24 May 2011
HKDI students showcase trendy designs at knitwear show
The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) staged the Knitwear and Accessories Show 2011 at 1881 Heritage (former Marine Police Headquarters Compound) on 18 May. Presented by professional models, the Show presented the designs of graduating students. Two outstanding students were also awarded scholarships by the industry as an encouragement.
A total of 48 sets of knitwear and 27 sets of accessories were exhibited. The student with the best design in each category was awarded scholarship worth $20,000. Penny CHAN, a final year student of Higher Diploma in Fashion Design and Development, was awarded the Best Knitwear Design by her work “Pretend”. Using soft wool and hard silver threads, her innovative three-piece fall winter knitwear set had due emphasis on both the hard and soft edges.
Ryan TSE, another final year student of the same course, was awarded the Best Accessories Design by his work “Renaissance code”. Themed on renaissance, his design featured a set of female accessories composed of shoes, bag and hat in classical style. The exaggerated presentation of his work won the praise of the judging panel.
Apart from final year higher diploma students, works of students of the top-up degree course in fashion design co-offered by SHAPE, another member institution of VTC, and Nottingham Trent University of the UK were also presented in the fashion show.
The Show featured the designs of students against a classical architecture, serving as a prelude to the Design Graduation Show to be held at the end of June. It also provided a platform for industry people and employers to appreciate the strengths of HKDI students.
The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a member of VTC Group. HKDI was established in 2007 with the mission to be a leading provider of design education and lifelong learning. It brings together the strengths of design departments of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) to encourage synergy and interdisciplinary thinking in its broad range of design programmes. HKDI maintains a strong network with industry and provides its students with essential practical experience enriched with cultural sensitivities and sustainability. The brand new campus in Tiu Keng Leng opened in 2010 provides a creative, inspiring and vibrant learning environment for students.
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