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Designer Polly Ho graduated with BA (Hons) of Arts and Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and furthered her studies at the University of Central England. Prior to launching her own brand, Polly worked for Misa Harada Millinery in London in 2003 and was a brand consultant for a number of Chinese brands. Polly launched LOOM LOOP's first collection shortly after winning the corporate fashion project for the Philippe Starck-designed hotel, The South Beach in Singapore.
Since winning the project she has gone on to win the SME’s Youth Entrepreneurship Award in 2015, the Design for Asia Award 2015 (Bronze), Perspective’s 40 under 40 Award and HKDA Global Design Awards (Silver and Hong Kong Best) in 2016. Polly presented her collections at Tokyo Fashion Week in October 2015 to 2017, and New York Fashion Week in February 2016 to 2017.
Loom Loop was founded by Polly and Andy. One is a dreamer the other a perfectionist, it was a chance encounter with a 300-year-old heritage fabric, a low-rent studio space in Central and with a little luck Loom Loop was born in 2014 in PMQ, Soho HK.
When the designers saw the heritage fabric “Canton silk”, they were bowled over by the artisan techniques employed to dye the silk using a plant-based dye, river mud and solar power.
They saw the potential of this forgotten fabric, and were driven to design high-quality clothes that reflects its true value. The brand DNA has strong emphases on sustainable fashion and conservation of traditional craftsmanship.
Their core concept is to retell stories of the past in the present. The past treasures are conserved and continued into the future with their contemporary design and commitment in preservation of our heritage.