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On Saturday 22nd September 2012 our first fashion show in Hong Kong was held at Xperience Bar in Wanchai. We had eight finalists from our fashion students at ITS Central who had entered the dress-making competition having taken dressmaking courses, sewing classes and fashion design courses with us here in Hong Kong over the year, and two entrants who had taken bag-making courses with us over the year. The crowd was made up of friends and family, husbands, boyfriends and other significant others.

A great night was had by all. Remember these students are part-time and have jobs in banking, law and other high pressure industries. They put a huge amount of effort into finding time to complete their fashion studies and then complete the competition requirements of producing a mood board, designing the dresses and bags and then making them by hand. Well done all.

Fashion Project founder Fa Harrington with some of her creations

Guests enjoy our host - Xperience Bar in Wanchai

Left: Finalist Christine and her designs, Right: Finalist Grace and her designs

Finalist Cally and her designs

Angela - bag making final entries

Angela's bags and Pamela's on right

Siu Yim on left - self-designed dress winner. Pamela, finalist with two designs

Top the whole crew - judges, designers, models and Fa
Bottom: Guests

Top the whole crew - judges, designers, models and Fa. Bottom: Guests

ITS Fashion Show
ITS FashionProject Competition 2012
Fashion Design and Sewing

ITS + Fa Fashion Project are delighted to announce the inaugural ITS FashionProject Competition in 2012. The competition aims to encourage students to enjoy arts and crafts and appreciate hand-made couture.

There will be two categories of competition – Dresses and Bags - and contestants are welcome to enter both.

  • Dress competition – Phase 1: Design 4 dresses
  • Finals: Produce 2 of the 4

  • Bag competition – Phase 1: Design 4 bags
  • Finals: Produce 1 of the 4

Competition Requirements:

1. Only current or former fashion students at ITS FashionProject are eligible for participation in the competition
2. Only open to adults aged 18 or above on 31st August 2012
3. Competition registration period is 30th April to 30th June 2012. Register by emailing your request with your full name, date of birth and which competition you wish to enter (or both) to [email protected], or stop by and see Josephine at 2/F Sun House.
4. Deadline to hand in the design drawings for Phase 1 is 30th June 2012
5. Finalists to be announced on 15th July 2012 on and
6. Finalists must hand in finished 2 dresses and/or 1 bag on or before 1st September 2012
7. Winners and prizes to be announced on ITS FashionProject Celebration night fashion show in September 2012 (date to be confirmed). All finalists to show their creations on the catwalk alongside the latest Fa Harrington collection.

Competition guidelines:
  • Theme is “One-of-a-kind”
  • Season is Spring/Summer
  • Style: Women's Wear - Pret-A-Porter or Haute Couture
  • The fabric used for dresses can only be Thai silk (can be purchased at FashionProject if needed), bags can be any fabric or leather
  • Students are encouraged to combine other crafts on the design for example embroidery, crochet or knitting
  • Submit two sketches for Phase 1 – Front & Back only – for each design. These must be in hand drawing and include real fabric swatches for each fabric ( color or mood board is optional)
  • Submit a description of your inspiration relating to the theme and what you have gained from learning from ITS fashion course (100 words) along with your Phase 1 designs
  • For finalists, all dresses and bags have to be done by the students and photos taken of each step during the procedure.
Submissions should be handed in directly or posted to ITS

Competition rules:

  1. Finalists are responsible for all costs of producing and shipping the designs and dresses/bags. Please include return postage if you want the outfit sent back to you after the event.
  2. No entry will be accepted after the deadlines under any circumstances
  3. The decision of the judges is final and no objection will be allowed under any circumstances.
  4. Throughout the competition photographs will be taken. ITS FashionProject has the exclusive right to use these photographs in its marketing material and on its website(s) and to include the names of any participants shown.
  5. The celebration night will be open to all but by ticket entry only

The Prizes!
The winners will receive the following:

  • Dress competition:
  • An over-locker machine from Singer worth $3500 and an ITS fashion course voucher for $2000
  • Domestic sewing machine from Singer worth $2000 and an ITS fashion course voucher for $1000
  • HKD800 voucher to purchase Thai silk at ITS
  • Bag competition:
1.   Domestic sewing machine from Singer worth $2000 and an ITS fashion       course voucher for $1000
2.   HKD800 voucher to purchase Thai silk at ITS

For further details contact : [email protected]

And some surprise prizes for FashionProject students wearing their own creations on the celebration night!!

NOTE: All classes are conducted in English
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