Hong Kong gal Katherine Kwei is launching her debut collection at Lane Crawford. After graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and training with trendy New York designer Zac Posen, Kwei decided to launch her own handbag collection. Revisiting her roots, she developed a weave inspired by the Chinese 'eternity' knot and crafted from a range of skins including lambskin and water snake. Each bag is specially handcrafted by master craftsmen to capture good luck and prosperity. Despite the age-old techniques used, the bags have a surprisingly modern aesthetic. Standout pieces include the Zara tote in watersnake (left; HK$10,500) and the Anneka clutch (below; HK$4,750), which is made from lambskin. The bags are available in several colours and have already featured in Women's Wear Daily. Available from next week at Lane Crawford, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3668.