[Press Release] COUTURE 2017
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[Hong Kong – 30 November 2016]
French International School (FIS) students have unveiled ambitious plans to showcase clothing design talent at COUTURE 2017, a fashion show open to all Secondary School Students in Hong Kong. Inspired by the success of FIS’s annual fashion event which features fabulous wearable creations from recycled materials, enthusiastic designers in Years 11, 12 and 13 will have the chance to show off their talents and vie for a place on the catwalk in March 2017.
The theme of COUTURE is creARTivity, a call to students to draw their inspiration from famous artists and art works. Student designs will fall into one of two categories: clothing made from traditional fabrics and accessories, and recycled wearable art pieces. The final pieces will be shown off by selected student models and a panel of judges from the Fashion industry will decide the award winners on the night. Those in attendance will also be treated to student performances.
A team of Year 12 & 13/ Première & Terminale students has undertaken the challenge of organising all aspects of this event from creating posters, setting up a website and sourcing a venue to recruiting designers, models, performers as well as panel judges and sponsors. “We are proud to continue promoting sustainable fashion through COUTURE and are excited to be planning an event which will bring together the best student talent in Hong Kong. We aim to donate the money raised to Redress, the fabulous environmental NGO.” said Mrs Bezançon, Head of Art at FIS and supervisor of this project.
About French International School (FIS)
FIS was established in 1963 as one of the first international schools in Hong Kong. The school offers two streams: the French and International Streams, preparing students towards certification in the French national examination, the French Baccalaureate or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. In 1988, FIS became the first in Hong Kong to be authorised as an IB World School.
Currently, the school is one of the largest international through schools in Hong Kong and welcomes over 2,700 students from Kindergarten to Year 13/Terminale, representing 40 different nationalities, across four campuses in Happy Valley, Jardine’s Lookout, Chai Wan and Hung Hom. The school will open a new state of the art eco-campus in Tseung Kwan O in September 2018.
The school’s mission is to provide, together with families, a nurturing, culturally diverse community that inspires our young people to realize their true potential as confident, independent learners and responsible global citizens with moral values and integrity.
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