HKDI in the Spotlight

Calvin Chan
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Fashion Design and Product Development

Calvin graduated from HKDI in 2011 and showed passion for Fashion Design at an early age. Having won various fashion design competitions during and after his study, Calvin was awarded the CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award in 2015 with his own fashion brand for men.

Calvin is a forward-thinking and independent fashion designer whose specialization lies in Knitwear and Menswear Design. He launched his own menswear label, The World Is Your Oyster, soon after graduation. His brand aims to provide essential style and quality for the gentlemen of the new generation. It embraces the characteristics of formal tailoring with a touch of street wear elements.

The distinct aesthetic and unexpected modern twist in his work is widely applauded. His collection is now sold in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Italy. In 2014, JOYCE selected Calvin as one of the most promising Hong Kong designers in a Talent Shop Programme, selling The World Is Your Oyster clothing in the PMQ pop-up store and inviting Calvin to design S/S 15 uniform for Joyce’s Asia team. Calvin was also selected as a Finalist to showcase his SS16 collection during New York Fashion Week as part of Fashion Guerrilla New York organized by the Fashion Farm Foundation.