Hot! World’s Leading Museum The V& A and Award Winning Production Designer William Chang Suk Pink and K11 Collaborate on a New Exhibition

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Following its smash debut in 2021, K11’s annual celebration of legendary craft is makes its triumphant return to Victoria Dockside on 8 December 2022.

Curated under the theme The Love of Couture: Artisanship in Fashion Beyond Time, the exhibition opens with K11 NIGHT, presenting a magnificent collection of historical fashion gems from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (the V&A), six promising young fashion visionaries from Japan, China, South Korea and Hong Kong have been commissioned by K11 to create new bespoke designs specifically for the exhibition.

Masterminded by internationally renowned and award-winning Hong Kong Production Designer William Chang Suk Ping and experts from the V&A, the exhibition sets out to bridge Western European traditions with eastern innovation, paying homage to the extraordinary creativity, rich history, refined craftsmanship and boundless possibilities of couture.

Titled The Love of Couture: Artisanship in Fashion Beyond Time, the ambitious sophomore exhibition is conceptualised with the mission to explore the evolution of fashion across time and space, and to celebrate artisanship and the next generation of designers. To accomplish this, K11 has joined hands with the V&A to assemble a team of revered industry veterans and talented rising stars for an unprecedented cultural exchange between east and west.

V&A Historical Pieces

“Fashion throughout history is reflective of how traditions, craftsmanship, creativity and societies continue to evolve”, said Adrian Cheng, Chair of K11 NIGHT. “I am thrilled to present this exhibition in collaboration with the V&A and work with our brilliant designers who have all in their own individual way, reinvented and modernized history with their unique perspective and talent. This collaboration truly reflects my mission to create a deeper cultural exchange between east and west by providing a platform for next generation talent.”

Serving as the Production Designer of this year’s exhibition is William Chang Suk Ping. An Oscar nominee and bona fide art virtuoso, Chang has enjoyed an illustrious career where he applied his visual genius to areas ranging from visual and costume design to film editing and production. He is joined by seasoned fashion and textile experts from the V&A, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, and six emerging fashion designers from Japan, South Korea, China and Hong Kong, as they embark on a time-bending, boundary-blurring couture journey of reminiscence, reimagination and fearless innovation.

Tomo Koizumi

A thoughtfully curated collection of historical British and French womenswear from the V&A will be displayed as part of the exhibition. The twelve pieces, shown in Hong Kong for the first time, chronicle the fascinating evolution of British and French womenswear fashions from the 1830s to around 1960, and serve as the muse for the six up-and-coming East Asian fashion designers. The emerging designers’ task is to draw inspiration from these exhibits, dissect and re-contextualise their structure, fabric, function, and craft original bespoke couture works that stir nostalgia while exuding a contemporary, innovative and distinctively East Asian sensibility. The process is intended to trace how fashion changes over time as it is a constant amalgamation of various cultures and influences, and to imagine what the future of fashion entails.

Tickets can be purchased Here or K11’s appointed ticketing channel – The Club

The Love of Couture: Artisanship in Fashion Beyond Time Exhibition
Date: 8 December 2022 – 29 January 2023
Location: 6F, Kunsthalle, K11 Art & Cultural Centre, K11 MUSEA,18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Time: 12PM – 8PM
Admission:HK$150 (General), HK$75 (Concession – children under the age of 12, students with valid student ID and senior citizens over age 65)
*Complimentary guided tours available on a first-come, first-served basis

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