“Amazing Nature” Hong Kong Fur Design Competition 2019 The Beauty of Nature by Fur Fashion

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 3 April 2019 - The
Hong Kong fur industry has been internationally acclaimed for its impeccable
craftsmanship and unparalleled creativity. To identify and nurture local design
talents, t
Young Executive Committee (YEC) of Hong Kong Fur Federation presented
the annual "Hong Kong Fur
Design Competition" that aims to encourage local young designers to flex their
creative muscles and provide an exchange platform for the industry players and
fur enthusiasts to further explore new and exciting possibilities of fur

The "Hong Kong
Fur Design Competition 2019" was held at Felix, The Peninsula. The contest
received enthusiastic responses this year with over 240 submissions from 120
with the participation of 5 local design institutes. The
outstanding designs of
25 students were shortlisted in the 1st
and 2nd phases. And then 10 finalists' 20 entries were shortlisted by
the judge panels to vie for four honours at the award presentation ceremony,
including the "Commercial Award"
. "Merit Award" were paid tribute to the 6
remaining finalists.
Aiming to provide a stage for aspiring young designers to shine and
flaunt their creativity, all winners were rewarded with cash prizes

Echoing the
theme "Amazing Nature", the design of participants
was inspired by various natural elements from auroras and whale. Notable for
the exceptional creativity, students ingeniously applied plenty of colors and
forms ranging from the natural and lifestyle. With the magnificent lighting and
harmonious music, the sensational show culminated in presentation of the 20
glamourous fur pieces, offering the audiences a glimpse into the beauty of
nature. Perfectly blended nature with modern elements, the show drew all eyes
to the endless possibilities of fur and the amazing nature. 

The winner of "Hong
Kong Fur Design Competition 2019" was
Mr Au Chi Yip, Wesker, the
student of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Institute of Textiles &
Clothing, BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textile. His fur was produced by Ace Fur
Limited. The 1st runner up was Miss Chung
Lai Yau, the student of Hong Kong Design Institute- Higher Diploma in Fashion
& Image Design. Her design was produced by East China Fur Limited. The 2nd
runner up was Mr Ng Leong Yin, the student of Hong Kong Design Institute-
Higher Diploma in Fashion & Image Design. His fur was produced by Rising
Sun Fur Manufacturing Limited.
While the Winner and 1st Runner-up will be enrolled in a short term fur
design course in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the 2nd Runner-up will be
enrolled in a short term fur design course in Toronto, Canada, in order to
broaden their horizons and sharpen their skills.

Miss Ho Wing, the student of Hong Kong Design
Institute- Higher Diploma in Fashion & Image Design, got the prize of "Commercial
Award". Her design was produced by Season Trading Company Limited.

Ms. Haze Wong, Chairlady of
Young Executive Committee of Hong Kong Fur Federation, thanked various
industries representatives and guests
joining the event and supporting local young
s. She
to see that the competition continues to garner wide attention this year
spoke highly of students' designs in extraordinary practicability and color

She stated that "Fur is an
environmentally friendly and sustainable material. With no doubt, designers and
consumers choosing to work with fur and wearing fur, appreciate the uniqueness
of such natural materials.
We are proud that Hong Kong has a legendary history in fur industry and
has made superior achieve
ments in
international market.
We take pride to see our heritage of arts and craftsmanship
giving a new dimension to fur, enabling fur to keep sparkling on the runway as
a fashionable item.

This year's judging panel comprised Mrs. Johanna
Manni, Deputy Consul-General of the Consulate General of Finland, HKSAR,
Mr. Wilson Chiu,
Chairman of Hong Kong Fur Federation, Mr. Stephen Liang, Assistant Executive
Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Ms. Chris Cui, President of
Kopenhagen Fur (China), M
s. Daria McWilliams, NAFA Brand Manager and
Managing Director of Studio NAFA,
Ms. Hidy Ng, renowned fashion designer,
and Mr. Mountain Yam, famous fashion designer.
Winners were recognized for the originality and creativity,
commercial value and marketability, workmanship, use of fur materials, and
overall design concept of their collections.

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The Hong Kong Fur Federation was
established in 1979 to coordinate Hong Kong fur trade activities and to promote
its development.  The vast majority of
furs used by Hong Kong fur manufacturers are sourced from fur farms in the USA
and Scandinavia. All wild furs used by the trade are obtained according to the
rules of responsible conservation, and strict government controls ensure that
no endangered species are ever used.

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