A Polytechnic University fashion student has won the Hong Kong round of an international lingerie design competition, earning the right to represent the city in the finals in Beijing this summer. A catwalk showcased works of 15 finalists in the Triumph Inspiration Award 2008 Hong Kong semi-finals this week before a panel of judges. Cyrana Mok Wing-yan, 22, beat other student designers with her 'La Vie en Papillon' - a French maid-style outfit comprising a foam bra with a butterfly pattern, mesh pants and a sleeveless outer coat. The second-year student of fashion and textiles will go to Beijing in July to compete with students from 25 countries in the international finals. First runner-up went to first-year student Celia Kong Sze-wing, 21, with a lace outfit. Her classmate Ding Yip Yan-yan, 21, was second runner-up with her avant-garde brown leather corset. The local contest was jointly organised by lingerie maker Triumph and PolyU's Institute of Textiles and Clothing. Forty-four students from the institute took part. Raymond Au Wai-man, an associate professor at PolyU ITC who was one of eight judges, said the finalists were able to apply new fashion trends to lingerie design but Ms Mok's shrewd use of the outer coat made hers stand out. 'The outer coat is very impressive,' Dr Au said. 'It draws on some elements of outerwear fashion and adds them to the upper piece. It also matches the sense of coherence from the top down to the stockings. Her design is in line with the latest international trend of blurring the line between underwear and outerwear.' With three 3-D butterflies - one in the middle of the chest and two on the waist - Ms Mok said her idea was to introduce a symbol of women's beauty. 'A piece of fine lingerie can show a woman in her best shape. I hope my piece can achieve this and enable the wearer to attract waves of admirers.'