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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held the PolyU Intimate Fashion Show 2020 on 9 July at
the Hotel ICON, showcasing the creativity and style talents of 12 graduating students. The 12 collections
of six outfits each that were on show were designed and produced by students majoring in lingerie and
Activewear within the University’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC), with raw materials sponsored by
lingerie manufacturers and suppliers.
Three renowned figures within the design and apparel industry , Ms Beverly Black, Mr Dorian Ho and Mr
Walter Ma, were invited as judges to pick the Show’s Grand Prize.
The Grand Prize was won by Au Cho-Ying, Sally together with her “Mountainous” sportingcollection.
Sally derived inspiration from huge mountains. She then made use of her Chinese brush painting skills
for instance mountain scenes, and combined them with smocking patterns
. Sally said sportswear is as
skintight as intimate wear, and she or he took the functional features into consideration while doing
tailoring: "I hope my designs can strike a balance between beauty and functionality – for example, the
neckline should not be too high or too low.
Another student, Chow Ching-lam, Ariel's work - "Infinity O" - was chosen by the audience because the
"Audience Favorite". Ariel's design incorporates silver chains. She explained that there are many
limitations in real world , but we should always not limit our capacity to imagine.
Through this collection,
she hopes to precise her endless imagination and her courage to breakthrough. Prof. Wing-tak Wong,
Dean of college of engineering and Textiles, PolyU, expressed his gratitude to the textile industry for its
generous support to the Show, which enhanced the range of students’ learning experience. Prof. Jintu
Fan, Chair Professor and Head of ITC, remarked that the scholars have overcome enormous challenges
in completing their collections because the University was closed for a couple of months due to the
He believes that our students have fully demonstrated their innovation, talent and
keenness for lingerie and activewear design within the Show. Ms Angie Lau, Chairman of Hong Kong
lingerie Industries’ Association and therefore the CEO of Clover Group International Limited, stressed
that HKIAIA would still support and nurture the younger generation for the continuous development
of the industry.