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PolyU students stage graduation fashion show
Jun '09
Twenty-four graduating students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) displayed their design flair and talent at their annual graduation fashion show held (17 June) at Hotel InterContinental Hong Kong. The graduates are either from the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles or the Higher Diploma Scheme in Fashion and Textile Studies.

The panel of judges who will select the Overall Grand Award was made up of well-known fashion designers and seasoned practitioners of the fashion industry. They are (in alphabetical order):
• Mr Mark Baumann – Visual Director of Lane Crawford (Hong Kong) Ltd.
• Ms Irene Chan – Fashion Editor of Milk X Monthly Magazine
• Mr Silvio Chan – Fashion Designer
• Ms Cheung Lu Lu – Creative Director of Rolls Group Ltd.
• Mr Shaun Cheung – Executive Committee Member and Director, Textile Institute (Hong Kong)
• Mr Henry Lau – Design Director of SPY
• Mr Walter Ma – Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Fashion Designer Association
• Ms Angelia Teo – Head of Content – Asia Pacific, WGSN
• Mr Ronald Wong – Manager of Marketing Communications Asia, Avery Dennison Hong Kong B.V.

Presenting their original collection of six outfits at the gala show, the students also competed for the following prizes:
• Overall Grand Award & First Runner-up sponsored by Avery Dennison Hong Kong B.V.
• Second Runner-up sponsored by Textile Institute (Hong Kong)
• Most Promising Young Talent Awards sponsored by Lane Crawford (Hong Kong) Ltd.
• SAGA Travelling Scholarship sponsored by Saga Furs of Scandinavia
• Woolmark Platinum Award sponsored by Australian Wool Innovation Ltd.
• Best Innovation Award sponsored by LAMPO ZIPPER of Ditta Giovanni Lanfranchi SpA (Italy)
• Best Application of Technology Award sponsored by Lectra Hong Kong Ltd.
• Best Marketability Award sponsored by Moiselle International Holdings Ltd.
• Flinders Merino & AWI Platinum Award sponsored by Flinders Merino
• Outstanding Menswear Award sponsored by Esquel Group
• Best Accessorised Collection Award sponsored by Rich Truth Ltd.
• HKFDA Creativity Award sponsored by Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association

As the sole provider of tertiary education in fashion and textiles in Hong Kong, ITC offers interesting and exciting opportunities to those who wish to pursue a career in the dynamic fashion and textiles industry. Since its inception in 1957, ITC is committed to educational training and development for the advancement of the Hong Kong fashion and textile industry through various research and scholarly activities.

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