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, Ma 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, Ma 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.