About Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association
The Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA) was founded in 1984 by a group of successful and enthusiastic local fashion designers. As a non-profit making and self-financed organisation, it aims to unite fashion designers, with both professionalism and expertise, to develop and better their careers and the industry within and beyond the territory.
With support from the industry and fellow designers in the past 38 years, the Association has evolved to a key platform to share ideas and experiences through organising fashion events such as catwalk shows, seminars, interviews and group discussions. Reputed not only as an official unit of Hong Kong fashion elites who provides excellent services with expertise, the HKFDA joins its force to promote the industry with other organisations and official bodies.
HKFDA is recognised as one of the leading fashion institutions in the region of Hong Kong SAR, Mainland China and other cities in the Asia Pacific region. Highly applauded by the public and media, the most renowned and recognised annual events held by HKFDA are “Best Dressed Award”, “Fashion Visionaries” and "JUXTAPOSED" show and exhibition.
Besides dedicating its effort in the commercial sector, HKFDA continuously contributes to the fashion academic bodies. The HKFDA Young Talent Award & Creativity Awards are annually granted to selected winners from the prominent fashion courses of local educational institutions, namely the Institute of Textiles and Clothing HKPolyU, Hong Kong Design Institute, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers. These awards are selected by a panel of judges composed of professional HKFDA members.
By attending all the above said graduation fashion shows, where the winners of the Creativity Awards are selected on site, the judging panel also shortlists some potential candidates for the Young Talent Award interview, during which the young graduates present their portfolios to compete for the overall winner of the Young Talent Award.
Furthermore, the HKFDA professional members would frequently share their professional experience & expertise with the young designers during various gatherings; events; as well as one-on-one discussions organised by the HKFDA.
Renowned both in the local and overseas industries, many of our successful and talented members have become a strong force in building and developing the fashion design industry. Their talented and professional works include designers’ collections, brand collections, brand buildings, brand and professional image consultancies, and many more.
HKFDA offers memberships solely to well-established designers with over 5 years of solid fashion design background and relevant academic qualifications. Outstanding fresh design graduates will also be invited to join the Association to form a new design force to better our industry in the future.