Anya Hindmarch and other best of British fashion minds gather in Hong Kong

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 November, 2012, 3:18am

It's been a busy week of celebration for British creative kinds in Hong Kong.

On Tuesday, the British fashion promotion effort, London show ROOMS, opened in Sheung Wan's The Space, while over at Central's MO Bar, the British Fashion Council held a gala celebrating great British and Chinese menswear.

Famous fashion designers such as Jonathan Saunders, Nicholas Kirkwood and Peter Pilotto flew in for the events.

On Wednesday, the celebration continued at Island Shangri-La Hotel's ballroom for the UK Alumni Gala Dinner hosted by the British Council.

"The creative industries play an enormously important role in forging special and enduring relationships among the UK, Hong Kong and the rest of the world," said Bank of East Asia's David Li Kwok-po, chairman of the Friends of British Council.

Over 200 guests turned out at the dinner party, including Harold Tillman, chairman of the British Fashion Council and fashion designer Anya Hindmarch.

Works from emerging fashion talents in Hong Kong and Britain were showcased at the event, including designs from Daydream Nation, Kanchan Couture and pieces from students at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

More than HK$500,000 was raised, with the money going to the Friends of British Council to support its programmes.

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