The show hosted the largest collections of bags and luggage, footwear, and sports fashion, and featured 400 brand new exhibitors and more than 450 exhibitors who promoted their own designs and brands. Exhibitors visiting the show included verified suppliers from Greater China, South Korea, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Vietnam and the Philippines.
The other highlights of the show were services for online and Amazon sellers that included products from 600 exhibitors who accept small orders, seminars by online retail experts, and an online retail 101 conference highlighting new opportunities and best practices, young designers corner—a showcase of concepts by talented designers from fashion schools including Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SCAD and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers.
There was also a rising designer’s corner which was a dedicated area for fashion start-ups, and upcoming designers to introduce their creations; fashion parades where models presented designs from upcoming designers and exhibitors. Analyst's Choice and Amazon best-selling products were featured live on the catwalk.
The show also highlighted Trend Forums where colour trends for Autumn/Winter 2018-19 were displayed by Pantone. Plus, ladies fashion and accessories forecasts for Spring/Summer 2018 curated by Fashion Snoops were also conducted. Conference Programs from sourcing experts covering new technologies along with sourcing tips; Fashion Tech Zone showcasing smart, eco-friendly and innovative designs was a part of the highlights.
The show was attended by thousands of top buyers including ACCO Brands, Amazon, Arcadia Group, Blade Group, Coppel Corporation, Cortefiel, Dixons Sourcing, El Corte Ingles, Enchante Accessories, Fossil, Gloria Jeans, Hammacher Schlemmer, Imaginarium, Jasco Products, Krusell International, Laura Ashley, Montagut, Perry Ellis, Quiksilver, Runway Global, Sears, Target Australia, Triumph, Vivarte, WHSmith, Yamajun and Zara. (VM)
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