For all style lovers across the globe, the arrival of September signifies the start of a full month of fashion, during which everyone keeps attuned to what’s happening on the runways and streets of Fashion Weeks from New York to Paris. For all of us who live here in Hong Kong, there’s another event to look forward to: CENTRESTAGE.

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Asia’s premier fashion event CENTRESTAGE returns for its third edition from 5–8 September 2018.

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Asia’s premier fashion event CENTRESTAGE will return once again for its 3rd edition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Set to run from 5–8 September, this year’s annual event will continue to build on its mission of consolidating Hong Kong’s position as a fashion hub in Asia. Three top Asian brands including FACETASM (Japan), IDISM (Hong Kong) and Ms MIN (mainland China) will be spotlighted at the opening gala show, CENTRESTAGE ELITES, where they will present their latest Spring/Summer 2019 collections for an international audience of trendsetters.

IDISM
Hong Kong fashion label, IDISM, is helmed by design duo Julio Ng and Cyrus Wong with a philosophy revolving around the hybrid of activeness, nature, sense and lifestyle. The brand has recently collaborated with Belinda Koo, Hong Kong native and creative entrepreneur, to express a new wave of women figure in a brand video “Blossom”, you may check it out here.

For those who are interested to learn more about upcoming style trends and the importance of sustainable fashion, sign up for the special series of seminars and panels such as the Meet the Visionaries Series and Trend Talk Series, during which fashion design masters and industry experts will share with us their insights and concerns.

Although CENTRESTAGE is largely an affair for the trade industry (5 to 7 September are for trade visitors aged 18 and above only), the event will be open for public access on 8 September, where — on top of the series of over 40 events, including more than 20 fashion shows — public visitors aged 12 and above shall be welcome to join in on an event lineup of lifestyle tips-sharing, make-up demo, lucky draw and more — all especially curated for everyone to enjoy. Some showpieces shall also be offered up for sale, so you can start stocking up your wardrobe with the latest designs by some of the top emerging fashion creatives in Asia. Register now for free admission here.

Hong Kong in Fashion
Keep an eye out for the Hong Kong in Fashion campaign with over 90 events occurring citywide, including exhibitions, workshops, fashion parades, dance performances, as well as promotions featuring themed afternoon tea sets and giveaways.

What’s more? In conjunction with the return of CENTRESTAGE, HKTDC has also organised an extensive Hong Kong in Fashion citywide campaign, collaborating with over 100 partners including fashion boutiques, fashion design institutes, restaurants and hotels to bring together a diverse range of over 90 events across the city, all in the effort to garner wider attention and generate “fashion heat” across Hong Kong.

To learn more about the exciting line-up of events, simply head over to CENTRESTAGE’s official website. In the meantime, take a look at the video below as the CENTRESTAGE ELITES share with us what fashion means to them and what their latest collection is about.

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.