To promote the “Hong Kong [email protected]” hosted by the Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee in association with the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office (Taiwan), ITC and the Hong Kong Museum of History have jointly staged the “Legacies & Innovations: Cheongsam Fashion Show” at Eslite Xinyi Flagship Bookstore in Taipei.
The “Legacies & Innovations: Cheongsam Fashion Show”, which was held on 29 November 2013, was an eye-catching curtain-raiser for the grand opening of this year’s “Hong Kong Week” in Taipei.
The show was well attended by government officials and representatives of arts groups from both Hong Kong and Taiwan, including Mr Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary for Home Affairs; Mr Fredric Mao Chun-fai, Convener of Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee; Mrs Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services; and Mr John Leung, Director of Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office.
As one of the Hong Kong Week’s extension activities, the show aims at offering a cultural exchange platform for designers from Hong Kong and Taiwan, which illustrates the unique fashion styles of the two cities. It also helps to foster public interest and knowledge in traditional cheongsam.
(from left) Ms Anne Hon, Project Manager; Prof. Wu Yen-I, Assistant Professor of Fu Jen Catholic University; Ms Shiu Suet-man, ITC student; Prof. Tseng Tzu-hui, Assistant Professor of Shih Chien University; Mr Sam Hong-ling, Lecturer of Shih Chien University; Ms Susanna Siu, Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of History; Prof. Don Lin, Assistant Professor of Fu Jen Catholic University; and Mr Chen Dao, ITC Alumnus.
The show featured 46 outfits of cheongsams from 19 PolyU ITC fashion design staff, alumni and students, as well as four design staff from two fashion schools in Taipei: Fu Jen Catholic University and Shih Chien University. These modern cheongsams incorporate the latest trends in fabric, style, cut and accessories that enhance the charisma and cosmopolitan feel of the dress.
To echo the overwhelming response of this unique fashion show, the creative collections will be displayed at ITC Fashion Gallery in March 2014.
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