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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

Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2022 winners revealed

Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2022 winners revealed

Talent of 10 young HK designers shines at fashion show


14 September 2022 – Asia’s leading fashion event CENTRESTAGE, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded on 11 September with the 2022 Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC). Ten promising local designers showcased their creations at an eye-catching fashion show with celebrities Will Or, Siuyea Lo and JB showing up as special guests to add to the celebratory atmosphere. Following the catwalk parade, a judging panel of industry professionals picked out three winners for the four YDC awards. Champion Vicky Tsang received a monetary reward together with a one-month overseas internship sponsored by Fang Brothers Knitting Ltd.


The winners at YDC 2022 are as follows:
Champion: Vicky Tsang; Design: “EXHAUSTING A CROWD”
Excellence Award: Lorraine Tam; Design: “I AM NOT INFECTED
Best Visual Presentation Award: Lorraine Tam; Design: “I AM NOT INFECTED”
My Favourite Collection Award: Justine Wan; Design: “AN UNQUIET MIND”


Champion Vicky Tsang said her collection, “EXHAUSTING A CROWD”, used 3D prints to illustrate a surrealist aesthetic. “I am very surprised and happy to be named Champion! Even though there were a lot of setbacks during the whole design process, I came to the show today with equanimity. Thank you to all the staff who provided their support over the past two months,” Ms Tsang said after receiving the award.


Judges offer valuable feedback to YDC participantsThe judging panel for this year’s YDC was made up of an impressive roster of fashion experts and media pundits. Chief Judge was Katherine Fang, Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee. The other judges on the panel were Ahy Choi, Senior Deputy Editorial Director of VOGUE Hong Kong; Jonathan Lee, Wholesale Director, APAC of Ryodan Showroom; Jimmy Chan, Head of Account Manager, APAC of Farfetch; Constance Lee, ConStyle Limited Director and Fashion Stylist; and Joe Li, Creative Director, Circularity Ambassador.


Hideaki Shikama, designer of the acclaimed Japanese fashion label Children of the discordance, was invited as VIP judge. Although he was not able to travel to Hong Kong to participate in the show, he shared a message via video, saying: “Each designer’s collection has its own uniqueness, and I was surprised at the perfection shown in the actual samples. I was so stimulated by all of your collections. Thank you so much.”


Winning collections photo download here


Designer: Vicky Tsang
The design:
3D printing technology is a field rarely explored by designers. Not only is the production cycle long, but it is also difficult to make. Fortunately, the final visual effect is very special with a glitch art style.

Award presenter: Katherine Fang, Chairlady of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee
Prizes: (1) A cash award of HK$60,000; (2) An overseas study trip, sponsored by Fang Brothers Knitting Ltd

Excellence Award and Best Visual Presentation Award
Designer: Lorraine Tam
The design:
The collection is full of colours, especially the infrared sweatshirt and the “lung”-shaped crossbody bag. The “lung bag” also plays tribute to the popular mini bag trend.

Award presenter (left): Jonathan Lee, APAC Wholesale Director, Ryodan Showroom
Best Visual Presentation Award prize: A cash award of HK$10,000

Award presenter (right): Ray Leung, Managing Director of BMW Concessionaires HKExcellence
Award prizes: (1) A cash award of HK$40,000; (2) An overseas study trip, sponsored by MINI HK

My Favourite Collection Award
Designer: Justine Wan

The design:
The collection is simple yet unique with the silhouette and patterns originating from the strokes and meaning of Chinese characters. When the pieces are opened, the Chinese character is revealed, with each character carrying a specific meaning. This is how traditional calligraphy is fused into modern fashion.

Award presenter: Ann Yip, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications of Hysan Development
Prize: A HK$10,000 Lee Gardens Area e-Gift certificate sponsored by Hysan Development

Artists Siuyea Lo (wearing REDEMPTIVE) and Will Or (wearing Kowloon City Boy)

From left to right: Badminton player Lee Cheuk-yiu (wearing WHY), basketball player Fish Tsui (wearing FromClothingOf), and fencer Ryan Choi (wearing Wilsonkaki)

MC Brian Chan (wearing Vo-yage)

From left to right: Rapper JB, Novel Friday

Youtuber Will Lin, Jon Jon (wearing ARTO.), Chucky Ching (wearing CAR2IE)

Model Ziya Chiang (wearing FromClothingOf)
Charlotte Ng Studio SS23 Collection: Work Hard Play Hard

The collection originated from the 1980s with loose fits, large shoulder pads, high-waisted skirts and denim items. To illustrate the day-to-day life of work hard, play hard, the designer combined an elegant suit with a daily casual design, making the suit playful and fresh. For example, the one-piece suit pants in the collection are designed in denim, which matches the brand’s elegant style and brings out an image of women as independent and intellectual. It also conveys the attitude of working hard and enjoying life through design.

YMDH SS23 Collection: Seeing Clothing as Not Clothing

The collection focuses on redefining the definition of clothes, making people reflect on what clothes are, and introducing hippy culture to the public again. It shares the concept of love and peace, freedom and equality, and love for the earth. The new collection fuses fashion and music, so that the two are no longer separated and can break through their boundaries. The styling refers to hippy elements from the 1960s and incorporates such details into the collection. It follows the same playful style as before and can be worn multiple ways for a contemporary new-hippy style.

Overexposure and soft focus are photographic expressions of light that share a blurred visual effect with a strong sense of distortion. Wilsonkaki’s latest collection draws inspiration from these visual effects by exaggerating the silhouettes of people and making prints the key for the season. The light yellow represents light, and together with the iconic blue colour of the brand, it is like the sunlight refracting softly on the sea, giving people a feeling of hope but mystery.
FASHIONALLY Presentation II: Kowloon City Boy
Kowloon City Boy’s latest collection, with its retro sports style, brings a new surprise. Classic game characters are integrated into the collection, which are intended to transport users back to their childhood playing video games. The distinctive and symmetrical patterns of the game characters and their bold colour schemes make for beautiful fashion. The rough design lines and bright contrasting colours give a strong visual impact, presenting a Japanese gaming aesthetic that combines gaming and fashion. The consistent above-the-knee shorts design is a continuation of the usual teenage style of the brand.
FASHIONALLY Presentation III: Vo-yage

During a fishing trip with a friend, the designer realised that some people pursue the fish, while others just enjoy the process, and that the purpose is different for everyone. This led him to believe we shouldn’t be limited by ourselves and society, and we should try to fight for what we want. In Vo-yage menswear, this means wearing skirts and being sexy without being restricted. Green is used throughout the whole collection, with an emphasis on practicality, and different items can be worn in new ways through dismantling and restructuring. New fabrics are applied to old tailoring to create a new-vintage Vo-yage style.




Media enquiries

For more information, please contact Best Crew PR:

Diana Tang

Tel: (852) 9199 6723


Reni Kwok

Tel: (852) 6291 4283


Mercy Mo

Tel: (852) 9096 1148



HKTDC’s Communications and Public Affairs Department:

Snowy Chan

Tel: (852) 2584 4537


Agnes Wat

Tel: (852) 2584 4554



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About YDC

The YDC aims to promote a new generation of local design talent, while creating opportunities to showcase their collections in front of global and local industry professionals at CENTRESTAGE. Organised by the HKTDC, the contest is considered one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the region, with a successful track record of past contestants becoming leading designers for fashion enterprises or establishing their own labels. To further promote the international visibility of local Hong Kong designers, in 2012 the HKTDC launched, an online platform that showcases the work of local labels and talents and links them with global industry insiders and opportunities.



The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong’s trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: Follow us on  Twitter @hktdc and  LinkedIn