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HK Spring/Summer Fashion Week closes tomorrow

More than 1,250 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions are on hand for the 19th HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, which opened on Tuesday and continues through Friday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

The fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), features new product zones designed to attract visitors. They include 87 buying missions from 70 countries and regions, representing more than 4,600 buyers from over 3,000 companies.

The new theme zones, Fashion Jewellery Feast and Salon of Scarves & Shawls, will help buyers source products effortlessly. Other product zones include Brand Name Gallery, Bridal & Evening Wear, Denim Arcade, Infant & Children’s Wear, International Fashion Designers’ Showcase and Intimate & Swim Wear.

Fashion Week special events include Tuesday’s "Fashionally Collection #1", in which a variety of finalists from the three most recent Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest staged 11 fashion collections, while The Hong Kong Polytechnic University staged the MA Graduation Fashion Show 2012.

House shows on Wednesday featured collections by international fashion designers from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as from the Hong Kong Apparel Society and The School of Continuing Professional Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

A fashion show featuring winners of the EcoChic Design Award Hong Kong 2012 Grand Final, organised by Hong Kong-based Redress, will take place today. A Brand Collections’ Show will feature AFRIQUE, by Ika Butoni, and MaConsef S/S Collection 2013, by the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre today.
Japan is also in the Fashion Week spotlight. The Kokusai Fashion Centre brings 12 fashion Japanese designers to Hong Kong.

Daily seminars spotlight the latest market developments. WGSN and Peclers Paris focused on fashion trends for spring/summer 2013 and beyond in two seminars on Tuesday. Wednesday’s seminars looked at global trends by Stylesight, the Taiwan garment industry and sustainable design, organised by Redress.

Today’s seminars will be organised by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (testing and certification), The Woolmark Company (merino trends for fall/winter 2013) and Fashion Snoops (fashion trends).