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FASHIONALLY Collection #15 goes PHYGITAL to showcase the SS21 collections of 9 emerging Hong Kong young fashion designers. Watch our live performance online on 18 September to witness the era of digital fashion!
FASHIONALLY Collection #15 Date: 18 September 2020 (Fri) Time: 15:00 (HKT) SAVE THE DATE TO WATCH THE SHOW! Participating Brands: ARTO. Charlotte Ng Studio FromClothingOf KEVIN HO Lapeewee REDEMPTIVE SFZ & SON TAK L. YMDH
ARTO. Designer: Arto Wong Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Stockists: 3NY (New York), Tannir (Middle East) Arto Wong graduated with a BA in Fashion and Textiles Design and Knitwear Design from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She was crowned champion and secured the New Talent Award at YDC 2017. The following year, she launched her namesake label and won the CreateSmart Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award from Hong Kong Design Centre. She has worked for British label Mira Mikati and knitting machinery company SHIMA SEIKI. Her design breaks out of traditional knitwear styles and shapes and pushes the boundaries with new techniques and material combinations.
A graduate of the Institute of Fashion and Textiles at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Charlotte Ng was crowned second runner-up at YDC 2018, where she also scooped the Best Footwear Design Award. After winning the contest, the designer launched her namesake womenswear label Charlotte Ng Studio in 2019, which encourages women to express themselves. The DNA of the brand is cemented in feminine shapes, masculine tailoring and contrasting fabrics. Through her collections, Ng aims to instill women with confidence.
Shirley Wong was a costume designer for film and television before establishing FromClothingOf in 2015 with a mission to upend conventional ideas about women’s fashion. The name “FromClothingOf” comes from “Exlibris”, meaning “from library of”, i.e. my book. This refers to women claiming authority on how they dress. Wong’s designs are meticulously tailored and structured, characterised by layering and fine details that exude a powerful yet feminine style.
Kevin Ho graduated from the London College of Fashion, where he majored in Womenswear. Winner of the YDC 2015 in the Party & Eveningwear Group, he was subsequently invited by PARCO Japan to participate in the Asia Fashion Collection held during the Tokyo, New York and Taiwan Fashion Weeks. His namesake label, KEVIN HO, also launched in 2015. Ho embraces designs fused with power and delicacy, creating statement pieces that combine structural silhouettes and distinctive textiles. Awarded Design of The Year in 2017 by the Hong Kong Fashion Council, his atypical craftsmanship delivers a cutting-edge aesthetic for modern women.
Stockists: Amelie Street, bell, Novelty Lane, K-11 Select, www.pinkoi.com (Hong Kong) Elegance In Closet (Shenzhen) Yannes Wong graduated from Caritas Bianchi College of Careers and founded Lapeewee in 2013 to express her creativity through intricate details and meticulous, exquisite finishing. To Wong, fashion is an attitude. This is reflected in her designs, where clean cut looks and A-line dresses embody a strong femininity. The use of fabric collages gives each outfit a more textured feel and sense of playfulness. It strikes a perfect balance between strong and gentle, which is what femininity is all about according to Wong.
Wilson Choi graduated with a BA in Fashion Design from Nottingham Trent University in 2017 and won the second runner-up of YDC in the same year. He launched his menswear label, REDEMPTIVE, a year later. Expressing the ideals of a rebellious younger generation, he is inspired by social issues and current events. REDEMPTIVE aims to offer high-end street fashion while emphasising practicality and quality. Choi is also interested in research and the use of technology in fashion. REDEMPTIVE’s distinct aesthetic is achieved by paying great attention to detail and creating unexpected design twists.
Sonic Lam graduated from the Hong Kong Design Institute in 2012 and received a scholarship from the Hong Kong Design Centre to further his study at Birmingham City University. At YDC 2017, he won the first runner-up and was sponsored by Woolmark to visit Australia for a research trip. He is now part of the Start from Zero collective, a team of happy workers creating woodwork and street art.
SFZ & SON is the label designed by Lam for his woodwork team mates, who need functional, durable workwear with a lot of pockets to carry tools. The style is relaxed and inspired by American workwear, but Lam has also added some local elements to reflect their unique culture and habits.
Stockists: Fangsuo Commune, EXCEPTION de MIXMIND, INNER, HCH
Based in Hong Kong, designer Tak Lee has an aesthetic of refinement that is subtle and innate. He has a strong connection to form and construction and enjoys exploring innovative sewing and craft techniques. Working mostly with natural fibres, the label favours cotton, linen, silk and wool and highlights their raw quality in its collections. While looking for alternative forms, Lee approaches cutting and making clothes differently to achieve distinctive silhouettes and structures. His approach not only portrays the pure idea of garment form but also transcends it to evoke a quiet and effortless sense of poetry.
Stockists: OKURA (Central & K11MUSEA), phenotypesetter, foreforehead, Novelty Lane
A fashion graduate of the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), Jason Lee won the Best Footwear Design Award at YDC 2017, after which he launched a capsule collection with renowned Hong Kong retailer i.t. Since establishing YMDH (it stands for You Make Daddy Happy) in 2018, Lee has been guiding his brand with a sense of individuality, interweaving street fashion with historical symbols to redefine contemporary urban styles. The brand essence rests on the journey of searching for infinite possibilities and novelties on the street and will appeal to brave explorers.