Short shrift As French as du vin and du pain, Vilebrequin is the ultimate expression of Riviera style. The resort-wear brand has been making beach shorts and more for 45 years and its strength has always been its prints. The latest collection focuses on sun-kissed St Tropez, which features on a range of products including swim shorts with a cityscape scene (HK$2,600) and a diving-at-dusk-print pair (HK$2,900). Vilebrequin is in IFC Mall, Central.
Raw retro Still relatively new to the eyewear game, G-Star Raw has made waves with its combination of military- and industrial-inspired shapes and really accessible pricing. The latest collection is adding a touch more colour to proceedings, like as seen in the GS600S Fat Dexter wayfarers glasses (HK$1,605), which feature with colour-blocked arms. We also love the retro GS640S Fused Jacin sunglasses (HK$1,470) that have a lovely retro design to them and great design features on the arms and hinges. G-Star Raw is available from The Hong Kong Optic, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
His nibs Let’s be quite frank, and completely reveal our ignorance at the same time. It takes a lot to make a pen interesting. Yet Montblanc, year after year, keeps creating special-edition writing instruments that are not only excellent at what they were designed for to do but collectable, too. From this year’s new writing instruments the Great Character series, we like the look of the Andy Warhol fountain pen (HK$7,300), from the Great Characters series which features an etched soup can on the pen top lid. A bit less eccentric, but no less cool, if pricey, is the StarWalker World Time fountain pen (HK$44,700), which comes in PVD-coated titanium and allows you, with a twist of the barrel, to identify the local time in different cities. Montblanc is in IFC Mall.
Special K Given the K-wave, it’s all too easy to love everything from South Korea. Alas, at The goods we’re deliberately contrary because we misguidedly think it’s that being so is cool. but, Eventually, though, we do come to our senses and, we have to say, we’re been rather taken with Wooyoungmi, particularly the shoes. Our picks are the grained leather sneakers trainer (HK$4,690) and the too-hip black sandal (HK$3,690). Wooyoungmi is available from Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Atrium, Central.