About Ning

Ning was graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, she has over 15 years experience in the fashion retail industry. Between 2007 and 2013, she was the Vice President of fashion empire JOYCE and was in charge of the Marketing Communications and Creative department. Before she joined the retail industry, she was a fashion journalist and has published her own magazine Store Magazine with creative talent Nam Kong in 2002, which was distributed in fashion capitals like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Paris and New York.

In 2011, Ning published her bilingual book, My Treasures sharing her collections of dolls, vintage collectibles and fashion, which was sold in Hong Kong, Paris (Colette) and Milan (10 Corso Como). In August 2013, Ning founded the online fashion platform who ARE invited (www.whoareinvited.com), which revolutionized Hong Kong’s digital media scene.

photo: Kaon Chan

Ning finally drove into the art of handmade dolls in March 2015, turning her love for dolls over the years into a part-time passion. Making use of her sewing skills from her fashion design days, she made dolls that are hand-sewn from scratch, giving them quirky and unique characters that reflect the modern life. The dolls have appeared in several collaboration projects with different organizations and brands. Her first solo exhibition Lazy Susan was held in same year October, followed by a large-scale doll exhibition Susan & Friends at The Peak Galleria shopping mall in March 2016 in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Design Gallery operated by The Hong Kong Trade development council, invited Ning to exhibit her dolls collection in Jan 2017, a series of doll products were launched at this exhibition.

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Photo: Nam Kong

關於劉

畢業於香港理工大學,在時裝及創作行業工作超過15年,於2007至2013年間擔任時裝零售巨擎 JOYCE的副總裁,主理市場傳訊及創作部。在加入時裝零售界之前,她是潮流雜誌《士多》出版人之一,並曾任時裝雜誌編輯。2011年出版雙語書藉《私收藏》,於香港及海外生活時尚店Colette(巴黎)及10 Corso Como (米蘭) 發售。2013年,Ning Lau 創立了網上時尚平台who ARE invited (www.whoareinvited.com) ,其網上平台每週平均接觸逾15萬指定用戶,網站每日錄得超過3,000瀏覽人次。推動了香港媒體電子化的發展新模式。

2015年,她正式投身娃娃創作的藝術領域,將多年來對娃娃的愛好化作工餘作業,以過往修讀時裝設計時所獲得的縫紉知識,一針一線全人手縫製出不同性格的女生角色,細緻刻畫出現代人的各種有趣性格及心態,先後獲不同組織及品牌邀請合作進行各種形式的創作企劃,更於2015年底於香港舉行首個個人娃娃展覽 Lazy Susan,翌年三月獲山頂廣場邀請舉辦 Susan & Friends 的大型商場娃娃作品展。香港貿易發展局旗下的香港設計廊邀請Ning 於2017年1月舉行她的娃娃作品展,並首次發售一系列娃娃產品。

Photo: Priscylla Cheung

 

About who ARE invited

who ARE invited is a unique digital platform that brings together creative talents from all walks of life. The “ARE” in our name represents the diversity of our digital community, which is open to each and all.

who ARE invited brings together a group of interesting and exciting individuals each week, be it journalists, fashion designers, bloggers, artists or musicians. It showcases their work to the world through a series of strong and impactful fashion visuals.

It provides one-stop /360 strategic PR and marketing services from creative concept, social media management, magazine press relations, bloggers relationship, product collaboration, CRM development and photography.

(biography referenced from Hong Kong Trade Development Council 資料參考來源:香港貿易發展局)