Fair Summary

Fair Dates : 4-7 September 2019 (Wednesday - Saturday)
Venue : Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gross Exhibition Space : 9,000 sqm
Organiser : Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Statistical Data :   Brands Buyers
  Hong Kong 111 4,082
  Outside Hong Kong 124 2,882
  Total 235 6,964
    From 23 countries and regions From 74 countries and regions

Fair Statistics

(4-7 SEPTEMBER 2019)

Brand Profile

 Hong Kong Brands 111
 Brands from outside Hong Kong 124
 Total 235

Number of Brands from outside Hong Kong by Country/Region

Country / Region Number
Korea 43
Italy 18
Mainland China 16
Macau 11
Taiwan 7
India 5
Indonesia 4
Japan 4
France 2
Turkey 2
Australia 1
Cambodia 1
Colombia 1
Denmark 1
Malaysia 1
The Netherlands 1
Nepal 1
Nigeria 1
Singapore 1
United Kingdom 1
Vietnam 1
Total 124

Visitor Profile
Number of Trade Visitors from Hong Kong and outside Hong Kong 

Region Number % Share
Hong Kong 4,082 58.62%
Outside Hong Kong 2,882 41.38%
Total 6,964 100%

Number of Trade Visitors from outside Hong Kong by Region

Region Number % Share
Asia 2,404 83.41%
Europe 321 11.14%
North America 60 2.08%
Middle East 36 1.25%
Latin America 32 1.11%
Australia & Pacific Islands 17 0.59%
Africa 12 0.42%
Total 2,882 100%



  • Asia’s premier fashion event which serves as a promotional and launch pad for fashion brands and designer labels, featuring some 240 brands from 23 countries and regions

  • Close to 40 runway shows, stunning parades and industry seminars were held during the event, offering a full vision of the latest collections and trends of the upcoming seasons

  • A month-long citywide campaign with over 100 fashion-themed activities staged across the city

  • Held concurrently with the world’s largest timepiece event – HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and Salon de TE

Asia’s Fashion Spotlight 

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the fourth edition of CENTRESTAGE took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 4 to 7 September 2019

CENTRESTAGE is an ideal promotional and launch platform for Asian fashion brands and designers. The four-day event continued to be the centre of attention of Asia’s fashion industry, attracting participation from many international fashion brands and designers, particularly those keen on tapping into the Asian market. Some 240 fashion brands and designers from 23 countries and regions including ALLEZ LES MOEUFS (Italy), CUMU11ATE (Korea), Goddess Armour (Macau), MIESU (India) and VUTALINH (Vietnam) showcased their latest collection at the occasion. New participants this year include brands from Cambodia, Colombia, Denmark, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Nepal, Nigeria and Turkey.

Buyer attendance was enthusiastic, attracting close to 7,000 buyers from 74 countries and regions, including notable fashion department stores and multi-brand stores such as Galeries Lafayette from France, VooStore from Germany, Wonder Place from Korea, Isetan from Japan, as well as boutique shops Anyshopstyle, IFACE and Morefeel from Mainland China, along with local representatives from Lane Crawford, JOYCE, I.T, Club 21, Novelty Lane and online shop YOOX.

Stage Time Abounds

Close to 40 runway shows, stunning parades and industry seminars were held during the event, offering a full vision of the latest collections and trends of the upcoming seasons.

Highlighted fashion shows

  • CENTRESTAGE ELITES The opening gala fashion show invited Hong Kong designer Anais Mak’s internationally renowned brand, ANAÏS JOURDEN, as well as acclaimed New York designer Joseph Altuzarra’s brand, ALTUZARRA to showcase the pre-spring 2020 collections down the runway and in front of a star-studded audience. Top models paraded the designers’ collections of these Asian fashion master, which was attended by over 1,000 industry professionals and fashionistas.

  • Hong Kong designers were in the spotlight in the FASHION HONG KONG RUNWAY SHOW. Seven Hong Kong designer labels that have participated in international fashion weeks, including 112 mountainyam, DORISKATH, FROM ANOTHER PLANETS, HARRISON WONG, MEIKING NG, METHODOLOGY, YEUNG CHIN presented their latest Spring/Summer 2020 collections and received critical acclaim from an enthusiastic audience.

  • HONG KONG YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS’ CONTEST (YDC) has long been serving as an incumbent to nurture and identify emerging talents in the local fashion industry.  This year, the contestants competed for the Champion, First and Second runners-up, the Best Footwear Design Award and the New Talent Award.   The strong line-up of judges included Chief Judge Lawrence Leung, Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee, and VIP Judge Mihara Yasuhiro, the famous Japanese fashion designer and owner of his own eponymous label. The overall winner was awarded a cash prize and a month-long internship at Mihara Yasuhiro Studio, sponsored by Sun Hing Knitting Factory Ltd. whilst the New Talent Award winner gained a mentorship experience at JOYCE Boutique to develop a capsule collection which will be sold at selected shops under JOYCE Boutique.

 YDC video is available at:

Fashion Experts to Explore Trends and Share Industry Insights

A series of seminars were hosted by international style masters and fashion experts to share their perspectives on industry trends and the future of fashion. Meet the Visionaries seminars featured some international fashion designers including ANAÏS JOURDEN’s founder Anais Mak and ALTUZARRA’s founder Joseph Altuzarra, to discuss the impact of young designers on the world stage.

The Asia’s first large-scale conference on sustainable fashion - the Fashion Summit, was also held from 5-6 Sept under the theme of “Achieving the Goals” with objectives to raise public understanding and awareness on the role of the fashion industry in leading the revolutionary change to achieve sustainable fashion. Key players from the fashion industry, NGOs, media, decision makers and leaders gathered to exchange insights on the latest sustainable fashion trends, technology, best practice, solutions, and opportunities.

Fashion Meets the City

OPENSTAGE – public visitors aged 12 or above were welcome to visit CENTRESTAGE on its last day on 7 September 2019 to experience the magic of the fashion industry and check out the latest design from leading brands. Onsite events including designer and fashionista sharing sessions and make-up demonstrations were organised.

Hong Kong in Fashion” Citywide Promotion (mid-August – 30 September 2019) - the month-long citywide promotional campaign brought excitement to the general public. In collaboration with an array of partners, encompassing shopping malls, hotels, fashion boutiques, design institutes and associations as well as restaurants, CENTRESTAGE and Hong Kong’s fashion industry were promoted across the city with over 100 fashion-themed happenings. This year's Hong Kong in Fashion featured a variety of themed events, including fashion exhibitions, live fashion parades, fashion dance & busking, bombshell cake and tea sets, at which fashion enthusiasts were able to immerse themselves in the local fashion culture in different ways.


For more information about CENTRESTAGE 2019 and the pictures of the spectacular happenings, please visit the official website at

Or contact:
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Exhibitions Department
Unit 13, Expo Galleria
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
Hong Kong 
Tel:       (852) 1830-668
Fax:      (852) 2824-0026


Market Insights

Germany: German consumers are usually conventional and they favour big commercial brands. A lot of streetwears are new in the market

Myanmar: Consumers fancy Korean brands with a focus on casual wear. Most products are in the retail price range from US$4 to US$40 per piece

France: Street fashion has become out of style in Paris – feminine style is the new trend. Even menswear are added with a feminine touch in some new design collections.

Vietnam: Consumers follow Korean fashion and beauty trends closely

Japan: Street fashion and casual wear prevail. Contemporary and simple styles are in demand

Korea: Casual wear and street fashion continue to be the mainstream styles while sportswear are also in demand. The younger generation favour mass market brands from overseas.

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