17 Jan 2013
Young Fashion Designers’ Contest Winners Announced
Overall Contest Winner to Work with Paris Fashion Designer
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.
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.
Elizabeth Lin: “Time Capsule”
|Holly Lai: “Fear Tales,” Contemporary Day-Wear Group Winner|
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