About the Designer
Meiyi Cheung is more than a fashion designer who always executes the balance of creation and commerce well in her designs. Her belief in “design without boundaries” leads her to multi-disciplinary design practice and continuous participation in art related activities.
Besides, she also starts to combine architectural design with fashion concepts to further perfect her infinite world of design. In 2003, she founded Paragon Design Limited to offer design solutions to the industry. She started her fashion + art collection under the brand WHOSTHAT in 2013, collaborating projects with artists and merging fine art elements into fashion.
Her work has been exhibited in various design exhibitions and fashion shows, such as “Fashion Visionaries” in Shanghai World Expo in 2010 and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in 2012. Her fashion works are now collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. In 2016, she was contracted by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum to create 7sets of art pieces to show in the “Fashion + Paper, Scissors, and Rock” exhibition.
Till now, she has three fashion works collected by the museum. In2018, she was invited by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei to curate and exhibited 8 sets of fashion work in the exhibition ( The Charismatic Rebirth of Yore).
Meiyi Cheung obtained both her degrees from The Hong Kong Polytechnic (now The Hong Kong Polytechnic University): a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and a Master of Arts in Design.
Over the years, she has won many international acclaims. She is one of the Asian finalists for the International Woolmark Prize 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. In 2015, she was awarded Fashion Design of the Year 2014 by International Design Award of USA, and her bags design was awarded the merit of Design for Asia Award, Hong Kong. In 2016, she was awarded the bronze winner of the A’ Design Award of Italy.
She gave speeches in various official and academic events, and has acted as a guest judge for numerous local tertiary institutions.
Master of Arts in Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Advanced Certificate of Architectural Studies, HKUSPACE
2015-2016 Asian Finalist for the International Woolmark Prize
2016-2017 Asian Finalist for the International Woolmark Prize
2016 The Bronze of the A Design Award (Italy)
2015 Fashion Design of the Year 2014 (International Design Award of USA)
2015 The Merit of Design for Asia Award ( Hong Kong )
2010 Nominee of the Ten Outstanding Designers Awards of Hong Kong Art & Design Festival
Community and Public service
2018-2020 Lay Member of Creative Arts, Performing Arts & Design Panel of Research Assessment Exercise 2020, the University Grants Committee, Hong Kong SAR.
2019 Member of the Statutory Panel of Adviser, Film Division of The Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration, Hong Kong SAR
2017-now Member of judge panel of Design Incubation Program, Design Center.
2016 - 2017 Board Member of The Hong Kong Trade and Industry Advisory Board (TIAB), HKSAR
2016 Committee Member of Advisory Committee Board on Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualification, HKSAR
2016 Member of Advisory Committee on Institute of Textile and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2003-2016 Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association 2003 -2016
2013 External Assessor and Member of the Board of Examiners, the Diploma of Fashion, The Hong Kong University Space.
2013 Judge panel member of Yong Design Talent Award
2013 Panel member of Hong Kong Design Smart Initiative.