The third edition of Centrestage held in Hong Kong from September 5 to 8 attracted 8,700 buyers, a 2.4 per cent increase since last edition. The tradeshow, attracted buyers from over 80 countries including Canada, France, Germany, India, Korea, Russia, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates increasing in numbers significantly. Centrestage is one of Asia’s largest apparel and accessories tradeshows.
Buyers from Asia accounted for 35 per cent. This year's Centrestage attracted many global brands and buyers. An increased number of overseas buyers came looking for business opportunities and talents, which solidified Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s fashion capital. Three thematic zones showcased 230 brands from 22 countries and regions. The event also presented some 40 activities over its four-days, including more than 20 fashion shows.
Japanese street wear label Facetasm, Hong Kong women’s wear label Idism and Chinese luxury label Ms Min presented their latest 2019 spring/summer collections. Moreover, 13 new designer brands showed their 2019 spring/summer collections. Other collections were also showcased by local established brands including Dorian Ho, Artistic Palace, Harrison Wong, House of V, and Loom Loop. The industry is cautiously optimistic about sales in the coming year.
Centrestage was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.