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長 衫 狂 想 曲 Cheongsam Rhapsody / 19.11 - 04.12.2022
Curated by: Wontonmeen x FashionClinic by T
Presented by: bodw CITYPROG
場地: 深水埗荔枝角道一三五號二樓 Wontonmeen
One day, we salvaged a trolley of old trunks and suitcases from a demolition site on Ki Lung Street. Since then these antiques have found a new home and a new possibility. When we opened the suitcases and trunks, we found a lot of cheongsams and sundries inside. From a newspaper in 1956, and based on the cutting and details of the cheongsam, we suspected they were from the era when cheongsam was still the daily attire of Hong Kong, spanning from the 1920s to 1960s, reflecting the four seasons of the lady who used to own all these history and stories. These cheongsams, this exhibition space, are like our long-lost neighbour, reuniting with Eileen Chang’s sartorial text, which was written around the same era on cheongsam fashion. We wish to take you to a journey with these century-old cheongsams not only to imagine lives from the past but to reimagine the future of cheongsam with the event’s talks and workshops.
Date: 19 Nov 2022 - 04 Dec 2022
2/F, 135 Lai Chi Kok Road, Sham Shui Po
Art direction: Toby Crispy
Photography: Stephanie Kay
Assistance: Kelvin Chow
Models: Tele & Kelvin
Calligraphy: Fung Yee Lick