The 12 collections of three outfits put on show on 20 March were designed and produced by the students majoring in Intimate Apparel and Activewear under the University’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC), with raw materials sponsored by intimate apparel manufacturers and suppliers. The venue of the Show was also provided free by the Interfiliere Hong Kong.
Four renowned figures in the design and fashion industry also formed a panel of judges to shortlist six finalists who were awarded the opportunity to showcase the full set of their design collections at the PolyU Fashion Show scheduled in June this year. The panel of judges includes:
• Ms Jos Berry, Founder and Creative Director of Concept Paris;
• Ms Mon Leung, Head of Creation of Pioneer Elastic;
• Mr Walter Ma, renowned fashion designer and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Fashion Designer Association; and
• Ms Anne Mok, President of Luen Thai Holdings.
Prof. Wing-tak Wong, Dean of Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, PolyU, expressed his gratitude to the industry for its generous support to the Show which enhanced the diversity of students’ learning experience.
Prof. Jintu Fan, Chair Professor and Head of ITC, remarked that the students’ innovation, talent and passion for intimate apparel and activewear design were manifested in the fashion show.
Ms Angie Lau, Chairman of Hong Kong Intimate Apparel Industries’ Association and the CEO of Clover Group International Limited, stressed that HKIAIA would continue to support and nurture the younger generation for the continuous development of the industry.
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