Hong Kong’s Most Promising Young Designers

By Butterboom Writers  /  February 10, 2011

Our favourites from the next generation.

This year’s Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest was highly anticipated and certainly didn’t disappoint. We got to see the works of local talent and celebrate the creativity that is plenty to be found here on our own shores.

In this feature, we will be introducing them to you.

Eva Cheng Yee Wah

The overall winner of the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ contest, Eva Cheng is a freelance designer. This talented young designer executed exquisite details and intricate craftsmanship in her emotive collection, “Fragments of the Sky,” which was inspired by our cityscape and its shadows. Taking six months to complete, the collection features intricate silhouettes using the traditional Chinese paper-cutting technique that creates a 3D bloom-like effect with contrasting black and white layering. A most deserving winner!

Eva Cheng

Eva Cheng

Amy Tam Tsz Pui

A student from Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, Amy showcased an edgy collection titled “Restrained Puppet” which explores the crossroads between oppression and freedom.

Amy Tam

Amy Tam

Herman Sin Chun Kit

Texwood Ltd’s junior fashion designer, Herman Sin’s work was breath of fresh air. His pastel silk collection entitled “Framer” looks gorgeous layered upon layers of sheer silk.

Herman Sin

Herman Sin

Mag Choy Mei Yee

Winner of the contemporary Day-Wear Group winner, Mag Choy created a stand out collection with her “Inanimate Infection” knitwear collection. A daring and creative way to wear knit.

Mag Choy

Zoe Li Tsz Lun

Winner of the Party & Evening Wear Group’s collection takes inspiration from Europe’s Art Nouveau movement. The student of the Hong Kong PolyU created “Jugendstil,” a sensual collection of organza and chiffon dresses that’s as youthful as its German name.

Zoe Li

Himma Wong Kwai Ching

PolyU student Himma Wong’s  “Storm Sentiment” collection simulated stormy weather with sleek silhouettes and dramatic styling.

Himma Wong

Sandra Chau Yin San

Already a fashion designer from Duet Ltd, Sandra Chau brought forth a touch of elegance to the show with her collection “Twist of Lines” featuring geometric shapes and playfully manipulating lines and curves.This is the most wearable collection of the lot.

Sandra Chau

Mountain Yam

A finalist in last year’s competition, Mountain Yam had since gone on to own labels M. YAM and 112. Yam wowed the audience with his edgy and bold collection of dresses and gowns in contrasting textures and materials.

Mountain Yam

Mountain Yam


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