ORGANIZED by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 49th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter started its four-day run today and continues through 18 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Featuring some 1,400 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, the fair showcases the latest fashion designs, garments, fashion accessories, fabrics and clothing accessories.
The theme of this year's Hong Kong Fashion Week is "New-World Explorers". Responding to the growing demand for workplace uniforms, especially on the Chinese mainland, the fair introduces the new Corporate Fashion and Uniforms zone. A fashion parade and seminar will be organised on 17 January, where representatives from the garment, construction and fashion design industries will share development opportunities for workplace uniforms.
Another new feature, the World of Fashion Accessories, spotlights the latest designs in bags, footwear, legging, socks, gloves, scarves and shawls. The Fashionable Sportswear and Urban Clothing zones return after their successful debut last year, while the International Fashion Designers' Showcase presents fashion design talents such as Mim Mak and Mountain Yam. The fair welcomes new exhibitors from Malaysia. Five group pavilions represent the Chinese mainland, India, Indonesia, Japan and Pakistan. [traveltextonline.com/photo special]