International fashion design students’ success at Knitwear Symphony in Hong Kong

Two international students, currently on a one-year top-up degree for BA (Hons) Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), made their mark with their unique design collections.

2017 Knitwear Symphony Award winners
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2017 Knitwear Symphony Award winners

Now in its seventh year running, the 2017 Knitwear Symphony competition aims to nurture the new generation of fashion knitwear designers in Hong Kong.

Organised by the Knitwear Innovation and Design Society (KIDS), the competition continues to grow each year and attract new talent. KIDS was established in 2008 to promote local knitwear culture and bring in new inspiration for the local fashion industry.

The event opened with a runway show of the Shima Seiki collection, demonstrating capabilities of their knitting machines and knitwear trends.

Two international students, currently on a one-year top-up degree for BA (Hons) Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), made their mark with their unique design collections.

Previously from Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Milton So and Joe Lau enrolled on the joint programme offered by NTU and the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE).

Milton was announced the first runner-up and winner of the Shima Seiki award, securing a round trip, including accommodation, to Shanghai Fashion Week, a cash prize of HK$10,000 (£970), an iPad Pro, and a training scholarship at Shima Seiki in Japan.

Joe made second runner-up, winning a round trip to the Shanghai Fashion Week, a cash prize of HK$5,000 (£485), and an iPad Pro.

Gilly Staples, BA (Hons) Fashion Design course leader commented: “HKDI is an asset to our course. This has been a great success for Milton and Joe, and I have no doubt they will excel on our top-up course.”

International fashion design students’ success at Knitwear Symphony in Hong Kong

Published on 27 October 2017
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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