THERE is a peculiar fashion in Britain for raising money for charity by 'breaking out' of prisons and seeing how far you can get without spending any money. We've received a letter from a woman called Sharyn Langford who works as a civilian for the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. She intends to take part in a 'jailbreak' from Dartmoor high security prison with a friend called Muriel Fisher to raise money for victims of cerebral palsy. The further she manages to get, dressed in prison overalls, the more cash she receives from those sponsoring her. In previous years she claims to have got as far as Paris, New York, Toronto and Ravaniemi, Finland, inside the Arctic Circle without spending any cash. She supports this with press clippings. The reason you are being told this is that she hopes to make it as far as Hong Kong this year, so keep an eye out for two jailbirds sometime after April 22. They may look like felons but it's for a good cause. FASHION designer Emanuel Ungaro was in town recently to introduce his spring-summer 1995 haute couture collection. We would tell you what it was like, but we gave up waiting for him when he was a full half-hour late and no one had bothered to explain why. Perhaps it's the way of these self-important types but we consider tardiness a hanging offence. What made the situation worse was the fact that it was pouring with rain and all the taxis had decided to go to ground. However, this unpleasantness was mitigated because the fancy Ungaro press release got progressively more sodden and eventually disintegrated as we walked home. Perhaps that also happens to the clothes he designs. Anyone wanting to inspect his 1995-96 autumn-winter collection might catch a glimpse of it during a private showing in the Drawing Room of the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai next Monday - that's if it turns up. THE Outward Bound Fundraising Ball at the Regent Hotel on Friday will feature a model tall ships race as part of the attractions, sponsored by the men's fashion firm Nautica. The firm is clearly trying to cash in on the nautical theme to its clothes line. It is also sponsoring the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's 1995 Spring Regatta. Pictured, above, is Frankie Yu, general manager of 338 Fashion, the sole distributor of Nautica in Hong Kong and China, and Vincci Ng, the fundraising administrator of the Hong Kong Outward Bound School.