Three celebrated Hong Kong fashion designers вЂ“ Lu Lu Cheung, Hidy Ng and Henry Lau вЂ“ presented their latest fall/winter collections at the Grand Show Hall of the Shanghai Fashion Centre.
The show was part of the Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival and Shanghai Fashion Week, which celebrate the opening of Expo 2010 Shanghai. The events include a fashion carnival, вЂњAsian Fashion Blooming of Shanghai вЂ“ Special Present for 2010 Shanghai Expo,вЂќ 13-16 May, which promotes fashion talent across Asia.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) was invited to organise Hong KongвЂ™s fashion show, вЂњStyle Hong Kong.вЂќ
John Tsang, the Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, was guest of honour at the show.
Financial Secretary John Tsang welcomes the Shanghai audience to the fall/winter collections of three prominent Hong Kong designers.
Hong Kong designer Lu Lu CheungвЂ™s collection is inspired by volcanic eruptions вЂ“ of lava, granite and smog. The designs are meant to reflect the strength, confidence and gentleness of contemporary city women.
Hidy NgвЂ™s вЂњStars Sparkle TonightвЂќ collection showcases images of sophisticated women at work in a glamorous Hong Kong environment. The designs include three unconventional wedding gowns.
Henry LauвЂ™s вЂњFrozen BeautyвЂќ collection portrays the cool beauty of Hong KongвЂ™s Central District after dark. Mr LauвЂ™s collection includes party and evening wear in black and a range of dark colours, with shiny accessories depicting Hong KongвЂ™s glamorous nightlife.
During Shanghai Expo, the HKSAR will stage a series of exhibitions, seminars and performances in Shanghai to promote Hong Kong design and brands. Organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre, the вЂњHong Kong: Creative Ecologies вЂ“ Business, Living, CreativityвЂќ exhibition opens tomorrow, 15 May, and runs until 31 October. The event consists of a series of exhibitions and programmes showcasing the innovation, competitive edge and multicultural and entrepreneurial spirit of Hong Kong designers.
Organised by the HKTDC, вЂњStyle Hong KongвЂќ Show will be staged 15-19 October at Century Plaza on Nanjing Road. The exhibition will feature innovative Hong Kong design and premium products. Winning pieces from the Fashion World Talent Awards will be on display, and Hong Kong-style performances will be staged.
In October, the Hong Kong Fashion DesignersвЂ™ Association will stage a fashion show under the theme вЂњFashion Visionaries?Hong Kong,вЂќ followed by a three-week вЂњFashion Visionaries Exhibition,вЂќ which will include вЂњFashion CreationsвЂќ and вЂњFashion in Movies.вЂќ Outfits created by designers at the show will present the history and development of Hong Kong fashion since the 1960s.