8 Jan 2013
Hong Kong in Fashion Promotion Unveils World’s Widest Wig
Times Square Event Spotlights World Boutique’s Fashion Extravaganza
7 January 2013 - Hong Kong designer Johanna Ho and wig artist Annie Woon took part in an event today at Times Square, in Causeway Bay, as part of “Hong Kong in Fashion,” a city-wide celebration promoting Hong Kong’s role as a regional fashion hub and lifestyle trendsetter.
The Times Square event featured a mini-fashion parade presenting the latest spring/summer collection of Ms Ho, together with wigs designed by Ms Woon. More than 20 wigs, each hand-made by Ms Woon, were on display, including a 1.5-metre-wide wig recognised today by Guinness World Records as the widest wig in the world. The public can see the record-breaking wig at Times Square until 23 January. Three accessories workshops will also be held there on 12 January.
In addition, a Times Square “Stage of Glamour” display features fashion collections from each of the designers taking part in next week’s Fashion Extravaganza, a highlight of HKTDC World Boutique, Hong Kong. World Boutique and HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter will take place, 14-17 January, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Another Hong Kong in Fashion highlight, the Street Snap Competition, continues through 17 January. Participants need only upload their most stylish pictures on the Hong Kong in Fashion website or via Instagram (#HKinfashion), sharing them with their Facebook friends. The photos that receive the most “likes” wins. Top prize is a night’s stay at the Mira Moon. In all, prizes worth more than HK$100,000 are available; pictures taken at Times Square will bring additional prizes.
Hong Kong in Fashion @ Times Square: “Stage of Glamour” Display
WOON WIG WONDERLAND
Covered Piazza, Times Square
2nd Atrium, Times Square
Hong Kong in Fashion: www.hktdc.com/hkinfashion
Hong Kong Fashion Week: www.hktdc.com/hkfashionweekfw/
World Boutique, Hong Kong: www.hktdc.com/worldboutiquehk/chi
Johanna Ho interview webcast: http://youtube.com/watch?v=baRCPqDIRvY
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About the HKTDC
A statutory body 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 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com.