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Fashion spotlight CENTRESTAGE opens in Hong Kong

Featuring 210+ Fashion Brands, Some 20 Fashion Shows

HONG KONG, Sept 7, 2017 – (Antara) – Asia’s premier conform eventuality CENTRESTAGE, organized by a Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), started a four-day run (6-9 September) now during a Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The uncover facilities some-more than 210 conform brands from 22 countries and regions, along with scarcely 40 conform events, including a opening jubilee conform show, CENTRESTAGE ELITES, some 20 conform shows, as good as engineer pity sessions, an attention forum, trend foresee seminars and networking activities.

CENTRESTAGE debuted final year as a new graduation and launch height for international, generally Asian conform brands and designs, reaffirming Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s conform capital. Under a thesis “Nouveau Playhouse,” this year’s CENTRESTAGE, that is one of a jubilee activities of a 20th anniversary of a investiture of a HKSAR, facilities 3 thematic zones: GLAM, ALLURE and METRO. Exhibiting conform brands embody those from a Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Australia, France, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Thailand, a United Kingdom and a United States. Overseas brands embody BARBARA DI DAVIDE – we CASHMERE, CHENG PAI CHENG, Edward Achour, GLAMOROUS, IVAN Pettersson, KEEPSAKE, LUNNAPADAR, N12H and Zero Design. Numerous internal brands are also holding partial in a show, including anagram, Angus Tsui, HARRISON WONG, izzue, Yi-ming and more.

The HKTDC has organized 34 selling missions to revisit a show, bringing buyers from some-more than 1,000 companies from 25 countries and regions, including Galeries Lafayette from France, Andreas Murkudis from Germany, Shinsegae from Korea, Isetan from Japan, name shops DONGLIANG and AnyShopStyle from a Chinese mainland and Breeze Center from Taiwan, along with internal retailers such as Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols, D-mop, DFS, Club 21 and more.

CENTRESTAGE ELITES and other catwalk shows to preview arriving style
Some 20 conform shows have been organized during CENTRESTAGE, including FASHIONALLY Collection #10, presented by online conform heart FASHIONALLY. The uncover spotlights 10 up-and-coming internal conform designers collaborating to showcase Hong Kong’s pattern prowess.

Tonight’s large-scale opening jubilee conform show, CENTRESTAGE ELITES, will underline a 2018 spring/summer collections of Hong Kong conform code FFIXXED STUDIOS, founded by Kain Picken and Fiona Lau, and Korean pattern master Juun.J. The Korean brand’s initial runway uncover in Hong Kong has been done probable with a partnership of code partner JOYCE and a HKTDC. JUUN.J’s 2017 fall/winter collection is also now accessible during JOYCE.

The “FASHION HONG KONG” RUNWAY SHOW”, will follow CENTRESTAGE ELITES, showcasing a 2018 pre-spring and spring/summer collections of 6 internal brands: HARRISON WONG (designer: Harrison Wong), KENAXLEUNG (designer: Kenax Leung), LOOM LOOP (designer: Polly Ho), DORISKATH (designer: Doris Kath Chan), Maison Vermillion (designer: Dora Chu), and HOUSE OF V (designer: Vickie Au).

Another uncover prominence is a finals of The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2017 (YDC), that will be hold in a dusk of 9 September. Over a years, a YDC has identified many superb designers for a internal conform attention and nurtured countless Hong Kong engineer brands. This year, 15 shortlisted immature conform designers will contest for a tip 3 awards, a Best Footwear Design Award and a newly determined New Talent Award. The VIP decider of a year is Mug, owner and engineer of renouned Japanese conform code G.V.G.V., who will come to CENTRESTAGE to share her insights and ideas with a finalists.

Tomorrow (7 September), conform environmental NGO Redress, will theatre a grand final uncover of The EcoChic Design Award 2017. The following day (8 September), a Knitwear Innovation and Design Society will organize a Knitwear Symphony 2017 and a seventh Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Contest. More internal pattern talent will be unclosed on 9 Sep during The Hong Kong Footwear Design Competition, organized by a Federation of Hong Kong Footwear Ltd and co-organised by a HKTDC. In addition, countless abroad brands, including Cindy Zhang (UK), DRESSEDUNDRESSED (Japan), MAXRIENY(Chinese mainland), POURQUOI (Macau), STYLE MEISEN (Japan), and internal brands such as 112 mountainyam, Blind by JW, izzue, IKA BUTONI, YEUNG CHIN and WHOSTHAT are entertainment conform shows during CENTRESTAGE to launch their latest collections.

Global attention experts to plead marketplace trends
The HKTDC has also invited experts from WGSN, Pantone and Fashion Snoops to foresee a entrance year’s conform and sell trends. Tomorrow’s (7 September) initial Fashion Summit (HK) 2017 is approaching to be a initial large-scale limit in Asia on conform sustainability. The Summit is organized by a Clothing Industry Training Authority, Hong Kong Design Institute, Office of a Hon Felix CHUNG Kwok-pan, Member of a Legislative Council, Redress, Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel and a World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong. Industry experts will accumulate during a two-day discussion to plead prohibited attention topics underneath a thesis “Zero Impact.”

At several pity sessions, CENTRESTAGE ELITES’ FFIXXED STUDIOS, YDC VIP decider Mug, and Korea’s Samsung CT Corporation Fashion Division Vice President Jean Colin will offer insights into their artistic journeys and markets.

Hong Kong in Fashion
The HKTDC has launched a Hong Kong in Fashion citywide debate to widespread a conform hum to a wider community. Between 15 Aug and 30 September, some-more than 90 select activities are being staged around Hong Kong. The debate is organized in partnership with over 100 partners, including high-end hotels, selling malls, conform boutiques, restaurants and pattern institutes.

CENTRESTAGE will turn “OPENSTAGE” on shutting day (9 September) and acquire open visitors aged 12 and above giveaway of charge. A array of events, including a conform parade, lifestyle tips-sharing, make-up and nail-art demo, will be arranged. Members of a open will have a possibility to knowledge this vital general conform eventuality and check out a latest designs from heading brands.

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Established in 1966, a Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a orthodox physique dedicated to formulating opportunities for Hong Kong’s businesses. With some-more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on a Chinese mainland, a HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a height for doing business with China, Asia and a world. With 50 years of experience, a HKTDC organises general exhibitions, conferences and business missions to yield companies, quite SMEs, with business opportunities on a mainland and in general markets, while providing information around trade publications, investigate reports and digital channels including a media room. For some-more information, greatfully visit: Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn.
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