“Design is boundless. We should broaden our horizons and not limit ourselves to the familiar, and not be afraid to learn and try something new.”
A recent graduate from the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) with a Higher Diploma in Fashion Design, Hana was a finalist in the XTEP X HKDI Creative Sneakers Design Competition in 2020, and the Champion in the Fashion Commute x MainettiCare Competition 20/21. She won the Best Use of Australian Merino Wool Award 2021, received a Hong Kong Woollen & Synthetic Knitting Manufacturers’ Association Scholarship, and was named Elite Student of Advanced Design Studio Elite Scheme at the HKDI in 2021.
Hana’s graduation project, “within the water; within the waves” was inspired by waves. The fabric created was excellent in stretchability and softness, while the colours show ever-changing waves and the gentle touch of water on skin. “Your Posture Matters”, a project for the Advanced Design Studio Elite Scheme, focuses on giving the wearer proper posture through the use of innovative fabric and construction of garment. A posture correction vest was used as the inner garment for the outfit, the stretchability of the knitted fabric providing support.
Hana is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion and Textiles. She hopes to study abroad in Sweden and Finland for a master’s degree, and to explore state-of-the-art technologies and develop sustainable textiles, meeting talented people and introducing them to our local fashion industry.