History made at WOW
Shanghai based design team Yuru Ma and Mengyue Wu took out the WOW Supreme Award for Delight of Light, as well as WOW Supreme Runner Up for Revive. Both garments also won top placings in their sections.
Ma and Wu are fashion students from Donghua University, and have been close friends since kindergarten. Ma says their Supreme winning garment Delight of Light is made of interlocking plastic pieces, as inspired by architecture, while Revive depicts a soldier fighting for the victory of green in armour made from recycled tyres.
WOW founder Dame Suzie Moncrieff says winning the two top honours was an extraordinary accomplishment by the two first time entrants.
“During the judging process we were only told the entry’s name and its inspiration, so we were very surprised when we found out that Yuru and Mengyue were the designers for both the Supreme Winner and Runner Up,” Moncrieff says. “Their talent is astounding, and I’m confident they will be designers to look out for in the future.”
Ma is also optimistic about her future career.
“This achievement is not enough and I want to go on to do more,” she says.