Independent association set up by local fashion designers

Sunday, November 2, 2008
Issue 515, Page 2
Word count: 289
Published in: Macau Daily Times

By Poyi (Natalie) Leung

The Macao Local Fashion Designers’ Society (MLFDS) was officially inaugurated yesterday together with the executive and supervisory committees swearing in in front of nearly 100 guests and members.

The ceremony was held at Sands Hotel yesterday evening followed by a catwalk and a cocktail party.

The newly founded society was previously the Fashion Designer’s Club which belonged to the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre (CPTTM) over the past decade.

Lawmakers and government officials were invited to attend the inauguration, including Leong Heng Teng, Jose Pereira Coutinho, Lao Pun Lap, and also deputy director of the Transport Bureau Marine Tang Wai Lin, chief of the Supporting Office to the Secretariat of China and Portuguese Speaking Countries Economic Cooperation Forum, Rita Botelho dos Santos, as well as members of the CPTTM Apparel Technology Committee.

President of MLFDS, Stella Tang, said in her opening speech that the Society would continue its objectives which were to “encourage and keep actively promoting fashion brands created in Macau in order to let local creative industry achieve diversified development.”

“We will also establish contacts with foreign fashion designers for exchange so that Macau’s fashion design quality as well as its overall image can be lifted,” Ms Tang said.

In the recent Macau International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), the Society was one of the participating local associations supported by CPTTM to showcase Macau’s fashion design so as to exploit trade and investment opportunities.

After the inauguration, guests were entertained by a fashion show performed by 19 models featuring designs made by the Society’s members.

Guests also got to vote for their favourite models and fashion designs.

MLFDS is a non profit making organisation with an office located in 96 Avenida Conselheiro Ferreira de Alemeida, Macau.

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