Judging Panel
Walter MA

Vice Chairman

Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association

Hong Kong

Opening his first boutique in Hong Kong in 1975 – called Vee – Walter Ma is a pioneer of the fashion world in Hong Kong. As the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association, he and other enthusiastic designers created a solid foundation for the fashion industry, guiding the transformation of Hong Kong’s identity from an inexpensive garment manufacturing centre to a designer of up-market cosmopolitan fashions. In 1997, he was awarded the Energetic and Creativity Award of Porsche Design and the Artist of the Year Awards 1997 – Fashion Designer in recognition of his professional endeavours and commitment to the Hong Kong fashion industry.