As the fashion design industry in Macao is emerging, more and more people are aspired to devote themselves to the industry. To provide entry secrets to the up-and-coming youngsters and the people intending to work in the field, Macao Fashion Gallery will invite Ms. Johanna Ho, the star fashion designer from Hong Kong, to give a lecture and share her experiences and creative stories, the matters to be concerned when it comes to creating a brand, the process of transforming a design into a product, etc., which promotes the exchange between the designers from Macao and Hong Kong and enlightens the people looking to throw themselves into fashion design industry.
Experience Sharing in design and creative
Precautions while building a fashion brand
Experience sharing the process of turning a design into a product, difficulties encountered during the process
ABOUT JOHANNA Johanna obtained a BA in Fashion in 1995 and Masters in Fashion in 1997 from Central Saint Martins in London. Her talent was apparent to the then fashion editor of London Times Iain R. Webb who cited her as one of the year’s top new talents and highlighted her graduation show.
In 1999, Johanna launched her own label JOHANNA HO during London Fashion Week where she sold her first collection to Barneys New York. Interest from markets such as Japan then beckoned. Subsequent collections were sold to over 30 retailers internationally including Browns, Selfridges and Harrods in London, Via Bus Stop, Isetan, Takashimaya, Tomorrowland, Beams in Japan, Myer in Australia and Lane Crawford, Liger, and Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong. Between 2004-2009 the brand was licensed to Sanyo Shokai, Japan (who owned Burberry in Japan) where Johanna lived for the first year. 11 shops under the name JOHANNA HO were opened throughout Japan including a flagship in Omotesando, Tokyo.
In addition to her own brand, Johanna also collaborated with various brands and companies such as Birkenstock, Vans, Khiels, Shiseido, Miele, Moet & Chandon, Lane Crawford, On Pedder, Jardine Aviation and HSBC to name a few.
Conscious of the industry’s inherent demand for consumption, Johanna strives to help customers buy responsibly in adopting eco-friendly practices in materials and designs. In 2008, Johanna was invited to be a founding member of the “Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium”. The brand UCHI was consequently created to feature all crossovers of Johanna’s core knit designs with different entities–up-cycling used clothes donated by artists of all sorts and pop singers to create fresh and unique pieces, giving them new lives.
Known for Johanna’s glamorous aesthetic, international pop sensation Lana Del Rey is a fan of her. Johanna has also been involved in costume design and wardrobe styling for numerous top Asian artists including Karen Mok (in Wong Kar Wai’s Fallen Angels), Eason Chan, Faye Wong (in Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express), Miriam Yeung and Josie Ho. In 2010, Johanna appeared as a judge on the Fashion World Talent Awards (China/ Hong Kong’s version of Project Runway).
In January 2014, Johanna opened a Hong Kong flagship store on Wyndham Street, Central, neighbouring international labels such as Christian Louboutin, Black Fleece and A.P.C.
Venue：Science Center Meeting Room 3&4
Suitable for: Macau Fashion Design industry & Persons who are interested in Fashion Design,
Language: The seminar will be conducted in Cantonese with simultaneous interpretation to Portuguese