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Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest Winners Announced
Overall Contest Winner to Work in Tokyo at ATSURO TAYAMA

18 January 2012 – The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2012 awards ceremony took place last night, with Mak Chuen Chi named Overall Winner as well as Party & Evening-Wear Group Winner. Ms Mak will work in Tokyo, at ATSURO TAYAMA, for a month. The winners of the 36th Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2012 are:

Overall Winner: Mak Chuen Chi: "Diving-Dance"
Party & Evening-Wear Group Winner: Mak Chuen Chi: "Diving-Dance"
Casual & Jeans-Wear Group Winner: Leung Ka Kin: "The Fear of Mr Alien"
Contemporary Day-Wear Group Winner: Cheung Chui Man: "The Establishment Soul"

"I’m thrilled with the honour of receiving two prizes," said Ms Mak. "YDC has given me a golden opportunity to broaden my horizons, interact and learn from other participants." Her collection, "Diving-Dance," was inspired by her passion for the sea, and black, her favourite colour. The black-and-fluorescent-yellow colours create strong contrast in her design. Ms Mak has adopted a novelty material for party wear. Neoprene’s sturdiness can create striking shapes, especially when mixed with soft chiffon.   

International Panel
The judging panel included industry experts, media representatives and renowned local and overseas designers. Atsuro Tayama, award-winning designer and brand producer at ATSURO TAYAMA, was VIP judge. Vincent Fang, Chairman, HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee was Chief Judge. Joining them were Yumiko Haba, Editor-in-Chief, So-en Magazine; Benny Yeung, Chief Designer, Ben Yeung Ltd; Michael Mok, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Joyce Boutique Ltd; Teresa Yang, Vice Chairman, Esquel Enterprises Ltd; and Tracey Cheng, Merchandising Manager, I.T Apparels Ltd.

Creativity and originality, marketability, suitability in the use of fabric, workmanship and overall appeal, were the main judging criteria.

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest has discovered many talented designers over the years, including Mag Choy, Mountain Yam, Kathew Law, Amy Tam, Angela Ng, Zoe Li and Caesy Ng. The latter three jointly established a new brand, CHEWTHECUD, which was launched at the finale performance. Local artist Janice Man also modelled the finale pieces. 

The Young Fashion Designers’ Contest is one of the highlights of HKTDC World Boutique, Hong Kong, and HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter. The two events, organised by the HKTDC, continue through Thursday (19 January).

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Mak Chuen Chi, Diving-Dance, Party & Evening-Wear, Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest Diving Dance Diving Dance

Mak Chuen Chi: "Diving-Dance"
Overall Winner
Party & Evening-Wear Group Winner

Cheung Chui Man The Establishment Soul The Establishment Soul

Cheung Chui Man: "The Establishment Soul"
Contemporary Day-Wear Group Winner

Leung Ka Kin The Fear of Mr Alien The Fear of Mr Alien

Leung Ka Kin: "The Fear of Mr Alien"
Casual & Jeans-Wear Group Winner

Mountain Yam Janice Man Local artist Janice Man was invited to model. Mountain Yam, former YDC participant, showcased his fashion pieces at the finale


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