Jul 12, 2017
Hong Kong Fashion Week hosts 1100 exhibitors
Jul 12, 2017
The ongoing 24th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer has over 1,100 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions.
The events underway at the show under the theme 'Style in Motion' include fashion shows, trend forecasting seminars, buyer forums and a networking reception, presenting the latest market intelligence and fashion items. The show organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) also features new exhibitors from Canada, Nepal, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam; along with eight pavilions from India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Thailand, and first-timers Italy, Korea and Nepal.
Reflecting the global trend towards athleisure – suitable both for exercise and everyday wear – this year’s Fashion Week for Spring/Summer debuts the new Fashionable Sportswear and Urban Clothing zones.
Other zones catering to specific industry interests include the Fashion Gallery; the International Fashion Designers’ Showcase; as well as the diverse Womenswear and Fabrics & Yarn zones.
Over 5,000 buyers from 45 countries and regions are attending the show. They include representatives of fashion labels, mega chain stores and major distributors, such as the Czech Republic's Zoot, Germany’s Unito Fashion, Japan's Isetan, Russia’s Melon Fashion Group, Taiwan's Keraia, Thailand’s The Mall Group, and the UAE’s Just Lounge.
A series of seminars and forums are being held during the show, including a presentation by international trend forecasting group Fashion Snoops on their Autumn/Winter 2018/19 fashion forecasts, and a seminar jointly organised with the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) on 'Wearable Technologies for Future Fashion'.
A number of runway shows are being staged, including fashion parades by local fashion design graduates. Students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies are staging their graduation parade.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is also hosting a graduate fashion show and lingerie show, while the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong is staging a graduation show.
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