Brand: Chow Ka Wa Key
Graduate School: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Graduate Year: 2012

Key's final collection is textile oriented. The inspiration is from landfill. Using different weird techniques and materials to achieve a knitwear that you never see before. The most interesting material of the whole collection is the iron-on transfer papers printed on a knitted structure of terry stitch made of merino wool in different gauges. His experiments on knitwear is inspiring and yet he won the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award this year. His work also showcased on notjustalabel.com.

Source: Key Chow



Brand: Maia Bergman
Graduate School: Central Saint Martins
Graduate Year: 2012

Beads, beads, beads and beads! Maia Bergman's addiction of beads was amazingly presented from her graduate collection. Beads often appear as a cheap, teen, friendship bracelets, but Maia's interpretation of beads are totally changed my mind 180. Her uniqueness of the collection is officially recognized by the public. It is full of cuteness, easiness and glamourous. Pastel gradients of the beads are scattered all over the garment. "Cheap glamour is irresistible." says Maia, her obsession of beads collection recently won the Community Choice Award in the Muuse x Vogue Talents Young Vision Award 2012. She also got feature on i-D, Dazed and Confused, Style Bubble, 1 Granary, Ozon magazine, Vogue China.

Source: Maia Berman tumblr / 1 Granary / Dazed and Confused / i-D online / Style Bubble



Brand: Jolka Wiens
Graduate School: Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

Jolka Wiens's graduate collection is inspired by facial expression. You would not normally thinks directly from the collection pieces as the facial expression, she gone through many process and came to this point. Basically she used the 3D scanner and minimize the lines onto the 2D graphics. The most clever thing is using neoprene to control the bounciness of the fabrication, its just a reflection of the human facial expression. She also nominated for the Muuse x Vogue Talents Young Vision Award this year.

Source: Jolka Wiens / Gerrit Rietveld Academy / thisispaper.com / modeconnet.com /