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Welcome Message

A very warm welcome to CENTRESTAGE 2022, one of Asia’s signature fashion events.

Running under the theme “Inclusion and Diversity” with the hashtag “#MeMyselfAndUs”, this year’s CENTRESTAGE emphasises self-expression and the uniqueness of individuals. It also encourages embracing different cultures and values, and promotes the free and bold articulation of beauty and creativity.

This year, the show is playing host to more than 230 fashion brands and designer labels from 15 countries and regions, providing an ideal platform to unveil the latest collections and fashion accessories. On top of physical presentation, the brands’ info and designs are also featured on the CENTRESTAGE 2022 website, which is jointly developed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and our digital content partner Vogue Hong Kong, enabling buyers to view them without temporal and spatial constraints. Overseas buyers can also meet the exhibitors online to explore business opportunities via our business matching services.

CENTRESTAGE kicks off with CENTRESTAGE ELITES. The opening gala show is staged with models strutting down the runway in the 2023 spring/summer collections by Hong Kong label DEMO, co-founded by Derek Chan and Mite Chan, and Japanese designer Hideaki Shikama’s brand, Children of the discordance. The show will be livestreamed to the CENTRESTAGE website and social media channels.

Having long served as a launch pad for local talent to kickstart their career and make their mark in fashion, the “Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest” (YDC) will be held on the last day of CENTRESTAGE (11 September), for which a panel of eminent judges will select the fashion stars of tomorrow.

In addition, around 30 fashion shows, mini parades and insightful seminars have been arranged throughout the three days.

Following last year’s well-received response, CENTRESTAGE is once again open to the public, giving fashion lovers the opportunity to experience the extravaganza as well as check out current styles and fashion trends. To enhance public engagement, an array of interactive experiences empowered by AR and VR technology will be offered at the fairground. Highlights include virtual try-on of outfits specially designed for CENTRESTAGE, as well as “CENTREVERSE”, a custom-built phygital experience that allows visitors to participate in various fashion events virtually and interact using their personalised avatars.

Moreover, a series of fashion-related events and promotions has been staged across Hong Kong, including Central Market, D2 Place and Harbour City, under the CENTRESTAGE in Town citywide campaign to spread the buzz from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to every corner of the city.

We wish you a fruitful and inspiring time at CENTRESTAGE 2022.

Katherine Fang
HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee

Margaret Fong
Executive Director
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

May the Force be with US

The collaboration between Vogue Hong Kong and Hong Kong Centrestage has entered its third year, with the themes “A World of Phygital” in 2020, “Chapter Infinity” in 2021 and “Me, Myself & Us” in 2022, reflecting the rapidly changing times over these past three years.

The pandemic drove us to a Phygital lifestyle. Livestream, WFH and Zoom were born, quickly becoming the norm.

Infinity represents possibility. Impossible becomes I'm possible.

This year, we explore D&I - diversity and inclusion - two buzzwords in the fashion industry.

On the runway, models of all shapes, sizes and skin tones are the first step for Diversity. Behind the scenes, the equal participation of different races and genders in the creative process still has a long journey ahead before reaching true Inclusivity.

Diversity, inclusion and acceptance can be seen as far back as 40 years ago, in the legendary movie “Star Wars” by George Lucas. The human Jedi, the almost 1000 year old Yoda, the memorable giant Jabba the Hutt, Chewie, the long-haired Wookie, the controversial Jar Jar Binks and more all coexist across different planets, and are all accepted as who they are.

One figure spearheading the movement towards authentic diversity & inclusion is Rihanna, who has also shown that upholding these values can be a winning business model. The entrepreneur, singer and makeup mogul founded the beauty brand Fenty Beauty with 40 shades of foundation at launch, embracing all different skin tones. She then went on to launch the Savage x Fenty underwear brand, inviting models like the pregnant Slick Woods alongside models with mobility aids and models of varying body types, redefining the standard of beauty and successfully bringing a new and long-awaited change to the fashion industry.

To distinguish “me” and “you” does not need to be a confrontation, but an acceptance. "Us" does not mean all assimilating to the same thing, but rather a sharing - respecting each person's characteristics and accepting each other. Unity can be difficult but it is the source of true strength and potential, and the Force behind everything.

This year, we brings together x brands. I look forward to watching these New Forces of Fashion shining more brightly together, as a united front.

Kat Yeung

CENTRESTAGE showcases talent of local designers

CENTRESTAGE showcases talent of local designers

Sustainable fashion collections attract celebrities and fashionistas


11 September 2022 – Asia’s leading fashion event CENTRESTAGE draws to a close today. One of the highlight events, the Fashion Hong Kong Runway Show, was held on Friday (9 September), the first day of CENTRESTAGE, adopting “sustainable fashion” as its central theme. Six local designer brands that have all participated in International Fashion Week events, including ANGUS TSUI (by Angus Tsui), 112mountainyam (by Mountain Yam), Blind by JW (by Jessica Lau and Walter Ma), Bettie Haute Couture (by Bettie Jiang), SUN=SEN (by Sun Lam), and V Vissi (by Vickie Au), collaborated with local enterprise Novetex to create environment-friendly spring/summer 2023 collections using upcycled fabrics made by The Billie System, a textile recycling system.


The gala drew an impressive attendance of celebrities and fashionistas including Stephanie Au, Grace Chan, Dickson Yu, Pony Pong, Oscar Lee, Danny Summer, Alfred Hui, Shirley Chan, Kenny Kwan, Naomi Kwong, Derek Wong, Joyce Cheng, Jay Fung and more.


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Celebrities at the Fashion Hong Kong Runway Show

Grace Chan
(wearing Bettie Haute Couture and matching mask)

Stephanie Au
(wearing ANGUS TSUI)

Pony Pong
(wearing Bettie Haute Couture)

Dickson Yu
(wearing 112 mountainyam)

Oscar Lee
(wearing V VISSI)
112 mountainyam (Designer: Mountain Yam) SS2023 Collection
Brand: 112 mountainyam; Collection: Euphoric
Energising the mind, body and soul through the power of design is the essence of the spring/summer 2023 collection. Ready-to-wear label 112 mountainyam is grounded in a bold philosophy: discover who you are; express who you are.

Founded by designer Mountain Yam, the label takes its name from Pantone 112 – a hue that evokes a sense of futurism, freedom and organic vitality. The brand’s signature pieces use contrasts between elements from the natural world and international cultures to create distinctive, energising and vibrant designs for multifaceted modern individuals.
ANGUS TSUI (Designer: Angus Tsui) SS2023 Collection
Brand: ANGUS TSUI; Collection: XenoFuturist
The collection features gender-fluid ready-to-wear pieces. Antiviral fabrics and recycled materials have been applied, embracing the brand’s ethos and sustainable practices.

Riding the boundaries of fashion and futurism, ANGUS TSUI’s designs are born from advocacy, creativity and imagination. Structural majesty, graphic innovation, whimsical materials – every piece is a journey through time and space and embodies an enlightening manifesto to protect the planet.
Bettie Haute Couture (Designer: Bettie Jiang) SS2023 Collection
Brand: Bettie Haute Couture; Collection: Eternity
The collection reflects the designer’s current thoughts about the pandemic – that one will be tested in different moments in life. “Black” embodies the difficulties and setbacks that we are facing now, and “White” represents hope.

Bettie Haute Couture is an eponymous fashion label that respects craftsmanship and sartorial traditions with an evocative expression of refined detailing. Designer Bettie Jiang’s bespoke experience marks a creative nuance in formal tailoring with an emphasis on personalised particularities and dimensionalities through an adept use of self-created patterns. The key of this “complication” is the colour of pattern, inspired by the designer’s experience working with Alexander McQueen, which inspired the visuals of her pattern designs.
Blind by JW (Designers: Jessica Lau & Walter Kong) SS2023 Collection
Brand: Blind by JW; Collection: Making our own choice?
Singularity is here! Artificially intelligent advertising technology is destroying our minds and societies with AI and robots affecting the way we think and the way we choose. The question that we should all ask ourselves is: are we really improving and making life easier or are we no longer able to make our own decisions?

This collection explores the creativity of virtual fashion icons, mixing together art and vintage elements. Creativity and flexibility should come hand in hand, which in turn can reduce over-production and harm to the environment.
SUN=SEN (Designer: Sun Lam) SS2023 Collection
Brand: SUN=SEN; Collection: Rock Scissors Paper
The collection revolves around the classic rock, paper, scissors game to express the idea of recycling more and minimising waste through a humorous design. Sun believes that the recycling cycle creates an all-win scenario for the earth, humanity and fashion.

Rock, paper, scissors graphic prints have been used for the main collection designs, while a fun mascot, the “Skele-bear”, is also featured throughout the collection. The brand will continue to use sustainable approaches in its garment production to translate its core beliefs.
V VISSI (Designer: Vickie Au) SS2023 Collection
Brand: V for VISSI; Collection: The Soul of Sustainability
The consistent design inspiration of the brand comes from the different architectural aesthetics of architects. For the spring/summer 2023 collection, the brand is inspired by the renowned British architect Thomas Alexander Heatherwick. The collection not only references Heatherwick’s’ design aesthetics, the details and usage of materials, but V VISSI was also inspired by the architect’s philosophy in inspiring people to cherish and care for the planet.
FASHIONALLY Collection #19




Fair details

Date: 9 to 11 September 2021 (Friday to Sunday)

Venue: Hall 1A-D, HKCEC


Date CENTERSTAGE opening hours
9-10 Sept (Fri-Sat) 10am-7pm Free admission for trade and public visitors
11 Sept (Sun) 10am-6pm




Media enquiries

For more information, please contact Raconteur:

Molisa Lau

Tel: (852) 6187 7786


Betsy Tse

Tel: (852) 9742 7338



Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication & Public Affairs Department:

Snowy Chan

Tel: (852) 2584 4537


Agnes Wat

Tel: (852) 2584 4554



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