Birthmark | 印記 | Autumn Winter 2018 Menswear 2017-11-16T09:34:43+00:00

Project Description

Birthmark | 印記

Autumn Winter 2018 Menswear


The design graduate Lam Kin Yan is not only the HKDI’s first runner-up and Best Knitwear awardee in 2016, he is also the winner of the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (YDTA) 2016. Kin Yan’s works first made an impression to Brian Tam, Project Manager (Fashion & Marketing) of The Woolmark Company, who was one of the judges at HKDI’s Annual Show.

Drawing his inspirations on the then internationally renowned Ho Fan’s photography of lights and shades, Kin Yan’s “Birthmarks” revisits the simple lifestyle and everyday outfits of Hong Kong people from the 1950s to 1970s. He also alludes to conventional Chinese robe, vest, pleats and the faded tone, and incorporates these details onto his loose tops and boxy bottoms, creating a collection of vintage and modern fashion that conserves as well as renews.

The「DesignXcel」project team only came to know about Kin Yan’s collection through the tutors’ recommendation. Understanding that an in-depth knowledge on wool fabrics supply may contribute to his future design, the team took the critical step to schedule the first meeting for Kin Yan and The Woolmark Company at the latter’s Wool Resource Centre (WRC) in Kwun Tong. Introducing different wool trends and applications, Brian shared exciting R&D and archive of the Merino wool fabrics and products from international suppliers, which are compiled thematically by the Woolmark platform in areas of sports, athleisure, denim and many more. The platform will definitely trigger more creativity and inspirations out of the designers’ minds.

設計畢業生林健仁不只是香港知專設計學院2016年亞軍及最佳針織作品得主,也在「香港青年設計才俊獎2016」中勝出;作為學院時裝畢業表演評判之一The Woolmark Company 項目經理(時裝及營銷)譚志先生,對林的作品留下深刻印象。


經導師推薦這個系列,《設計列陣》項目團隊認識了林,瞭解到深入理解羊毛物料供應將有助他未來的設計系列,籍此安排林參觀位於觀塘的The Woolmark Company資源中心,由譚志先生親自為他介紹了林林總總不同羊毛物料的市場趨勢和應用方法,亦分享各種有趣的研發項目。如The Woolmark Company從世界各地供應商搜集不同類型的「美麗諾羊毛」成份布料,其羊毛布料經由世界各地的The Woolmark Company專業人士進行分類、整合,將種類繁多的物料組織有條理的全面時尚趨勢樣式,有運動類、運動時裝類至牛仔布類及其他。這樣的平台,有助誘發設計師的靈感發揮創意。

Design Graduate:

Lam Kin Yan | 林健仁


Lane Crawford | 連卡佛

The Woolmark Company



Fashion & Image Design | School for Higher and Professional Education, Nottingham Trent University

才晉高等教育學院 (SHAPE), 英國諾丁漢特倫特大學 (NTU)