Long familiar with her brand, I was pleased last week to have a chance to catch up with fellow bag designer Nancy Gonzalez. In Hong Kong to open her first store here, she’s a designer I admire for her clean and definite aesthetic and focused view. Running her family business alongside her son Santiago, Gonzalez’s bags are made in her native Colombia and exist as proof that frills and frosting aren’t always necessary when it comes to making an impact. Using exotic skins in amazing saturated colours (particularly keen on her deep, deep purples,) she produces bags that will last the test of time and yet still feel rather nowish, too. With the great and the glam out in force, it was an evening to bring out the big guns on my accessories front, so I took our Jones clutch along for the ride. A new style coming your way for next fall, he tends to cause quite a stir. And on this night, it was no different.

Click through our gallery to see images of the party and dinner at the White Cube gallery.