Guns & poses Suns out, guns out has, sadly, become a "thing" (in case you're wondering, it means to show off your muscles when the weather allows for short - or no - sleeves) but it also means you can wear sunglasses again without looking like a total diva. We're loving the latest collection from Calvin Klein, particularly the tortoiseshell frame (above; HK$2,150), from the Platinum collection, and the more fashion-forward pair with blue lenses and a bendy steel frame (top; HK$1,355). Calvin Klein eyewear is available at The Hong Kong Optic, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Like totes, yeah? The Alessandro Michele love-in refuses to abate. Gucci's creative director has had more than a year of dream press, which in the build-them-up-to-knock-them-down world of fashion is more than just a honeymoon period; it's an "Are you ever coming back to work?" period. Michele's latest collection of men's bags offers a neat illustration as to why he has been so feted. The XL tote bag is just so, well, different, but in an interesting and non-gaudy way. The bag comes in a number of styles, including the one-colour leather version (above right; HK$32,000) and the painted version on the classic Gucci print (above left; HK$25,600). Gucci is in The Landmark, Central.
Go ape Happy Year of the Monkey! What do you mean we're a few weeks late? Bah! Anyway, now that all the hubbub has died down, we've had time to spy all the New Year-related gear and we have to say most of it is awful. What's not awful, and if you really do want to mark the year with something simian related, then check out Shanghai Tang's discreet monkey-embroidered selection, such as the cotton shirt (above left; HK$1,980) and navy polo (above right; HK$880). Shanghai Tang is in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Star power The name Milan Vukmirovic should prick up the ears of all fashionistas, as he's done it all (he co-founded Colette in Paris, worked at Gucci and was creative director at Jil Sander and Trussardi). Now Vukmirovic runs Ports 1961 menswear and you know what? He's done it again; he's made Ports cool. There's lots to love from the spring-summer collection particularly the trainers that feature this season's star pattern and the use of blue (lace-ups, HK$3,800, above left; moccasin boots, HK$4,700, above right). Ports 1961 is at 116 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.