Shorts circuit Beat the heat with Rumi’s hot shorts and sweat-absorbing headbands, the fabrics of which are made from recycled plastic bottles. We’d recommend the Wisdom (above centre; HK$350) and Gamble (above left; also HK$350) shorts and the Sing headband (above right; HK$100). Rumi is available at Yoga Aloha, 1/F, Fu Tak Building, 367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai.

The bionic woman Judging from his latest collection, it would seem Israeli-born American fashion designer Elie Tahari has seen Blade Runner one too many times. The line’s futuristic, bionic-inspired office attire uses activewear elements such as net, mesh and neoprene. Our picks include the tweed and mesh jacket (right; HK$6,300), neoprene blouse with mesh side panels (above left; HK$3,900) and laser-cut neoprene skirt (above right; HK$4,900). Elie Tahari is available at Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central.

Fit for a queen Local eco-jewellery label Niin transports us to the Nile during the days of Egyptian queen Cleopatra with its Zayah collection, which is made from materials including recycled wood, brass, gold, lapis lazuli, white stone and abalone shells. Top picks include the Zayah cuff (below left; HK$2,200), Zayah Drusy Agate Nocturna earrings (below right; HK$2,000) and Zayah Cleopatra choker (bottom right; HK$2,200). Niin is at 200 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan.

Daniel Kong