Fashion fair kicks off in Hong Kong

Fashion Access, an international fashion fair for bags, footwear, small leather goods, fashion accessories, travelware and lifestyle products, unveils the Spring-Summer 2013 collections of 363 exhibitors from 23 countries in Hong Kong.

The fashion fair which runs until Saturday (Sept 29) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), marks the debut in Hong Kong of Cashmere World, a specialised trade fair featuring the best cashmere producers and luxury cashmere brands. Originally held in Beijing, Cashmere World now co-locates with Fashion Access, sharing exhibition space in Hall 5F of HKCEC.

Also featured is the ‘Shoes from Italy’ exhibition with 44 Italian footwear brands taking part. This pavilion was organised under the auspices of ANCI, the Italian footwear manufacturers association. They are joined by 10 Italian brands of bags and leather goods who are members of AIMPES, the Italian leather goods manufacturers association.

South Korea has a delegation of 12 companies offering bags and shoes as well as fabrics, which reflect the spirit of Korean street fashion which has become strongly popular throughout Asia.

Other country (region) pavilions to look out for are those of mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan. These markets, with their innovative use of light, natural materials, are notably strong in developing collections for the spring-summer seasons.

Starting off Fashion Access’ seminar series is the trends presentation on the upcoming Fall-Winter 2013-14 accessories trends for women, men, youth and kids from Peclers Paris, presented by Mary Yan Yan Chan of Style Central.

It will be followed by the seminar on ‘How to Train Fashion Shop Assistants to Boost Sales’ to be conducted by fashion consultant Jayne Esteve-Cure of Jayne Fashion Agency, from Paris.

More fashion seminars are on tap for the last two days of the show, including one on the design directions for women’s accessories for Fall/Winter 2013-2014 to be headlined by Greer Hughes of trends agency Stylesight.

There will also be a seminar on ‘Buying Accessories for the European Market’ to be conducted by Sandrine Williamson, head accessories buyer of Galeries Lafayette Group, France.


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