Cool comeback As revamps go, the announcement that Public School designers Dao-yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne were the new creative directors of DKNY was a masterstroke. Chow and Osborne have injected some much-needed buzz and edgy cool to a brand that was, well, stuck in the 1990s. DKNY's slow but steady comeback to relevancy can be seen in the latest collection, particularly in the streetwear-influenced jumpers. The black and grey jumper (above right) is priced at HK$1,690 and the knitted navy number (above left) at HK$2,890. DKNY is in Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon.
Z factor While the trend in luxury might be brands folding their diffusion lines into their mainlines (think Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana), Ermenegildo Zegna's youthful and sporty Z Zegna is still, thankfully, alive and kicking. Z Zegna is known for using technical fabrics and colours that pop, as seen in this ensemble of blue reversible quilted jacket (HK$6,600), navy blazer (HK$11,300), navy shirt (HK$3,200), waterproof jeans (HK$3,400), black leather Oxfords (HK$4,950) and a pentagon-print backpack (HK$6,350; all above right). We also like the contrast of grey duffel coat (HK$13,900) and yellow merino wool jumper (HK$3,800), with the look completed by a quilted waistcoat (HK$6,600) and black ankle boots (HK$5,400; all above left). The wool trousers aren't available in Hong Kong. Z Zegna is at 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
A really hip flask We're not sure how it happened but whisky is cool at the moment, so much so that even David Beckham has his own scotch (Haig Club, if you're wondering). With the tipple enjoying its moment in the sun, a number of brands are putting out slick whisky paraphernalia, such as these Abercrombie & Fitch hip flasks (above; HK$380 each) that would be just perfect for camping trips, steadying the nerves before a work presentation or when you need to take the edge off hanging out with family members you dislike intensely. Abercrombie & Fitch is available at www.abercrombie.com.hk.
Shiny boots of leather All men must step into 2016 with something shiny and new on their feet, it's the law. OK, it's not the law but it should be. There's an infinite number of footwear possibilities out there but we recommend going to one of our faves, Swedish brand Gram, which always does something interesting with leather. From the current collection we like the 380g black leather lace-up (above left; HK$1,495) and the snazzy racing green leather 384g hi-top boot (above right; HK$1,595). Gram is available at www.gramshoes.com.