Too cool for school Kenzo's rapid shift from being a footnote in fashion history to becoming a relevant, must-have brand again has been cemented with the latest spring-summer collection. We've picked out two of the more restrained pieces; the pink shirt (above right; HK$2,130) that still features the signature tiger logo, and the asymmetric blue shirt (above left; HK$2,990), which has all the hallmarks of the modern Kenzo aesthetic. Kenzo is available at Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central.
Home boys In Hong Kong, it's all too easy to shop at the big names from Britain, France and Italy, but people forget there's a local champion in Shanghai Tang that makes rather snazzy gear, too. We love the brand's signature pieces, such as the cotton twill jacket (HK$4,880) and three-button collar cotton shirt (HK$1,980), with the look completed by denim cotton suit trousers (HK$2,480), pocket square (HK$500) and leather belt (HK$1,480; all above left). We also like this relaxed ensemble of linen knitted blazer (HK$3,280), shirt (HK$1,980) and the same trousers. Complete the look with a wonderful black leather Lattice briefcase (HK$4,980; all above right). Shanghai Tang is at 1 Duddell Street, Central.
Flux capacity If you know anything about trainers, you would be aware that the only Adidas shoes worth caring about are the SL72, the Stan Smith, the Rod Laver, the Forum, the Gazelle, the Superstar and the ZX series. The Spezial, the Samba and the Beckenbauer also get honourable mentions. These legendary trainers periodically get reissued either as faithful retreads of the originals or with a “yooful” tweak. The ZX Flux (above; HK$899 per pair) is just such a tweak, or perhaps it was the designer who was tweaking when he was coming up with the various looks – they are pretty off the wall. We’ve picked out perhaps the more conservative options but they get madder, trust us. Adidas Originals is at 6 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay.