$12,700) and gorgeous leopard skin (above; HK$14,400), among other styles. Tod’s is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 2810 8692.
Bright days Pedder Red's autumn-winter collection is dominated by monochrome, with a few bright standout items thrown into the mix. The black-and-white slip-ons (above left; HK$1,150) are easy to wear, while the platform flowery lace-ups (top left; HK$995) recall those ever-so-popular Givenchy floral prints. Pedder Red is in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2118 0130.
Blue notes American designer Tory Burch was in Hong Kong recently to visit her rapidly growing fan base. The petite blonde, who worked for Ralph Lauren before starting her own label, has fast become the latest American lifestyle-fashion sensation, with a hugely successful accessories range as well as ready-to-wear collections. Her well-heeled and well-travelled Upper East Side look is obviously hitting the right notes with women worldwide. For this season, we rate the beetle-print top (HK$3,180) and deep blue perforated leather pencil skirt (HK$9,980; both right) for a stylish work ensemble. We also like the inky colour palette of the Tia top in navy (HK$4,780) worn with the matching embroidered Uma skirt (HK$5,780; both far right). The sheer blouse worn underneath is not available in Hong Kong. Tory Burch is in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2234 7282.