Arm candy Since time immemorial, women's jewellery has been streets ahead of men's in terms of design, variety and pricing, primarily because men, generally speaking, haven't worn jewellery. Well that's all changed and jewellers such as Monica Vinader are now making collections for these preening peacocks. We like the black cord Linear bracelet (above left; HK$1,050) and the malachite stone cufflinks (above right; HK$1,750). Monica Vinader is available from www.monicavinader.com.
Too cool for school Bottega Veneta's creative director, Tomas Maier, has hit such a groove that everything he does seems effortless right now. His latest autumn-winter collection for the Italian house is like a homage to the dishevelled artist, who hasn't tried all that hard but still manages to look edgy and cool. We love this bohemian, bookish look that has lovely splashes of colour: dry wool cardigan (HK$13,500), cotton linen shirt (HK$6,900), cotton navy trousers (HK$4,900), suede lace-up shoes (HK$8,350) and the Alan Bennett-esque orange scarf (HK$2,900; all above right). We also recommend this more collegiate and casual look that's made up of shearling jacket (HK$69,600), cashmere jumper (HK$15,900), corduroy trousers (HK$4,500), black cashmere scarf (HK$2,900) and black leather ankle boots (HK$9,150; all above left). Bottega Veneta is in The Landmark, Central.
Umbrella revolution The Goods is a big Avengers fan. No, not that mess Marvel have been shoving down our throats these past few years. We’re talking about the original Avengers. You know, John Steed and Emma Peel? No? Never mind, just google it. Anyway, Steed was never seen without his umbrella – it, admittedly, doubled as sword stick – and it became a fashion item, rather than just a functional one. Italian umbrella maker Pasotti gives things a distinctly modern twist, with camouflage print (above left; HK$1,950) and brooding all black (above right; HK$2,090) umbrellas with skull handles. Pasotti is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central.
Building shoes Pharrell Williams might be a trendsetting hitmaker in the music world, but his fashion output has veered from gimmicky to downright awful. The one exception is his collaboration with Adidas Originals. For the new Superstar collection Pharrell has drafted in some of his mates including architect Zaha Hadid and artist Todd James to design shell-toe pieces for the legendary shoe. Hadid’s is perhaps the best (above left; HK$1,200) but even Pharrell’s isn’t all bad (above right; HK$999). Adidas Originals is at 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay.