Designer Biography

Octo Cheung Yan Yu 

Mainland China based Hong Kong native Octo started the design journey by winning the Overall Winner and Best Menswear Award with the first collection in HKDI Fashion Competition. Being the winner of Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award funded by Hong Kong Government scholarship next year, Octo also shortlisted in 40 young design stars in Asia in Perspective Magazine which made the first global exposure .

In 2013, Octo graduated in only distinction in Master of Art menswear design technology In London college of Fashion, one of the top 3 fashion design school in the world. The academic collection first go on London Fashion Week in Royal Opera House with press exposure in Telegraph, GQ , Vogue, Hunger, iLook magazine. At the same year, The selection of finalist in Mittelmoda International Fashion Award made a significant highlight in Italy.

Octo was working as design-in-chief for Couture department in Famous Chinese Designer Label – Exception de Mixmind 例外 . Octo was the person-in-charge of whole ready-to-wear collection in particular season before who made numeral increase in annual turnover.

“The interpretation of dreams is a great art.”

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Education

University of the Arts London ︳London College of Fashion
MA Fashion Design Technology , Menswear

Nottingham Trent University
BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Awards in Fashion Design

40 design stars of Tomorrow in Asia
Perspective Magazine under the programme of “40 under 40”

Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award  
Create Hong Kong and Hong Kong Design Centre

Bronze Award 
The Eigth China Knitwear (Da Lang) Competition

Overall Winner Award  & Best Menswear Award   
HKDI Fashion Show

Experiences and Activities

– London Fashion Week AW2013/14
– Business of Design Week Exhibition 2010
– Knitwear Symphony 2010 in Hong Kong Fashion Week AW 2010/11
– Member of Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA)

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張恩瑜 Octo Cheung

現任:
香港本原制有限公司創始人
品牌集團藝術總監

曾任:
·中國著名設計師品牌/Exception de Mixmind 例外/高定部設計負責人
·多年參與服裝咨詢公司設計管理企劃工作
·早年曾任職於香港G2000
·美國和法國的設計師品牌工作經驗

教育背景:
於英國倫敦藝術大學 – 倫敦時裝學院修讀男裝設計,
以全班唯一一級優越成績碩士畢業。
碩士畢業系列被首次推上倫敦時裝周。
也獲香港組織Fashion Farm Foundation 邀請,到日本東京時裝週roomslink 展出作品

獲獎經歷:
香港 40 UNDER 40 AWARDS 四十亞洲未來設計之星大獎
香港 Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award 香港青年設計才俊大獎
香港 HKDI fashion Competition 全場總冠軍 & 最佳男裝獎
意大利 Mittelmoda Fashion Award
中國 第八屆中國毛織設計大賽 銅獎

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