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Biography

Lam Wing Sum. Born in 1998 summer Hong Kong. Graduate of Fashion and Textile Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI). In 2018 chosen by Vogue Talents as the finalist in REMIX International. Designs had also been featured in different media including Italian Vogue.

Lam's design mainly focuses on nature, colours, and playfulness, at the same time tribute to the classic. With the aim that the public not only appreciates the overall appearance but also rethinks during the process, her design often carries a strong statement softened through a metaphor. With her concern of the environment, she also tries her best to minimise waste and the use of synthetics during design. 

In spring 2018, she launches her own label SUM. Starting from slow-design jewellery that celebrates the uniqueness of each individual. SUM in Chinese is "琛", from the designer's name. Which means a valuable and precious treasure. From English understanding it also means totality. By combining these two components, It becomes the brand aspiration: "Everything you've experienced is what makes you special." On the other hand keeping the brand as low carbon footprint as possible, by establishing eco-friendly concepts from products to packaging.

 

Experience

Nov 2022 winner of "Cre8 by AIA" Competition in Design Category, receiving HK$300,000 Cre8 Kickstart Fund for career and venture.

Dec 2021 - Present as Creative Farmer at Agrician. Concept urban farm that aims for circularity and well-being. Inspired by nature alongside brand designing, and explore more on sustainability apart from fashion. 

Aug 2020 - Nov 2021 as Editorial Assistant at Fashionary. Assisted on projects including but not limited to Fashionpedia, Men's Poses For Fashion Illustration, and Atelier Sketchbooks Collection.

June 2020 finished the BA (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design thesis collection.

Jan 2020 has been selected to be a Grey Sheep on Not Just A Label.

Jul - Aug 2019 summer internship at Fashionary as a research assistant. Editorial content research for upcoming publishing titles.

Feb - Jul 2019 exchange study at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI). Completed the Atelier collection during the semester

May 2018 - Present as the founder of SUM, from handcrafted accessories to eco jewellery. Designs are currently available in ITC Store and online platforms.

Aug 2018 finished a Fashion & Clothing higher diploma at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Fashion & Textile Design BA (Hons) will be completed in 2020.

Jun 2018 participated in the creative workshop at Kopenhagen Fur Studio. A creative workshop, developing fur design and technique. Learned the newest techniques and how to work with fur materials.

Feb 2018 chosen by the Vogue panel to be the finalist of REMIX 2018, the annual international competition hosted in Milan by the IFF.

Jan 2018 as the 1st runner-up of Hong Kong FurDesign 2018 with the collection inspired by the deterioration process of orange.

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