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    17 Jul 2017

    Creations of THEi fashion design graduates featured at
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/ Summer 2017
    Creations of THEi fashion design graduates featured at
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/ Summer 2017
    Creations of THEi fashion design graduates featured at
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/ Summer 2017
    Creations of THEi fashion design graduates featured at
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/ Summer 2017
    Creations of THEi fashion design graduates featured at
Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/ Summer 2017

    Creations of THEi fashion design graduates featured at
    Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/ Summer 2017

    THEi graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design programme Jessica ZHENG Bi-rong (third from right) receives the Overall Winner award with her collection “Marvellous Journey”
    THEi graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design programme Jessica ZHENG Bi-rong (third from right) receives the Overall Winner award with her collection “Marvellous Journey”
    Through her works, Jessica ZHENG Bi-rong conveys the desire to break away from the city and seek adventure in the wilderness for a breakthrough in self-development
    Through her works, Jessica ZHENG Bi-rong conveys the desire to break away from the city and seek adventure in the wilderness for a breakthrough in self-development
    THEi graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design programme Vivian HUNG Yuen-wai (third from left) wins the first runner-up award with her works “Trans. Formation”. She receives the prize from VTC Deputy Executive Director Professor Ronald CHUNG (fourth from left)
    THEi graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design programme Vivian HUNG Yuen-wai (third from left) wins the first runner-up award with her works “Trans. Formation”. She receives the prize from VTC Deputy Executive Director Professor Ronald CHUNG (fourth from left)
    Vivian HUNG Yuen-wai’s collection “Trans. Formation” is inspired by the transformation of a butterfly. The pupa-inspired coat is adorned with scales, wrapping the model as if she is in a pupa
    Vivian HUNG Yuen-wai’s collection “Trans. Formation” is inspired by the transformation of a butterfly. The pupa-inspired coat is adorned with scales, wrapping the model as if she is in a pupa
    THEi graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design programme Jason LEE Kui-kei (second from right, front row) wins the second runner-up award with his collection “KINGDOM OF THE UNDERGROUND”. He receives the prize from THEi President Professor Christina HONG (first from right, front row)
    THEi graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design programme Jason LEE Kui-kei (second from right, front row) wins the second runner-up award with his collection “KINGDOM OF THE UNDERGROUND”. He receives the prize from THEi President Professor Christina HONG (first from right, front row)
    Jason LEE Kui-kei’s works ‘KINGDOM OF THE UNDERGROUND’ mixes the street style of the West with traditional Chinese culture
    Jason LEE Kui-kei’s works ‘KINGDOM OF THE UNDERGROUND’ mixes the street style of the West with traditional Chinese culture
    THEi graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design programme Happy LEUNG Yan-lok (second from left) wins the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA) Creativity Award for her works “Beauty of Taboo”. She receives the prize from HKFDA Vice Chairman Janet CHEUNG (second from right)
    THEi graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design programme Happy LEUNG Yan-lok (second from left) wins the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA) Creativity Award for her works “Beauty of Taboo”. She receives the prize from HKFDA Vice Chairman Janet CHEUNG (second from right)
    Happy LEUNG Yan-lok’s “Beauty of Taboo” is inspired by the everyday work of construction workers. One of her outfits uses green mesh cloth as a cover-up top, mimicking the safety nets in a construction site to express a unique sense of aesthetics
    Happy LEUNG Yan-lok’s “Beauty of Taboo” is inspired by the everyday work of construction workers. One of her outfits uses green mesh cloth as a cover-up top, mimicking the safety nets in a construction site to express a unique sense of aesthetics
    THEi Fashion Show 2017 was successfully held, showcasing the creativity of aspiring designers
    THEi Fashion Show 2017 was successfully held, showcasing the creativity of aspiring designers
    Style, creativity and passion from this year’s fashion design graduates of the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), a member institution of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), were showcased at THEi Fashion Show 2017 at the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer. Students were proud to host around 300 industry professionals, fashion designers and overseas buyers to celebrate their astounding array of designs with four prizes being awared to selected works.

    Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre last Tuesday (11 July). Works of 15 THEi graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design programme were handpicked by a THEi panel for presentation at the fashion show. Four awards - Overall Winner, First and Second Runners-up and the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA) Creativity Award - were awarded to outstanding graduates.

    This year’s THEi graduate Jessica ZHENG Bi-rong received the Overall Winner award with her autumn-winter womenswear collection “Marvellous Journey”. “I was inspired by images of the city and countryside captured by drones,” said Jessica. “Through my works, I wish to convey the desire to break away from the city and seek adventure in the wilderness for a breakthrough in self-development.” There are five looks in the “Marvellous Journey” collection. The first two outfits are in greyish dark green colour with clunky wool and special tailoring to reflect the boredom and oppression of the urban city. The other three are designed with elements of nature, using refreshing and bright pink and white. With hand-crafted 3D European embroidery made of sheer silk, wool and nylon, she creates a lively moss and flower patterns.

    Jessica was thrilled at her win, pointing out that the four-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design programme has taught her the fundamental knowledge of fabric and design. She wishes to communicate with the public through her works imbued with rich messages without sacrificing practicality. “THEi gives me many opportunities to join overseas exchanges,” said Jessica. “During the summer holidays of the last three years, I was granted scholarships for one-month exchanges to Spain, the UK and Italy respectively, enabling me to learn about the fashion trends in these countries and greatly broadening my horizon.” Jessica was awarded round-trip tickets worth HK$25,000 sponsored by Hong Kong Airlines and a cash prize of HK$5,000.

    Another fashion graduate Vivian HUNG Yuen-wai won the first runner-up award. She comes up with women’s high fashion collection “Trans. Formation” inspired by the transformation of a butterfly as she sees her growth in her four years study with THEi as a metamorphosis process. The five-piece collection is in pastel colours. The use of advanced digital floral print technology and the translucent organza subtly shows butterfly patches in criss-cross patterns. A pupa-inspired coat is oval-shaped adorned with colourful beads and scales made of wollen blanket, wrapping the model as if she is in a pupa. Another piece of eveningwear is a slim-fit gown that shows the perfect female body shape, capturing the most beautiful moment a butterfly is to emerge from a pupa. “The collection tells my story of the past fours years where I have grown from someone who didn’t know simple sewing techniques to become an aspiring designer successfully completing the graduation collection,” said Vivian. “It is a challenge for me to grasp different design skills. I take one step at a time to rise to the challenge, just like the transformation of a butterfly. The process is difficult but beautiful.” She received a cash prize of HK$4,000.

    Also studying at the fashion design programme of THEi, Jason LEE Kui-kei won the second runner-up award for his autumn-winter casual wear collection “KINGDOM OF THE UNDERGROUND” for both men and women. Infusing street style of the West with traditional Chinese culture, Jason deftly mixes and matches the durable denim, drill and windbreaker materials to emphasise the contrasting textures. Dark colours mixing with bright red, yellow and check patterns, the collection combines tailoring of the Qing Dynasty attire, graffiti and traditional Chinese embroidery. He was awarded a cash prize of HK$3,000. Jason felt honoured to be awarded the prize and said it was important to inject what one thinks and loves into fashion to make the design alive with a soul.

    Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA) Creativity Award went to another fashion graduate Happy LEUNG Yan-lok. Her constume design collection “Beauty of Taboo” is inspired by everyday work of construction workers. Denim, mesh cloth and tencel fabric are used with bold colouring and subdued lines to show the work environment of construction workers. Take one of the outfits as an example, green mesh cloth is used as a cover-up top, mimicking the safety nets in a construction site and thus drawing public attention to work safety of the workers.

    Legislative Councillor of the Textiles and Garment Functional Constitutency The Hon CHUNG Kwok-pan officiated the event. The judging panel was formed by a number of renowned industry professionals including HKFDA Vice Chairman Janet CHEUNG, HKFDA Vice Chairman Walter MA, Creative Director of Moiselle Holdings Limited Harris CHAN, General Merchandising Manager of Harvey Nichols Iris LAM, Founder & CEO of Wing’s Share Company Ltd (& Former President of Kering Asia Pacific Limited) Mimi TANG, and Trend Specialist of WGSN Charlie CLARK.

    Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre between 10 and 13 July (Monday to Thursday), welcoming 1,100 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions. Themed “Style in Motion”, the Fashion Week hosted a series of shows, showcasing the works of tertiary design students from Hong Kong and Macao, including THEi, as well as the creations of established industry designers.

    The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) is a member of VTC Group. It offers vocationally-oriented degree programmes across three faculties: Design and Environment, Management and Hospitality, and Science and Technology. The programmes are offered in areas where the VTC has strengths, and which are also growth industries not only in Hong Kong but also across the region. They feature the synthesis of knowledge acquisition and practical applications that enable students to grow into professionally-competent graduates. With its strong links with industry partners, THEi provides students with a vital platform for enhanced development. Website: www.thei.edu.hk

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    Attachment: List of Winners of THEi Fashion Show 2017 at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer
    Name of Award  Winner        
    Overall Winner Jessica ZHENG Bi-rong
    Graduate of THEi Bachelor of Arts  (Honours) in Fashion Design
    First Runner-up Vivian HUNG Yuen-wai
    Graduate of THEi Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design
    Second Runner-up Jason LEE Kui-kei
    Graduate of THEi Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design
    Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association Creativity Award Happy LEUNG Yan-lok
    Graduate of THEi Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design



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