The College of Trend & Textiles (previously Institute of Textiles and Clothes) of Hong Kong Polytechnic College (PolyU) held its dynamic MA Commencement Trend Present 2022 final Thursday (July 28, 2022) at The Mills. Greater than 200 company have been in attendance, together with representatives from the style business and the media.
The theme of this 12 months’s exhibition, ‘Then, Now, Meta’, is a metaphor for the collective but numerous journey the scholars have taken by way of their work. From the 17 Grasp of Arts (MA) in Trend and Textile Design graduates who introduced an exploration of the previous, finding out and mastering yesterday’s insights by way of their style collections. Some had reacted to our present occasions and questioned the truth of immediately. Whereas others encountered the long run and contemplated the limitless prospects of tomorrow.
Along with ingenuity in design, college students place a excessive worth on creating their very own supplies. For instance, the scholars created distinctive cloth finishes utilizing pure plant dye methods and established new approaches to embroidery and elaborations utilizing epoxy resins. As well as, digital applied sciences such because the three-dimensional design software program CLO3D and Blender have been broadly adopted to reduce materials consumption within the manufacturing course of and enhance the sustainability of the designs.
The present was opened by pupil Lin Ruo-ming, Lyn, a graduate of Zhujiang School of South China Agricultural College. Her assortment was impressed by her observations of individuals in Hong Kong drying their garments in public areas. She thought this metaphorically mirrored the “pajama tradition” of Shanghai, the place pajamas usually used for sleeping are worn as on a regular basis clothes. Each the position of public house and pajamas have been reconfigured. Her males’s assortment included fantastically patterned silk shirts that made a direct reference to pajamas. There have been additionally some robust denim items, notably a pair of shorts that regarded like a fusion of two items of clothes. Lyn wished to create a way of “harmonized regional confusion” with every outfit.
One other spotlight of the night was a sustainable assortment created by Wang Zi-yi, Sylvia Alumni of Zhejiang Sci-tech College. Her assortment was patterned completely utilizing CLO3D digital software program to scale back the quantity of fabric used within the improvement of her assortment. Sylvia has a powerful background in textiles and has developed all of her personal sustainable materials, most notably natural silk which has been naturally dyed with vegetation and greens. Conceptually, her assortment explores the connection between structure and nature. Every garment appeared as a strong construction whose textile floor regarded as if it had been naturally eroded by the setting.
The present concluded with Dalian Artwork School graduates Bao Yi-fan Evan. Evan’s assortment was impressed by his environment and the way he connects emotionally with individuals and objects. He used a journal to doc his mind-set and his environment after which visualized them by way of his design. Evan designed his assortment utilizing CLO3D, digitally simulating garments being thrown onto the ground and over a chair. His assortment had a younger, rebellious really feel with its personal chaotic concord. In growing his personal textiles, a very attention-grabbing function of the gathering was how he bleached and dyed denim and jersey items with a wig coated in hair bleach and blue hair dye.
Mr. Ryan Scott HOULTON, Program Director, hopes that this hands-on year-long course will allow proficient and impressive younger designers to totally exhibit their artistic potential. He famous, “This program goals to nurture future business lateral thinkers who’re progressive and free-thinking. We additionally equip them with complete skillsets. I look ahead to seeing our graduates shine on this subject and turn into new drivers and potential disruptors within the international style business.”