COLLABORATIVE COMPANIES, KNOW ABOUT INDUSTRIES 合作公司，了解產業
Cooperative companies put their information on the platform, and students can contact with them. The platform also provides some knowledge about the fashion and textile industry for students to understand.
1. This platform is only used as a media to carry out and exchange information without involvement of specific matters of cooperation between students and enterprises；
2. The form of cooperation between students and enterprises will be negotiated and signed by the employer and the applicant directly；
3. This platform does not involve any cooperation between students and enterprises, including not assuming the responsibility of supervision, mediation, and judgment of contract execution.
Know about Industries
Successful fashion designers need to have a wealth of market experience, fully grasp fashion information, fashion trends, brands in the ready-to-wear market, wholesale and retail status, and how the production line works. The ultimate fashion design is subject to both expert comment and market public inspection. Therefore, fashion designers also need to have a thorough understanding of the target market. Apart from maintaining their own unique design style, they also need to consider market demand.
1. Career information
There are some career information for students to know about the fashion designer duties, competencies and so on.
WEBSITE Life planning information
WEBSITE 時裝及紡織業訓練委員會 “2019時裝與紡織業人力更新報告”
2. Manufacture and market
As a professional designer, don't just focus on design, also understand market information. This is not only beneficial to practical design, but also helpful for the designer's own business in the future.
WEBSITE Jenny Lam. (2021). Clothing Industry in Hong Kong
BOOK Burns, Mullet, & Mullet, Kathy K. The business of fashion : Designing, manufacturing, and marketing. New York : Fairchild Books ; 2020 ; Sixth edition.
3. Industry sharing
Through the sharing of designers in the industry, students can learn from cases. Meanwhile, think about their point of view, does it help?
Mariliis Niine is a very talented fashion designer,
she has collaborated with Nike to make custom Nike Air Forces for Air Force 35th birthday faces in 2018. Also, she has internship experience in Holbrook studios, WGSN and Iris van Herpen. Now she established her own brand, which focus on waterproof knitwear.
Julia Horvath x ZYPHR
Julia Horvath is the fashion designer of ZYPHR, she also establish her own jewelry brand INFINITY 20 in New York. We invite Julia Horvath and the founder of ZYPHR to share their opinions about fashion industry and give some suggestions for students.
Thom Browne's Entire Design Process, From Sketch to Dress
There are some recommendations for students to reference, things to pay attention to when going out for internship or work.
WEBSITE Labour Department. (2019). Clarify Your Employment Status, Protect Your Rights and Benefits
WEBSITE Labour Department. (2019). Beware of Employment Traps