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