A View On Young Designers' Inspirations

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Seth Yeung

Senior Designer, TSE

Graduate of HKDI (Fashion Design and Product Development)

Seth wowed spectators with his ALL-WHITE Knitwear Collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Speaking of the material of choice, Seth explains: "Knitwear can be so much fun...a blank canvas which can be a creative medium – to be filled with colours, textures and personalities. The sky's the limit - all you need to do is to look down and start knitting!"

Seth focuses on expressing his design vision through knits, but conventional knit media is not his only field of exploration. In the "So..close" collaboration project with WOUF, Seth experimented with pets' hair in producing custom-made pieces. His Orange Big Bird collection, showing knitwear in quirky, unconventional materials, was a finalist at the LCF Press Show, and featured on the digital cover story of i-D magazine, as well as the MV of a Cantopop singer.

The talented young designer graduated from HKDI with a Higher Diploma in Fashion Design and Product Development, then received his BA in Fashion Design Technology (Surface Textiles) at the London College of Fashion (LCF), University of the Arts London. 

The 2008 Best Sketch Awardee and winner of 2010 Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (Party and Evening-Wear Group) launched his own fashion label, Seth Yeung Knitwear, before joining Tania Cashmere in London, and then luxury cashmere brand TSE as Senior Designer after returning to Hong Kong.

Seeking to broaden his vision in design and business as a well-rounded creative director, Seth hopes to work in Italy for a luxury fashion brand famous for its cashmere, and also a yarn and fabric manufacturing company. He wants to combine his professional experience and knowledge with making yarn, and establish his own distinctive style. He will promote knitting as a creative medium when he returns to Hong Kong.