CENTRESTAGE, the annual Asian fashion extravaganza, commenced today with an exciting four-day lineup at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event's first two days are reserved exclusively for buyers, while the remaining two, from September 8th to 9th, are open to industry professionals and the general public. This year's theme, "Radiant Wellness," underscores fashion's potential impact on individual well-being.
Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) with sponsorship from Create Hong Kong (CreateHK), CENTRESTAGE, now in its eighth year, has become an iconic event in the Asia-Pacific region. With the reopening of the Hong Kong-Mainland China border, the 2023 edition boasts increased international participation, featuring over 240 brands from 19 countries and regions.
Hong Kong's own talent is on full display, with brands like REDEMPTIVE, Barney Cheng Couture, and Kowloon City Boy showcasing their latest collections. International brands like FETICO (Japan), SAMSARA (Japan), and CHILLOSOPHY (India) bring their unique styles to the event.
The four-day extravaganza also promises a series of captivating fashion shows, starting with the CENTRESTAGE ELITES fashion show, featuring the Spring/Summer 2024 collections of Hong Kong's REDEMPTIVE and Japan's FETICO. Notable celebrities, including Hanna Chan and Pete, will grace the runway, highlighting the fusion of fashion and artificial intelligence.
Fashion enthusiasts can anticipate the Fashion Hong Kong Runway Show, an interdisciplinary blend of fashion and ballet, and the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC) 2023 finale, showcasing the budding talents shaping the future of Hong Kong's fashion scene. With sustainability and inclusivity at the forefront, this year's YDC finale promises to be a spectacular finale to CENTRESTAGE 2023.