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Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest Winners Announced
Nineteen Finalists, Five YD Alumni Club Members Showcase Latest Collections

13 January 2009 – The 32nd Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC) took place last night at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), with four talented designers taking the major awards:

Overall Winner: Luk King Hei; collection: "Rely On!"
Casual & Jeans-wear Group Winner: Phoebe Wong Yu Ming; collection: "Street Diviner"
Contemporary Day-wear Group Winner: Ronnie Tung Sin Man; collection: "Life As a Nomad"
Party & Evening-wear Group Winner: Summer Wong Wai Ming; collection: "Knot Theory"

      Enjoying the spotlight are this year's YDC winners, with models displaying their award-winning designs. Joining them on stage is Vincent Fong (fifth from left), Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee and Chief Judge at this year's YDC
      Overall winner, Luk King Hei (centre), is a student at Caritas Bianchi College of Careers. His "Rely On!" collection emphasises wool and knitted fabric and is rich in detail, including zippers and pockets
      Anthony Keung, President and CEO of Fenix Group Holdings Ltd (left), congratulates Casual & Jeans-wear Group Winner Phoebe Wong Yu Ming (second from left). Ms Wong's winning collection, "Street Diviner," makes bright use of colour and juxtaposes silk and knitted fabric
      Ennio Capasa, one of the YDC's VIP judges and Chief Designer of Italy's CoSTUME NATIONAL (second from right), poses with Ronnie Tung, winner of the Contemporary Day-wear group (second from left). Models display her winning collection, "Life As a Nomad"
      Keita Maruyama (second from left), one of the YDC's VIP judges and the designer behind Japan's KEITA MARUYAMA, joins Summer Wong Wai Ming, winner of the Party & Evening-wear Group (second from right), while models showcase her winning collection, "Knot Theory."

Along with the 19 finalists, five YD Alumni Club members also showcased their latest collections under a "Symphony of Nature" theme. Participating designers were: Coney Ko, Sherry Kwok, Michael Lau, Kevin Ng and Baldwin Pui.

Kevin Ng        Sherry Kwok
 Michael Lau       Coney Ko
Baldwin Pui        

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