Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/ Winter and HKTDC World Boutique, Hong Kong, which opened on 16th January and continued through 19 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, the largest event of its kind in Asia, and World Boutique, which marks its 10th anniversary this year, welcomed more than 110 buying missions representing over 5,300 buyers from 43 countries and regions. New participants included Denmark, Jordan, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates.
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, the largest event of its kind in Asia also introduced three new product zones - Denim Arcade, Handbags Select and Salon of Scarves and Shawls. Combined with World Boutique, the two fairs staged 20 fashion shows, including signature events Fashion Extravaganza and the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers Contest. There were also catwalk shows spotlighting such exhibitors as IKA, Modessa and Tattoo from Hong Kong, Group Pronuptia from France and the BD Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology from India. The Knitwear Innovation & Design Society and the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association presented new collections from their members, while the International Fashion Designers' Show ran throughout the fair period.
Originally published in 'TheStitch Times', February, 2012.