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Asia’s Top Fashion Event CENTRESTAGE Returning to Hong Kong
Media Preview
next Thursday to Feature Fashion Parades and Celebrities

18 August 2017 – Top local and international creative talent will bring their designs and industry insight to CENTRESTAGE, a major fashion event organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). A platform for international, especially Asian, fashion brands and designers to promote their labels and launch their collections, CENTRESTAGE will run from 6-9 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

A centrepiece of the event will be the CENTRESTAGE ELITES opening gala fashion show featuring the latest collections from FFIXXED STUDIOS founded by Hong Kong design duo Fiona Lau and Kain Picken and from Korean design supremo Juun. J. Another spotlighted show will be the Hong Kong Young Designers' Contest (YDC), which this year will involve the founder and designer of Japanese fashion brand G.V.G.V. Mug as VIP judge. The 15 YDC finalists will showcase their creative concepts on stage, competing for three top awards, as well as a Best Footwear Design Award and New Talent Award.

CENTRESTAGE will also feature multiple fashion shows and events such as Knitwear Symphony 2017 & The 7th Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers' Contest, the FASHION HONG KONG RUNWAY SHOW and FASHIONALLY Collection #10. Market developments will be explored at the inaugural Fashion Summit (HK) 2017 involving leading industry representatives, as well as at fashion trend seminars during the show period.

Adding to the excitement, the HKTDC will launch a month-long citywide promotion “Hong Kong in Fashion”, from 15 August to 30 September, featuring a range of activities in partnership with high-end hotels, malls, fashion outlets, restaurants and design institutions.

You or your representatives are cordially invited to a preview of CENTRESTAGE events:

Date: 24 August (Thursday)
Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong
Host: Janis Chan
Speaker: Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC
Designers/guests/brand representatives: Fiona Lau and Kain Picken of FFIXXED STUDIOS, CENTRESTAGE ELITES designer; Felix Chung, Chairman, Fashion Summit (HK) 2017 Steering Committee; TVB artist Vincent Wong; representatives from DEMO., Blind by JW, Lapeewee, House of V, Loom Loop, and more.
Model: Angela Yuen, Angie Ng
Part 1 (Venue: Cova Ristorante & Caffe, LG1, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong)
          12:45-1pm     Media registration
          1-2:15pm       Introduction by Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC
                              (Lunch to be served), Q&A session
          2:15-2:30pm  Media proceed to Atrium, LG2
                              Please RSVP by email to or call 2584 4569 to reserve a seat for lunch                                                                                                     
Part 2 (Venue: Atrium, LG2, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong)
          2:30-2:55pm  Fashion discussion
                              Janis Chan to talk with Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director,  HKTDC; Fiona Lau and Kain Picken of FFIXXED  STUDIOS, CENTRESTAGE ELITES designer; Felix Chung, Chairman, Fashion Summit (HK) 2017 Steering Committee; and TVB artist Vincent Wong
         2:55-3:10pm    Fashion parade 1: Collections from CENTRESTAGE’s exhibiting brands and designer labels
                               Fashion parade 2: CENTRESTAGE ELITES designs
         3:10-3:15pm    Group photos
         3:15-4pm        Media interviews



The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest:

Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Communication & Public Affairs Department:

Sam Ho                                 Tel: (852) 2584 4569           Email:
Agnes Wat                            Tel: (852) 2584 4554           Email:

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