HK’s largest fashion sourcing show opens

Updated:2018-04-28 11:09:53

  Global Sources Fashion, Hong Kong’s largest fashion sourcing event, opened on April 27 at AsiaWorld-Expo and runs through April 30. Attendees can conveniently source fashion accessories, fabrics and apparel all under one roof.

  The show features verified suppliers from major fashion manufacturing hubs, including the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

  It hosts the largest collections of bags and luggage, footwear, and sports fashion in Hong Kong and Asia’s largest scarves pavilion.

  Dedicated national and regional pavilions highlight quality fashion products from countries and regions including Vietnam, India, and China’s Jiangsu province, Shaodong county in Hunan province and Xiamen city.

  Livia Yip, president of Global Sources Fashion Group, said “In addition to showcasing a wide range of products and suppliers from across Asia, we are seeing growing participation from branded companies.

  “In fact, we will host more than 500 exhibitors promoting their own designs and brands. Amazon and other online sellers will find a variety of products with more than 65 percent of exhibitors able to accept small orders.”

  A wide range of services will enhance the buying experience of online and Amazon sellers and help them source more efficiently. This includes products from exhibitors that accept small orders, an Online Retail 101 conference highlighting e-commerce strategy and marketing techniques, and a special fashion parade on what’s hot on Amazon.

  Thousands of top buyers are expected to attend the show including Adidas, Avery Dennison, AYE AYE, Colette and eBay, among other big names.

  Other highlights include:

  Young Designers Corner–A showcase of concepts by talented designers from fashion schools including the Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Institute of Textiles & Clothing, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, and SCAD.

  Rising Designers Corner–A dedicated area for fashion startups and up and coming designers to introduce their creations.

  Fashion Parades–Models will show off the hottest designs from exhibitors and rising designers, as well as Analyst’s Choices and Amazon best-selling products live on the catwalk.

  Trend Forums–Color trends for Spring/Summer 2019 by Pantone. Plus, apparel and accessories trend forecasts for Fall/Winter 2018/19 curated by Fashion Snoops.

  Conference Programs–Industry experts will cover fashion trends, new technology application such as AI, 3D printing in the fashion industry along with sourcing tips.

  Fashion Tech Zone–A showcase of smart, eco-friendly and innovative designs. It also includes product demos where selected exhibitors will present their newest products.

  New Sourcing Markets Pavilion–A display of over one hundred unique products from emerging markets including Vietnam, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Laos and Cambodia.