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    16 Jun 2017

    HKDI & IVE (Lee Wai Lee) “Emerging Design Talents 2017”
Opening Ceremony Cum New Fashion Force
    HKDI & IVE (Lee Wai Lee) “Emerging Design Talents 2017”
Opening Ceremony Cum New Fashion Force
    HKDI & IVE (Lee Wai Lee) “Emerging Design Talents 2017”
Opening Ceremony Cum New Fashion Force
    HKDI & IVE (Lee Wai Lee) “Emerging Design Talents 2017”
Opening Ceremony Cum New Fashion Force
    HKDI & IVE (Lee Wai Lee) “Emerging Design Talents 2017”
Opening Ceremony Cum New Fashion Force

    HKDI & IVE (Lee Wai Lee) “Emerging Design Talents 2017” Opening Ceremony Cum New Fashion Force

    Professor Eric YIM, Deputy Chairman of VTC, delivered his speech at the Opening Ceremony of “Emerging Design Talents 2017”
    Professor Eric YIM, Deputy Chairman of VTC, delivered his speech at the Opening Ceremony of “Emerging Design Talents 2017”
    Guests of honour officiated at the opening ceremony of "Emerging Design Talents 2017"
    Guests of honour officiated at the opening ceremony of "Emerging Design Talents 2017"
    Graduation work “Intrusion”, a VR game, attracted lots of audience
    Graduation work “Intrusion”, a VR game, attracted lots of audience
    The highlight of the annual design show, “New Fashion Force”, exhibited outstanding works from this year’s graduates, displaying local young designers’ boundless creativity
    The highlight of the annual design show, “New Fashion Force”, exhibited outstanding works from this year’s graduates, displaying local young designers’ boundless creativity
    HO Yu-on won the Overall Winner Award with her collection “Hook the Hope” at the "New Fashion Force".
    HO Yu-on won the Overall Winner Award with her collection “Hook the Hope” at the "New Fashion Force".
    Group photo of the guests of honour and awardees at the “New Fashion Force”
    Group photo of the guests of honour and awardees at the “New Fashion Force”
    Organised by VTC’s member institutions, Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee), “Opening Ceremony cum New Fashion Force” kicked off the “Emerging Design Talents 2017” on 15 June. As part of VTC’s 35 th anniversary celebration, exhibitions and performances will be held at the campus of HKDI & IVE (LWL) from now to 25 June. All exhibitions, shows and events are free and open to the general public.

    Works Displaying Interplay between Technology and Design Eye-catching Fashion Show Enlightened the Night
    The “Emerging Design Talents 2017” Opening Ceremony cum New Fashion Force was successfully held on 15 June, unveiling the 11-day event. Professor Eric YIM, Deputy Chairman of VTC, said that as the largest cradle of creative talents, HKDI embraced the mission to make a vital contribution to Hong Kong’s mounting role as a centre of excellence by cultivating new talents for the evolving creative industries, enhancing the competitiveness of Hong Kong. Some design works adopting new technology were on display. Intrusion, a game created by graduates of the Higher Diploma in Transmedia, incorporates Virtual Reality (VR) technology and 360 degree video shooting and attracted a lot of audiences to take a glimpse of this eye-opening experience.

    The highlight event, “New Fashion Force” exhibited 30 gorgeous works in knitwear, accessory and textiles designed by this year’s Fashion Design graduates. This catwalk show displayed fashion collections utilising pioneering technology, creating a second-to-none fashion show. Out of all the outstanding works, HO Yu-on won the Overall Winner Award with her collection “Hook the Hope”, bringing her a great leap on her way to become a professional fashion designer.

    More of Diversified Exhibitions and Performances to come
    Various creative exhibitions and shows share the fruits of the fresh graduates of different design departments. This exhibition showcases works created by students of different programmes, including Visual Art and Communication, Transmedia, Film and Television, Visual Communication, Fashion Design, Architectural Design, Furniture and Lifestyle Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Information Technology.

    The fabulous HKDI Image Show will be held on 19 June. Featuring a series of wearable artworks matched with revolutionary make-up styling, hair styling, fashion styling and stage costume with stunning effect, The Revolutionary Image of the New Generation displays multiple fresh and unique portrayals to its audiences. Local fashion icon, Hilary TSUI, and a famous Hong Kong supermodel, Janet MA, will be two of the judges, giving their support to the new talents.

    The Heroic Ones Film Show 2017 – Star Night Debut will then be held on 20 June. The event presents six remarkable works selected from graduation projects to guests. The Star Night will be themed on the Chinese Style to treat the guests to a fun-filled and classic night.

    Annual musical event Music in Motion 2017, which will be held on 23 June, is the flagship event of the year in which students of Higher Diploma in Digital Music and Media will present their originally-composed songs with live music performance. Songs are in diverse genres that best fit the wide-ranging tastes of music lovers. The line-up this year is super outstanding, including local independent band Sugar Bro, Kit Lo@NiLiu, Cynthia WONG and Coey YEUNG, who will present the original music composition of the fresh graduates. It will bring you to a remarkable musical night in town. 

    For more details, please refer to the website:www.hkdi.edu.hk/dilwl/designtalents/2017

    HKDI & IVE (Lee Wai Lee) “Emerging Design Talents 2017”
    Date: 15 Jun - 25 Jun, 2017
    Time: 10am – 8pm
    Venue: HKDI & IVE (Lee Wai Lee)  

    Other shows
    Image Show Date: 19 June
    Time: 3:30pm / 7:30pm
    Venue: VTC Auditorium, HKDI & IVE (LWL)
    《The Heroic Ones – The Film Show 2017》
    Star Night Debut
    Date: 20 June
    Time: 7pm
    Venue: VTC Auditorium, HKDI & IVE (LWL)
    Music In Motion 2017  Date: 23 June
    Time: 7:30pm
    Venue: VTC Auditorium, HKDI & IVE (LWL)

    About Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a member of the VTC Group. HKDI was established in 2007 with the mission to be a leading provider of design education and lifelong learning. It brings together the strengths of design departments of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) to encourage synergy and interdisciplinary thinking in its broad range of design programmes. HKDI maintains a strong network with the industry and provides its students with essential practical experience enriched with cultural sensitivities and sustainability. The state-of-the-art campus in Tseung Kwan O opened in 2010 and provides a creative, inspiring and vibrant learning environment for students. Website: www.hkdi.edu.hk

    About The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
    The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) is a member of the VTC Group. The 9 IVE campuses are located across the territory. Together they provide vocational education for secondary graduates as well as people in employment. IVE courses leading to the award of higher diploma and Diploma of Foundation Studies cover various academic disciplines including Applied Science; Business Administration; Childcare, Elderly and Community Services; Design; Information Technology; Engineering; as well as Hotel, Service and Tourism Studies. Website: www.ive.edu.hk

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