Grace Yow
Grace Yow
[ Fashion/Accessories designer ]
Grace Yow, designer behind Among Strangers studied fine arts with a focus on metal and wood sculptures at the University of Toronto before moving to New York City. While in Manhattan, Yow studied furniture and fashion design at Parsons School of Design.
After 3 years of fashion design in Manhattan, Grace moved to Hong Kong where she was a fashion consultant and later introduced her collection Among Strangers at a private Parisian showroom. Yow states. 'Among Strangers' is a concept based on the inspiration and confidence of a woman that stems from self-knowledge, wisdom, experience, travel, and life."
Taking a philosophical approach to discover her own style amongst a sea of designers, Yow named her label Among Strangers, and currently designs clothes which she hopes will allow women to find their own inspiration and self expression.
In 2007, Yow was voted top "40 designers under 40" by top Hong Kong design magazine Perspectives. Bridging her love of designing with eye for styling, Yow opened a fashion forward select boutique carrying up and coming international designers who complement her own philosophy of function yet directional design. Most recently in 2009, Yow was commissioned by Grand Hyatt Shenzhen to create a fabric sculpture for their grand lobby allowing her to work once again within the interdisciplinary world of art and design.

For this TTXS creative project, I wanted to portray our city, Hong Kong as a morphing and dynamic fabric. For me, the idea of the exhibition "Looking Forward- The Future Generation" meant not only how I see the future of creativity in Hong Kong , but also to challenge it.
It is a push and pull effect of inspiration in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, as fabric is fluid and evolving in terms of how people are always coming in and out of the city and how the cityscape is ever-changing. It almost forces those who live in it to go along with its' speed and its' transformation or risk feeling left behind and alone. However, there are also those from the body of Hong Kong, who challenge those around them to be different and to take the reins of change, to make the city even more dynamic instead conforming. That is our future, as designers, to provoke, to fashion, to inspirit the next generation, the next Hong Kong.