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Fair Summary

Fair Dates : 7-10 September 2016 (Wednesday - Saturday)
Venue : Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gross Exhibition Space : 10,984 sqm
Organiser : Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Statistical Data :   Brands Buyers
  Hong Kong 78 4,828
  Outside Hong Kong 114 3,455
  Total 192 8,283
    From 20 countries and regions From 71 countries and regions

Fair Statistics

(7-10 SEPTEMBER 2016)

Brand Profile

 Hong Kong Brands 78
 Brands from outside Hong Kong 114
 Total 192 

Number of Brands from outside Hong Kong by Country/Region

Country / Region Number
Chinese mainland 28
Japan 12
Thailand 11
Taiwan 10
Australia 9
India 7
Indonesia 6
Italy 6
France 4
Korea 3
United Kingdom 3
Philippines 2
Russia 2
Belgium 1
Finland 1
Macau 1
Malaysia 1
Nepal 1
Total 114

Vistor Profile
Number of Trade Visitors from Hong Kong and outside Hong Kong 

Region Number % Share
Hong Kong 4,828 58.29%
Outside Hong Kong 3,455 41.71%
Total 8,283 100%

Number of Trade Visitors from outside Hong Kong by Region

Region Number % Share
Asia 3,008 87.06%
Europe 202 5.85%
North America 90 2.61%
Middle East 72 2.08%
Australia & Pacific Islands 46 1.33%
Latin America 31 0.90%
Africa 6 0.17%
Total 3,455 100%


 - Asia’s premier event which serves as a launch pad for fashion brands and designer labels, with some 200 brands from 20 countries and regions
 - Asia’s premier event which serves as a launch pad for fashion brands and designer labels, with some 200 brands from 20 countries and regions
 - Held concurrently with the world’s largest timepiece event – HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and Salon de TE
 - Over 50 runway shows, stunning parades and industry seminars were held during the fair,
   offering a full vision of the latest collections and trends of the upcoming seasons
 - A month-long citywide campaign with more than 80 activities staged across the city

Asia’s fashion spotlight
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the inaugural edition of CENTRESTAGE was organised at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 7 to 10 September 2016. 

Positioned as an Asian-focused launch pad-cum-marketing platform, CENTRESTAGE featured a strong line-up of brands and fashion designers as well as a series of trend-setting and marketing activities. The debut show captured the attention of the Asian fashion industry, successfully attracted fashion brands that were keen on expanding their Asian business to come and promote, source and launch new collections and explore cooperation opportunities. It also provided a platform for local new designers to showcase creative designs to media and buyers in the region. Some 200 brands from 20 countries and regions participated, including 45R, Ali Charisma, Aquascutum, anagram, Anteprima, Atsuro Tayama, Edward Achour, Harrison Wong, Hidy Ng, ILOVECHOC, initial, i.t., JNBY, Kenax Leung, Koyo Jeans, Lu Lu Cheung, Loom Loop, Marimekko, Moiselle, etc. where 80% were from Asia.

Buyer attendance was enthusiastic.  The fair attracted close to 8,300 buyers from 71 countries and regions including big name department stores, select shops, multi-brand stores, fashion e-tailers, KOLs and fashionistas. Our major buyers included buying representatives from Dong Liang (Chinese Mainland), Galerie Lafayette (France), Hankyu Hanshin Department Store (Japan), la Rinascente (Italy), Lane Crawford (HK), Lotte Department Store (Korea), Shinseagae Department Store (Korea), SHIPS (Japan) and Zalora (Thailand). Over 1,000 business matching meetings were arranged to link up the exhibitors and potential buyers.

Seeing Tomorrow Today
Over 50 runway shows, stunning parades and industry seminars were held during the fair, offering a full vision of the latest collections and trends of the upcoming seasons.

Highlighted shows
CENTRESTAGE ELITES a major new fashion spectacular showcasing the Spring/Summer 2017 collections from four of the hottest rising stars in Asia, namely Mim Mak from Hong Kong, Simon Gao from Beijing, Ko Taeyong from Seoul and Pongsak Suprratccheep & Thita Kamonnetsawat from Bangkok. Top models Zelia Zhong, Angie Ng and Kiki Kang also paraded the collections. The designers commanded praise and applause from the audience. The show attracted close to 1,000 industry professionals and the city’s fashionistas.

CENTRESTAGE ELITES videos are available at:

Fashion Miragethe show featured 50 Hong Kong fashion designers, including Harrison Wong, Lu Lu Cheung, Walter Ma and Barney Cheng staged by the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association.

The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC) - a platform to feature the creations of Hong Kong fashion design talents.  The contestants paraded their designs in front of an enthusiastic audience and a panel of judges to compete for the Overall Winner Prize and the Best Footwear & Accessories Design Award.  YDC 2016 invited Hiromichi Ochiai, designer for hot Japanese fashion label FACETASM to be the VIP judge, while Lawrence Leung, Chairman of HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee, was the chief judge. The overall winner was awarded a cash prize and an internship programme at FACETASM, sponsored by Sun Hing Knitting Factory Ltd.

In addition to the 17 finalists competing on stage, four past YDC designers who have established their own brands also showcased their latest Capsule Collections. The four designers were Derek Chan, Kurt Ho, Kevin Ho and Aries Sin.

YDC video is available at:

Exchange of Market Intelligence
A series of seminars and forums were host by fashion masters and trends specialists. They covered a wide range of topics, including fashion and retail trends, fashion technologies, experience sharing sessions and marketing strategies, giving fashion watchers the latest market intelligence:

- “Sharing session by - EXCEPTION de MIXMIND” by Mao Ji-hong;
The Key Summary of Retail Trends for 2017” by Fashion Snoops;
CENTRESTAGE ELITES – The Asian Creative Forces that Shape the International Fashion Scene” by Mim Mak, Simon Gao, Ko Taeyong,
  Pongsak Suprratccheep & Thita Kamonnetsawat;
Retail Destinations of the Future” by WGSN;
Technology Trends Transforming the Fashion Industry” by Wang Ying, Edwin Leung, Ameber Leung and Ricky Chu;
A More Sustainable Fashion System: Is Digital Disruption Fuelling Positive Change?” by Josie Tam, Jia Jih Chai and Angus Tsui;
Innovation and Technology Symposium 2016” by HKRITA;
KOLs and Today’s World of Fashion” by Mayao Ma;
Meet with Hiromichi Ochiai – the Fashion Master of FACETASM” by Hiromichi Ochiai (FACETASM) and ;
Fashion x Watch Roundtabe Forum”
CENTRESTAGE x Friday Forum – From Asia to the World: Experience Sharing by Cutting-Edge Fashion Designers” by Jarel Zhang and Mountain Yam

For the People, Of the People
Openstage” - fashion lovers from the public were invited to visit CENTRESTAGE on 10 Sep 2016, so that they can experience the magic of the fashion industry and check out the latest design from leading brands. Onsite events including makeup and nail applique demos, fashion parades and sharing by fashionistas were organised.
Citywide Promotion - a month-long citywide promotional campaign entitled “Hong Kong in Fashion” brought excitement to the general public. In collaboration with some 90 partners, encompassing industry associations, shopping malls, hotels, design institutions, boutiques, beauty stores, coffee shops, etc. CENTRESTAGE was promoted across the city with over 80 fashion-theme happenings. Highlighted events include “Fashion PMQ” organised by Hong Kong Design Centre and “Fashion Weekend Market” at D2 Place.

For more information about CENTRESTAGE 2016 and the pictures of the spectacular fashion shows, please visit the official website at

Or contact:

Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Exhibitions Department
Unit 13, Expo Galleria
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
Hong Kong 
Tel:       (852) 1830-668
Fax:      (852) 2824-0026


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