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You can make it in fashion, Tory Burch tells Hong Kong students on visit to SCAD design school

US fashion designer talked to students at the Savannah College of Art and Design about issues ranging from the difficulties faced by female CEOs to the importance of embracing ambition from a young age

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 March, 2018, 8:46am
UPDATED : Monday, 19 March, 2018, 5:05pm

While designers visiting Hong Kong to open boutiques is nothing new, Tory Burch went the extra mile earlier this month when she came to town to unveil her new flagship store at Alexandra House in Central.

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The morning after a glamorous cocktail and dinner party attended by the city’s movers and shakers and film stars such as Li Bingbing, the American designer headed to Sham Shui Po to make an appearance at the Hong Kong campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

After a tour of the college, which is housed in a former courthouse, Burch sat down for a talk attended by a large number of students eager to hear about her remarkable career.

Touching on issues such as the difficulties faced by female CEOs and the importance of embracing ambition from a young age, Burch inspired the crowd and answered their questions, dispensing advice on how to make it as a fashion designer in such a competitive industry.

She also met a group of students for an intimate chat in one of the school’s classrooms and admired some of the students’ work on display.

The Post was there to film the proceedings and to hear from Burch and the students about the experience of meeting – and learning from – each other.