Polytechnic University fashion-design graduate Fung Hoi-ming often cites her mother, who loves sewing, as inspiration for her decision to develop a career around needlework. And mother must be proud, as Fung was selected by luxury brand Fendi to represent its Fatto a Mano for the Future exhibition, which highlights hand-made leather goods. At the launch event at Harbour City on Friday, Fung, with help from Fendi's Italian leather craftsmen, demonstrated the art of making leather goods. A proud Hongkonger, Fung stamped her roots into her work, including a ceiling lamp that replicates the head of a traditional Chinese dancing lion, and a leather sofa with lion-themed pillows. 'I chose to make a lamp because of the idea that Hong Kong never sleeps. The light is always on,' said Fung, who started her own leather goods company, Hoiming, in 2007. Elvia Li, speaking on behalf of Fendi, said Fung's work caught their eye as they had aimed to merge Italian craftsmanship with Hong Kong design for the exhibition. 'Ms Fung was an obvious choice for the collaboration because of her proven body of work and her innovative ideas,' she said.