PolyU stages MA in Fashion & Textile Design Fashion Show “Vessels” 2021
6 Aug 2021
The Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held its dynamic MA Graduation Fashion Show, “Vessels”, yesterday (5 Aug). More than 200 guests were in attendance, including representatives from the fashion industry and members of the public.
The theme of this year's fashion show, "Vessels", is a metaphor describing fashion creation as a "container" that holds the ingenuity and creativity of the designer. Twenty-four graduates from the Master of Arts (MA) in Fashion and Textile Design drew inspiration from daily life to develop their unique designs for the Show. Some were inspired by traditional customs, and created a fashion collection to demonstrate their imagined world of life after death. Others reflected on the world’s development trends and made a collection that features a futuristic style. In addition to ingenuity in design, students also put great effort into the choice of materials, with a view to bringing forth their innovation and creativity. Advanced technologies such as three-dimensional design software (CLO 3D) were also employed, to minimise the material consumed in the production process and improve the sustainability of the designs.
PolyU’s MA Programme in Fashion and Textile Design is one of the most outstanding innovative design courses in the Asia-Pacific region. The course is committed to nurturing new and emerging fashion talents for Hong Kong and beyond. The works of the graduates showcased their unique skills and vision for fashion trends. Programme Leader Mr. Ryan Scott Houlton hopes that talented and ambitious young designers can fully demonstrate their creative potential through this one-year practical course. He remarked, “This Master's Programme aims to nurture future industry mavericks, who are innovative and free-thinking. We also equip them with comprehensive skillsets. I look forward to seeing our graduates shine in the field, and become a new driving force and potential disrupters in the local fashion industry."
ITC has always been in close contact with the industry, and has established collaborations between renowned brands (e.g., Spanish footwear brand Camper, international eyewear company Bbase) and the MA Programme in Fashion and Textile Design. In the new academic year, students will start working on the designs of shoes and glasses for the above-mentioned brands, while more collaboration projects are expected to be launched in the years ahead.
Miss Iris Cheung
Institute of Textiles and Clothing, PolyU
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Ms Angel Lee
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs Office
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