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Forbidden Walled City

CompanyCreatique Studio Ltd.
Lead DesignersPolly Ho
Design TeamAndy Wong
ClientLoom Loop
CreditsShow supported by Design Renaissance Foundation
Prize(s)Gold in Textile And Materials / Textile Design, Gold in Pret-a-porter / Women, Gold in Apparel Category / Runway Collections, Gold in Accessory / Footwear
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Entry Description

Launched at London Fashion Week, the collection entitled Forbidden Walled City, inspired by the mysteries of Beijing’s Forbidden City, and Hong Kong’s now extinct Kowloon Walled City, the collection promises innovations with the brand’s trademark East meets West dichotomies complementing the sustainable concept. The collection uses authentic silk brocade from Sichuan and Canton, both are the intangible cultural heritage of China. Chinese knot buttons handmade by a local workshop. The collection bridges and parallels the Hong Kong with the famous and well-preserved Beijing Forbidden City.


Designer Polly Ho graduated BA from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to launching her own brand, Loom Loop, at PMQ in 2014, she worked for Misa Harada millinery in London 2003 and acted as a fashion consultant for a number of China brands. Loom Loop’s first collection was launched in SS2015, prior to Ho winning a corporate fashion project for Philippe Starck’s new South Beach hotel in Singapore. Since then, she joined Tokyo Fashion Week with a catwalk show in 2015, 2016 & 2017; and she presented another catwalk shows at the official New York Fashion Week 2016 and 2017.

Awards and Prize

2014 - selected for Design Incubation Program by HK Design Centre
2015 - SME’s Youth Entrepreneurship Award
2015 - Design for Asia Award - Category Award (Bronze)
2016 - Design for Asia Award - Category Award (Bronze)
2016 - Mirco Fund Award winner by HKPolyU
2016 - Global Design Award 2016 – Category Award (Silver x 3)
2016 - Perspective 40 under 40 Award for Fashion Design
2016 - HKRITA award for Retailer of the Year for Small Business
2017 - Design Trusts Award winner
2017 - Luxarity Award winner for The Cage program under Lane Crawford Joyce Group
2017 - A’ Design Award – Category Award (Silver)
2017 - selected for Fashion Incubation Program by HK Design Centre
2018 German Design Award winner with Distinction