FIP DESIGNERS

Polly Ho & Andy Wong

LOOM LOOP

Loom Loop was founded by Polly Ho and Andy Wong, one is a dreamer the other is 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 called the Canton silk, they were bowled over by the artisan techniques employed to dye the silk, it uses a plant based dye, river mud and solar power. It is eco friendly though the process is painstaking it transforms the delicate and fragile silk into something with more substance that can withstand the test of time. The unusual texture and its unique appearance are the result of the organic process and chemistry from all the elements from nature.

 

They saw the potential of this forgotten fabric, they 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. For each collection their core concept is retelling 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.  

 

Polly Ho graduated with BA (Hons) of Arts in Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and furthered her studies at the University of Central England. Prior to launching her own brand, LOOM LOOP with her partner, 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 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 & 2016(Bronze), Perspective’s 40 under 40 Award, HK Retail Industry Trade award 2016, HKDA Global Design Awards (Silver and Hong Kong Best) in 2016, Design Trust Award winner 2017 and A’ Design Award 2017 (Silver). Polly presented her collection at TOKYO Fashion Week in October 2015 & 2016 and at New York Fashion Week in February 2016 & 2017.

 

Andy Wong graduated with a BA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and got an MA in Global Fashion Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has worked for Lu Lu Cheung, Gieves and Hawkes, ISSA London, Mondi and Gianfranco Ferre as Design Director.