Initial goes for guys in Mong Kok
Local label Initial has opened its first menswear boutique in Kowloon. The 1,000 sq ft store (right) will carry clothing and accessories. Initial, Shop 16, 5/F, Langham Place, Mong Kok, tel: 2311 4222 Photographer hoists Jolly Roger
From September 7-10, Roger Vivier is hosting a display by photographer Wing Shya called Operation Smile, featuring photos of local socialites and their children wearing its pieces. The Landmark Atrium, Central
Tsesay opening Sino the times
Tsesay has opened its first stand-alone boutique in Greater China. The 1,000 sq ft Macau store (below) will carry women's clothing and accessories lines. Tsesay, Shop 2832 The Shoppes at Four Seasons, Macau, tel: +853 2899 8916
Pringle of Scotland has opened in Hong Kong. The new boutique will carry the brand's clothing lines for women as well as its luxury range of accessories. Pringle of Scotland, Shops 241 and 248, Ocean Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2314 8718
Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy Haute Couture has designed costumes (right) for Madonna's Sticky and Sweet world tour. The tour, which kicked off in Cardiff, Wales, features designs for Madonna and her backup dancers.
Lines in the Sander
Jil Sander has signed a licence with Albisetti to make a new innerwear and beachwear line, says WWD.com. The innerwear will debut in September next year and the beachwear in February 2010.
Scan and deliver
Polo Ralph Lauren has launched a mobile phone e-commerce site where customers can shop using their camera phones to scan the QR codes in print ads, store windows and mailers, linking them directly to the m.ralphlauren.com website. Mobile users without a camera or QR reader can visit the site via their phone's browser to download the tool for QR software. The service and site debuted with the launch of the label's limited-edition 2008 US Open collection.
Bag a prize
The Hong Kong Design Centre and LeSportsac have launched a competition called Design Your Sac, calling for participants to design a LeSportsac weekender bag. There are two categories: student or open and professional. The winner of the student category will get a one-week study trip to New York City and a trial line of their design will be produced. The winner of the open and professional category will receive a cash prize of HK$20,000 plus HK$5,000 worth of LeSportsac items. The deadline is September 22 (go to designyoursac.com).