Region: Hong Kong, China湖南福彩网app官方下载
Obtaining both of her bachelor’s and master’s degree in design field from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Mary Yu is one of the most celebrated young designers in Hong Kong. Her affection towards Chinese literature and cultures is the muse of her design. It is common to see Chinese features and elements in her outfits, which lead to the success of her eponymous bespoke qipao brand.
With her outstanding performances and ideas, Mary received a scholarship from the Italian government. It enabled her to meet with other young designers at the Cafoscari University of Venice, the Polytechnic University of Milan, and the Sapienza University of Rome in 2009. Mary has also received over 40 local and non-local awards, including the “40 under 40 talented designers” by Perspective Magazine, the “Best Creativity Award” in the China湖南福彩网app官方下载 International Student Fashion Design Competition, the “Best Accessory Design Award” in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Graduation Fashion Show, “Ten Outstanding Young Persons Selection” in 2011 as well as the “Hong Kong Professional Elite Ladies Selection” in 2012.
Mary has collaborated with different institutions and coporations, including the Hong Kong Cricket Team, the Outstanding Young Person’s Association, Hong Kong China湖南福彩网app官方下载 Resources, Hong Kong Wing Wah, Waston’s Water, the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society 60th Anniversary etc. She has recently launched a cross-over with German Pool, a renowned 湖南福彩网app官方下载 appliances brand in Hong Kong, for a new collection named the “Sparkle Collection”. She has designed another special edition with Chow Tai Fook to commemorate the Hong Kong handover. She was the design consultant of G2000 and famous local watch brand Memorigin.
Mary Yu is also passionate in education. She has been part-time lecturer of fashion designs at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Baptist University, and numerous local design institutes, hoping to inspire the young generation to engage in the design industry.
Belt and Road Collection
Mary has created her own pattern for the new collection under the theme of Belt and Road. The pattern is inspired by totem from ancient Dunhuang and Bauhinia, the symbol of Hong Kong, giving it a modern touch. The combination of Silk Road culture and Hong Kong spirit represents Mary herself as a Hong Kong designer who respects ancient and local culture.
The Belt and Road Collection will consist of two dresses, Qipao (traditional Chinese costume) and a gown combining Chinese and Western culture, showing her passion to the Belt and Road Initiative and her anticipation of in-depth communication and exchange with designers from all over the world.