"The local outsider"
The story starts from a 75 minute long awareness-raising documentary about Lao Hmong and my personal feelings after a Paris vacation in 2012.
"Hunted Like Animals" was filmed by refugees who fled from Laos to Thailand. It explains what the military inside of Laos did to them, while they were running and hiding, half starved, from the attacks by the soldiers ~ over 30 years after the Vietnam War ended
Have you ever been trapped by Roma in a gold ring scam?
I became concerned about the reasons behind it after I encountered more than eight Roma scam artists in one day. I started to reflect upon the poor living standards, negative social stereotypes and even enforced removal from their homes that this community suffers from.
In order to express my concerns and raise public awareness "The local outsider" was born. A collection to promote ethnic harmony by increasing the profile of two oppressed minorities - Laos Hmong and EU-Roma.
I have recently collaborated with Zoe Sterling for the Final Major Project photo shoot. Zoe's collection is based on 60s nostalgia and children's artwork.
For details: http://showtime.arts.ac.uk/ZoeSterling
Christopher Kane (London)
Pattern Design Department internship (Apr, 2012 - Jun, 2012)
Zoe Bradley Design Ltd. (London)
Studio Assistant internship (Jan, 2012 - Apr, 2012)
Caro Carini Children wear (London)
Sample making Assistant internship (Nov, 2011 - Dec, 2011)
initial Fashion (Hong Kong)
Design Assistant (Internship)
(December 2009- February 2010)
Bronfree Development (H.K.) Ltd
Design Assistant (June 2007 - August 2007)
Hong Kong Textile Ltd
Design Assistant (June 2006 – Aug 2006)
iSko denim competition- selected student
Edwin jeans Denim Design Competition
-Most Stylist Award
Hong Kong Fur Design Competition2010
(Full-Fur & Fur-Combination Categories)
Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games
(Fashion and Accessories Collaboration Project)
Western Market Fashion Design Competition
New Glamorous from Nature Fashion Design Competition
-Second -Runner up
(HKJC & SaSa Cosmetics)
Shoreditch Fashion Show 2013
Booom gallery exhibition
London College of Fashion Exhibition 2013- Video
LCF exhibition 2013 interview
TURN magazine cover summer 2013 issue
CoCo Magazine Issue020: Sep 2013 P.39-46
Stylesight blog mentioned about my iSKO denim design
LCF First Move :
Tim Hill and James Aubrey Finnigan.
Sequin Bags:Zoe Sterling
Hair Stylist: Pace Chen
Make up artist: Andrea Gomez Anzola
The Local Outsider S/S 2014 Video:
Art Direction: Rob Phillips & Man Yim
Video: Valentina Dell'Aquila
Model: Shareen Kaur
Make up: Lucy Starke
Hair Style: Suze Smethurst
Set Design: Man Yim & Pui Yee Tong
Fashion: Man Yim
Music: Peaking Lights " All the sun the shines"
Project ‘Design Denim’ supported by’ ISKO™
Photography, James Rees
Creative Direction, Rob Phillips
Beauty, Pace Chen
Model, Harriet at Select