FOUNDER

KAREN CHAN SPARKLE COLLECTION

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.

Spotlight on Karen |

Prof. Karen Chan, JP's numerous accolades include:

2021

Asia Pacific Creativity Industries Association
Hong Kong Cultural & Creative Industries Award

2020

Jessica Magazine
Most Successful Women Award
 
JCI Tsuen Wan
Outstanding Family Business Award

2019

Appointed as VTC Honorary Fellowship
by  VTC

2018

HK Small & Medium Enterprises Association
GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award

2017

HK Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association
Outstanding Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Award
Appointed as Justice of the Peace
by the HKSAR Government

2014

JCI HK
Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award

2013

APEC
Young Women Innovator Award

2009

FHKI
Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong