ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Irene Chan, an optimistic and vivacious girl who loves design and fashion and believes it helps people look stylish and beautiful. She wants to be a fashion designer that helps projecting the self-image of people want to display. She knows intimate apparel is more difficult and complicated than another types of garments. The functions and technical skills of making intimate apparel attract her the most and that is the main reason for her to study BA (HONS) Fashion & Textile (Intimate Apparel) in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Irene learnt different knowledge of making bra and activewear. She has practical experience of sewing the bra and lingerie with different kinds of machine. She also enjoyed the experience of finding and fixing the fitting problems. During internship in L&A Lingerie Limited, she gained real industrial experience from sample development to bulk production. The experiences encourage her to work as a garment technician after graduation.
Q: Why did you choose the intimate industry? What do you find interesting about this industry?
I learnt different knowledge of making bra and Activewear from my degree programme. I have practical experience of sewing the bra and lingerie with different kinds of machine. I enjoyed the experience of finding and fixing the fitting problems. During my internship in L&A Lingerie Limited, I learnt the whole process from sample development to bulk production. The experiences encourage me to work as a garment technician after graduation.
ABOUT HER COLLECTION – FEARLESS BRAVE
a full collection to be unveiled @ Interfiliere Hong Kong – PolyU Intimate Fashion Show on March 20th, 2019
Fearless Brace is a collection of women’s activewear. Challenges will never end in our life. Be brave to accept challenges. Blue Jay bird is brave and strong with its small body. It will chase and fight against predatory birds such as owls and notice other small birds the predatory birds’ coming. It can break the nuts and seeds with their powerful feet. I want to present their brave and powerful in my activewear. Break the challenge ourselves, no matter what size you are. For my design, I have made a digital print with its special feather and added gradian effect. Also, I have mixed and matched the signature colour of blue jay bird which is very attractive and contrast. The colours of elastics are dyed with the colours that take from the blue jay bird. Thanks for Pioneer’s sponsor in elastics for this collection.
The clothing life is affected by the people life style. For instance, a lot of people focus the healthy lifestyle nowadays. Exercise time is part of their life. Functional and high comfortability of activewear are started to be concern. In addition, the environmental problem is started to come out in people eyes. My collection has not used environmentally friendly materials. However, my believed my active wears can be wearing for long time. Also, the collection is unique to keep and watch.