At London's Royal Lancaster Hotel today (Tuesday), sixteen top fashion houses from Hong Kong presented their 1971 collections to British buyers and press.
At London's Royal Lancaster Hotel today (Tuesday), sixteen top fashion houses from Hong Kong presented their 1971 collections to British buyers and press. This is second consecutive year that such a collection has been presented in London for not only designs but materials made in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong designers and manufacturers put great store by their presentations to the British market-which in the first six months this year has purchased 37 of its overseas clothing from Hong Kong.
Emphasis of the displays was on evening wear-such as a diaphanous white chiffon dress with a satin and diamante silver bodice.
Knitwear was also prominent-and a black wool long-skirted, three-piece outfit with gold trim, combined both the stress on evening dresses and knit.
Again-for night-time entertaining-a hooded long dress with large brown prints of art nouveau design.
The Roaring Twenties seemed recreated in a green satin and cotton tube dress with a neckline which plunged to the navel.
Trouser suits were also well-represented-one, a demure and high waisted cat suit with matching jacket; second, more daring, cream angora outfit of trousers and jacket which revealed a bare midriff.
Not to forget the running debate of maxi versus mini-Hong Kong conceded a section to the devotees of the mini with three print dresses, two in jersey wool and one in knitted cotton.