Student designers and models from schools all over Hong Kong gathered on March 25, in celebration of couture at Sha Tin College’s second annual charity fashion show, ‘Elysian’.
‘Elysian’ truly brought forth the innovativeness of Hong Kong’s youth. The fashion show allowed young designers to showcase their talents, as the unique garments seen on the runway were designed and created solely by students all over the city. ‘Elysian’ paraded a wonderful variety of personalities and every collection brought a new level of individuality to the stage. In between designs, student performers took center stage to show off their gifts for music and dance. It was, without a doubt, an eventful night.
Although the event sincerely displayed a great degree of professionalism, the behind-the-scenes proved to be a difficult task, everything from casting models to doing promotional photoshoots. “[The Elysian team] was separated into different departments, and throughout the organisation process, it was a gruelling challenge. But towards the end, everyone put their best efforts in”, shared student director Maja Chan of 12G1.
The team’s efforts did not go unrewarded. The night was a fantastic success; people from all corners of Hong Kong convened at the STC drama studio to watch the fashion show. In addition, major brands such as Topshop and Zalora sponsored the event; the audience even received coupons from a wide range of companies, and VIP ticket holders were additionally presented with exclusive gift bags.
As ‘Elysian’ came to a close, a raffle was drawn and several lucky audience members won prizes of all sorts.
All proceeds from the ‘Elysian’ fashion show will go to the ‘Girls Not Brides’ charity, an organisation committed to ending child marriage across the globe.
‘Elysian’ was indeed a glaring success. It was a true amalgamation of artistry and elegance, and we hope to see the show return again next year!
Serena Lung, 12G1