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Knitwear Symphony 2016 and Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Contest at CENTRESTAGE

"The mega annual event in knitwear industry ‘Knitwear Symphony 2016’ and ‘The 6th Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Contest’ was organized by Knitwear Innovation and Design Society (KIDS) September 9 at the ongoing CENTRESTAGE in Hong Kong. The theme this year was, ‘Innovation Explorer’ aimed at encouraging young designers to make breakthroughs and explore their creativities."

 

Knitwear Symphony 2016

The mega annual event in knitwear industry ‘Knitwear Symphony 2016’ and ‘The 6th Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Contest’ was organized by Knitwear Innovation and Design Society (KIDS) September 9 at the ongoing CENTRESTAGE in Hong Kong. The theme this year was, ‘Innovation Explorer’ aimed at encouraging young designers to make breakthroughs and explore their creativities.

Knitwear Symphony 2016 and Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers Contest at CENTRESTAGE

In alignment with the theme, KIDS invited local knitwear brand Roku to showcase its new collection for the first time. Popular pop composer and singer Hins Cheung was appointed as the Knitwear Ambassador to support local fashion design industry and young designers.

The judging panel comprised well known professionals including Ikuto Umeda , CEO of the Shima Seiki Hong Kong Limited Company, Joanna Ho, the famous local fashion designer, Ching Siu Wai, Publisher of City Magazine, Alex Lai, GM, Australia Wool Innovation Ltd, HK, Elsa To, CEO and GM, Cocktail Select Shop, Leung Wai Ping, President ,LF fashion and Anthony Keung, President, Knitwear Innovation and Design Society.

The contest was divided into two teams: “Emerging Designers” and “Graduated Designers”, with 12 final contestants competing for the champion and runner ups. Kenneth Yeung (Dormant Scars) was announced champion in ‘Graduated Designers’, while Christy Lee (Floating in the Air) and Zepar Siu (Reflection) were first and second runners up. In Emerging Designers, Jonathan Yip (Get Your Map Citizen!) was the Champion and Kenneth Tsang (Memory Fragment) and Wayne Lo (Urban Escape) were the first and second runners up. The Best Designer Award (COCKTAIL) went to Zepar Siu and Shima Seiki award went to Kenneth Yeung, while the Best Use of Australian Merino Wool Award (Woolmark) went to Joan Lam.

KIDS, aims to promote local knitwear culture and bring in new inspiration to the local fashion industry. With this in mind, Knitwear Symphony 2016 and the 6th Hong Kong Young Knitwear Designers’ Contest provide a platform for young designers to showcase their talent and creativities, paving the way for sustainable growth of local knitwear industry.

 
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