Polly Ho graduated from the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and completed her postgraduate study at the University of Central England in Birmingham. She worked at Misa Harada millinery in London in 2003 and did professional consultancy work for many respected Chinese brands, the experiences of which formed the foundation of her appreciation for the crafted approach that is intrinsic to her brand Loom Loop.
She brought Loom Loop’s first collection to life in 2015, which she showcased at the Tokyo Fashion Week. The label has also been showcased at fashion weeks in London, Beijing and New York and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2017 A’ Design Award- Category Award (Silver) and the 2018 German Design Award for Excellent Product Design Lifestyle and Fashion and the 2020 IDA Award – four Category Award (Gold).
We started with Canton silk – a type of fabric with a long history. The richness and story of this exquisite fabric inspired us. It was already listed as one of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in China. It is our goal to utilize this fabric in a modern way so that it would be shown in the context of museum. Our inspiration comes from daily life. We like to watch movies, listen to music, and visit art galleries and museums. We develop our own graphic pattern every season. In the beginning, we took inspiration from Chinese legend stories. Lately, some Hong Kong old traditional building such as Haw Par Music and Kowloon Walled City inspired us. By using the most luxurious silk in the tailoring, we are able to add fluidity to the otherwise clean lines and structured silhouette of our collections. In contrast to the statement prints, the cheongsam collection also features pieces crafted in Canton silk, that are minimalist with subtle detailing and block colouring which accentuate the characteristics of this artisan fabric and allow this heritage fabric to speak for itself.