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PolyU Fashion Show 2018 - Nurturing young talents for fashion industry

Twenty graduating students of ITC showcased their creative and talented designs at the PolyU Fashion Show 2018 on 5 June. They demonstrated the distinctive styles and concepts featured in their graduation projects to industry professionals, families and friends at the annual show staged at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This year, each of the 20 young designers from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles presented a series of 6 pieces of outfit with varied themes of their own choice. The show has attracted around 2,000 guests including influential figures from the industry, famous fashion designers, media friends, fashion bloggers, etc. Popular models Lea T and Daniel Sung were specially invited as guest models to present the graduates’ work.

The fashion show was officiated by Hon. Felix Chung Kwok-pan, Legislative Council Member (Textiles & Garment Sector), Prof. Wong Wing-tak, Faculty Dean & Chair Professor of PolyU Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, and Prof. John Xin, Head and Chair Professor of ITC. The 20 graduating students also competed for four awards and three travel scholarships to Australia and Denmark tonight. A panel of judges, including renowned fashion designer Mr William Tang, were invited to select the winner for the Overall Grand Award. The judging panel comprised:-

  • Mr Caylen Chan, Fashion Director, Harper’s BAZAAR HK
  • Ms Janet Cheung, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association
  • Ms Lu Lu Cheung, renowned fashion designer
  • Mr Walter Ma, renowned fashion designer
  • Mr William Tang, renowned fashion designer
  • Mr Eri Chu, Founder & Designer, Ground Zero
  • Ms Song Hong, Managing Director & Design Director, Cashmere Song


Hon. Felix Chung Kwok-pan (third from left) and the Panel of Judges


This year, many students explore a wide range of social-cultural issues through fashion, ranging from youth culture to redefining identity. The Overall Grand Award eventually went to Cheng Pak-long Dexter with the theme of “I’m provoked”.


Cheng Pak-long Dexter, winner of the Overall Grand Award


Yeung Chit-yiu Shirley, winner of Best Menswear Award


Earlier in May, ITC has led 19 students to showcase their design talents on Beijing catwalk for the first time during the “China Graduate Fashion Week”, one of the biggest fashion events in Chinese mainland. The PolyU show staged on 15 May has attracted more than 400 guests and fashion experts to attend, with another over 2 million people watching the live broadcasting online. In the fashion week, 54 mainland and overseas renowned fashion and design institutes presented their respective graduation shows at 751D Park, a famous art zone in Beijing, to showcase their creativity and talent.

In this year’s PolyU fashion show, for the very first time, ITC collaborated with the Hong Kong Sports Institute and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for local elite athletes to showcase their all-rounded talent and charisma beyond sports competition arena. Five elite athletes made their catwalk debut and transformed into fashion models to present the Fall and Winter collection of DEMO. on the runway. They were also styled by ITC alumna Miss Constance Lee, who has been providing styling service for celebrities  such as Hins Cheung, Alfred Hui and Joyce Cheng in their concerts and advertising campaigns. DEMO. was a local fashion brand founded by ITC alumnus Mr Derek Chan in 2013. Inspired by classic men and women’s wear, he has developed DEMO. into a brand renowned for its soft lines and structures, as well as neo-traditional details, signifying a break from gender images restricted by traditional labels.


Miss Hilda Choi Yan-yin (fifth from right), leading Hong Kong triathlete, and Mr Jimmy Lee Ka-wai (third from left), two-time Asian Games Karatedo medalist model the latest collection of the local brand DEMO. founded by PolyU ITC alumnus Mr Derek Chan (sixth from right)


PolyU Fashion Show 2018 Awardees

The Overall Grand Award
sponsored by Cashmere Song


Travelling Scholarship
to Saga Furs Design Centre

"I’m provoked" by Cheng Pak-long Dexter

"FORCE OF NATURE" by Kam Tsz-ching Kim




Best Use of Australian Merino Study Tour Scholarship sponsored by


Best Use of Australian Merino Study Tour Scholarship sponsored by
The Woolmark Company

"The Arts of Vandalism" 
by Cheung Ka-yu Oscar

"Noh: Unlimited Expressiveness"
by Chen Jianfeng Keith



Win Hanverky Inspiration Award


Esquel Outstanding Menswear Award

"Absurd Theatre"
by Cheung Ka-man Jaz


"みろ! The Ordinary Evil"
by Yeung Chit-yiu Shirley



Scholarship of Creativity
sponsored by HKFDA


"FORCE OF NATURE" by Kam Tsz-ching Kim