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  1. The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest is a fashion design contest realized in the format of a fashion show.
  2. Contestants will submit presentation boards for a preliminary judging by a panel whose members include the Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee and industry practitioners.
  3. Shortlisted contestants will need to prepare four sets of fully accessorized garments based on their submitted boards for the show to be staged during the “CENTRESTAGE”. Prize presentations follow.
  4. The collections will be presented individually in order to keep their distinct identity. Contestants may suggest the styling and model sequence. The Council and the appointed show producer have the absolute discretion in music selection and overall show presentation.


  1. Contestants must be 45 years of age or under on or before 17 April 2023.
  2. Contestants must be permanent HKID card holders.
  3. Relevant experience in the fashion design industry is required. In the case of fashion design students, a copy of the valid student identity card must be submitted together with the application form.
  4. Each contestant must be sponsored by a Hong Kong clothing manufacturer/enterprise which is prepared to put the design into production. Each finalist must submit details of the manufacturer/ enterprise at the first briefing with the organiser.  

The judging panel will take into account the following factors in the selection of award winners: 

  • Creativity & Originality
  • Workmanship & Choice of fabric
  • Marketability
  • Overall appeal

For the "Best Visual Presentation Award", criteria are as follows:
  • Expression of Concept and Mood
  • Clarity of Presentation
  • Overall Visual Appeal


  1. All designs must be original and have never been paraded or presented before. Collections infringing on copyright or paraded before will lead to disqualification. The collection can be a Spring/ Summer or Fall/ Winter collection for women, men or a mixture of both. (Fashion students graduating in 2023 who are selected to parade at graduation shows before YDC may submit to YDC a collection based on the same concept of their graduation project, but the final four sets of outfits to be paraded at YDC shall still be different from their paraded collection.) 
  1. Each contestant will submit eight presentation boards in the sequence below:
No. 1 Theme board : with collection title & fashion story/ statement in English as mandatory (Supplemented in Chinese), explaining the design concept/ inspiration, collection season, for women, men or a mixture of both;

No. 2  Mood board : use pictures to present the theme and feel of the collection;

No. 3  Full sketches board : four designs grouped on one presentation board;

No. 4-7
 Individual sketch board : clearly indicating No. 1 to 4, describe in detail the individual design, colors and details mock-up etc.

  Fabric swatches/ samples : suggested size not to be smaller than 12cm x 12cm.

- Presentation should all be done in FULL COLOR on A3-size paper boards (42 x 29.7cm).

- Please do not submit 3-D models/ presentation sets.
- All presentation boards should not carry any names or logos or signatures as to reveal the contestant's identity.
  1. Shortlisted contestants will be required to submit one set of completed outfit for screening at a Meet-The-Judge session which is scheduled for early June 2023 (date to be confirmed). Outfits that do not meet the Council and judges’ required standard will be rejected.
  1. All submitted show garments must be produced in accordance with the original submitted design sketches. Any significant discrepancy from the original submitted designs will lead to disqualification.
  1. All entrants and finalists are required to meet the deadlines of entry and show garment submission. Organizer reserves the final discretion to disqualify any late submissions or incompletion of collection.
  1. All finalists are required to attend all meetings, press interviews and photo sessions with both local and international media representatives arranged by the Council. 
  1. The Council will retain the copyright of all photographs and videos taken of the entries and is entitled without limitation and obligation to use and reproduce the said photographs, video, etc. in any form whatsoever. The Council shall be exempted from any royalty or payment to the entrants or contestants and retain all the rights for showing, publishing and exhibiting the winning and other selected entries at its discretion.
  1. While the Council will exercise maximum care in handling all entries, the Council will assume no liability for any damage or loss of any kind.
  1. All finalists will be reimbursed for the cost of collection by the Organiser (amount to be confirmed) against submitting original receipts.

The YDC judging panel comprises distinguished industry professionals. Every year the panel is headed by the Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee, who is joined by a group of fashion designers, magazine editors, marketing and retail specialists etc. 


Completed online application form must be submitted by 17 April 2023, 23:59 and
presentation boards must reach HKTDC office no later than 24 April 2023, 17:00.

1. Online application: www.fashionally.com
*Successful online applicant will be given a reference number. Please quote the reference number when submitting the presentation boards.

2. Submit presentation boards boards to HKTDC Creative Dept :
38/F, Office Tower, Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
(Office hours: Mon-Fri 09:30-17:00 except 12:30-14:00 / Sat, Sun & Public holidays closed)
*For application by mail or by a third party, a copy of the applicant‘s Hong Kong ID card is required.


Apr 17

Deadline of online application (HKT 23:59)

Apr 24

Deadline of presentation boards submission to HKTDC (HKT 17:00)

May 3

Announcement of shortlisted finalists (will be announced on FASHIONALLY.COM website, Instagram & Facebook, finalists will be also contacted individually)

May 5

Briefing meeting at HKTDC to go through all YDC important dates and issues
(finalists must attend) 

Jun 9 (TBC)

Submission of the first set of outfit to HKTDC and meet the judges in HKTDC 

Late Aug (TBC) 

Fitting of four sets of completed outfits including accessories 

Sept 9 (TBC) 

Contest day & prize presentations 

Enquiry: 1830 668   /  lifestyle@hktdc.org
Instagram: www.instagram.com/fashionally_ydc

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