19 Jan 2010
International Spotlight on Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza
Show of Top Design Talent Attracts Celebrities, Fashion Lovers
19 January 2010 – Enhancing Hong Kong's role as Asia’s lifestyle centre, the glamorous Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza was held last night on the first day of the HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter and World Boutique, Hong Kong.
The event organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) featured four famous international designers including Hong Kong’s Dorian Ho, and the Chinese mainland’s Guo Pei and Frankie Xie. Rounding the event out was Japan’s Toshikazu Iwaya.
Henry Tang, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, was guest of honour at a cocktail reception before last night’s show, which attracted celebrities and fashion lovers.
HKTDC Chairman Jack So said Hong Kong has become a fashion design centre for the region because of its proximity to the important mainland market.
“We would like to see Hong Kong become one day a fashion capital to rival Paris, New York and London,” said Mr So, noting that the city is well placed to take advantage of a combination of rising purchasing power and talent from around the world.
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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