Dust off your fashion week best, because Centrestage is coming back to Hong Kong next month. Asia’s premier sartorial event returns for the third year, highlighting the best style-makers in the region. A platform for designers and brands, it’s put on by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and solidifies Hong Kong’s position as a fashion hub.
This year Centrestage is bigger than ever, hosting more than 40 events, 20 fashion shows and 220 brands between 5-8 September. Design and industry experts will be hosting seminars and panels, like Master Sharing Series and Trend Talk Series, focusing on future fashion trends and the crucial matter of sustainability. A can’t-miss for those in fashion.
If hyper-local fashion is on your mind, head to the Fashionally Collection, a launch pad for Hong Kong designers. Fashionally will exhibit 10 brands including Demo and Kevin Ho— a favourite from New York Fashion Week in 2017.
The opening gala show, Centrestage Elites, is a can’t miss. It brings together three of Asia’s most celebrated labels: Facetasm, Idism and Ms Min, from Japan, Hong Kong and China respectively.
Another highlight to watch for is The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2018. This year, 16 of the city’s top young talents will compete for five awards. Former champions will return to display their new works, like last year’s New Talent Award winner, Arto Wong, who will display her capsule collection. Panelists include Lawrence Leung of HKTDC and Michael Mok of JOYCE Boutique. Internationally renowned fashion designer Martine Rose will attend as the VIP judge, lending her celebrated eye to the emerging designers.
Centrestage 2018 doesn’t kick off until 5 September, but Hong Kong in Fashion will be promoting a host of events this month to keep you busy. Our favourites are the Centrestage Tattoo Experience Nights, happening next week. On 29 August, Incoco will be at Havana in Lan Kwai Fong sharing tattoos and freebies with guests from 7:30pm. On 31 August, Incoco will be doing it again at Townhouse from 7pm.
And if that’s not enough to tempt you into a ticket, fashion enthusiasts attending Centrestage 2018 can get special discounts in Lan Kwai Fong throughout September, check out all the great offers below!
Flash your badge or wristband at Tycoon Tann to get a complimentary signature cocktail Yum Cha.
Valid Aug 15-Sep 30, 2018. Offer available for Centrestage participants (attendees need to show their badge or wristband to redeem the offer). Offer is valid for dine-in only. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotion offers. Tycoon Tann reserves the right of the final decision in case in any disputes.
74 Wellington St, Central; +852 3125 3228
Number 8 Hair Salon
Number 8 Hair Salon wants to make sure you’re the best tressed when you go to see the best dressed at Centrestage. Show them your ticket to get 30% off your first-time trial haircut, perm, straightening or colouring.
Valid Aug 15-Sep 30, 2018. Advance booking required. Offer is not applicable with other discounts or promotions. Number 8 Hair Salon reserves the right of all final decision in case of any disputes.
Number 8 Hair Salon
10/F, M88 Wellington Place, 2 Wellington Street, Central; +852 2810 4808
Just because you’re saving your hard-earned dollars for gorgeous fashion-finds at Centrestage 2018, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. One of Lan Kwai Fong’s hottest clubs, Vault, is offering 15% off before 10pm when you flash your wristband.
Valid Aug 15-Sep 30, 2018 for Centrestage participants. Must show badge or wristband to redeem.
2/F, Unit E Ho Lee Commercial Building 38-44 D'Aguilar Street Lan Kwai Fong Central; +852 2539 6503
Sense of Touch Central
High fashion is fabulous, but it’s also hard work. Treat yourself to some much-needed ‘me time’ at Lan Kwai Fong’s favourite spa, Sense of Touch. They’re offering 15% off a comfort zone facial and fusion massage. And if you book a shellac pedicure, they’ll throw in an express manicure.
Valid Aug 15-Sep 30, 2018. Not applicable with other discounts or promotions. Sense of Touch reserves the right of all final decision in case of any disputes.
Sense of Touch Central
1-5F, 52 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central; (852) 2526 6918
A cocktail is always a good idea, and with your Centrestage 2018 wristband, Mercato will give you all the cocktails you can handle. They’re offering happy hour every night, which includes select buy-one get-one drinks and a complimentary chef’s selection of Venetian Cicchetti.
Valid Aug 15-Sep 30, 2018. Not applicable with other discounts or promotions. Mercato reserves the right of all final decision in case of any disputes.
Central, 32 D'Aguilar St, 8/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong; +852 3706 8567
Speaking of cocktails, keep the party going at Rula Bula where your Centrestage 2018 ticket will score you happy hour until 9pm and 50% off select drinks. Just make sure you get to work the next day…but we won’t tell if you’re “sick”.
G/F, 58-62 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852 6081 5092
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