The Design Incubation Programme and the Fashion Incubation Programme established by the Hong Kong Design Centre provide marketing support and facilitation to design start-ups in order to foster the development of the local design ecosystem. Director Kennis Chan described the trends of the Hong Kong design industry and explained how she works with various stakeholders in the industry to ensure the healthy development of local fashion design firms. More
Since its foundation in 1994, the Spanish denim finishing company Jeanologia has used innovation and a tradition of multiculturalism to build a global business. Expert in the development of sustainable and eco-efficient technologies, the company is now mapping out a strategy to seize the opportunities presented by the Greater Bay Area initiative and has chosen Hong Kong as its hub for Asian expansion. More
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept fashionistas from Milan to Monaco (the long way round) at their homes, offices and studios digitally flipping through collections and keeping physical interaction to a minimum. More
Hong Kong-based artist and fashion designer Leanne Claxton - who made her name with silk scarves and accessories showcasing her floral prints - started making face masks from leftover silk in March as COVID-19 swept through Europe. More
High-end fashion has fielded criticism from social and green commentators, who say it is exclusively for the super-rich, and that these buyers often wear items a handful of times before discarding them in a landfill. More
Noticing that millennials’ desire for quality handbags without bulge-bracket price tags created a significant gap in the market, German entrepreneur and designer Nina Sieber has set up online accessory shop WEAT -- standing for “We Love Avocado Toast”, a nod to a favourite brunch dish for millennials the world over.
The Asia Fashion Fair, held in both Tokyo and Osaka on an annual basis, started life in 2003 as the China Fashion Fair and a showcase for Mainland Chinese companies looking for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) business in Japan. More