Hong Kong will host the 49th Hong Kong Fashion Week from January 15 to 18, 2018. The event will attract 1,400 exhibitors from 77 countries at the Hong Kong Convention and Trade Center. The highly anticipated event will serve as an ideal one-stop sourcing platform for the Asian fashion industry. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the fashion week will present an array of new season’s apparel, designer collections, fashion accessories and garments as well a garment-related products, services and supplies. This trade fair will incorporate categories such as ‘women’s wear,’ ‘knitwear,’ ‘world of fashion accessories’ and ‘sewing supplies’.
Their ‘Fashion Gallery’ will showcase high fashion and brand labels. Their unique premium section ‘Emporium de Mode’ will be dedicated to “stylish and distinctive garments in an elegant setting. There will also be ‘Special Product Zones’ displaying activewear and swimwear, bridal and evening wear, cashmere and wool, denim arcade, fabrics and yarn, fashion jewellery feast, handbags, infant and children’s wear, intimate wear, men in style, packaging and design, salon of scarves and shawls, thermal clothing, trade services and testing, certification and inspection, world youth collection and fashion magazines.
What’s new at the 49th edition is the niche ‘Corporate Fashion/Uniforms’ zone. As per data from the China National Garment Association, 19 industries require the use standard uniforms in Mainland China and the market for this segment is estimated to be valued at over $43 billion per year. In Europe, the uniform market is projected to reach $9.4 billion by 2021.
Another exciting category is the ‘International Fashion Designers’ showcase where cutting-edge collections of featured designers and fashion design talents worldwide are expected to come together. There will also be talks and presentations in seminars and forums. The last edition saw 15,000 buyers from 77 countries and regions in attendance.