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IDN MY FAVOURITE CONFERENCE 2002

HAPPENINGText: Mlee, Wing Yu Yeung

Issey Miyake‘s chief designer Naoki Takizawa brought along the new Issey Miyaki collection and deconstructed the design ideas in front of the audience.


Issey Miyake by Naoki Takizawa

Other speakers included Jaime Hayon and Andy Cameron from the Fabrica Research Center in Italy, the star industria/ product designer Karim Rashid from New York and the creative brains behind many innovative fashion campaigns, Mathias Augustniak and Michael Amzalag of M/M Paris. Hong Kong representatives are veteran designer Kan Tai Keung and local creative, Joel Chu of Communion W.

Apart from the regular fares that you would expect, such as speakers’ presentations, IdN introduced more live performance elements. For the first time, the renowned London digital film festival Onedotzero was brought to Hong Kong. A 45-min music video screening session was shown. Screened just before lunchtime on the second day of the conference, the show proved to be an excellent break for a whole day’s presentation. The feedback from the audience was so great that a full-version of Onedotzero Festival is expected in Hong Kong in the near future.


Delaware

Also on the second day, there was a music concert featuring Tokyo’s Delaware. They are rockers, at the same time, designers. The band delivered many of their hit tunes from their previous albums as well as their latest record, Artoon. Their special mix of J-rock and candy pop sent the audience to a state of frenzy that is rarely seen in design conferences.


Yoshitomo Nara

The conference warped up nicely with Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara’s presentation entitled “My Favourite”. Many audiences are already familiar with Nara’s art and drawing. The big head girl figure that he created in his paintings has become somewhat of a cult figure. Nara’s presentation was a slide show featuring hundreds of photographs taken by him, accompanied with upbeat soft rock music chosen by the artist. Nara drew most of the audience at the back to move to the front, just to get a better view of the projection screen and the artist himself. It’s so nice to end the event with Nara’s warm and personal presentation.

IdN My Favourite Conference 2002
Date: September 14th – 15th, 2002
Place: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Address: 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2528 5280
info@myfavouriteconference.com
http://www.myfavouriteconference.com

Text: Mlee, Wing Yu Yeung
Photos: Francis Lam

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