Organisers: The Fashion Gallery, Institute of Textiles & Clothing,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Introduction | 展覽介紹
New Beat is a juried competition featuring works by international design students who demonstrate inspired creativity through material manipulation. As one of the oldest forms of technology known to human kind, textile technology (making of cloth) has a long history of invention. This exhibition celebrates new explorations in textiles and creative problem solving propelled by curiosity – the synthesis of a ‘new beat.’
Resist dyeing, such as shibori, is a specific form of traditionally patterning cloth via manipulation and dye. Its versatility combined with modern technology has gained popular appeal with contemporary artists, including major fashion icons Issey Miyake, Oscar de la Renta and Prada. Bridging this gap between traditional and contemporary poses an interesting challenge, one that the truly imaginative and creative seize as an opportunity to travel new paths in textile’s future.
Photographs | 現場圖片
“New Beat” International Design Students Competition