Look and learn The British Council is holding its first Education Festival, from January 15 to February 3. There'll be workshops, seminars and shows on fashion, with academics and practitioners from Britain, including designer Jimmy Choo. Topics will include setting up a business, design and being an entrepreneur. All events will be at the Arts Centre or Exhibition and Convention Centre and are free. Go to www.britishcouncil . org.hk/festival. Welcome arrival Harvey Nichols (left), owned by local business-man Dickson Poon, is opening a 60,000sqft store in Hong Kong in September. The British luxury lifestyle brand will open several stores overseas this year, including a 120,000sqft shopping complex in Dubai and a 32,000sqft store in Dublin. Time is money Rapper 50 Cent (right) isn't content with the eponymous fashion line he launched last year. He's now teaming up with jeweller Jacob Arabo to produce a line of watches that will be priced from US$200. Night at the opera Swarovski is releasing a line of jewellery to coincide with the release of the Joel Schumacher film The Phantom of the Opera, for which it created jewellery and the opera house chandelier. Copies of the pink and gold engagement ring worn on a chain by Christine, assorted hairpins and a pendant of the phantom's mask will be available at Swarovski stores worldwide. Fifty limited-edition handmade items will be available at stores in London and Paris. Fur go Nature set the theme of the 19th Fur Design Competition held on Thursday. The Hong Kong Fur Federation organises the award every year, giving young design students a chance to show their creations and work with manufacturers. Forty-six designs were chosen to compete from 322 entries. Yeung Yuk-fung won the grand prize of a scholarship at the Saga Design Centre in Copenhagen for one week, plus a trip to a European fashion capital of her choice. At a gala dinner, the Hong Kong Fur Federation presented a $500,000 cheque to support emergency relief operations for the tsunami disaster in South Asia.