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Boundless creativity of HKDI students earn accolades in fur design competition

20 January 2015

Students and graduates of the Higher Diploma in Fashion & Image Design from the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) shone in the Hong Kong Fur Design Competition 2015 by winning the full fur championship for 5 years in a row as well as the First Runner-up of both the Full Fur Category and the Fur Combination Category this year.   
 
The Full Fur Category champion HKDI graduate JIM Wing-yan is inspired by the pattern of cell. The main colour of her jacket is metal orange and winter white with grooved mink and little pieces of shiny leather attached. Wing-yan said she has learnt a lot of practical knowledge in the course of participating in the competition. Her manufacturer provided valuable opinion on her choice of colour to make her fur jacket stand out. She will be arranged to attend a week-long design programme on fur design in Copenhagen, Denmark and free travel in Europe to extend her horizon and professional skills.   
 
HKDI student Lena KWOK won the First Runner-up of the Full Fur Category. Her fur coat of toned grey colour and silver fox sleeve highlighting an "H" line silhouette is inspired by snow man. The coat is full of stitching details. She would like to re-present the unique layers of colour found in animal fur.
 
HKDI student LO Wing-suen clinched the First Runner-up of the Fur Combination Category with her silver fox hoodie. It is designed by ivory wool and silver fox with hood, sleeve and bottom in cluster and dispersion design decorated with print, sequins and embroidery. The design is causal but elegant.
 
The annual Hong Kong Fur Design Competition is organised by Hong Kong Fur Federation with a view to providing a platform for young designers to showcase their design flair. HKDI students and graduates have been frequent winners. 
 
    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 campus in Tiu Keng Leng provides a creative, inspiring and vibrant learning environment for students. Website: www.hkdi.edu.hk

(Photos provided by Hong Kong Fur Federation)
HKDI graduate JIM Wing-yan took advice on the use of colour tendered by the manufacturer which won her the Championship of the Full Fur Category
HKDI graduate JIM Wing-yan took advice on the use of colour tendered by the manufacturer which won her the Championship of the Full Fur Category
Full Fur Category First Runner-up Lena KWOK highlighted the oversized sleeve and the “O” line silhouette
Full Fur Category First Runner-up Lena KWOK highlighted the oversized sleeve and the “O” line silhouette
Fur Combination Category First Runner-up LO Wing-suen decorated her work with print, sequins and embroidery that made the design causal but elegant
Fur Combination Category First Runner-up LO Wing-suen decorated her work with print, sequins and embroidery that made the design causal but elegant