|Hong Kong Fashion Week|
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Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council
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Below you will find historical reference regarding some of the previous events:
2011: Quite simply, it is Asia's biggest fashion event - and over 1,700 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions already know the power of the event, having taken part in the 2011 edition, including representatives from the Chinese mainland, India, Japan, Macau and Taiwan in group pavilions. The fair attracted 21,080 buyers from 88 countries and regions.
The 43rd edition of the fair, showcasing fashions for Fall/winter 2012/13, will build on this success by continuing to pay attention to the requirements of exhibitors and buyers, and doing everything it can to enhance business connections. One of the key elements of Fashion Week is the existence of specialist zones, highlighting key trends and product categories.
Denim Arcade — This new zone focuses on apparel and accessories such as bags and footwear made from predominantly denim fabric. This fashion fabric remains as popular as ever and the exhibitors in this zone will display a wide range of looks from basics to chic.
Emporium de Mode focuses on highly individual and creative collections - this zone has expanded by 47% in 2010, as fashion companies seek to differentiate themselves from others in the market and is set to become even more influential for the Fall/winter 2012/13 season.
Another key sector is World of Fashion Accessories, which showcases a varied and wide range of hats, scarves, footwear, gloves, fashion jewellery and other trendy items.
Garment Mart presents an array of reasonably priced high-volume fashion. Fashion Gallery specialises in quality collections of notable design.
Other zones are Intimate & Swim Wear, Infant & Children's Wear, Bridal & Evening Wear, fabrics & yarn, Sewing Supplies, Trade Services and Testing, Certification & Inspection - an increasingly important field in the industry.
Press Release from TDC January 2006:
Positive Outlook for Clothing Industry in 2006
Seventy percent of the respondents in a recent Trade Development Council (TDC) survey on trends in the clothing industry believe this year's market outlook will be better than last year.
Oracle Added Value, an independent survey company commissioned by TDC, interviewed a total of 400 exhibitors and 736 buyers attending the Hong Kong Fashion Week and World Boutique this week.
According to the survey, the abolition of textile and clothing quotas among WTO members last year has continued to increase export interest to regions where the quota system was previously applicable, namely, the US, Canada, Turkey and European Union. Sixty-nine percent of the exhibitors interviewed said that they expect to sell more goods to these countries in 2006 than 2005. The estimated average increase in the volume of products sold is 19%.
Major findings of the survey are as follows:
Market outlook for 2006 and market trends:
Regions with biggest growth in retail market: The Chinese mainland is regarded as the largest growth region, followed by Western Europe and the U.S. The average growth rate for these regions is expected to be around 20%.
The estimated average growth rate of the Chinese mainland market in 2006 is 22%. The top five cities with the biggest growth potential are Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shenzhen.
Nearly 60% of the buyers interviewed placed more orders in 2005 as compared to 2004. Both the quantity of each order and the average unit price have increased.
Impact of abolition of textile & clothing quotas among WTO members:
Leisure casual wear/ street wear: softer handfeel, wrinkle-resistant, color-fast and durable
Business wear: softer handfeel, wrinkle-resistant, stain resistant, and materials that facilitate special design & cut and water resistant
The Chinese mainland market:
Brands in Hong Kong:
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