Happening on the 9th of September, 2017; Hong Kong Trade Development Coucil (HKTDC) will be welcoming 15 finalists onto Centrestage to compete for the top three awards of the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest. With the addition of a Best Footwear Design Award and New Talent Award, YDC has specially invited Mug, founder and designer of Japanese brand G.V.G.V. to the the VIP judge this year.

Alongside other judges including Lawrence Leung, Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee; Tasha Liu, Brand Director & co-founder of C.DONGLIANG and LABELHOOD; Michael Mok, General Merchandising Manager at JOYCE Boutique Ltd; Marcella Wong, Chief Editor of Marie Claire; Deborah Cheng, Chief Commercial Officer at I.T Apparels Ltd; Brian Tam, Project Manager at The Woolmark Company; and Virginia Chan, Head of Footwear at i.t apparels Ltd, the Kuwasawa Design School graduate will share her unique insights with the finalists.

All of the works will be assessed based on “creativity, originality, market potential, workmanship, use of fabrics and overall visual appeal”, and the final five YDC winners will not only win cash prizes home, but also be involved in overseas trips or mentorship programs.The respective shortlisted finalists include:

Alee Lee ─“Reinventing the art of hand weaving”
Murfi Lau ─ “Les Lie”
Wilson Choi ─“The Stolen Soul”
Arto Wong ─ “Zero to unlimited”
Sonic Lam ─ “Barren Land”
Jessica Wong ─“The wave”
Helianthus To ─ “Lab Rat”
Kinyan Lam ─ “Birthmark”
Chang Tak Yee ─ “Totem in Fashion”
Jason Lee ─“Kingdom of the underground”
Yoyo Ng ─ “Humeur”
Ayumi Kwan ─“Primordial Hue”
Tommy Wan ─ “The Impossible Love Trilogy”
Kelvin Yiu ─ “Des order”
Wong Ka Wai ─ “Streamline”