Mountain Yam holds a master’s degree in Fashion Design from the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has received certificates from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design in New York.
In 2014, Yam was awarded the ‘40 Under 40 Award’ by Perspective Magazine, and established his own company, MY FASHION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED. Yam has two labels, a couture made-to-order label, MYAM Atelier, and a ready-to-wear fashion label, 112 mountainyam. Yam holds a ‘Dynamic Style Icon Award’ from Jessica Code magazine in 2015 and a ‘Hong Kong Designer Award’ from Jessica Code magazine in 2016. In 2018, he was selected to represent Hong Kong to participate in the ‘Belt and Road’ International Young Fashion Designers Showcase Tour.
Generally speaking, men’s cheongsams are more traditional and simpler. Through my designs, I hope to break through the frame of men’s cheongsams and bring in western tailoring and modernity. My designs use metallic fabrics, which reflect different colours from different angles. In addition, they also match with our well-crafted jeans to create a smart casual look.