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Audrey Sze

 

1.  Mad about mod Ever since it was popularised by 1960s supermodel Twiggy, the mod dress has been the go-to item for understated cool. And Diane von Furstenberg, famed for wrap dresses, has caught mod fever now, too. She has remained true to her characteristic prints and textures but this season sees a collection of A-line dresses in beaded threads and crochet knits. The Margot Tweed dress in blue (right; HK$8,200) is flattering and fun while the Neapoli Metallic Crochet Dress (left; HK$7,300) is perfect for a sexy evening out - spotlight guaranteed, as shown here by Naomi Campbell. Diane von Furstenberg is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 2522 8782.

2.  Classic case Hong Kong-based fashion designer Erbert Chong, known for craftsmanship and structured silhouettes, is reinventing the classics. See, for instance, the Ellèe leather shoulder bag (right; HK$8,800), which doubles as a clutch, and the roomy Lingzi leather bag (left; HK$11,800), which is perfect for both work and play. The bags are made with Italian leather and come in black, white and brown. Erbert Chong is available at www.erbertchong.com.

3.  Wrap it up A lightweight scarf is the ultimate fashion-meets-function accessory. And it will come as no surprise that we instantly look to Italian luxury powerhouse Etro for fun and flirty pieces. The coral paisley print against beige gives a pop of colour to a classic item (right; HK$4,000). We're also fans of this season's use of bold colours, such as the yellow border on the silky blue scarf (left; also HK$4,000). Etro is in The Landmark, tel: 2537 3426.

 

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