Fashion Challenges Forum - FAHK


Fashion Challenges Forum

Key Speakers

Forum Videos

Asia Power

Thibault Villet・President, APAC, Tory Burch

Divia Harilela (Moderator)・Principal & Editor, The D'Vine

Luxury brands based in the region have had to grapple with harsh new realities including budgets and traffic. A luxury brand head talks about the opportunities that lie ahead and how the region can maintain its unique competitive edge.

Creating Tomorrow’s Brands

Simone Rocha・​​Founder & Fashion Designer, Simone Rocha

Tracey Cheng・Vice President of Merchandising – Womenswear, I.T

Divia Harilela (Moderator)・Principal & Editor, The D'Vine

Transitioning from an emerging designer to an established global brand has become extremely challenging. A veteran buyer and renowned designer discuss how the industry can help designers build and grow their own successful brand.

The Next Chapter

Blondie Tsang・President, Lane Crawford & Joyce

Divia Harilela (Moderator)・Principal & Editor, The D'Vine

Over its 172 year history in Greater China, Lane Crawford, Asia’s pre-eminent luxury retailer has thrived through market expansion and the boomtimes of luxury growth, and navigated the challenges of wartime takeover, social flashpoints and pandemics. Its new leader talks about what’s important to the business now and what’s next for retail.

Fashion Unites Greater China

Andrew Wu・Group President, Greater China, LVMH China

Initiatives such as the Greater Bay Area are forging closer ties between China’s key cities.

How has fashion already influenced the fast-evolving Greater China market and transformed Chinese consumers? And how can we predict what’s to come?

Fashion & Luxury in Asia

Alain Li・Regional Chief Executive, Richemont Asia Pacific

Moderated by Desiree Au・Founding Publisher, Vogue Hong Kong

Asia’s role in the global fashion system is evolving fast. An industry veteran reveals how the region is poised to become a hub of innovation and influence for the luxury world.

The Fashion Palette

Tsumori Chisato・Fashion Designer

Uchiide・International Artistic Director, shu uemura

Ludovic Engrand・Artist Relations Manager

Moderated by Caroline Issa・CEO, TANK Group

More fashion designers are collaborating with established cosmetics brands to reach a
new audience. The creatives behind some of the most successful partnerships discuss how
a fashion designer can bring a fresh perspective to the world of beauty.

Up Close with Jessica Jung

Jessica Jung・Creative Director, BLANC & ECLARE; Singer and Actress

In conversation with Caroline Issa・CEO, TANK Group

Celebrities have cashed in on their unique style and become fashion entrepreneurs. One
of Asia’s biggest stars reveals how she transformed her passion for fashion into a thriving
global business.

Creativity to Commerciality

Alexis Bonhomme・Vice President Greater China - Commercial, Farfetch

Grant Pearce・Editorial Director, GQ Conde Nast Asia Pacific

Lu Yan・Founder & Owner, COMME MOI

Moderated by Karchun Leung・Editor-in-Chief, Numéro China & Modern Weekly Style

As Chinese consumers become more sophisticated, designers and e-tailers need to
shift their focus from creativity to saleability. How do they adapt to changing consumer
behaviours and still maintain their creative edge?

A Family Affair

Humberto Leon・Co-owner & Creative Director, Opening Ceremony and Co-Creative Director, KENZO

In conversation with Caroline Issa・CEO, TANK Group

Many fashion creatives attribute their success to building an extended network of close
collaborators. Humberto Leon talks about how his ties to Hong Kong and his “family” have
helped him build a globally-renowned fashion business.