HONG KONG, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine exhibitors at Fashion Access fair held from September 27 to 29 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre were lauded for excellence in design and quality at awarding ceremonies for the Best of APLF Awards.
The fair's footwear sector came out strong, winning four of the awards. Big winner was PT Mario Minardi of Indonesia which won the Best Quality Men's Footwear Collection for its high-quality, casual men's shoe collection that ranged from comfortable loafers with espadrille soles, lace-up booties and sport shoes all made of the finest leather and shoe materials.
Winning the Best Trendy Men's Footwear Collection was Art Star of Hong Kong for its highly trendy line of men's shoes that showed innovative reinterpretations of classic footwear forms such as oxfords, derbies and loafers through the use of fun decorative accents and unexpected colours.
For Best Ladies' Footwear Collection, the award went to Calzaturificio Mercury di Mazzarella of Italy for their cutout leather collections that featured various patterns and styles, and made unique use of mocassin style stitching to give accent to the soles.
It was also the first time that an award for Best Children's Footwear Collection was given out. First recipient of the prize is McNelly of Korea for their adorable line of children's shoes, particularly their little girl maryjanes and boys' oxfords with uppers made of colorful printed fabrics and PU.
Named Best Bag was the beautifully textured exotic leather tote of Covet Bag of Indonesia. Made from real python skin, It had a very contemporary urban feel and wonderful volume.
Bon Ace of the Philippines garnered the award for Best Fashion Accessories Collection for its creative use and wonderful inlaying of natural materials such as shells, mother-of-pearl, stones, corals and metal to create bold and ultra fashionable accessories.
Chosen as Best Leather Garment at the fair was the elegant spring coat of Suprema Srl of Italy that featured fine leather strips sewn into stretchable mesh fabric, creating a comfortable, light and very wearable garment.
The Best Travel Product award was given to Travel Products Corp. Ltd. of Hong Kong for its youthful and practical line of lightweight, all-weather travels bags done in bright, eye-catching hues.
The final award for Best Lifestyle Product went to Miramoda of Shanghai for its colorful line iPad and iPhone cases made of cork and synthetic materials that come in bright fluorescent colours.
ABOUT APLF LTD (www.aplf.com)
APLF Ltd. is a joint venture between UBM Asia and SIC Group. APLF organises leading trade exhibitions in Hong Kong, China and India. It launched the Hong Kong Leather Fair 26 years ago - which is still the largest and most international sector event for all of Asia, and has expanded into the related fields of fashion and lifestyle products.
ABOUT UBM ASIA (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 17 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 34 publications and 14 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
ABOUT UBM PLC (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
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