Hot summer colours at Fashion Access3 August 2007
Over 500 exhibitors are already signed up, including over more than 50 who will be exhibiting for the first time at the exhibition. Altogether more than 25 countries and regions will be represented. And, to help buyers sift through the choices, Fashion Access offers special features that have proved so popular in earlier editions of Fashion Access. The Fashion Trends Lounge and Fashion Avenue: a foretaste of Summer 2008's must-haves in shoes, bags and fashion products, chosen from the latest collections of Fashion Access exhibitors. This will feature natural, eco-friendly products including a presentation from Cora Jacob from the Philippines, who launched a worldwide fashion business using local grasses as a key ingredient of her designs and then went on to found a movement ensuring local farmers benefited from their indigenous products. In addition, there will be an exclusive preview of the colour directions for Winter 08/09, focusing on materials and components. Complimenting the trade show: Best of APLF Awards - An icon for excellence in originality, creativity, and innovation in product design and production. (Look for stands displaying the award winners' icon in the fairground.) Seminars: insights and tips on visual merchandising, fashion trends, innovative materials and technology and more presented by leading industry figures. Fashion Access runs October 3-5, 2007, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai, the heart of the city's bustling commercial and entertainment district.