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Exhibitors' Comments


“In business for more than 20 years, Acumen specialises in the production of outdoor clothing for skiing and hiking. Apart from doing OEM business, we launched our re:echo brand ten years ago to develop our retail business. We have our first exhibition inside the debut Fashionable Sportswear zone at this year’s Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. The Fashionable Sportswear zone helps buyers locate related suppliers easily. Currently, Europe and the US are the two major markets for our OEM business. As Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter is a leading trade fair of its kind in the region, it provides an ideal platform for us to connect with buyers from all over the world and let more Hong Kong companies know our re:echo brand.”

Winkie Chan, Senior Merchandiser, Acumen Co Ltd, Hong Kong

“We have joined Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter for the first time to promote our Artistic Palace brand, which is renowned for traditional workmanship. At the Brand Collections’ Show held on the second day of the fair, Artistic Palace presented 20 sets of Chinese clothing under three collections, namely The Art of Vitality, LOVE the Classic and Craftsmanship Secret. Our fashion show has aroused strong interest from industry professionals, customers and overseas media, and generated many onsite, online and telephone enquiries from buyers who want to know more about our branded clothing, fabrics and tailor-made requirements. Enquiries came from all over the world, including buyers from Canada, the Chinese mainland, India, Italy and Japan, raising cooperation opportunities. Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter and the Brand Collections’ Show have provided an excellent platform to showcase our Chinese traditional workmanship and innovative designs and to promote our Artistic Palace brand to international buyers. We do hope to participate in this great show every year to present our latest collections.”

Kenneth Yip, Senior Manager, Marketing & PR Department, Chinese Arts & Crafts (H.K.) Limited, Hong Kong

“Established 12 years ago, our company specialises in the design and production of knitwear for men and women. This is our second year at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to promote our OEM and ODM capabilities and our craftsmanship and to expand our international markets. More than 10 new buyers from Italy, Korea and the US plan to buy our products and their initial order quantity is about 300 pieces. Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter is important to our company’s business development as it provides a major channel for us to develop overseas markets. Overseas buyers require high-quality products, prompting us to further upgrade our product quality and improve our management system in order to meet their strict requirements.”

Zhou Hong, Manager, Jiaxing Muli Clothing Co., Ltd, the Chinese mainland

“Headquartered in Germany, Landes has 60 years of experience in producing patches and zipper pullers in our factories in Cambodia, Germany, Hong Kong and Mexico. Our products are sold to Europe, Southeast Asia and the US. We participated in last year’s Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer for the first time and successfully received orders from two large buyers from Russia and the US. That’s why we have decided to exhibit at this year’s Fall/Winter edition for the first time to find new buyers. At the fair, we have met with new buyers from Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam. We’ll keep in touch with new buyers and hope to receive orders from them.”

Matt Lee, Sales Manager, Landes Hong Kong Ltd, Hong Kong

“Lucky Company has 20 years of experience in manufacturing crystal accessories which are nice decorations for shoes, handbags, garments and packaging boxes. Our products are exported mainly through trading companies. This is our second year at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. It is the right place for us to expand our direct exports and let more buyers know our company because exhibitors here are manufacturers and designers of garments, handbags, shoes and leather goods, and overseas buyers also come here to source crystal accessories. Up till now, more than 10 buyers from Australia, the Chinese mainland, Italy and Malaysia have bought our samples and several local designers have placed small orders for our crystal accessories.”

Carol Choi, Marketing Director, Lucky Company, Hong Kong

“Based in Hong Kong, MsEnvy is a leading silk fashion design and manufacturing company which is renowned for its high quality and fine workmanship. Apart from exporting silk garments to Australia, Japan and Europe, we also sell our products under the La Roseraie brand on the Chinese mainland. HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter provides a great place for us to meet our existing customers and make new contacts. More importantly, we receive new orders through the show every year. In the first morning of the show, we met with a Korean retailer who is keen to buy our silk garments and we’ll send samples to this buyer. We also talked to a Hong Kong exhibitor who is interested in buying our stocks under the La Roseraie brand for his retail business, and we expect more retailers and wholesalers will come to our booth in the next few days to buy our stocks.”

Jun M. K. Wong, Managing Director, MsEnvy Corporation Limited, Hong Kong

“Headquartered in Sweden, Nilorn specialises in the design and production of garment accessories such as labels, hang tags, buttons and metal badges, packaging boxes, paper bags and non-woven bags. This is our first exhibition at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to promote our designs. As most of our customers are Europeans, we hope to develop the markets in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia through the Hong Kong fair. So far, we have received 20-30 solid enquiries from new buyers coming from different countries and regions such as Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and Vietnam. Our existing customers from Europe and Hong Kong have also visited our booth. Buyers’ responses are better than our expectation.”

Apple Chan, Marketing Manager, Nilorn East Asia Ltd, Hong Kong

“Established nine years ago, Noble Best specialises in the sourcing, sales and development of sweaters and launches 80-100 new styles for each season. We are a long-term supporter of Hong Kong Fashion Week because the fair provides a great place for us to showcase our new collections. It also helps us to expand our clientele base, diversify into new markets and acquire new orders. At this year’s fair, we have met with quality buyers from Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates and the US, and our existing customers come to our booth to discuss new projects. We expect that orders will follow after we send them samples and quotations.”

Terrence Lee, General Manager, Noble Best International (HK) Limited., Hong Kong

“Sun Kee has more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing knitwear, with Canada and the US as our major markets. We have participated in HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week twice a year for many times to expand into different markets such as Europe, Japan and Korea. Through previous shows, we found a European buyer who place regular orders for our products. At this year’s fair, buyers from Japan and Korea are very interested in buying our cashmere garments. In addition, we have met with new buyers from the Czech Republic, Germany and Spain as well as buying offices on the Chinese mainland. The fair gives us a good opportunity to meet with different customers and understand their market needs.”

Patrick Lui, General Manager, Sun Kee Woollen Knitting Factory Ltd, Hong Kong

“In business for 25 years, we are a garment manufacturer with factories in the Chinese mainland, Bangladesh and Italy. Two years ago, we launched our Salto brand for women’s wear which is made in Italy and created by Italian designers. As the Asian market is going up and women in this region are looking for quality garments, we are exhibiting at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter for the first time to promote our Italian-made garments and look for distributors and retailers in this region. So far, we have met with 10 serious buyers from Argentina, India, Malaysia, Thailand and the US. We’ll send them product photos and prices so that they can choose the styles that they need and place orders. Hong Kong is a good location which attracts buyers from all over the world. We’ll join the fair again next year.”

Lorenzo Tosti, Director, Trend Agent di Nesti Annalisa, Italy

“Based in Thailand, Wakingbee offers all kinds of female fashionable sportswear for yoga, fitness and running as well as leisurewear. Apart from our domestic market, our products are sold to Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan. Through our first exhibition at last year’s Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, we made good contacts and successfully got orders from a Hong Kong buyer. To expand into other new markets, we are showcasing our fashionable sportswear for the first time at this year’s Fall/Winter edition. The new Fashionable Sportswear zone makes it clearer that this kind of sportswear is a global trend and also enables buyers to find related suppliers easily. We have met with new buyers from Australia, Bahrain, the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Korea and South America. We’ll definitely come back next year because the fair is an international trading hub which attracts a diverse range of buyers and we can meet potential distributors here.”

Ornwassa Siamseranee (left) and Chalita Hongsakul (right), Co-founders, Wakingbee Co., Ltd, Thailand

“With more than 10 years of experience in producing women’s wool clothing, our company started its export business in 2013. Our main markets include Australia, Europe and North America. This is our first-time participation in the Hong Kong fair. We are keen to look for international buyers in a bid to expand our exports. At the fair, six buyers from Australia, France, Hong Kong, Thailand, Turkey and the US have expressed their intention to buy our products, and we’ll follow up with them after the fair. As Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter is a leading sourcing platform which draws many international buyers, we have decided to participate in the fair every year.”

Mandy Liang, Board Chairman, Zhejiang Kangying Fashion Co., Ltd., the Chinese mainland

Buyers' Comments


“Established 14 years ago, Beni Room operates two multi-brand fashion stores and an online store in Spain, selling women’s garments and fashion accessories. We recently launched coats and T-shirts under our own brand. To expand the product range for our brand, I am visiting the Hong Kong fair for the first time to look for suppliers of down coats, long coats, handbags and sweaters. So far, I have found seven to eight prospective suppliers and I’ll start with small orders like 100 pieces per item. It’s important for me to come here to make new contacts and look for items such as down coats which are not provided by our Spanish suppliers. The fashion shows held during the fair present creative designs from Hong Kong designers and I’ll consider bringing Hong Kong designer labels to our stores.”

Beatriz Nicolás, Owner, Beni Room, Spain

“Breeze Couture is a fashion retailer in Taiwan. We are currently operating six multi-branded stores in Taipei and Taichung, carrying more than 50 fashion brands from Europe, USA, Korea and Japan. This is my first visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. The focus is to source branded shoes, bags and children’s wear. The results have been positive. I have found six to eight new brands and suppliers from Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines and the Chinese mainland. The brands include Japanese exhibitor for babies' shoes, Hong Kong exhibitor for sneakers, Philippine exhibitor for shoes and bags. I am also exploring business cooperation with another two Hong Kong exhibitors - for packaging bags and handbags. I expect to conclude deals with them within four to six weeks. This fair is fine.”

Jason Peng, Assistant Vice President, Breeze Couture Co., Ltd., Taiwan

“In business for 60 years, CASTRO has 170 stores in Israel, selling garments, shoes, bags and accessories for men, women and children. This is my first time visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to look for activewear, swimwear and underwear. Up till now, I have found 10 potential suppliers from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong for the supply of gym wear, swimwear, underwear, men’ suits and ladies’ pants. I am waiting for these suppliers to send me samples and quotations. If everything is good, my initial order will be 5,000 pieces per item. I like the show because there are many professional suppliers who have their own factories, nice designs and good quality. I am pleased with this trip.”

Elan Anish, Production Manager, CASTRO, Israel

“We own 200 stores in Poland and 50 stores in other countries such as Germany, Russia and Ukraine, selling all kinds of children’s clothing under our Coccodrillo brand. At the fair, we are particularly interested in children’s jackets, hats, sunglasses, underwear and sleep wear. Our design team is able to create good designs, so we need reliable OEM manufacturers to ensure product quality. So far, we have identified seven potential suppliers from Bangladesh, the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and India. We have taken photos of their products and will show them to our purchasing team after the fair. After selecting the right suppliers, we’ll send our designs to them for sample production. Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter is a great show where we can find everything that we need. We’ll come again next year.”

Iwona Jamróz, Designer, CDRL Sp. z.o.o., Poland

“In operation for 20 years, CJ O is one of the biggest TV home shopping platforms in Korea selling a comprehensive range of products. Fashion is a popular category and we are actively bringing in more branded collections. This is my first visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. I found some elegant fur jackets from a Japanese exhibitor and trendy handbags created by Hong Kong designer. The potential order for fur jackets is about 5,000 pieces while the amount of orders for handbags probably will involve more than 5,000 pieces. Further talks are needed to conclude deals with the new suppliers. The organiser’s business matching services is very unique and useful.”

Heekyung Choe, Manager, CJ O Shopping, Korea

“Based in Vietnam, COMO is a garment manufacturer, exporter and retailer and a fabric wholesaler. This is my first-time visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, but my colleagues came here twice before. At the fair, I am looking for fabrics such as coated polyester, nylon and knitted fabrics as well as high-quality garments such as non-iron shirts and polo shirts. I have found two good suppliers of non-iron shirts and polo shirts and asked them to provide samples. In addition, I have shortlisted five potential suppliers of different fabrics and I am going to test their samples and visit their factories in March. The Hong Kong fair is the right place where I can learn about the latest fashion trends and it also provides an important sourcing platform for me to buy high-quality garments.”

Lucky Nguyen, Chairman and Director, COMO Co., Ltd, Vietnam

“We distribute and provide market expansion services for high-end and lifestyle watches, accessories and apparel, and luxury goods across Asia. DKSH is the sole franchisee and distributor of Levi’s® products in Thailand. This is our first visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. We have spotted several brands at the fair whose products are of appeal. One of them is Hong Kong designer’s eyewear collection. The footwear collection from the Netherlands is also interesting. They will send catalogues and their prices to us. The eyewear designer wants to meet us in Bangkok in March for further discussions. It usually takes 3 to 6 months to negotiate a deal successfully. We attended the FASHIONALLY COLLECTION shows on the first day of exhibition where talented designers staged some creative fashion items.”

Pasuta Buddhajirawat (right), Marketing Manager, Luxury & Lifestyle, DKSH (Thailand) Limited, Thailand

“Erdos is a leading Chinese mainland enterprise specialising in the production of cashmere garments and related products. Based in Inner Mongolia, our group has a workforce of more than 20,000 people. We sell cashmere products under our own brand ERDOS and are also engaged in OEM production. With our growing business, we are actively looking for partners to enhance operational efficiency and productivity. This is our first visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. So far, we have got in touch with two mainland manufacturers of cashmere products – one from Inner Mongolia and the other from Dongguan. Talks are being held to contract out some business to the Inner Mongolian exhibitor. We can conclude cooperation soon after negotiation on the pricing details. The Dongguan exhibitor presents the potential for collaboration as we can take advantage of its easy access to Yantian Port in Shenzhen for exports. Cashmere is a niche market. We have found new opportunities here.”

Helen Li, Department Manager, Erdos Cashmere International Trade Co. Ltd., Chinese mainland

“Flipkart is the largest e-commerce company in India, offering various kinds of consumer products. Fashion is one of our biggest business segments. We are visiting the Hong Kong fair for the first time to look for new brands and OEM manufacturers for the production of our licensed products. We are particularly interested in men’s casual wear, sportswear and footwear as well as party dresses. At the fair, we have found some interesting branded products such as bags with wireless chargers, clutches and sportswear. If everything works well, we’ll buy these products after the fair. Usually, our purchasing amount is US$50,000-100,000 per order. We’ll come again next year because it’s a good show where we can find fresh designs and competitive prices.”

Nitin V Tewari, Senior Manager – International Sourcing, Flipkart India Pvt. Ltd., India

“Forward Ltd is an apparel partner of Russian Sports Ministry providing all kinds of sports uniforms for Russian national teams. As a well-known Russian sportswear brand, we operate a chain of retail stores across the country selling a wide range of sportswear and accessories under our brand. We have been visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter for several years to find new suppliers. This is a great sourcing platform to meet our business development needs. We have already found three potential suppliers and partners from the Chinese mainland. One of them can be a potential supplier of sports shoes and sportswear for us as their design and styles look appealing. As it is selling products under its own brand to Russia, we can offer assistance in logistics to facilitate their trades. These three potential suppliers will send us more information about their companies, designs as well as their prices. Further talks will be held in order to finalise cooperation. The exhibition is well organised and the business matching meetings have been very useful.”

Ruben Nariyants, Head of Logistics Department, Forward Ltd, Russia

“Global Purchasing Companies provides fashion strategy and brand development services to help retailers and new designers grow their presence. This year, 10 fashion retailers and emerging designers mainly from USA have joined us to explore opportunities at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. We have achieved good results. For instance, one of the designers has got in touch with Italian exhibitor for collaboration in the supply of winter coats. A retailer from Dominican Republic who came with us is very pleased as she found at least 12 brands from Hong Kong and India for formal dresses and evening gowns. I myself also bought some nice shopping bags and zippers here for my own retailing business. The results have been much better than my last visit back in 2009. Exhibitors are better prepared this time. The small orders zone is absolutely brilliant as it enables buyers to source more flexibly. Today’s business model often goes after high margin and limited supply. Customers are keener to buy when collections come in smaller numbers.”

Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, Global Purchasing Companies, USA

“H.P. France is engaged in the wholesale, trading and retailing business of fashion products in Japan. The group runs about 100 retail shops under different brands. I am visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter for the first time to source ladies’ bags and jewellery accessories for the brand of destination Tokyo. I have identified four Hong Kong brands and a Philippine brand including menswear and bags. The designer collections featured at FASHIONALLY catwalk show are very promising. We anticipate to place orders for five to 10 styles per brand initially. It is good to find that the designers are willing to accept small orders. This fair is full of energy. Many exhibitors are in the manufacturing business for fashion items.”

Takayuki Kubota, Destination Department Buyer, H.P. France S.A., Japan

“In business for 10 years, Imperial Clothing produces a wide range of menswear, sportswear, uniforms, nightwear and promotional clothing. Our collections are selling mainly to customers in the Middle East and Africa. This is my first visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to explore new opportunities. I have met with about 100 exhibitors on the first day of exhibition. So far, I have identified 10-15 potential suppliers from different places such as Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, Vietnam and Pakistan for a variety of products including casual wear for men, fabrics and accessories. Negotiation is also underway with another mainland supplier for memory fabric for sportswear. I will definitely place orders after further discussions. Initial orders will be worth about US$10,000 with each supplier. There is so much to see and choose at the show. The results are excellent and it’s a wonderful experience. I will definitely visit the fair again.”

Muhammad Yasin, Owner, Imperial Clothing FZE, UAE

“With 30 select shops on the Chinese mainland, Inxx Fashion is selling men’s wear and unisex wear which target young people aged 18-25. This is my second time visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. At the fair, I am particularly interested in two Hong Kong designer labels because they offer good quality and edgy designs which can match the style of our select shops. I’ll bring these two new brands to the mainland market and will buy RMB100,000 worth of men’s wear and unisex wear from them within one month. I like Hong Kong designer brands and hope that more Hong Kong designers will offer men’s wear and unisex wear.”

Angela Luo, Buyer, Inxx Fashion Co., Ltd, the Chinese mainland

“The Jaspal group is a diversified conglomerate with interests in manufacturing, trading and retailing businesses in Thailand. We are operating our fashion retailing business under 15 brands with more than 300 retail stores. I am visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to find new suppliers for our Jaspal brand that is offering high-end ladies’ wear with 53 stores in operation across Thailand. I am in touch with five new suppliers from the Chinese mainland including one for fabric materials, two for garment manufacturing and two for trims like gems and beads. They will send us samples and our designers will look into their quality before we finalise business with them. On garment manufacturing, we intend to place initial order of 450 to 500 pieces per style with the new suppliers. Total totals will hopefully involve up to 45,000 pieces upon successful negotiation. I expect that orders will be concluded before the end of March. This fair has a lot on offer. Overall, it is a good show. We can always find new materials and keep ourselves abreast of the latest trends and technologies by visiting the exhibition.”

Viriya Athikiat, Manager, International Sourcing & Merchandising Section, Jaspal Company Limited, Thailand

“In business for 36 years, Karimadon is a fashion retailer in the Philippines with 24 stores selling mainly ladies’ wear across the country. We also run more than 10 retail stores in Indonesia. This is my first visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to find new suppliers who can help provide fabrics and fashion items for our brand. I have met five exhibitors with good potential for business development through the business matching meetings. Among them are four Chinese mainland companies engaged in the manufacturing of various products such as dresses, zippers and laces. I also got in touch with USA exhibitor whose ladies’ dresses are quite attractive. We will explore the possibility of distributing this brand in our stores. This fair is a good sourcing platform. We can find everything related to ladies’ wear.”

Marybest ‘Embi’ V. Nicolas, Head Fashion Designer, Karimadon Corporation, Philippines

“Khmer Artisanry strives to produce naturally-dyed silk and cotton fabric hand-woved in a traditional way. Our clients are coming from different markets including Japan, USA, UK, France, Australia and Hong Kong. We also source various fabric and materials to meet customer needs. This is our first visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to find yarn and fabrics like cotton, wool and linen. We have already identified three potential suppliers from India and Pakistan. We will discuss further with our colleagues and examine the quality of relevant textile materials.”

Polham Seila, Principal Founder, Khmer Artisanry, Cambodia

“In business for five years, Koovs.com is India’s No. 1 online fashion store selling a wide range of apparels, shoes, bags and accessories for men and women. We carry some 260 brands now, of which about 40 per cent are international labels. I am visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter to fabrics, footwear, bags and jewellery accessories. So far, I have found 11 new brands and suppliers. They include T-shirts from Hong Kong exhibitor, handbags and wallets with wireless charging function from Hong Kong designer, the brand from Hong Kong exhibitor for T-shirts. I am also discussing business opportunities with an Indian exhibitor for the distribution of party bags and clutches, Chinese mainland exhibitor for fabric materials, mainland exhibitor for digital fabric printing, Indonesian exhibitor for footwear and Japanese exhibitor for fashion jewellery. They will send us samples and pricing details. I am looking to spend between US$20,000 and US$50,000 for various orders. Everything is in good shape at the fair.”

Virendra Kumar Jain, Senior Vice President, Koovs.com, India

“In business since 2009, Lenazh.com is one of the most popular online fashion stores in Kazakhstan selling mainly women's collections and accessories. We are working with many local designers to enrich the collections we sell on our website. This is my first visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to find suppliers and opportunities. I have met a large number of exhibitors here. It's really an eye-opening experience and I have collected a lot of product catalogues and business information. The organiser's business matching meetings also helped us source suitable suppliers. There are many potential leads including two young Hong Kong designers who offer some attractive ladies' wear. A Chinese mainland manufacturer provides interesting collections and an Indonesian supplier presents a good range of accessories like handbags, footwear and belts. I have also found some potential suppliers of printed labels and fabric materials. I will bring all these information to our partners and designers for further discussions. Some of them may want to visit the fair themselves next year to explore more opportunities. This is an excellent experience. I have learned a lot and everything has been well organised here.”

Ainur Baspakova, Head of Sales Department, Lenazh.com, Kazakhstan

“Liram is one of the largest retailers specialising in the sale of children’s wear in Israel. In business for 36 years, we are now operating 60 stores across the country. I have already found two new suppliers from the Chinese mainland at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter this year. One of them comes from Ningbo and produces denim for kids. The other supplier from Nanjing makes raincoats for children. They will send us product samples. I expect to visit their factories and negotiate with them face-to-face in March. The potential orders involve more than 12,000 raincoats and more than 20,000 denim pants. I am also in touch with another new supplier from Zhejiang Province for babies’ knitwear. I am still looking around at the fairground to find more suppliers. Hong Kong Fashion Week is a very convenient place to do business.”

Moshe Silverstain, President & CEO, Liram Exclusive 86 L.T.D., Israel

“Lucy Fashion operates a multi-branded high fashion boutique in the heart of Jakarta. We strive to offer elegant and sophisticated women's wear for customers looking for style and personality. We are always looking for new brands to enrich our collections. That’s why I am visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to explore opportunities. I am now in touch with Hong Kong brand to discuss potential business. Hong Kong Fashion Week is a good show as it features many designers and brands. There are some interesting designs on offer.”

Lucy Kurniawan, Owner, Lucy Fashion, Indonesia

“Based in Thailand, Michel Angelo is an exporter and retailer of high-quality ladies’ handbags and wallets. I have visited Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter several times. At this year’s fair, I have found a number of potential suppliers for the supply of watches, zippers, buttons, embroidery, packaging boxes and paper boxes which come with good quality and nice designs. Usually, I use different materials to create new designs for handbags and wallets. After returning to Thailand, I’ll check with my marketing colleagues and then place orders. I like the fair because it brings together good suppliers, new products and new ideas.”

Pichet Nitipaisalkul, Managing Director, Michel Angelo International Co., Ltd., Thailand

“We are an importer and wholesaler of women’s fashion in the US and started to operate our B2C online store last August. This is my third time visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. At the fair, I am particularly looking for blouses and dresses for my B2B business and work shirts for my B2C business. So far, I have found two potential suppliers of blouses and dresses, and I’ll visit their factories on the Chinese mainland and ask them to prepare samples. In addition, I have found a good supplier of men’s scarves which accepts small orders as low as 15 pieces per style and I’ll place my order this week to test consumers’ response. I think unique items will have a strong e-commerce potential in the US market. Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter is a nice show with many professional and experienced suppliers offering unique, innovative and high-quality products. I’ll definitely visit the show again.”

Vivek Lulla, Sourcing Manager, Millenium Clothing, the US

“Founded in 2009, MR. TOP is a major designer brand store operator based in Shenzhen. We are currently running three multiple brand stores carrying more than 80 designer local and international brands with a wide range of stylish and trend-setting fashion collections. We are always looking for new designer brands to enrich our offerings and meet increasing customer needs. That’s why we are visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to explore opportunities. On the first day of exhibition, we have found a Hong Kong designer. The women’s wear created by Hong Kong designer looks very fashionable and wearable. We will look further into the whole design concept and collection for the latest season as well as the pricing and MOQ details in order to conclude business. This is a good start. We are keen to find more good designer brands in the next couple of days. The show is good.”

Yi Gao, Owner, MR. TOP, Chinese mainland

“PT. Jingdong is a subsidiary of JD.COM, one of the biggest online stores in the Chinese mainland and the region. Our online store operation in Indonesia was launched in 2016 selling mainly electronic products and gadgets at the start. We expanded later to cover luxury items such as fashion, lifestyle and beauty products. I am visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter for the first time to source new fashion brands. We focus on collections with a luxury touch at affordable prices. I have already found several potential brands including Classic watches from Hong Kong exhibitor and ladies’ clutches from Philippine exhibitor. Talks are also underway with Swedish exhibitor for clutches and a Thai exhibitor for fashion jewellery and accessories. I expect to finalise orders in a few weeks’ time. Initial orders will be smaller. We will make big orders if products are well received. This fair is especially good for buyers looking for OEM suppliers.”

Arief Nuary, Category Manager (Luxury Fashion), PT. Jingdong Indonesia Pertama, Indonesia

“Saigon 2 is a fashion retailer in Vietnam. We are running 10 stores in Ho Chi Minh City. This is my third-time visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. I have found four designer brands and a fabric supplier from Hong Kong and Japan. Fashion collections include blouses, shirts and dresses. Their quality is good and prices are quite competitive. Hopefully, we can conclude some deals in a few weeks’ time. Potential orders will involve 300 to 500 pieces per style. The results are even better than last year as we can find more new brands this time. Hong Kong Fashion Week is a good fair.”

Ngo Thi Hoang Oanh, Manager of Design Department, Saigon 2, Vietnam

“Shinsegae is a leading department store in Korea, and operates an e-shop selling all kinds of garments for kids, men and women. This is my first-time visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to look for blouses and knitwear for kids and adults. So far, I have found three potential suppliers from Hong Kong and India, and I have asked them to provide quotations, product photos and samples. If they can meet our requirements, I’ll buy at least 1,000 pieces per item. Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter is an interesting show with many products and many suppliers. As the show serves as an ideal sourcing platform, I’ll come again next year.”

Mae Hong, Buying Manager, Shinsegae, Korea

“We are a young but fast-growing e-tailer, selling women’s and men’s underwear in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We have come to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter for the first time to source women’s underwear for our private label and look for new brands. As we have rich experience in selling underwear in Central Europe, we want to be the distributor of new brands from Hong Kong and other countries. Through the HKTDC’s business matching service, we have already found two potential underwear suppliers. We have asked the HKTDC’s business matching team to help us look for new brands. It’s good for us to come here because we want to source directly from overseas suppliers rather than relying on our local suppliers. The suppliers here offer many choices and new designs.”

Iva Turečková, Project Manager, SLK Trade s.r.o, Czech Republic

“Superette runs a multi-label fashion shop in Singapore. We currently carry 20 brands from Southeast Asia and Europe including one Hong Kong designer brand. I am also a designer with the focus on menswear under the brand of evenodd. Our customers are mainly those in the age group of 25 to 35 with strong spending power. This is my second visit to Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to source dependent designer brands. I have got in touch with two designer brands this year. One of them is Hong Kong designer for women’s and men’s apparels. The other is from Japan for men’s bags. This will be the first Japanese brand to sell in our shop. Our customers in Singapore are looking for classic designs from independent designer brands.”

Samuel Wong, Buyer, Superette LLP, Singapore

“I am leading an Australian delegation of more than 30 industry players to visit Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter for new business opportunities. These professionals come from more than 15 companies including designers and retailers as well as startups and those in sourcing business. Some of them are visiting the fair for the first time to find suppliers, branded collections, accessories and textiles. We are pleased with the exhibition this year. Some of our businesses have already got deals done and placed orders. We noticed that there has been an increase in textiles on display this year. When Internet is taking the market share, trade fairs are still important for buyers to feel, touch and see what’s really happening on the ground. Hong Kong Fashion Week is a B2B trade show offering genuine business opportunities. With profound expertise, HKTDC provides a successful sourcing platform for the industry and brings together quality exhibitors for buyers.”

Carol Hanlon, Manager, Textile, Clothing, Footwear, Leather Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc (TCF WA), Australia

“In business for 15 years, Volansky is a leading fashion retailer in Czech Republic. Based in Brno, the country’s second-biggest city, we operate a chain of 10 retail stores selling a wide range of collections for men and women. We are visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter for the first time with the focus on ladies’ wear, handbags, evening dresses, jackets as well as menswear. We have established contact with three exhibitors for business cooperation. They include the exhibitors from Hong Kong, Japan for fashion jewellery and the Chinese mainland for men’s suits. We will discuss with our shop managers for their designs and collections. We will place orders after further negotiation. The amount of potential orders will range from 300-500 pieces style per colour to as many as 1,000 pieces per style per colour. There are quite a number of exhibitors at this fair. They are very friendly and willing to be flexible in order quantity.”

Simona Baudysová (left), Purchase Manager, Volansky Fashion, Czech Republic

“Yan Xuan is an online retail business under NetEase in the Chinese mainland. In business for just over a year, we have witnessed fast-growing business development. We are now expanding the portfolio of our fashion products on sale. Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter is the first trade fair we’ve ever attended. We have already found four potential suppliers from Pakistan and the Chinese mainland for OEM production of menswear, ladies’ wear and pants for our own brand. They will send us samples and information about shipping and pricing details. We hope to place orders once negotiation is successful. Our orders will be in large quantity, usually involving 10,000 pieces per style. I like this fair as we can find many suppliers effectively all under one roof. The existing exhibition zoning has been quite good.”

Qiu Jing, Designer, Yan Xuan NetEase, the Chinese mainland

“YFS is a leading fashion retailer in Malaysia running 105 stores under seven brands across the country. Our flagship YFS chain currently operates 67 multi-branded stores. I am visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter for the first time to source products and find suppliers. One of the key objectives is to meet USA exhibitor here to deepen our cooperation. YFS entered into partnership with this USA exhibitor after visiting Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer last year. We are now looking to open two concept stores under the premium ladies' fashion brand in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru in March. I've got some latest collections from the USA brand at this fair for the new stores. I have also found three OEM manufacturers from the Chinese mainland for a selection of women's wear for the upcoming launch of a new brand Kate & Bella. Orders were placed already with each of the suppliers, worth US$10,000, US$20,000 and over RMB20,000, respectively. We plan to open 10 boutiques under this new brand within this year. YFS also intends to launch a new brand for menswear during the year. Some Indian suppliers are showcasing quality trousers at competitive prices here. I will negotiate with them for possible cooperation. I downloaded the HKTDC app that helps find exhibitors' information. I like using the app.”

Nicholas Chong, Group CEO, YFS Corporate (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia