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About Suet Yi Shirley Ko : "The World is divided into two classes ,those who believe the incredible, and those who do the IMPROBABLE" Suet Yi Ko (Shirley Ko) the Founder of Improbable House,definitely believe and do the IMPROBABLE. She is graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2014 and Studied at Fashion Institute Of Technology in New York City in 2013, before she pursued womenswear design education in New York City,she won different asian design awards with her collections. In 2011, she received Asian wedding and evening wear designer award in Asia. After educated in FIT New York ,she obtained several awards with her graduate collection and sponsored by World Class American Fashion and Apparel Group. Suet Yi founded Improbable House in Hong Kong in 2014. Suet Yi translates architectural aesthetics and contemporary art into versatile collections, which feature powerful silhouettes at one time. The use of details persists in craftsmanship and solid silhouettes with delicate inspiration from the diversity of cultures around the World. Improbable House believe in the power of long term relationships and creative networks that drive change. It’s more than just creating new design– its introducing new streams of cultures through contemporary designs, brand positioning, whilst generating the best concept with meticulous product development process, she strongly believe that collaboration drives innovation and creativity fashions change.
ORGANIZATION:
Improbable House

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Textile printer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
2012-2014 Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Fashion & Textile Studies
(Major in Fashion & Textile Design)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2013-2013 6-months outbound Bachelor Degree exchange programme
(Included Fashion Design,Costume Design ,Haute Couture Design, Jewelry Design, Accessories Design,)
Fashion Institute of Technology New York. United States

2010-2012 Higher-Diploma in Fashion & Textile Studies
(Specialism: Fashion & Textile Design)
(Included Fashion marketing and Merchandising)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2012-2012 Make-up and styling Certificate
Missha professional academy Korea

2009-2010 Diploma in Visual Merchandising
Asia Society of Visual Merchandisers Australia

2008-2009 Diploma in Fashion Textile Design & Merchandising
VTC Hong Kong Textile Industry Training Centre

EXPERIENCE:
August 2014-Present Fashion Designer
Improbable House
Location: Hong Kong
Fashion & Accessories Design & Production Services, Trend Analysis Project, Eveningwear Design, Costume Design,Fashion Brand Identity & Uniform Design

May 2014 – May 2014 Design Project Coordinator
Joyce Boutique
Location: Hong Kong PMQ
-Exhibition and Event Coordinating for Joyce Art Project.
Joyce invited Brooklyn-based artist Josh Maupin aka LilKool to launch its first project “Downtown America” with a series of hand-painted murals. Visitors to the space will get the chance to see him at work transforming the space with his signature cartoon style influenced by graffiti, music, fashion and the Internet.

Mar 2014 – Sep 2014 Assistant Designer
Cybele International Limited.
Location: Hong Kong
-Handbag Design, Leather Products Design, Sales &
Marketing, Merchandising

Sep 2013 – Sep2013 Costume Design for Hong Kong Singer- Louis Cheung
-MV Shooting
Location:Hong Kong


Jan 2013 – Jun 2013 Assistant Designer
Four Corners of A Circle by Natsuko Kanno
Location: New York City United States
-Fashion Design , Project Coordinating ,Sourcing,
Arranging for the Label’s Fashion Show at A/W 2013 New York Fashion Week

Jan 2013-Jun 2013 Design Project Coordinator
L.Catherine London.
Location: New York City United States
-Fashion Design,Project Coordinating ,Sourcing,
Arranging for the Label’s Fashion Show at A/W 2013
New York Fashion Week

May2011-Feb2012 Marketing Coordinator
Middle Kingdom Media Limited.
Location:Hong Kong
-Marketing, Event coordinating and promotion
planning

Aug 2012-Aug 2012 Evening Gown Design for Miss Hong Kong/Artist
Miss Carrie Lam
Location:Hong Kong


Jul 2009-Mar 2010 Assistant Merchandiser
I.T Apparel Limited.
Location:Hong Kong


Jun 2007-Dec 2008 Team Uniform Design for The Hong Kong Jay Chou Fans
Association
-Design have been wore by Taiwanese Singer/Movie
Star Jay Chou
Location:Hong Kong


April2007-Jun 2007 Handbags & Accessories Designer
Yong Ying Manufacturer
Location: China

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
May 2012 Finalist and Exhibitioner
International Footwear Design Competition 2012
(Organized by International Footwear Conference)
Venue: The 11th International Footwear Expo Guangzhou

2002 Exhibitioner-Representative of Hong Kong
Wu Chang Shuo Shanghai and Hong Kong Chinese Art Exhibition

EVENTS:
Oct 2014 Representative of Hong Kong Young Fashion Designer
Interactive Fashion Show and Inno Fashion Design Exhibition
(Sponsored by CreateHK , Shenzhen HK & Macau Affairs Office, Hong
Kong Federation of Design Associations FHKDA)
2014 Hong Kong Shenzhen Design Biennale
Venue: OCT Art and Design Gallery Shenzhen, China
DaLang Fashion Valley Shenzhen,China

Dec 2013 Representative of Hong Kong Fashion Designer
Legacies and Innovations: Cheongsam Fashion Show by Hong Kong
Week 2013@ Taipei
(Organized by The Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation
Committee HKTCCC and Hong Kong Economic Trade and Cultural
Office HKETCO)
Venue: Exhibition Hall , Eslite Xinyi Store Taipei,Taiwan

AWARDS:
Oct 2014 Special Mention Award
Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award 2014
(Sponsored by CreateHK , Hong Kong Design Centre)

Jun 2014 Best Use of Color Award
(Sponsored by M.Magtague Holdings Ltd. USA)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Graduation Fashion Show
2014
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Aug 2012 2nd runner-up of Qipao & Evening Gown Category
The 3rd Asian Wedding & Art Design Competition
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Aug 2011 Merit Award
Hong Kong – Shanghai Wedding Gown Design Competition
(Organized by GP Harmonie and Wedding Unique Shanghai Hong
Kong Plaza)

Nov 2011 1st Runner up
Acupuncture X Mini Cooper (London) Fashion Design Competition
Jul 2007 Merit Award
Hong Kong Miracle Fashion & Accessories Design Competition 2007
(Organized by Fashion.com.hk)
Venue: Innocentre Kowlong Tong , Hong Kong

Jan 2007 1st Runner-up
Tif & Tiffy Fashion & Accessories Knitwear Design Competition 2007
Venue: HKTDC Fashion Week 2007 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2001 Merit Award-Representative of Hong Kong
New Generation Chinese Art and Painting Competition
(Region: China, Hong Kong and Macau)

2000 Merit Award-Representative of Hong Kong
The Young Chinese Painter Contest 2000
(Region: Hong Kong and Macau)

1999 Merit Award of Chinese Painting Category-Representative of Hong Kong
The China Cup Young Chinese Painter Competition 1999 (China)

1999 Champion-Representative of Hong Kong
“In Love with Chinese Art” Chinese Painting Competition (China)

1997 2nd Runner-up-Representative of Hong Kong
The 1st Beijing and Hong Kong Chinese Painting Contest (China)

WEB SITE:
www.improbablehouse.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-03-01 05:47:49

COUNTRY:
Hong Kong

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Suet Yi Shirley Ko


Improbable Journey Womenswear Collection

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Category in 2015
Suet Yi Ko for Improbable House

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