CENTRESTAGE, the Platform for Fashion Brands and Designer Labels, Debuts in September
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council is launching an event to showcase top design in Asia
In the world of style, the month of September marks a new beginning: magazines are at their thickest, autumn and winter merchandise hits stores, and another fashion week season starts anew. This September, there will be a new event to mark on your calendars: CENTRESTAGE, a premier fashion event organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is poised to become the leading showcase of design in Asia.
Further solidifying Hong Kong’s standing as a top fashion capital in Asia, the inaugural event will spotlight around 200 brands in the region. Design powerhouses including ANTEPRIMA, Aquascutum, i.t., and Moiselle will have a presence at the show, in addition to established names in the local scene, such as LULUCHEUNG, Dorian Ho and Harrison Wong. According to HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau, this initiative is the ideal platform to engage with leaders in the fashion industry, in particular buyers from selected shops, department stores and e-retailers. Fashion media and enthusiasts in the region are also expected to attend.
Set to debut from September 7 to 10 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), the platform will be divided into four thematic zones: GLAM, ALLURE, METRO and FORWARD. The GLAM zone is about top brands that set the standard for quality. ALLURE radiates sophistication and timeless glamour. METRO collects the hip, the sporty, the young and the trendy, while FORWARD defines the next stage of the fashion evolution by providing a taste of things to come.
The four-day programme is packed with more than 50 events, including some 30 runway shows, brand and designer collection shows, mini parades and thought-provoking seminars on international trends and styles. It kicks off with CENTRESTAGE ELITES opening gala show on September 7, featuring four of the hottest rising stars from Asia: Mim Mak from Hong Kong, Simon Gao from Beijing, Ko Taeyong from Seoul, and Pongsak Suprratccheep & Thita Kamonnetsawat from Bangkok.
Mim Mak (HANG)
Simon Gao (SIMONGAO)
Ko Taeyong (beyond closet)
Pongsak Suprratccheep & Thita Kamonnetsawat (rotsaniyom WHITE LABEL)
Organised since 1977, the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC) on September 10 will bring the four-day event to a climax.
CENTRESTAGE runs from September 7 to September 10 and will take place at Hall 3B-C & Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
September 7-9 dates are reserved for trade buyers aged 18 or above only. To reserve your freebuyer badge, please SMS your email address to 6390 0702. On September 10, the event will be open to trade and public visitors aged 12 or above free of charge.
For more information, visit centrestage.com.hk