Hong Kong’s top fashion talents will be competing for The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC) 2017 on 9 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), YDC will be the finale of CENTRESTAGE, the HKTDC’s signature international fashion trade fair.
Fifteen shortlisted young fashion designers will compete for the top three awards as well as the JOYCE New Talent Award and Best Footwear Design Award. This year’s finale will be judged by a panel of judges including the VIP judge Mug, founder and designer for G.V.G.V., one of Tokyo’s most sought-after fashion labels. Aside from Mug, other judges include Lawrence Leung, Chairman of the HKDTC Garment Advisory Committee; Tasha Liu, Brand Director & Co-founder of C.DONGLIANG and LABELHOOD; Michael Mok, General Merchandising Manager of Joyce Boutique (Hong Kong) 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.
Finalists will be judged based on creativity, originality, market potential, workmanship, use of fabric and overall visual appeal.