Made in Hong Kong - Fashion Exhibition by Kristina Shin
Does Hong Kong style exist?
Looking for an answer, Dr Kristina Shin embarked on in-depth historical and cultural research into Hong Kong’s unique colonial history and cosmopolitan past.
Made in Hong Kong is an eclectic array of womenswear, intimate apparel, photography, film and objects all ‘made in Hong Kong’ representing this compact yet influential city.
Graphic patterns, prints and embellishments inspired by recognisable and sometimes surprising iconic objects and motifs depict a narrative travelling through recent history, of how Hong Kong’s visual identity has been formed from its unique cultural background, involving international trade and influenced by ethnic diversity.
For instance, Hong Kong’s renown red, white and blue striped woven plastic bag inspires weave as well as print whilst the Hong Kong's iconic yellow duck (aka LT Duck) inspires a print motif for sensual underwear and outerwear.
The traditional ‘Hakka’ hat frequently worn by street cleaners becomes an elegant, desirable creation, when teamed with an evening robe inspired by the red, white and blue bag.
Organiser: The Fashion Gallery, Institute of Textiles & Clothing, Faculty of Applied Science & Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University