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2021-09-16

Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2021 winners revealed Talent of 10 young HK designers shines at fashion show

Asia’s leading fashion event CENTRESTAGE, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded on 12 September with the 2021 Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC). Ten promising local designers showcased their creations at an eye-catching fashion show with celebrities Denis Kwok (aka 193) and Bonnie Wong (aka Ah Jeng) showing up as special guests to add to the celebratory atmosphere.

The winners at YDC 2021 were as follows:

?Champion and Best Visual Presentation Award:  Cady Lee. Design: “Emotion the Shift of the Self”?Excellence Award: Toki Wong. Design: “Zoom Olympic”

My Favourite Collection Award: Topsy Yu. Design: “Morning Moon”

Champion Cady Lee said her collection, “Emotion the Shift of the Self”, was inspired by the contradiction between imagination and reality, using bold silhouettes and liquid-effect prints to illustrate a surrealist aesthetic. In addition to winning first prize, the collection also received the Best Visual Presentation Award. “I am very surprised to receive these two awards. Even though there were a lot of setbacks during the whole design process, I came to the show today with equanimity. Thank you to all the staff who provided their support over the past two months,” Ms Lee said after receiving the award. She added that she has gained a lot of experience through the competition and plans to in participate more overseas design contests in the future, setting a long-term goal of launching her own brand.

Judges offer valuable feedback to YDC participants

The judging panel for this year’s YDC was made up of an impressive roster of fashion experts and media pundits. Chief Judge was Katherine Fang, Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee. The other judges on the panel were Jonathan Lee, Senior Area Manager (Asia) of Tomorrow Ltd; Innis Liu, General Merchandising Manager of Harvey Nichols; Kat Yeung, Editorial Director of VOGUE Hong Kong; Kieran Ho, Senior Vice President-Hong Kong, Purple PR; and Jason Lam, Head of Brand, Asia Pacific at MATCHESFASHION.

© 2021 HKTDC
© 2021 HKTDC


Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, founders of the menswear label BOTTER, were invited as VIP judges. Although they were not able to come to Hong Kong to participate in the show, they shared a message via video, saying: “Thank you for having us at the Young Designers’ Contest. It was great to see a very personal approach to each of the projects. Finding richness within yourself is key and we were super happy to see this in all the finalists' work.”

Winning collection showcase and sharing session

From now through to 26 September, the public can appreciate the skills shown in the winning YDC 2021 collections at a display at Hysan Place in Causeway Bay. In addition, various fashion creations from Hong Kong designers are also available for sale at the Hysan Place x YDC Collective Popup Store.

Judges offer valuable feedback to YDC participants

The judging panel for this year’s YDC was made up of an impressive roster of fashion experts and media pundits. Chief Judge was Katherine Fang, Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee. The other judges on the panel were Jonathan Lee, Senior Area Manager (Asia) of Tomorrow Ltd; Innis Liu, General Merchandising Manager of Harvey Nichols; Kat Yeung, Editorial Director of VOGUE Hong Kong; Kieran Ho, Senior Vice President-Hong Kong, Purple PR; and Jason Lam, Head of Brand, Asia Pacific at MATCHESFASHION.

Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, founders of the menswear label BOTTER, were invited as VIP judges. Although they were not able to come to Hong Kong to participate in the show, they shared a message via video, saying: “Thank you for having us at the Young Designers’ Contest. It was great to see a very personal approach to each of the projects. Finding richness within yourself is key and we were super happy to see this in all the finalists' work.”

Winning collection showcase and sharing session

From now through to 26 September, the public can appreciate the skills shown in the winning YDC 2021 collections at a display at Hysan Place in Causeway Bay. In addition, various fashion creations from Hong Kong designers are also available for sale at the Hysan Place x YDC Collective Popup Store.



Details of the various YDC 2021 activities are as follows:

YDC 2021 Winning Collection Display

Period:                         14 September to 26 September 2021

Time:                           12pm-8pm

Venue:                         Urban Sky, 9/F, Hysan Place, Causeway Bay

Display items:             

The collections of the YDC 2021 Champion and winners of the Best Visual Presentation Award, Excellence Award and My Favourite Collection Award    

Hysan Place x YDC Collective Popup

Period:                         14 September to 26 September 2021

Time:                           12pm-8pm

Venue:                         Urban Sky, 9/F, Hysan Place, Causeway Bay

Brands on sale:            

Aquarellie, ARTO., CONEY & Co, KEVIN HO, Lapeewee, LUKE CHAN,MODEMENT, MOODLABBYLORRAINE, Phenotypsetter, Syzygy Outdoor Gear, The Pills Clothing, VO-yage, WHY, YMDH

© 2021 HKTDC
© 2021 HKTDC



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