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YDC Fashion Party Parades New World Perspective
Fashion, Graphics, Words Inspire "Love from Hong Kong" Exhibition

January 4, 2008 - Fourteen Hong Kong designers showcased their latest collections under the theme "A Brave New World" at this evening's YD Alumni Club fashion party.

Led by top models Eunis Chan, Severa M, Ana R, Amanda S, Rosemary V, Lynn Xiong, Mikki Yao, the fashion show presented the designers' fashion in a palette of shocking colours and unique silhouettes, parading a sense of vigour and youthful spirit.

The participating designers, ex-winners and finalists of the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC), were: Vic Cheung, Ruby Chui, Chow Tan Tan, Walter Kong, Hin Lee, Kevin Ng, Baldwin Pui, Otto Tang, Isabel Tong, Harrison Wong, Jacky Wong, Kurtis Wong, Ben Yan and Yeung Shiu Cheung.

This year's 18 YDC finalists also previewed their collections in advance of the Young Fashion Designers' Contest 2008, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC). The annual event, YDC's 31st edition, takes place January 14 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The contestants are competing for six coveted awards in three categories: Casual and Jeans Wear; Contemporary Day Wear; and Party and Evening Wear.

The high-profile judging panel is led by two fashion-world stars: Maria Luisa Trussardi, President of Finos SpA, the financial holding of the Trussardi Group; and Tsumori Chisato, the renowned Japanese fashion designer.

Love from Hong Kong
Hong Kong design excellence of another sort also found the spotlight today. Fashion, graphics and words are the focus of "Love from Hong Kong," a design exhibition that opened today in Hong Kong. The lifestyle exhibition is organised by Style Hong Kong magazine, a TDC publication promoting Hong Kong fashion designers and creative talent.

"Love from Hong Kong" attracted more than 85,000 visitors when it was shown at Tokyo Designers' Week, Japan's premier contemporary interiors event, October 31-November 4, 2007.

Ten Hong Kong designers and design companies are participating in "Love from Hong Kong": curator Amazing Angle Design Consultants; fashion brand Fait a Main; fashion designers Henry Lau, Ranee K, Ruby Li and Miggy Chen; multimedia designer Lau Chi Chung; graphics designer Tsang Kin Wah; sculptor Wong Tin Yan; and creative magazine RMM .

The exhibition runs until January 9 at Ocean Terminal Main Concourse, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. Opening hours are 10am-9pm.

YD Alumni Club members' collections

Yeung Shiu Cheung's collection         Hin Lee's collection
Baldwin Pui's collection         Kevin Ng's collection
Chow Tan Tan's collection         Harrison Wong's collection
Walter Kong's collection          

Contestants' entries of Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest

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About the YD Alumni Club
The YD Alumni Club, established by the TDC in 2005, was created for winners and finalists of the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest.

About the TDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the TDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The TDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, visit www.tdctrade.com

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