In January, Sham Shui Po was bustling with the future stars of fashion, as Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) students from Hong Kong and afar gathered for the Design College’s sixth annual Fashion Showcase. The Expat Living team has attended this annual event for years.
It’s an evening that harbours an impressive creative energy. SCAD’s Hong Kong campus is renowned for its reinvention. It’s a clever repurpose of what was once the delinquent and historic North Kowloon Magistracy Building. The entire site is inspired – a history-meets-creativity modern venue like no other.
But enough about the stage; what’s truly impressive at this annual show is what is on the stage – the student talent.
SCAD’s annual fashion showcase hosts top fashion graduate students and recent alumni from across SCAD’s four locations to participate in the annual event. The show, hosted by the Hong Kong campus, falls as part of the university’s offering for students to connect with the industry’s leading names and prepare students for commercial success, postgraduation.
This year, two students stole the show. These were Ivy Lam and Yasmin Baratova, both of whom attend SCAD Hong Kong.
Bloom, by Ivy Lam
Ivy Lam was inspired by the Chinese phrase “floral world” (花花世界) for her collection, which she has titled Bloom. This collection has already won an international accolade, the Gap Inc. International Fashion Show Award. Ivy has used the symbol of flowers as a metaphor to depict our diverse society.
HE CMOTPИ, by Yasmin Baratova
In English, Yasmin Baratova’s collection, HE CMOTPИ, translates to “DON’T LOOK”. It explores a resilient, rebellious and romantic spirit using traditional and post-Soviet references. To achieve this level of emotion, Yasmin has used rust dyeing, along with hand-embroidered and hand-painted details.
Savannah College of Art and Design is at 292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po. scad.edu
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This article first appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.