7 October 2018 (Sunday)
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Materials are an integral part of fashion and accessories. A unique material often takes a piece of garment or accessory to the next level. How do we incorporate special material into fashion without eclipsing the design?
Our speakers will share with us their experience of incorporating craftsmanship in their collection and preserving heritage through their work; they will also share how this not only becomes their signature but also carves out a niche for their brands.
Biography of speakers:
ITOHEN UNIVERSE STUDIO is a diverse team of textile and dye artists, writers, weavers and Nishijin gasuri textile specialists. With intricate craftsmanship, the Studio creates Nishijin gasuri with splendid and vibrant designs as well as other products utilizing traditional crafts of weaving and dyeing textiles.
Polly Ho, Loom Loop
Polly Ho graduated with BA (Hons) of Arts and Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and furthered her studies at Birmingham City University. She started Loom Loop in 2014 after a chance encounter with a 300-year-old heritage fabric – the Canton silk. The brand’s DNA is an emphasis on sustainable fashion and conservation of traditional craftsmanship and Chinese culture. Polly is the winner of various awards, including SME’s Youth Entrepreneurship Award in 2015, the Design for Asia Award 2015 and 2016 (Bronze), Perspective’s 40 under 40 Award, HKDA Global Design Awards (Silver and Hong Kong Best) in 2016 and Distinction of German Design Award 2018.
HK Guest Speaker: Polly Ho, co-founder of Loom Loop
Moderator: Seiki Mori
R.S.V.P: The Vibrant crafts in Fashion