Prof. Karen Chan, JP, MSc, MEd, BA, BBA
Founder and Cheongsam Designer
SPARKLE COLLECTION / SPARKLE by KAREN CHAN
Born and raised in Hong Kong and having studied in the United States for 15 years, SPARKLE brand founder and cheongsam designer Karen Chan is fully familiar with both Chinese and Western cultures, and loves incorporating East-meets-West elements into her designs, with special emphasis on the inheritance of cultural and creative industries, especially modernizing traditional craftsmanship.
Inspired by the classic Hong Kong movie "In the Mood for Love", Karen’s Modern Cheongsam Collection uses SPARKLE patented digital printing technology to create original silk fabric designs, then handcrafted into a series of exquisite and subtle-glamourous Chinese chic modern cheongsams.
To fully appreciate and learn the fine craftsmanship of the Chinese cheongsam, Karen took the professional course of “Traditional QiPao Tailor-Making” at HKDI taught by Intangible Cultural Inheritor Master Fung Yau Choi.
Prof. Karen Chan, JP's numerous accolades include:
Asia Pacific Creativity Industries Association
Hong Kong Cultural & Creative Industries Award
Most Successful Women Award
JCI Tsuen Wan
Outstanding Family Business Award
Appointed as VTC Honorary Fellowship
HK Small & Medium Enterprises Association
GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award
HK Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association
Outstanding Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Award
Appointed as Justice of the Peace
by the HKSAR Government
Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award
Young Women Innovator Award
Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong