AT MINA PERHONEN, KYOTO | 2018

A 3-day work at minä perhonen in Kyoto for redesigning an off-season dress.

AT PLEASURE, NAGOYA | 2018

Redesign exhibition alongside with Japanese upcycling fashion brand, Atelier Rei, and Kay Wong, at Pleasure, a select shop in Nagoya.

“THE UMBRELLA DRESS” | 2018

An upcycled dress combines traditional bogagi patchwork and the embroidery made by Machiko Ikeyama from Shobu Gakeun, Kagoshima.

I also give a new mission to my broken umbrella that had sheltered me for 5 years.

"I am fascinated by Machiko’s work! It seems like a profound philosopher's thinking path to me. Machiko’s work is doubled sided, as you can look at it from both the front and back of her embroidery, that is why I deliberately used see-through material for our collaboration piece. In order to show my appreciation and respect, I preserved the originality of her embroidery, coupled with my story and inspiration on this journey. I combined traditional Korean patchwork technique, ‘bojagi’ and the frame of my umbrella which I have used for five years and was broken during the trip, to make this upcycled umbrella-shaped dress."

photo by phoebe wong hoi san

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL MY COMPANIONS FOR UPCYCLING IN HONG KONG

ARTS & DESIGN

 

Oil Street Art Space

Design Trust

CHAT (Centre For History, Arts & Textile)

 

The Mills

Sin Sin FIne Art

Storryteller

MobArt

detour

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BRANDS & STORES

 

JOYCE

 

Lane Crawford

kapok

Weekend by Max Mara

Pinko

Levi's

LUSH

Puma

Fila

Xiao Shi Guang

Cosmos Studio

 

unspun

 

The R Collective

Siemens

HP

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CORPORATE

 

HSBC

DBS

K11

Hysan Place

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Sogo

Swire

Swift

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NGO

 

Make A Difference Institute

 

Hong Kong Blind Union

St. James Settement:

Greenladies

Greenlittle

Upcycling Centre

Viva Blue House

Redress

 

Green Peace

WWF

Jupyeah

Smiley Planet

Yan Oi Tong

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ACADAMY

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

The University of Hong Kong

 

Hong Kong Design Institute

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