New fashion and fur distributor the Issara Group looked to spread its name among discerning tai-tais with a ladies' luncheon at Cipriani early last month. Started by Angel Wan, the company aims to be a new symbol of design excellence and to expand beyond fashion to lifestyle products and art. The lunch included a fashion show, featuring items from several Italian fur manufacturers such as Rindi and Mondiana. Several executives from these companies attended, including Brunello Rindi and Mondiana's Luca Picciocchi. Also present were jeweller Michelle Ong Cheung, and socialites Helen Rong Giacotto and Betty di Silva.