We're coveting Frida Giannini's '70s-inspired lean, tailored silhouettes, Marc Jacobs bags, and Rossi pumps and sandals as flashy as a red Ferrari outside The Ritz-Carlton.

 

Looking Rossi You can rely on Italian designers to create extravagant, in-your-face designs. Sergio Rossi’s head designer, Angelo Ruggeri, predictably delivers sex appeal with a series of footwear as flashy as a red Ferrari parked outside The Ritz-Carlton. We’re particularly drawn to the white canvas pumps with black embroidery (above right; HK$5,450), orange suede pumps (above centre; HK$8,690) and the blue and green sandal with black grosgrain outline (above left; HK$7,990). Sergio Rossi is in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

 

Frida’s swan song If you’re an admirer of Frida Giannini, it’s time to raid your nearest Gucci store – its latest pre-autumn collection is the last she worked on before leaving the Italian brand. Inspired by the 1970s, Giannini has created lean and tailored silhouettes that are both boyish and smart. True to the Gucci style, luxuriousness comes in the form of sumptuous fur and prints, including a few that feature a striking terracotta hue contrasted with cerulean blue. Covetable selections from the season include the long hair goat fur jacket (HK$76,000) worn with silk-wool loose cuffed ankle trousers (HK$7,500; both right); printed silk crêpe de chine embroidered gown (above right; HK$52,500); and burgundy shearling embroidered vest (HK$53,000) with matching shirt (HK$14,000; both above left). Gucci is in The Landmark.

 

Making his Marc Earlier this year, Marc Jacobs announced that diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs will be discontinued. In short, this means the designer will focus on fewer projects to deliver more covetable products. Case in point: this season’s handbags. Our favourites include the mini Trouble satchel in navy-amber python with a gold chain strap (below right; HK$24,900), the large Incognito in creamy leather (bottom; also HK$24,900) and the Super Trooper in a rich red wine hue (below left; HK$36,900). Marc Jacobs is in The Landmark, Central.