By: Melissa Stevens
Keen to pursue a creative career? One local university is providing the chance to do that, right here in Hong Kong. Budding designers from the city’s campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) recently showcased their work at the fourth annual SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase in the presence of China’s most celebrated couturiere, Guo Pei.
Guo, the first Chinese national designer to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, was among the VIP industry guests at the show. Held at SCAD’s historic campus, the show featured models taking to the runway in the chic and cutting-edge designs of some of the university’s recent fashion graduates.
The creative flair and the technically advanced methods SCAD students are renowned for was on display in the clothing, which featured bold colours, innovative use of fabric, and techniques such as crystal embellishment, laser cutting, quilting and bonding.
Students also gained first-hand experience running the show’s backstage operations for the professional production, with Guo sharing her invaluable experience with the participants
Located in Sham Shui Po, SCAD gives local students interested in pursuing creative careers the chance to study in Hong Kong. The private, non-profit institution offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as offering minors in more than 75 disciplines. Career preparation underpins the ethos of the school – a study of 2016 SCAD graduates showed 98 percent were employed or pursuing further education within 10 months of graduation.
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This article first appeared in the February/March 2018 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.