Fashion Clinic by TobyCrispy

Mission & Vision

 

For the last two decades, I enjoy working in different sectors in the fashion field ranging from magazine editor to designer for international brands after graduating from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I have worked as a design manager at French label agnès b before launching my upcycling label, LastbutnotLeast, in 2013, demonstrating various possibilities of upcycling fashion through redesign service and collaboration with NGO, art groups, brands & corporate for exhibitions, workshops and events...etc.

 

Since 2016, I brought Fashion Clinic to life in my first solo refashion exhibition with the support of Sam Fung of XiaoShiGuang and Francesca at FL Place, at Central.

From 2018-19, I extended the concept with my project partner and co-curated Future Fashion Lab to reconnect the stakeholders in the industry.

 

I’ve been holding on to explore the prescriptions for the seriously ill fashion industry.

Amidst the confusion of 2020, I propped up the Slow Stitch Nomad shelter, hoping to construct an intimate space without restriction of time and place, and to heal the soul through slow stitching.

From 2021, Fashion Clinic is EVOLVED into a new phase. Toby Crispy continues in the name of

Fashion Clinic by T  to

Trans-fashion
Tales of
Time in
Textile by

TobyCrispy & Teams
through collaboration, redesign service and workshops.

Curating more interesting projects, I will continue to work hard to regain the meaning of fashion.


I truly believe that upcycling is the best way to make the best use of resources. The process of transforming unwanted products into something valuable again is challenging but also rewarding to creators.
I see upcycling as the most effective and affective way to strengthen the bond between us and our belongings.
In this way, it cuts down over-consumption and waste of resources at its root.

Last but not least, proposing a better lifestyle with my profession is the mission of a designer.

Why Crispy?

Throw back to a poem I wrote when I created the Crispies in 2002.

"Crispies are firefly genies,
Dwelling in great primacy,
Air breathes freshly,
Water reflects limpidly,
Crispies are no oldies,
Language in utmost simplicity,
Live & joy of great proficiency."

That's why I name myself

Who is blind? Can you really see beauty?

In 2014, I invited 4 visually impaired models to go through a refashion journey with me and to show how they enjoy fashion and see beauty beyond their eyes. After the 2-year journey, the video documentary was published in 2016.

(See full version here if you like)

Pass the baton to the future fashion makers!

So Wan

Co-creator of

The Fashion Milagros

Ichi Chan

Technical partner for

redesign projects

Edwina Tai

Designer for

Future Fashion Lab

Special thanks to all my companions that worked with us to advocate upcycling concept in Hong Kong!

Arts & Design

 

M+ Museum

 

Oil Street Art Space

Design Trust

CHAT (Centre For History, Arts & Textile)

 

The Mills

Hong Kong Design Centre

deTour

WomanBoss

PepperLAB

Tserser

Sin Sin FIne Art

Storyteller

MobArt

more...

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Brands & Stores

 

JOYCE

 

Lane Crawford

kapok

Weekend by Max Mara

Nike

Puma

Fila

Pinko

Levi's

LUSH

Xiao Shi Guang

Galet Antique

Cosmos Studio

 

unspun

 

The R Collective

Siemens

HP

more...

Corporate

 

HSBC

DBS

K11

Hysan Place

.

Sogo

Swire

Swift

more...

NGO

 

Make A Difference Institute

The Woolmark Company

 

Hong Kong

Blind Union

St. James Settement:

Greenladies

Greenlittle

Upcycling Centre

Viva Blue House

Redress

 

Green Peace

WWF

Jupyeah

Smiley Planet

Yan Oi Tong

more...

Acadamy

The University of Hong Kong

Central St. Martin - University of Arts London

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

Hong Kong Design Institute

more...

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