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Young Fashion Designers’ Contest Winners Announced
Overall Contest Winner to Work with Paris Fashion Designer

 VIP judge Marc Ascoli (left) receives a souvenir from HKTDC Executive Director Fred Lam (right)
 Winners of YDC 2013 and VIP judge Marc Ascoli


 Eric Kot takes the stage to present an award to Hera Cheung, who won the online voting for My Favourite YDC Design
17 January 2013 – The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2013 awards ceremony took place 15 January, with Elizabeth Lin named Overall Winner, Party & Evening-Wear Group Winner and Best Innovation Award Winner. Ms Lin will work at Rue du Mail in Paris with fashion designer Martine Sitbon for a month. The winners of the 37th Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2012 are:

Overall Winner: Elizabeth Lin: “Time Capsule” 
Party & Evening-Wear Group Winner: Elizabeth Lin: “Time Capsule”
Contemporary Day-Wear Group Winner: Holly Lai: “Fear Tales” 
Best Innovation Award: Elizabeth Lin: “Time Capsule” 

"YDC has given me a golden opportunity to know more about Hong Kong and the people here,” said Ms Lin, who grew up in the United Kingdom and graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins. Her collection, “Time Capsule,” was inspired by a typhoon she once encountered following a flight. Her eclectic mix of images, digitally printed on waxed cotton and linen, captures the many facets of Hong Kong. Her use of Victorian silhouettes reflect her Hong Kong-UK background.

International Panel
The judging panel included industry experts, media representatives and local and overseas designers. French creative consultant Marc Ascoli was the VIP judge. Shirley Chan, Chairman, HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee, was Chief Judge. Joining them were Kyoko Mashiko, Director, Harajuku Project Showroom, HP France Inc; Deborah Cheng, Vice President, Marketing & International Business, I.T Apparels Ltd; Hidy Ng, Fashion Designer, Co-wear International Ltd; Jimmy Chan, Chairman and CEO, Semeiotics Inc; and Jing Zhang, Fashion Editor, South China Morning Post.

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

Mr Ascoli said that Ms Lin’s work was “full of energy and freedom. She was not afraid of doing a big item. She could tell her personal story and demonstrate a great sense of point-of-view through her fashion pieces.”

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 Anki Cheung, Mag Choy, Mim Mak, Sandra Chau and Seth Yeung. They showcased their new fashion pieces after the competition. 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 17 January. 



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Elizabeth Lin: “Time Capsule” 
Overall Winner, Party & Evening-Wear Group Winner, Winner of the Best Innovation Award


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Holly Lai: “Fear Tales,” Contemporary Day-Wear Group Winner

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


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