ISS featured in “China Fashion”

16 Dec

More publicity for the 8ISS in Hong Kong. Looking good! 

Big thanks to Guo-xiang Yuan of our HK team for all the publicity and press outreach.


ISS featured in Ming Pao Weekly (12/10)

16 Dec

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ISS featured in Fashion Trend Digest

16 Dec

The ISS was recently featured in the Chinese publication “Fashion Trend Digest”. Here’s a snapshot (click image to view site)

See you in Hong Kong! Campus Map and other details

16 Dec

Just a short time before your flight to Hong Kong for those of you attending the 8th ISS. Before you go, you’ll want to download and print these helpful reference documents in the PDF & Links webpage to bring with you on your flight. They include reminder information on how to get around (airport to hotels, to campus), registration sign-in location, and a copy of the PolyU campus map.

Upon registration, you will receive a beautiful welcome tote containing all important Program details.


ISS in absentia

8 Dec

The holidays are a tricky time of year to travel for many of us.Unable to attend the ISS?Don’t worry. We listened to your interest in attending so we provided a new option so those in absentia could still enjoy the presentations and information shared during the symposium.

FRIENDS OF THE ISS is a new package option. You’ll receive 4 publications: “Animal Fibers” exhibition catalogue; “New Beat” / “Energy Nexus” /” Wearable Art” exhibition catalogue; 8ISS  Proceedings (on memory stick for weight consideration);issue of  Textiles Asia with a featured shibori article; plus printed materials like the program, etc. all in a beautiful conference tote bag. Fee: $200USD

Click here to get yours now!

New Beat exhibition now up

8 Dec

The “New Beat” international student concours is now open for viewing at the Fashion Gallery of Hong Kong PolyU. The installation looks great! Congratulations to all of the selected artists. Such high quality inspired work.

See PolyU’s website here for more images

New Beat selected artists

21 Nov

Dr Jooyoung Shin and the entire New Beat selection committee has posted the artist selections!

A very big thank you to all who answered the call. We received well over a hundred entries from 13 countries and the level of talent was supremely high. We congratulate the following artists (for artists from China, pls see Chinese ISS website) on being selected.

Selected Artists should have received an email from Curator Dr. Shin.
For your reference: Guidelines for photo & artwork delivery ; List of Artists / Selections (**note the close deadline for delivery of images and work)


  • Gillian LAVERY, Australia “Written, Remembered”
  • Kim KOKOSZKA, Canada “Silver Moon”
  • Guoxiang YUAN and Yidan ZHENG, HK  “X=Y+tt”
  • Upasana DIVAKAR, India   “Punched Monologue 1”
  • Shou DEGUCHI, Japan   “Bosa Bossa (Circle)”
  • Asumi HASEGAWA, Japan  “Fossils”
  • Mariko KOBAYASHI, Japan   “God of Fox”
  • Miho SUZUKI, Japan   “Vegeit”
  • Sashiko TERAMURA, Japan   untitled
  • Lillian BAKER, New Zealand  “Te aro hau”
  • Ga Young AHN, Korea   “With the Wind”
  • Sang-a SEO, Korea   “The Nature”
  • Mustafa KULA, Turkey   “Rusted Love”
  • Angela JOHNSTON, UK   Textile Composition
  • Katie JONES, UK   Exploratory Garment Pieces
  • Carly SLINGO, UK   Printed Silk Piece
  • Christine TEELING, UK   Textile sample
  • Katherine TROTMAN, UK   Textile Composition
  • Christina CONKLIN, USA  “Ancestor”
  • Harrison JOHNSTON, USA   “Functional Origami Style”

Workshops + Excursions – NOW OPEN

29 Sep

Workshop registration and Local Excursion registration are now open online. Limited space in all workshops. First come, first reserved. 

Read about our offerings in workshops here and excursions here

Head directly to 8ISS Registration site here


Workshop Registration Opens – SEP 26

23 Sep

Workshop registration for the 8ISS will open Monday SEPT 26 at 9am PST. Registration is online. SOME AMAZING INSTRUCTORS!! (caution: class size is limited. first come, first reserved)

Registration open to public

11 Jun

Registration for Symposium packages and Pre/Post Tours is now open to the public.

Read about available registration packages & fees on the Registration page (see main menu). Then visit the ISS Registration Site []  to complete your Registration Form and payment.

Come join us in Hong Kong to celebrate  textiles and usher in a new year!