INTRODUCTION: A million-dollar look in Hong Kong fashions has been drawing discerning crowds at the Salon International du Pret a Porter, in Paris.
GV EXTERIOR International Salon and CU sign "Mode Hong Kong 81" (2 shots)
SV EXTERIOR Garments on display (4 shots)
SV Models waiting ZOOM OUT TO model walking
SV Two models in matching skirts and jackets
SV Model in hat and trouser suit
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Background: INTRODUCTION: A million-dollar look in Hong Kong fashions has been drawing discerning crowds at the Salon International du Pret a Porter, in Paris. From Saturday (4 April) to Wednesday, 88 Hong Kong manufacturers who are among some of the best in the world, showed their latest creations in ready-to-wear.
SYNOPSIS: An entire Chinese village, complete with pagodas, arches, tea houses and market places was created for the exhibition. More than one-million U.S. dollars worth of garments were on display. The focal point of the exhibition was a multiple catwalk facility which enabled the models to parade the brightly-coloured clothes to perfection.
The wide range of fashions included many imaginative styles in knitwear, sportswear, fur, silk and leather. In the past 20 years, Hong Kong's clothing industry has undergone a continuous expansion.
The number of garment factories has jumped from 2-thousand in 1970 to nine-and-a-half thousand at present. Exports amount to 4.6 billion U.S. dollars worth a year. The decision to stage the exhibition in Paris was made to upgrade the image of Hong Kong fashions and was enthusiastically accepted by the French.