Web Exclusive | August 2019
4th edition of CENTRESTAGE from Sept 4-7
CENTRESTAGE, Asia’s premier fashion event, returns in September for its fourth edition, running from 4 to 7 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the show features some 240 brands and more than 40 fashion events, offering an ideal platform for fashion brands and designers to gain international exposure, and helping to reinforce Hong Kong’s position as a leading fashion hub in the region.
Hong Kong fashion designer Anais Mak will launch her brand’s 2020 Spring collection at CENTRESTAGE’s opening gala show, CENTRESTAGE ELITES (c) 2019 HKTDC; Hong Kong fashion designer Anais Mak will launch her brand’s 2020 Spring collection at CENTRESTAGE’s opening gala show, CENTRESTAGE ELITES (c) 2019 HKTDC
Speaking at a media preview of the event, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau said: “CENTRESTAGE returns once again to provide a comprehensive promotional platform through which Asian fashion brands and budding designers can launch and present their latest fashion collections and connect with global buyers and fashionistas at the same time. I am happy to see a greater number of local and international fashion brands participating at this year’s CENTRESTAGE, underscoring the event’s position as Asia’s leading launch and marketing platform for fashion brands and highlighting its ability to create diverse business opportunities.”
CENTRESTAGE 2019 will have “Future Tribes” as its central theme. The event will feature three thematic zones: ALLURE – representing craftsmanship, refinement and elegance; ICONIC – displaying avant-garde designs; and METRO – showcasing contemporary, minimalistic expressions of urban life. This year’s show will feature some 240 fashion brands, including more than 80 local brands along with international labels from Mainland China, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the United States and more. Thirty-six buying missions comprising about 1,600 international fashion buyers have been organised to visit the event, providing opportunities for designers to interact with the industry and get useful market insights.