10 September 2022
CENTRESTAGE ELITES unveils latest fashion trends
DEMO and Children of the discordance present new collections

Organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), CENTRESTAGE, which runs from 9 to 11 September, kicked off yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The spotlight opening gala show, CENTRESTAGE ELITES, was held last night (9 September), bringing together DEMO, the acclaimed brand of Hong Kong designers Derek Chan and Mite Chan, and Children of the discordance, the label founded by renowned Japanese designer Hideaki Shikama. The two brands showcased their spring/summer 2023 collections in the joint fashion show.


CENTRESTAGE is Asia’s premier fashion event, offering a promotional platform for fashion brands and designers from Hong Kong and around the world to showcase their talent. Last night’s gala drew an impressive attendance of industry insiders, celebrities and fashionistas including Joyce ChengAlfred HuiJay FungKenny KwanTim@Dear JaneDickson YuJude TsangDet Dik and more. Louise Wong, winner of the Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer, was the star model at the event, strutting down the runway in DEMO’s latest collection.


CENTRESTAGE, which closes tomorrow (Sunday), features more than 240 participating brands from 15 countries and regions. The fair welcomes fashion buyers and other industry participants as well as the general public. Across the three days of the fair, attendees can participate in 30 events, including fashion shows, fashion summits, workshops and lucky draw sessions.


Joining last night’s CENTRESTAGE opening ceremony are (from left) Mrs Chanunpat Pisanapipong, Trade Commissioner & Consul, DITP, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government; Sunny Tan, member of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR; Shirley Chan

Council Member, HKTDC; Dr Peter K N Lam, Chairman, HKTDC; Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR); Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC; Katherine Fang, Chairman, HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee; Hong Kong designers Derek Chan and Mite Chan, founder of DEMO

Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, speaks at the opening ceremony

Katherine Fang, Chairman, HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee, speaks at the opening ceremony

Alfred Hui 

(wearing ANGUS TSUI)

Jay Fung

(wearing Children of the discordance)

Joyce Cheng

Kenny Kwan

(wearing DEMO)

Dickson Yu

(wearing DEMO)

Det Dik

(wearing Children of the discordance)

Fair details

Date: 9 to 11 September 2022 (Friday to Sunday)

Venue: Hall 1A-D, HKCEC



CENTERSTAGE opening hours

9 Sept (Fri)


Free admission for trade and public visitors

10-11 Sept (Sat-Sun)




CENTRESTAGE: www.centrestage.com.hk

CENETRESTAGE pre-registration link: https://bit.ly/3QNzd7M   

Fashion Hong Kong: https://www.fashionhongkong.com.hk/en

Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC): www.fashionally.com

CENTRESTAGE in Town: https://centrestage.hktdc.com/ex/centrestageintown/en

Media enquiries

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Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication & Public Affairs Department:

Snowy Chan             Tel: (852) 2584 4537           Email: snowy.sn.chan@hktdc.org

Agnes Wat                Tel: (852) 2584 4554           Email: agnes.ky.wat@hktdc.org


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The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitionsconferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus