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CENTRESTAGE ELITES unveils spring 2020 fashion trends

Anais Mak and Joseph Altuzarra present dazzling collections

5 September 2019 – CENTRESTAGE launched its annual fashion extravaganza last night (4 September) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exclusive CENTRESTAGE ELITES opening event brought together renowned Hong Kong designer Anais Mak and her brand ANAÏS JOURDEN, and New York-based Joseph Altuzarra and his brand ALTUZARRA, in a joint fashion show featuring their pre-spring 2020 collections.

CENTRESTAGE is Asia’s premier fashion event, organised annually by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), offering a promotion platform for fashion brands and designers to showcase their talent, at the same time helping to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as one of Asia’s fashion capitals. Last night’s gala presented the latest collections from the two designers, drawing an attendance of more than 1,000 industry insiders, celebrities and fashionistas including Priscilla Wong, Sharon Chan, Bowie Cheung, Jennifer Yu, Judy Kwong, Ashley Lam, Dickson Yu, Karl Ting and Veronica Shiu.

The fourth edition of CENTRESTAGE runs from 4 to 7 September and features more than 240 participating brands, of which over 80 are from Hong Kong. Around 1,500 international buyers were invited to attend, with the objective of connecting local brands with the global fashion industry. Across the four days of the fair, attendees can participate in more than 40 events including over 20 fashion shows, designer sharing sessions, open talks, trend analyses and networking opportunities.


Toasting last night’s CENTRESTAGE ELITES fashion showcase are (from left) Shirley Chan, Council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC); New York designer Joseph Altuzarra; Lawrence Leung, Chairman, HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee; Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR); Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC; Hong Kong designer Anais Mak; Felix Chung, member of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR; and Edith Law, Council member, HKTDC.


Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, speaks at the opening reception for CENTRESTAGE ELITES.


Lawrence Leung, Chairman, HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee, speaks at the opening reception for CENTRESTAGE ELITES.



Sharon Chan Veronica Shiu (wearing ALTUZARRA) Dickson Yu


Bowie Cheung (wearing ANAÏS JOURDEN)


Jennifer Yu (wearing ANAÏS JOURDEN)


Judy Kwong


Ashley Lam (wearing ANAÏS JOURDEN)



ANAÏS JOURDEN’s 2020 pre-spring collection:
ALTUZARRA’s 2020 pre-spring collection:



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

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre



Opening Hours


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

7 Sept (Sat)


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




CENTRESTAGE activity schedule:

Hong Kong in Fashion activity schedule:

The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest webpage:

Fashion Hong Kong website:

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