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Hong Kong in Fashion sets the scene for CENTRESTAGE

Citywide events put fashion in focus for the public

3 August 2019 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the fourth edition of CENTRESTAGE, Asia’s premier fashion event, will run from 4 to 7 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. To build a fashion buzz in the wider community, the HKTDC is collaborating with more than 90 partners to host Hong Kong in Fashion − a series of creative events taking place across the city from 17 August to 30 September at locations ranging from shopping malls and restaurants to hotels and fashion venues.

Hong Kong in Fashion gives people throughout the city the chance to experience the power of fashion and the creative spark that underpins it, bringing life and colour to Hong Kong and further enhancing the city’s status as Asia's fashion capital. This year's Hong Kong in Fashion features a variety of themed events, including fashion exhibitions, live fashion parades and tea sets, at which people can immerse themselves in the local fashion culture in different ways.

Inspiring creativity through performance

At Lee Theatre in Causeway Bay, on 24-25 August, members of the public are invited to participate in a fashion-themed floral workshop held by Rose of Sharon, where guests can try their hand at bringing creativity and colour to life. Lee Theatre also plays host to a Live Fashion Busking event at which buskers will dress in fashion collections by CENTRESTAGE designers and perform for passersby, helping to promote the series of events being staged in conjunction with the fashion fair.

In line with fashion’s often deep connection with music, dance and other expressive artforms, on 25 August Mira Place, The Mira Hong Kong Hotel and Mira Steps in Tsim Sha Tsui will present fashion-themed flash-dance performances. On 27 August, local singer Lung Siu-kwan will join fashionistas at a sharing session at KOOL Creative Studio in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok, at which she will give a much-anticipated live musical performance.

On 30 August, a group of stunning professional models will ignite Fashion Walk on Paterson Street in Causeway Bay showing off the collections of the two star designers at this year’s CENTRESTAGE: Hong Kong’s Anais Mak and Joseph Altuzarra from New York. Both designers will showcase collections from their respective namesake labels − ANAÏS JOURDEN and ALTUZARRA − at CENTRESTAGE ELITES, the opening gala show of the event.

On Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai, a group of young, up-and-coming fashion talents from Pooi To School will present their own evening gown designs on 31 August, accompanied by a live orchestra performance by the school’s students. At the same venue on 1 September, a group of stylish models will present wedding gown collections from around the world.

A feast for the eyes and the palate

To coincide with the various happenings during Hong Kong in Fashion, COCO café and patisserie at The Mira Hong Kong will unveil a specially designed limited-edition CENTRESTAGE Fashion Bombshell Cake that will also be sold online. A fashion-themed tea set will also be available at COCO from 25 August to 24 September.

In addition, a special photo exhibition showcasing the brands and designs featured at this year’s CENTRESTAGE will be held at Lee Theatre until 29 August and at Fashion Walk on Kingston Road until 1 September, giving the public a preview of the event. The fashion shoot took place at some of Hong Kong’s most iconic neighbourhoods, highlighting the synergy between the city’s new fashion trends and its traditional culture.

Reflecting the era of digital creativity that we now live in, people are invited to take photos at any of the fashion hotspots they visit during Hong Kong in Fashion. They can then share these photos on social media platforms, using the hashtags #CENTRESTAGEHK and #HKINFASHION, for the chance to get a stylish hipster backpack or cosmetic bag. The HKTDC is also collaborating with various boutiques, restaurants and cosmetic brands to provide discounts and special offers. Find more details at https://bit.ly/33Q0FKB.

We look forward to seeing you at Hong Kong in Fashion where you are invited to immerse yourself in the creative world of CENTRESTAGE. Media friends are cordially invited to visit any of the events taking place as part of Hong Kong in Fashion – find more details below or by visiting https://centrestage.com.hk/hkinfashion:

 

Venue

Date

Time

Event

Kingston Street, Fashion Walk

17 Aug to 1 Sept

11am - 11pm

CENTRESTAGE Fashion Photo Display

Piazza, Ground Floor

Lee Theatre

23-29 Aug

10am - 10pm

CENTRESTAGE Photo Exhibition

24-25 Aug 

2pm - 6pm

CENTRESTAGE Fashion Summer Busking

Mira Place, The Mira Hong Kong & Mira Steps

25 Aug

2pm - 4pm

CENTRESTAGE Fashion Dance

COCO, The Mira Hong Kong

25 Aug

2pm - 4pm

CENTRESTAGE Fashion Bombshell Cake and Tea Set Kick-Off Event

KOOL Creative Studio, Shop 110-111, D2 Place TWO 

27 Aug

8pm - 11:30pm

CENTRESTAGE Fashion X Live Music Event

Paterson Street, Fashion Walk

30 Aug

5pm - 6pm

CENTRESTAGE Fashion Parade

Lee Tung Avenue

31 Aug

3pm - 4pm

Fashion Parade & Live Music Performance

Central Piazza, Lee Tung Avenue

31 Aug to 1 Sept

10am - 10pm

CENTRESTAGE Fashion Spot

 

The “Creations Dyeing Experience” took place at PMQ on 17 August

 

The CENTRESTAGE Fashion Bombshell Cake and Tea Set will be available at COCO café and patisserie at The Mira Hong Kong from 25 August to 24 September

 

 

Photos from some of the Hong Kong in Fashion events that took place in 2018

 

CENTRESTAGE details:

Date: 4-7 September 2019 (Wednesday to Saturday)

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

 

Date

Opening Hours

Admission

4-4 Sept (Wed - Fri)  9:30am - 6pm Trade visitors aged 18 or above (free admission)

7 Sept (Sat)

9:30am-5pm

Trade and public visitors aged 12 or above (free admission)

 

Fair websites:

CENTRESTAGE: http://centrestage.com.hk

Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC): http://www.fashionally.com

 

Media enquiries

For more information or to request interviews, please email centrestage2019@leewolter.com.hk

Or call:

Jude Ji   Tel: (852) 9696 0110 

Vincent Lam  Tel: (852) 9843 9180

Joseph Chow   Tel: (852) 9400 5775

Tracy On Tel: (852) 9018 7109

 

HKTDC's Communications and Public Affairs Department

Snowy Chan       Tel: (852) 2584 4537       emailsnowy.sn.chan@hktdc.org

Agnes Wat     Tel: (852) 2584 4554       emailagnes.ky.wat@hktdc.org

 

About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing business insights and information via trade publicationsresearch reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on  Google+    Twitter @hktdc    LinkedIn