Friday, June 12, 2015
News this week: The upcoming 5th edition of The HUB, billed as Asia’s premium brand fashion trade show, will relocate from Hong Kong to Shanghai this year. The show will run from 13th to 15th October at Central Studios, to coincide with the Shanghai Fashion Week taking place at the nearby Xintiandi district.
The HUB in Shanghai will showcase around 40 international brands together with a selection of leading Chinese designers. Confirmed exhibitors so far include Boy London, Dienastie from Sweden, Rack & Ruin from the U.K., Swims of Norway, Flying Zachinnis and Juma from the U.S., along with leading Beijing-based designers Zhang Chi and Capitale Nord.
Richard Hobbs, co-founder of The HUB, said, “From the outset just two years ago we knew that at some point we would take The HUB to Mainland China and now is the right time… From today, China will be reducing import tariffs on a number of clothing and footwear categories and we can only see more openness as China makes it easier for brands to import, find buyers and partners.”
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