Textiles & Apparel / Garment
Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest 2022 winners revealed
Talent of 10 young HK designers shines at fashion show
Following the catwalk parade, a judging panel of industry professionals picked out three winners for the four YDC awards. Champion Vicky Tsang received a monetary reward together with a one-month overseas internship sponsored by Fang Brothers Knitting Ltd.
The winners at YDC 2022 are as follows:
- Champion: Vicky Tsang; Design: "EXHAUSTING A CROWD"
- Excellence Award: Lorraine Tam; Design: "I AM NOT INFECTED"
- Best Visual Presentation Award: Lorraine Tam; Design: "I AM NOT INFECTED"
- My Favourite Collection Award: Justine Wan; Design: "AN UNQUIET MIND"
Champion Vicky Tsang said her collection, "EXHAUSTING A CROWD", used 3D prints to illustrate a surrealist aesthetic. "I am very surprised and happy to be named Champion! Even though there were a lot of setbacks during the whole design process, I came to the show today with equanimity. Thank you to all the staff who provided their support over the past two months," Ms Tsang said after receiving the award.
Judges offer valuable feedback to YDC participants
The judging panel for this year's YDC was made up of an impressive roster of fashion experts and media pundits. Chief Judge was Katherine Fang, Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee. The other judges on the panel were Ahy Choi, Senior Deputy Editorial Director of VOGUE Hong Kong; Jonathan Lee, Wholesale Director, APAC of Ryodan Showroom; Jimmy Chan, Head of Account Manager, APAC of Farfetch; Constance Lee, ConStyle Limited Director and Fashion Stylist; and Joe Li, Creative Director, Circularity Ambassador.
Hideaki Shikama, designer of the acclaimed Japanese fashion label Children of the discordance, was invited as VIP judge. Although he was not able to travel to Hong Kong to participate in the show, he shared a message via video, saying: "Each designer's collection has its own uniqueness, and I was surprised at the perfection shown in the actual samples. I was so stimulated by all of your collections. Thank you so much."