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HK Designers' Collections Launched at NY Fashion Week
Fashion Hong Kong Showcase Well-Received by Global Trendsetters

17 February 2016 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) supported three leading Hong Kong designers to participate in New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 last Friday (12 February), showcasing the city’s fashion creativity to industry elites and style influencers from around the world. At the Fashion Hong Kong Show organised by the HKTDC during New York Fashion Week, Harrison Wong, Hidy Ng and Polly Ho launched their Fall/Winter 2016 collections to a packed audience of industry representatives, buyers, media and fashion followers. The House of Fashion Hong Kong pop-up showroom in SoHo, the city’s fashion hub, also attracted a large number of visitors to interact with the designers and discuss opportunities for collaboration.

Set up by the HKTDC at Splashlight Studios in SoHo, The House of Fashion Hong Kong pop-up showroom hosted about 40 business matching meetings over four days (10-13 February), to promote networking and cooperation between the designers and fashion buyers. By showcasing their work at Fashion Hong Kong, the three designers hope to further explore market opportunities in the North American fashion scene.

Fashion Hong Kong comprises a series of overseas promotional events organised by the HKTDC to present Hong Kong fashion designers and their work to global audiences, including at the New York, Tokyo and Copenhagen Fashion Weeks. HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Raymond Yip said the Council has been promoting Hong Kong’s fashion industry through a number of dynamic activities such as organising trade shows, fashion designers’ contest and fashion shows, as well as supporting Hong Kong designers and brands to join overseas fashion weeks. “We will continue to lead local designers to take part in at major fashion weeks around the world through Fashion Hong Kong, to help them explore and develop the global markets,” he added.

Fashion and accessories brands featured at The House of Fashion Hong Kong:

7 Hong Kong brands

8 accessories brands

Les Amis

fashion jewellery

Hak (by Ling Wong)

VOLARE

women’s shoes

Coney & Co.(by Coney Ko)

BIG HORN

eyewear and handbags

Fabcessories (by Liyan Tai)

VINCELLE

handbags

YC Yeung Chin (by Yeung Chin)

Tasteless Hat Co.

hats

WHOSTHATshop (by Meiyi Cheung)

DARE TO DREAM

bags, scarves and pins

Cecilia Ma (by Cecilia Ma)

Coucou Design

handbags and purses

Smith & Norbu (by Benoit Ams)

POMCH (by Felix Tai)

With support from the HKTDC, three leading Hong Kong designers, Harrison Wong, Hidy Ng and Polly Ho, showcase their collections at New York Fashion Week. The Fashion Hong Kong Show saw a packed audience of industry elites and style influencers

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Celebrities attend the Fashion Hong Kong Show (From left): Stephanie Jill Chernick, Miss New York USA 2013 (outfit by Harrison Wong), Julia LaRoche, Miss New York USA 2014 (outfit by Hidy Ng), Melissa Hill, Miss District of Columbia USA 2015, and Andreia Gibau, Miss Teen USA 2015 (outfit by Polly Ho)

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Ralph Chow, Regional Director, Americas, HKTDC (left) and Daniel Kadishson, Director of Economic Development of New York City Mayor's Office for International Affairs

Set up by the HKTDC at Splashlight Studios in SoHo during New York Fashion Week, The House of Fashion Hong Kong pop-up showroom hosts about 40 business matching meetings over four days (10-13 February), to promote networking and cooperation between the designers and fashion buyers

Right: Fashion designer Polly Ho shows her collection and shares the design concept of her brand LOOM LOOP with James Ingram, Founder Partner Splashlight & Retail Strategist

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HARRISON WONG by Harrison Wong specialises in edgy, aggressive designs that also emit an understated elegance. For his Fall/Winter 2016 Collection, Stone Lines, Harrison Wong takes inspiration from nature – earth and stone – and infuses these with the purity of modern minimalism

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Launched in New York in 2003, HIDY N.G. by Hidy Ng offers luxury collections that are characterised by simple silhouettes and great attention to detail. The brand’s Fall/Winter 2016 Collection, Unruly Luxuriance, is inspired by an independent and elegant woman of the designer’s imagination

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LOOM LOOP by Polly Ho embodies a mixture of traditional craftsmanship and a modern approach to contemporary individualism by using natural dye and sun exposure to develop patterns on delicate silk materials. Inspired by the tragic Chinese love story Butterfly Lovers, the brand’s Fall/Winter 2016 Collection, Androgynous, integrates a feminine look with structured tailoring and features prints in burgundy and dark forest colours inspired by the story

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Media Enquiries

Please contact the HKTDC's Communication and Public Affairs Department:
Hong Kong Joe Kainz Tel: (852) 2584 4216 Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org
New York City Mandy Lo Tel: (212) 838 8688 Email: mandy.mh.lo@hktdc.org

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About the HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The HKTDC is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and services providers. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in overseas markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus.