PolyU stages MA in Fashion & Textile Design Fashion Show 2019

MIRA Hotel Uniform Design Award is presented to Arielle Li (2nd from right).

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held its dynamic MA Graduation Fashion Show “CHAOS” yesterday. Over 400 guests, including representatives from the fashion industry, family, friends, and supporters were in the audience.

Fifteen outstanding talents from the programme of Master of Arts (MA) in Fashion and Textile Design under PolyU’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) presented their design projects in the Show. Five awards, judged by a prestigious industry panel, and two sponsored awards were presented to the winners in the Show for their excellence in fashion design. (Please refer to the appendix for the full list of awardees.)

The designcollections showcased the unusual ingenuity in today’s fashion of the graduating students and disclosed their vision and foresight for the future fashion trend. Their masterpieces not only enhanced the vibrancy of the event that the audience waited with anticipation, but also served as a testament to the distinctive quality of PolyU’s MA Programme in Fashion and Textile Design in nurturingtalents for the fashion industry in Hong Kong and beyond.

Under the leadership of Professor of Practice Ms Basia Szkutnicka, the Programme is rapidly gaining in reputation as a flagship for innovative design training in the region. Talented and ambitious young creatives are guaranteed a year of challenging practice and coaching to produce extraordinary results.

Ms Szkutnicka said, “We look to create future industry mavericks, innovators, radical practitioners, and free thinkers. Our aim is to review and shake a global fashion industry from within, collaborate, think in a new way and design for a better future, for all. We are starting by revitalising our base and fantastic city – Hong Kong, with positive energy and a dynamic vision for the future. Our graduates are the future and are now ready for the best jobs. Our manifesto is to be modern, be fearless, to look beyond and birth new ideas. We are the future.”

The winning collection of Best Collection Award – “Rebuild” by Jenny Lam.Excellence in Craftsmanship Award goes to “The Family” by Arielle Li.The winning collection of Industry Ready Collection Award – “The Women Warrior Revisited” by Jeremy Lam.
Future Fashion Award is presented to Jimmy Wang for his collection of “Pieles”.Lafayet Favorite Collection Award – “In-Between” by Claudia Lam.KTC Collaborative Design Project Award – “Retro Futurism” by Calvin Chung, Christine He, Huang Jing-bei and Laura Chen.

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