Fashion designer Janko Lam started her career creating traditional Chinese costumes for stage and drama productions. While backstage, she learned techniques first-hand, and was inspired by the heritage and history of Chinese fashion. Her passion for preserving and promoting the art of vintage Chinese clothing has shaped her journey. Seeking to bring a nostalgic and romantic era of Chinese design into the world of modern fashion, she stepped into the spotlight as a designer in her own right and founded label Classics Anew in 2014. As a recipient of the Eco-Chic Design Award from Redress, and following a subsequent collaboration with Esprit, Lam focused on sustainable fashion. This has seen her designs showcased in exhibitions around the world, with one showpiece part of a permanent collection at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Her elegant reinterpretation of the cheongsam, using recycled fabric, shaped Lam’s reputation in the industry. She continues to share and promote the culture and knowledge of cheongsam around the world, and, through her devotion to oriental fashion design, continues to elevate Chinese fashion heritage today.
曾為舞台與劇集創作中國傳統服裝的林春菊，於後台學習到第一手技藝，並受到中華服飾傳統和歷史所啟發，因而開展她的時裝設計事業。她對活化及推廣中式復古時裝藝術的熱情，成為開創自家品牌的催化劑。為了把中式設計的懷舊與浪漫情懷引進現代時裝世界中，她於2014年創立了新裝如初，並親任設計師，帶領品牌踏上時尚舞台。 林春菊專注於可永續發展的時裝設計，曾被香港慈善機構Redress頒發「 衣酷適再生時尚設計」大獎，更曾與Esprit合作推出再生時尚別注系列。她的作品經常現身於世界各地的展覽會，其中一項展品更榮獲香港文化博物館永久收藏。