49th Hong Kong Fash­ion Week slated for 15-18 Jan

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Or­gan­ised by the Hong Kong Trade De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil (HKTDC), the 49th Hong Kong Fash­ion Week for Fall/win­ter will raise cur­tains again next Jan­uary. The four-day fair will run from 15-18 Jan­uary 2018 at the Hong Kong Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion

Cen­tre, ex­pect­ing some 1,400 ex­hibitors world­wide, serv­ing as an ideal one-stop sourc­ing plat­form for the in­dus­try. Ex­hibits fea­ture an ar­ray of new sea­son gar­ments, de­signer col­lec­tions, fash­ion ac­ces­sories, fab­rics and cloth­ing ac­ces­sories. As an im­por­tant event in the global fash­ion cal­en­dar, the fair opens up op­por­tu­ni­ties for mar­ket ex­pan­sion with ref­er­ence to the at­ten­dance of some 15,000 buy­ers from 77 coun­tries and re­gions in its last edi­tion.

To op­ti­mise buy­ers’ sourc­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, the fair is cat­e­gorised into the­matic zones to pro­vide max­i­mum ex­po­sure for dif­fer­ent sec­tors of the in­dus­try. New to this edi­tion, the Cor­po­rate Fash­ion/ Uni­forms zone will be added to fur­ther ex­pand busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to the China Na­tional Gar­ment As­so­ci­a­tion, there are 19 in­dus­tries in China that re­quire the wear­ing of stan­dard uni­forms, and the mar­ket is es­ti­mated to be worth more than RMB300-400 bil­lion a year. The Western Euro­pean Work­wear and Uni­form Mar­ket is also fore­see­ing a pos­i­tive out­look. Ac­cord­ing to Frost & Sul­li­van, the mar­ket is ex­pected to grow at a com­pound an­nual growth rate of 2.5% un­til 2021 and reach EURO 8.01 bil­lion.

Well-in­formed of what the in­dus­try is look­ing for, the fair con­stantly evolves with im­proved el­e­ments. Fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful prac­tice of the pre­vi­ous Fash­ion Week for Spring/sum­mer held last July, the de­but world of Fash­ion ac­ces­sories will also be in place, gath­er­ing a con­sor­tium of ac­ces­sories­re­lated ex­hibitors, in­clud­ing bags, footwear, gloves, leg­ging & socks, and scarves & shawls for buy­ers to scout match­ing ac­ces­sories at ease.

High­lights among the other zones are Fash­ion­able Sports­wear and Ur­ban Cloth­ing, which make a wel­come re­turn to the fair af­ter their suc­cess­ful de­but last year. The in­ter­na­tional Fash­ion De­sign­ers’ Show­case will gather cut­ting-edge col­lec­tions of fea­tured de­sign­ers and fash­ion de­sign tal­ents around the globe.

Vet­er­ans from key in­ter­na­tional trend fore­cast­ing agen­cies and in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als will be in­vited to un­veil the lat­est fash­ion trends and shed light on up­dated mar­ket in­for­ma­tion at sem­i­nars and fo­rums. Be­sides be­ing an out­stand­ing sourc­ing and mar­ket­ing plat­form, Hong Kong Fash­ion Week also presents great chances to ex­pand busi­ness con­tacts through invit­ing buy­ers, ex­hibitors and in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives to join the net­work­ing re­cep­tion.

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