CENTRESTAGE Show Daily: Issue 2
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Events Schedule
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The Future of Fashion in Tomorrow Lab
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The 3rd edition of CENTRESTAGE – Asia’s Fashion Spotlight – officially began with the prestigious CENTRESTAGE ELITES opening gala show, celebrating distinguished designers in Asia’s glittering fashion scene. A living exhibit of style and vision, the premier fashion event presents a platform for visitors to explore the latest collections from iconic labels, fashion powerhouses and ground-breaking designers in Asia and beyond.

Beyond elite designers and labels, CENTRESTAGE also fully supports Hong Kong’s young designers by providing a grand platform to showcase their creativity and talent. Spearheaded by online fashion hub, FASHIONALLY, the FASHIONALLY COLLECTION #12 presented a group of 10 local designer brands on the verge of stardom.

What’s hot and what’s not? Our distinguished speakers, Matthew Lovett from Omnilytics and
Anupreet Bhui from WGSN, shared their expertise on emerging fashion trends.

Omnilytics: Design with Confidence – Actionable Consumer Insights
Director of Retail, Matthew Lovett, addressed how data can be used to solve problems posed by
social media, from choosing the right influencers to automating your current social media and
marketing strategies.

WGSN Fashion Forecast A/W 19/20 –
Street Style, Luxury and Culture

This fascinating talk shed light on designing future collections with key colours and macro trends that define the mood, the feel and the socio-cultural movements for the season ahead. Anupreet Bhui,
Senior Editor of Global Street Style, WGSN, also addressed the rising influence of streetwear
amongst Gen-Z consumers and how this trend will continue to evolve.

A warm welcome to editors, journalists and influencers from around the world to join us at CENTRESTAGE. A briefing session followed by an organised tour were specially arranged for them
to preview the sights and sounds of the show.

In celebration of Thai brands participation in CENTRESTAGE, Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) of the Thai Government held a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the show.


The Style of Italy - La Moda Italiana
Housed under La Moda Italiana are a selection of Italian brands brought to CENTRESTAGE by EMI Ente Moda Italia. With this second participation in a row, this exclusive lineup features menswear, womenswear and accessories starring Italian style and flair. Participating brands include:

Eyelet Milano
The Packing Man
Brands on Show
3C-A09 (Allure)
3C-B01 (Allure)
3C-A20 (Allure)
Classics Anew
3C-A46 (Iconic)
3B-A04 (Iconic)
3C-A23 (Iconic)
Events on Day 2 (6 September 2018)
  Fashion Summit (HK) 2018
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: Meeting Room N200 Series
• Clothing Industry Training Authority
• Hong Kong Design Institute
• Office of the Hon Felix CHUNG Kwok-pan, Member of the Legislative Council
• Redress
• Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium
• The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
Strategic Partners: • Hong Kong Trade Development Council
• The Mills
Language: English (Simultaneous interpretation service in Putonghua will be provided)
Remarks: Separate registration is required at www.fashionsummit.hk
  Designers’ Collection Show 1
Time: 11am – 11:30am
Venue: Grand Hall, Level 3
Remarks: By invitation – only fashion show ticket holders aged 18 or above will be admitted
  Meet the Visionaries Series
In Conversation with the Asian Creative Forces Shaping the
International Fashion Scene
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Meeting Room N106-8
• Hiromichi Ochiai, Fashion Designer and Founder of FACETASM
• Ian Hylton, President of Ms MIN
• Cyrus Wong and Julio Ng, Fashion Designers and Founders of IDISM
Moderator: Alan Hau, Ambassador APAC, Arts Thread
Language: English (Simultaneous interpretation service in Putonghua will be provided)
and Japanese (with consecutive interpretation service in English)
  Brand Collections’ Show 2
Time: 1:30pm – 2pm
Venue: Grand Hall, Level 3
Remarks: By invitation – only fashion show ticket holders aged 18 or above will be admitted
Time: 2:15pm – 2:45pm
Venue: FASHIONALLY Street, Halls 3B-C
  Trend Talk Series
Euromonitor: Global Fashion Overview – Digitalisation Throughout
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Venue: Meeting Rooms N106-8
Speaker: Jorge Martin, Head of Fashion Research, Euromonitor International
Language: English (Simultaneous interpretation service in Putonghua will be provided)
  Taipei IN Style Fashion Parade 2
Time: 3:30pm – 3:45pm
Venue: Tomorrow Lab, Halls 3B-C
  Fashion Hong Kong Parade (Part II)
Time: 4:45pm – 5pm
Venue: Tomorrow Lab, Halls 3B-C
Brands: Blind by JW, phenotypsetter, Samuel Ashley, Standard Hunter, NECRO POON,
112mountainyam, Lapeewee, Yeung Chin
  Redress Design Award 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Grand Hall, Level 3
Remarks: By invitation – only fashion show ticket holders aged 18 or above will be admitted

Exhibitors’ Echo

"Having participated in the show for three straight years, I have noted the continuous progress of CENTRESTAGE and its growing significance as one of the key annual events in the fashion calendar. Buyers and my VIP customers are excited to have the first glimpse of my latest collection presented on the runway at CENTRESTAGE. Last year, we met a mainland buyer from a multi-brand store here and then we concluded the deal in Shanghai. As a Hong Kong brand, we have the home advantage to debut new designs at CENTRESTAGE which is strategically scheduled at the start of the buying season."

Polly Ho, Designer
LOOM LOOP, Hong Kong


"With a long history in Italy since 1953, ANNECLAIRE is a womenswear label with its production entirely in our home country. Already having business exposure in Korea and Japan, we take a one step further to open up market in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland through our first participation in CENTRESTAGE where we will meet with potential retailers and manufacturing licensees through the HKTDC business matching service. At CENTRESTAGE, the mix of exhibitors is diverse that we can see many different and all-season collections of various categories from lots of countries and places. I find that the show is very international, as a group of German and other European buyers came to visit our booth. Some of our pieces are displayed at FASHIONALLY Street which offers us a good opportunity to promote our brand."

Massimiliano Chiecchio, Marketing Manager,


"We are a Korean organisation with a mission to take young designers' labels to overseas markets. Through the HKTDC's Seoul office, we came to know CENTRESTAGE as an international event exclusive for original and licensed brands. That's why we come here with our 13 Korean brands on a high expectation of Hong Kong as a fashion metropolis in the globe that may take emerging brands to worldwide markets. An average of 5 to 6 meetings with buyers are set up for each brand. A brief introduction of our role and the brands was made during the buyers' tour this morning. I am satisfied with the overall arrangement. The venue is nice and spacious where we are delighted to enjoy the scenic harbour view."

Park Yeon Joo, Director,
Gyeonggi Fashion Creative Studio /
Council of Fashion Designers of Korea, Korea


Buyers' Commentary

"In business for nearly four years, Sauvage Des is currently operating two boutique shops in Xian. We carry a host of local and international brands specialising in middle- to high-end women’s fashion. This is my first-ever visit to CENTRESTAGE to find new fashion brands. So far, I’ve found several brands offering attractive items including a Spanish brand listed by Kaleos Eyehunters, Thai brand NICHP for evening dresses and a Korean brand for casual wear. Two Australian women’s brands, namely ELLIATT and FINDERS KEEPERS, offered by Tudoo Showroom and a French designer’s collections are also appealing. Further negotiations will take place to select the most suitable items for the upcoming fall and winter. I am looking to place orders for at least RMB30,000 to RMB50,000 from each of the brands. MOQ for the French brand is higher at €30,000. CENTRESTAGE provides a solid platform to find new brands for our customers. The purchasing demand for well-designed fashion collections is very strong in Xian and I look forward to visiting the show again to enrich our offerings."

Zhang Jingfan, General Manager,
Sauvage Des, the Chinese mainland


"Founded in 2011, 3NY is running two boutique stores in SoHo and the west village of New York. With over 80 local and international brands on offer, we have established a strong clientele including many New York and overseas celebrities. We always travel all over the world to find something special for customers and this is my first visit to CENTRESTAGE to source new brands. On the first day of show, I’ve met with 5 designers from Hong Kong, Korea and Austria. An order worth about US$3,000 was already placed with Hong Kong brand LOOM LOOP for women’s outerwear, trousers and dressed. I will also conduct further talks with other designers such as Korean brand SINCLAIR and Austrian brand Tata Christiane for business development. This is a great show featuring a good variety of fashion collections. It’s well organised and the fairground has been nicely laid out. I’d love to visit the show again."

Marvin Revells Jr, Buyer,
3NY, the United States


"JOLi is a multi-label boutique for trendy fashion in Singapore. We always strive to bring more new fashion brands to meet the preferences of consumers. I am visiting CENTRESTAGE for the first time to find new designs and brands. The menswear collections of Japanese brand 1+1=3 Relax showcased by nano-secc showroom are quite attractive. Their designs are really nice and I love the fabrics that make it a delightful comfort wearing the collection. Items under negotiation include T shirts, jackets, trousers and short pants. We hope to distribute the brand in Singapore. This show has a lot on offer and provides a good meeting place to understand the latest fashion trends."

Aya Hanayama, Marketing Director,
JOLi Pte Ltd, Singapore


The Hong Kong in Fashion citywide campaign, held from mid-August until 30 September, has been launched in collaboration with over 100 partners including fashion boutiques, design institutes, restaurants and hotels. Beyond chic promotions and attractions, the campaign features over 90 events such as workshops, fashion parades and exhibitions staged in town to entice the city’s famed fashionistas.

“Mira Mira Funk it up” Fashion Dance

@Mira Place One,
Tsim Sha Tsui

25/8 -30/9/2018
@The Mira Hong Kong,
Tsim Sha Tsui
Street Snap Competition

It’s your time to shine! Dress in your best styled outfits to win fabulous prizes including fashion finds and must-have beauty products!

Snap a picture of yourself and post to Instagram using #CENTRESTAGEHK & #hkinfashion, @HKTDCLifestyle, or upload the image to centrestage.com.hk/hkinfashion.

Entries with the most ‘Likes’ will be crowned the winner!

Explore a World of Exquisite Timepieces

The concurrent HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair is the world’s largest event of its kind gathering 830 exhibitors to showcase the latest designs and products under one roof. The fair’s special highlight Salon de TE brings together more than 140 prestigious brands including Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, CORUM, FRANCK MULLER, Glashütte Original, Jacob & Co., Jaquet Droz, Juvenia, PARMIGIANI FLEURIER, Piaget, SARCAR Genève, ZENITH, Anpassa, Cupid Memory, DAUMIER, DOXA, Fouetté, Memorigin, NSQUARE, JUVET, Romago, etc.

HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair Salon de TE
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