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Global Talent at Asia’s Top Fashion Industry Events
Hong Kong Fashion Week and World Boutique Open 18 January

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Nearly 2,000 exhibitors will be on hand later this month for the HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, Asia’s largest fashion event, and the HKTDC World Boutique, Hong Kong. Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC, highlighted the two fairs at a press conference today

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Taking in today’s press conference with HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau (centre) were a number of well-known designers and brand representatives, including (left to right): Christine Tse (Vivienne Westwood), Mary Yu, Naoko Tsuruta, Greenie Chau, Boby Chan (Moiselle), Ika, William Tang, Cecilia Yau and Do Do Leung

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The Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza, 18 January, will feature the latest collections of four internationally celebrated fashion designers. Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC (centre), takes to the catwalk with models representing the work (left to right) of the four designers: Toshikazu Iwaya (Japan), Guo Pei (Chinese mainland), Frankie Xie (Chinese mainland) and Dorian Ho (Hong Kong)

 

 

 

   
5 January 2010 – Nearly 2,000 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions will be on hand later this month for Asia’s largest fashion events, the HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter and the HKTDC World Boutique, Hong Kong. 

The concurrent events, 18-21 January, will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the fairs have a worldwide reputation for showcasing the newest collections, looks and products in the industry. 

Intimate Wear
The 41st edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter includes two new zones: Testing, Certification & Inspection, and Intimate Wear. Also returning are the popular Emporium de Mode and World of Fashion Accessories zones. Russian and South African exhibitors will join the event for the first time.

Fashion Week also features a series of topical seminars, including a forecast of 2011-2012 Fall/Winter fashion influences by French trend research and design agency Promostyl. And the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest returns to spotlight a new generation of Hong Kong design talent.

World Boutique, Hong Kong returns for its eighth edition, featuring an international showcase of the latest brand-name fashion products, designer collections, fashion accessories, home fashion and lifestyle products. The mainland will have a strong new presence at the Quanzhou Pavilion featuring 10 top brands from the Chinese mainland. The Netherlands, famous for its design capabilities, will host a country pavilion for the first time.

Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza
Adding glamour and edge to the 2010 edition of World Boutique are such big fashion names as Vivienne Westwood, MANGO and The Underground Quarter by Londonedge, which makes its debut at the fair. Top international agencies will put on special seminars, and the Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza returns, featuring four internationally celebrated fashion designers: Hong Kong’s Dorian Ho, the mainland’s Guo Pei and Frankie Xie and Japan’s Toshikazu Iwaya.

Related Links
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter: http://hktdc.com/hkfashionweekfw
World Boutique, Hong Kong: http://hktdc.com/worldboutiquehk/

Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:

Joe Kainz
Tel: (852) 2584 4216
Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org

About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com

Key Events
HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter and HKTDC World Boutique, Hong Kong 

18 January (Monday)

Event

Venue

2pm-2:30pm

House Show, Taiwan Textile Federation

Taipei IN Style

Hall 3F/G

2:30pm-3:30pm

Taipei IN Style Press Conference

Oasis, Hall 3

5pm-5:30pm

House Show, William Tang

MARCCAIN, William Tang

Hall 3F/G

7pm-7:40pm

Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza 2010

Grand Hall

19 January (Tuesday)

 

 

11am-11:30am

House Show, La-Mer, Ali Charisma

Grand Hall

2pm-2:30pm

 

House Show, Butoni

Global Sphere, IKA

Hall 3F/G

5pm-5:30pm

House Show, The Federation of HK Footwear Ltd, & supported by the HKTDC

The 10th Footwear Design Competition Awards Hong Kong 2010: Award Presentation

Hall 3F/G

7:30pm-8:30pm

Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2010 (invitation only)

Grand Hall

9pm-9:30pm

 

House Show, Moiselle

MOISELLE Spring Summer 2010 Fashion Show

Hall 3F/G

January 20 (Wednesday)

Event

Venue

9:30am-11am

Meet-the-Press Breakfast Meeting

 

Rooms N106-108, HKCEC

11am-11:30am

Brand Collection Show I

Rococo Drama, Cabot (Asia) Ltd

Beautiful is the pleasure of detail, Gianni Castelli Moda Ltd

Romantic chic, GZ Sunshine Fashion Ltd

Hall 3F/G

3pm-3:30pm

International Fashion Designers’ Show I

Hall 3F/G

4pm-5pm

 

Seminar: "Opportunities for Retail Fashion in the Chinese Mainland"

Speaker: Isak Halfon, CEO of International Expansion and Board Member, MANGO

Meeting Room N101B

6pm-6:30pm

House Show

Knitwear Symphony 2010, Knitwear Innovation & Design Society (KIDS) & supported by HKTDC

 

Hall 3F/G

 

8pm-8:45pm

House Show

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Show

Grand Hall

January 21 (Thursday)

 

 

 

11am-11:30am

 

International Fashion Designers’ Show II

Hall 3F/G

2pm-2:30pm

House Show

Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association Presents:

Yam Chan, Plane Dressing

Wines Chan, A Passer-by

Ho Kin Wah, Fashion Evolution

Grand Hall

2:30pm-3:30pm

Seminar: “Westwood Kingdom Decoded”

Vivienne Westwood

Speaker: Andreas Kronthaler,

Creative Director, Vivienne Westwood

Meeting Room N101

5pm-5:30pm

 

Brand Collection Show II

The Layering Seminar, JM Group

Love Rain, Tif & Tiffy

Shift Gear, Ontfront

Hall 3F/G

6:30pm-7:30pm

 

House Show, Hong Kong Apparel Society

Fashion World Talents Awards (FWTA)

Semi-finals

Grand Hall

 

 

 

 

 

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