Hong Kong-based designer Grace Yow's new label, Among Strangers, made an impression at a Paris showing recently. Yow's inspirations - Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, industrial designer Raymond Loewy and graphic artist M.C. Escher - are evident in the monochrome range. A checked dress draped across the body with a solitary tuck at the waist (above; HK$8,700) breaks the 'either all-black or all-white' theme. Other stand-outs include a dramatic white sleeveless trench coat with an unusual tie neckline and oversized armholes (top; HK$11,100). The collection will be available at D-Mop at the end of the month and by special order through Among Strangers. D-Mop, On Lan Street, Central, tel: 2840 0822. Among Strangers, Po Fu Building, unit 4A, 1 Foo Mong Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2882 1114.