Meet the 2023 HK Young Fashion Designers Contest Winners
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Meet the Winners of HK's CENTRESTAGE Young Fashion Designers Contest 2023

Header Meet the Winners of H Ks CENTRESTAGE Young Fashion Designers Contest 2023

Hong Kong’s premier international fashion extravaganza, CENTRESTAGE, led by Create Hong Kong and the HKCEC, wrapped up with resounding applause on Sept. 9, where winners of the 2023 Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest was announced.

Celebrating the very essence of fashion, innovation, and design, the competition stood out as the pinnacle event, representing the theme "Everything is Inspiration." This star-studded finale gave a platform to up-and-coming talent in Hong Kong's local fashion industry.

The evening featured 10 promising Hong Kong designers and their collections, each narrating unique stories through their designs.

Winners of HK's CENTRESTAGE Young Fashion Designers Contest 2023

From the lineup, Jason Ying's ‘Holometabolism; emerged victorious, winning him not only the prestigious Champion title but also the Best Visual Presentation Award. Jason, an alumnus of the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, has a keen interest in biomorphic structure and form, integrating his fascination for deconstruction and metamorphosis into his designs.

On his monumental win, an elated Jason expressed, "It's so amazing. I still can't believe it. It feels like I'm in a dream. I want to keep working hard but still need to think about what the next step will be."

Winners of HK's CENTRESTAGE Young Fashion Designers Contest 2023

Joining Jason Ying on the winners' podium were Johnson Chong (left) for "Last Chance Hiking With My Mum," (second from left) who bagged the Excellence Award, and Tiger Chung (right) for "Whispers From The Nomad - A Folk Horror Tale," (second from right) who took home the My Favourite Collection Award.

The fashion showcase was also graced by an array of celebrities amongst the likes of Cantopop goddess Kay Tse, Ansonbean, Lagchun, Jamie Zhang, and a performance by Indie band The Hertz during the MINI x Wilsonkaki runway.

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