Global Sources Fashion Show Begins Today

Global Sources Fashion Show Begins Today

With 1,800 booths of apparel, fashion jewelry, underwear, swimwear, bags, luggage, scarves, footwear and fabrics, Global Sources Fashion opens today at Hong Kong’s Asia World-Expo and runs through Oct. 30.  It is the largest fashion sourcing event in Hong Kong. Exhibitors include Verified Suppliers from Greater China, South Korea, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Vietnam and the Philippines.

“Global Sources Fashion is a must-attend event for fashion buyers, exporters and industry participants. As our exhibitors include OEM, ODM and OBM suppliers, plus emerging designers and fashion technology practitioners, the show allows thousands of international buyers to discover a large variety of in-trend fashion items to drive sales for upcoming seasons,” Livia Yip, President of Global Sources Fashion Group said.

Global Sources Fashion hosts the largest collections of bags and luggage, footwear, and sports fashion in Hong Kong. It also features 400 brand new exhibitors and more than 450 exhibitors who promote their own designs and brands.

Other highlights include:

  1. Services for online and Amazon sellers — These include products from 600 exhibitors that accept small orders, seminars by online retail experts and an Online Retail 101 conference highlighting new opportunities and best practices.
  2. Young Designers Corner — A showcase of concepts by talented designers from fashion schools including Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Institute of Textiles & Clothing, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, School of Continuing and Professional Studies — The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SCAD and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers.
  3. Rising Designers Corner — A dedicated area for fashion startups, and up and coming designers to introduce their creations.
  4. Fashion Parades — Models will show off designs from rising designers and exhibitors. Analyst’s Choice and Amazon best-selling products will also be featured live on the catwalk.
  5. Trend Forums — Color trends for Autumn/Winter 2018/19 by Pantone. Plus, ladies fashion and accessories forecasts for Spring/Summer 2018 curated by Fashion Snoops.

Sourcing experts will cover new technologies along with sourcing tips in Conference Programs. A showcase of smart, eco-friendly and innovative designs. It also includes product demos where selected exhibitors will present their newest products – Fashion Tech Zone. A display of unique products from emerging markets including Vietnam, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Laos and Cambodia – New Sourcing Markets Pavilion. Participation of emerging designers from Hong Kong and Taiwan – Novelty Socks Design Competition.

Thousands of top buyers are expected to attend the show including ACCO Brands, Amazon, Arcadia Group, Blade Group, Coppel Corporation, Cortefiel, Dixons Sourcing, El Corte Ingles, Enchante Accessories, Fossil, Gloria Jeans, Hammacher Schlemmer, Imaginarium, Jasco Products, Krusell International, Laura Ashley, Montagut, Perry Ellis, Quiksilver, Runway Global, Sears, Target Australia, Triumph, Vivarte, WHSmith, Yamajun and Zara.

The app enables buyers to shortlist exhibitors, find booths, take pictures and then follow exhibitors after the show. The At the Show newsletter provides daily reports and live videos on the hottest products.

The Fashion show is complemented year-round by the industry’s leading websites, Fashion Accessories & Footwear, Fashion Apparel & Fabrics, and Underwear & Swimwear — all accessible from Updated daily, each site delivers exclusive content, including Analyst’s Choice products, an unbiased selection of new and innovative items.

– Apparel and Textile News, Apparel Talk, Indian Apparel