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Fair Summary

Fair Dates : 5-8 September 2018 (Wednesday - Saturday)
Venue : Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gross Exhibition Space : 9,600 sqm
Organiser : Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Statistical Data :   Brands Buyers
  Hong Kong 79 5,029
  Outside Hong Kong 151 3,671
  Total 230 8,700
    From 22 countries and regions From 80 countries and regions

Fair Statistics

CENTRESTAGE 2018
(5-8 SEPTEMBER 2018)

Brand Profile

  Number
 Hong Kong Brands 79
 Brands from outside Hong Kong 151
 Total 230


Number of Brands from outside Hong Kong by Country/Region

Country / Region Number
Korea 35
Chinese mainland 21
Thailand 17
Italy 14
Macau 12
Taiwan 9
Australia 8
Japan 8
India 5
France 3
Germany 3
Indonesia 3
Singapore 3
USA 3
Austria 1
Canada 1
Poland 1
Spain 1
Switzerland 1
United Kingdom 1
Vietnam 1
Total 151


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

Region Number % Share
Hong Kong 5,029 57.80%
Outside Hong Kong 3,671 42.20%
Total 8,700 100%


Number of Trade Visitors from outside Hong Kong by Region

Region Number % Share
Asia 3,083 83.98%
Europe 306 8.34%
North America 78 2.12%
Middle East 116 3.16%
Australia & Pacific Islands 40 1.09%
Latin America 25 0.68%
Africa 23 0.63%
Total 3,671 100%

FAIR REPORT

Fair Report

CENTRESTAGE 2018

-Asia’s premier event which serves as a promotional and launch pad for fashion brands and designer labels, featuring over 230 brands from 22 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 third edition of CENTRESTAGE took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 5 to 8 September 2018. 

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 developing Asian market. 230 fashion brands and designers from 22 countries and regions including DORIAN HO, ARTISTIC PALACE, Arachne, AXOXYXOXS, Edward Achour Paris, Chicca Lualdi Beequeen, GREEDILOUS, SINCLAIR, NICHp, SEANNUNG and WENDY JIM showcased their latest collection at the occasion. New participants this year include brands from Austria, Canada, Germany, Poland and Switzerland.

Buyer attendance was enthusiastic, gathering 8,700 buyers from 80 countries and regions, including notable fashion department stores and multi-brand stores such as Galeries Lafayette from France, Isetan from Japan, Antonioli from Italy, VooStore from Germany, as well as Labelhood, Anyshopstyle, The Fashion Door and D2C from the Chinese mainland, along with local representatives from Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols and online shop Farfetch.

 

 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 three leading Asian brands - FACETASM, IDISM and Ms MIN to showcase the Spring/Summer 2019 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.

 

CENTRESTAGE ELITES video is available at: https://youtu.be/4YhAEJgsrZw

 

Hong Kong designers were in the spotlight in the FASHION HONG KONG RUNWAY SHOW. Eight Hong Kong fashion brands: ANVEGLOSADORISKATH HARRISON WONGHOUSE OF VLOOM LOOPMAISON VERMILLIONMEIKING NG and METHODOLOGY presented their 2019 pre-Spring and Spring/Summer 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 Martine Rose, the famous international fashion designer who owns the Martine Rose brand.  The overall winner was awarded a cash prize and a month-long internship at Martine Rose, 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:http://www.fashionally.com/en/

 

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 during the Meet the Visionaries Series and Trend Talk Series of seminars. The Trend Talk Series featured prominent industry experts including Matthew Lovett, Director of Retail at Omnilytics; Anupreet Bhui, Senior Editor of Global Street Style at WGSN and Jorge Martin, Head of Fashion Research at Euromonitor International.

The first large-scale summit in Asia on sustainability in fashion - the Fashion Summit, was also held from 6-7 Sept under the theme “Circular Economy”. A panel comprising leading academics, key industry players, NGOs, media, decision makers and leaders from various disciplines and across geographical boundaries discussed sustainability solutions for the fashion industry.

 

Fashion Meets the City

 

OPENSTAGE – public visitors aged 12 or above were welcome to visit CENTRESTAGE on its last day on 8 September 2018 to experience the magic of the fashion industry and check out the latest design from leading brands.  Onsite events including makeup and nail applique demos, fashion parades, lucky draw sessions and sharing by fashionistas were organised.

 

“Hong Kong in Fashion” Citywide Promotion (15 August – 30 September 2018) - the month-long citywide promotional campaign brought excitement to the general public.  In collaboration with over 110 partners, encompassing fashion boutiques, fashion design institutes, restaurants and hotels, etc., CENTRESTAGE and Hong Kong’s fashion industry were promoted across the city with over 100 fashion-themed happenings.  Some of the highlighted events included “Hong Kong in Fashion Fiesta” at D2 Place, “Fashion Avenue Fest” at Lee Tung Avenue, " HKTDC X HKDI FASHION-Lution Exhibition” at Harbour City, “CENTRESTAGE Photo Exhibition” at Fashion Walk, “Fashion Busking” at World Trade Centre and “Mira Mira Funk it up” fashion dance performances at Mira Place and The Mira Hong Kong etc.

 

For more information about CENTRESTAGE 2018 and the pictures of the spectacular happenings, please visit the official website at www.centrestage.com.hk

 

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
E-mail:  exhibitions@hktdc.org

 

Fair website: www.centrestage.com.hk

Market Insights

Indonesia Indonesian people like casual wear with sporty look.
Japan For women’s clothing, simple yet elegant styles are well-liked by consumers in Japan. Products made from eco-friendly materials have good sales in Japan because consumers like green products.
Singapore Singaporeans are not particularly brand oriented in selecting clothing. Comfort and quality are primary concerns.
Thailand Sportswear sells very well in Thailand because it’s comfortable to wear. For career women, they like simple yet elegant clothing.
Taiwan The Korean wave has big influence and young consumer like to go after Korean artists and copy their fashion styles.
Germany Basic styles are gaining more popularity in Germany. Consumers do not like extravagant designs. Fabrics need to be of high quality and meet the EU quality standard.
UAE UAE has a population of mixed nationalities, giving rise to demand for different fashion items. Consumers are willing to spend as long as they like the design. Modern and contemporary designs are especially in demand.

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