Kin Yan Lam
Born 12th January 1995, Chinese
During the 1920s Great Depression, housewives began to make use of feed sacks to design garments, which were seen as garment-making material for families with financial burdens. This phenomenon – a predecessor of up-cycling – came to an end after World War II, since feed sacks were replaced with paper packaging. Kin Yan focused on utility and clubbing for his proposal and the project is an extension of his previous studies in packaging. It focuses on incorporating up-cycled feed sack fabrics collected from bakeries in Hong Kong and denim, with pattern cutting inspired by box packaging. In order to enhance both the utility and playfulness, the design also includes a reversible long coat as the key item.