HONG KONG, Sep 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Asia’s leading fashion event, CENTRESTAGE, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), ended on September 11 with Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC) 2022. Ten up-and-coming local designers showcased their designs in an eye-catching fashion show with celebrities Will Or, Siuyea Lo and JB as special guests to add to the festive atmosphere. After the show, a panel of industry professionals selected three winners for the four YDC awards. Champion Vicky Tsang received a monetary award as well as a month-long internship abroad sponsored by Fang Brothers Knitting Ltd.
The YDC 2022 winners are:
– Champion: Vicky Tsang; Drawing: “EXHAUSTING A CROWD”
– Award of Excellence: Lorraine Tam; Design: “I’M NOT INFECTED”
– Prize for the best visual presentation: Lorraine Tam; Design: “I’M NOT INFECTED”
– Prize for my favorite collection: Justine Wan; Design: “A WORRIED MIND”
Champion Vicky Tsang said her collection, “EXHAUSTING A CROWD,” used 3D prints to illustrate a surreal aesthetic. “I am very surprised and happy to be named Champion! Even though there were a lot of setbacks during the whole design process, I came to the show today with serenity. Thank you to all the staff who helped me been supportive over the past two months,” Ms Tsang said after receiving the award.
Judges provide valuable feedback to YDC participants
This year’s YDC judging panel was made up of an impressive roster of fashion and media experts. The chief judge was Katherine Fang, chair of the HKTDC Apparel Advisory Committee. The other judges on the jury were Ahy Choi, Senior Deputy Editorial Director of VOGUE Hong Kong; Jonathan Lee, Wholesale Manager, APAC of Ryodan Showroom; Jimmy Chan, Head of Account Manager, APAC of Farfetch; Constance Lee, director of ConStyle Limited and fashion designer; and Joe Li, Creative Director, Circularity Ambassador.
Hideaki Shikama, creator of the famous Japanese fashion brand Children of the discordance, was invited as a VIP judge. Although he was unable to travel to Hong Kong to attend the show, he shared a message via video, saying, “Each designer’s collection has its own uniqueness, and I was surprised at the perfection shown. in actual samples. I was so energized by all your collections. Thanks a lot.”
– CENTER OF THE STAGE: http://centrestage.com.hk
– Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers Competition (YDC): http://www.fashionally.com
– Download photos of the winning collections here:
The YDC aims to promote a new generation of local design talent, while creating opportunities to showcase their collections in front of global and local industry professionals at CENTRESTAGE. Organized by the HKTDC, the competition is considered one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the region, with a successful track record of former contestants who have become top designers for fashion companies or created their own own labels. To further promote the international visibility of local Hong Kong designers, in 2012 the HKTDC launched FASHIONALLY.com, an online platform that showcases the work of local labels and talents and connects them to industry insiders and opportunities. world.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is an official body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop trade in Hong Kong. With 50 offices around the world, including 13 in mainland China, HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global business and investment hub. The HKTDC organizes international exhibitions, conferences and trade missions to create business opportunities for companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in continental and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market information and product information through research reports and digital information channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn
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