The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) recently presented a “Fashion Hong Kong” parade to showcase local designers in Taipei
The HKTDC has been striving to promote the development of the local fashion industry. Apart from organising Hong Kong Fashion Week, the Council has led Hong Kong designers to take part in different international fashion fairs, including Taipei IN Style, Tokyo Fashion Week and Copenhagen Fashion Week.
The HKTDC led 11 Hong Kong designer brands to join Taipei IN Style on November 13 in Taipei.
The upcoming events will be Copenhagen Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week in February 2016. These promotional activities serve as a springboard for local designers to enter the international market and generate business opportunities.
The HKTDC has also organised the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC) since 1977 to help scout for and nurture talents in the field. Over the years, the YDC has discovered many budding local talents like Barney Cheng, Harrison Wong and Cecelia Yau, now all successful designers.
To reinforce Hong Kong's status as Asia's fashion capital, the HKTDC will launch Centerstage from 7 to 10 September 2016, as an ideal regional and international promotion platform for fashion brands and designers.