Five to watch: Hong Kong designers make impression at Tokyo Fashion Week
Collections by emerging talent from city well received by buyers, media and public at group show in Japanese capital
Five emerging Hong Kong fashion designers impressed in a group show at last week’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo. More than 330 buyers, journalists and members of the public attended, with about 100 more watching a live broadcast outside the show hall.
Taking part in the show at Shibuya Hikarie in the bustling heart of Tokyo were designers Lulu Cheung, Chailie Ho, Polly Ho, Kathy Lam and Koyo William. Their collections received an enthusiastic response both from those watching and on social media.
As well as staging a “Fashion Hong Kong” group show, a pop-up showroom was set up for a day to allow the designers to meet potential customers and business partners. More than 260 buyers, journalists and members of the public visited the showroom, which gave designers an opportunity to show the music, movies, paintings, space and nature scenes that inspire their work.
Tokyo Fashion Week is one of several international fashion events held throughout the year at which the Hong Kong Trade Development Council helps local designers to take part.