Two British expatriates are looking to raise the bar for global fashion trade shows in Hong Kong.
Richard Hobbs and Peter Caplowe, who founded Entrepot Asia last year as a consulting business aimed at helping fashion brands gain a foothold in China and throughout Asia, have founded The Hub as a semiannual show to be held at Hong Kong’s Asia World Expo, starting with a three-day event beginning Aug. 28. The company has committed to two other shows — in February and August of 2014 — and has options to extend the agreement.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"