The upcoming Hong Kong Young Fashion DesignersвЂ™ Contest (YDC) will be held in January 2010, with the overall winner earning a one-month internship at the Vivienne Westwood headquarters in London. The deadline for YDC entries is 1 September 2009.
Andreas Kronthaler, Creative Director of Vivienne Westwood, will serve as VIP judge. The event will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Four Awards will be presented at the contest: Overall Winner; Casual and Jeans Wear Group Winner; Contemporary Day Wear Group Winner; and Party and Evening Wear Group Winner.
The contest is tentatively scheduled for 19 January, with further details to be issued upon confirmation. First launched in 1977, YDC is a key event in helping the industry identify and develop young Hong Kong designers. Over the past three decades, YDC has served as a platform for launching top young local design talent. Designers such as Barney Cheng, Cecilia Yau, Pacino Wan are former YDC winners.
The contest is open to those under 35 years of age as of 1 September, 2009. Entrants must be a permanent Hong Kong resident and hold a valid HKID card. The entry form is available from www.worldboutiquehk.com.