Runway: 6 September 2016 (Tuesday)
Exhibition: 6 September 2016 (Tuesday) – 21 September 2016 (Wednesday)
Please refer to the Event details
Runway: by invitation
Exhibition: Free admission
This September, PMQ will present its first ever technology-integrated Smart Fashion Runway & Exhibition, themed “Material Translation”, supported by The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), funded by Create Hong Kong*. It aims to offer a new and innovative way to explore how fashion and technology intersects. 11 emerging Hong Kong fashion designers have been selected to design ready-to-wear collections using the latest smart textiles and technology supported by HKRITA; realizing visionary concepts to present their own brand personality.
Smart Textile has a myriad of uses. For example, with Self-Cleaning Treatment, the textile will automatically break down colour stains under visible light, save time and resources in our busy daily life; Surface Cooling fabrics and Plant Structured Woven have excellent moisture management property, aiding urban people from hot temperature and sweaty days; Bio-degradable Fibres and Food Waste Fibres which is converted from food waste into polylactic acid fibres, turn sustainable fashion from a slogan into practice. Other types of Smart Textile Technology such as Anti-Pilling Treatment, prevents pills formation on wool; 4-in-1 Technology combines water, oil and soil repellent capabilities with wrinkle-free treatment in one simple step; the Inno-Green process collects colour sorted remnants and turns it into new yarn for weaving.
“Material Translation” Smart Fashion Runway Show (By invitation)
“Material Translation” Smart Fashion Exhibition
11 local labels and design-units are selected to participate in the “Material Translation” Smart Fashion Runway Show and Exhibition, namely: experimental label handkerchief’s designers Amy Cheung and Riitta Ikonen, the quirky STARS & TART’s designer Bibi Lei, Romantic womenswear designer Chailie Ho, original menswear designer Harrison Wong, fashion & accessories shop PHENOTYPSETTER’s founder and designer Jane Ng, footwear label BlkSheep Empire’s designer Jen Webb, artistic label WHOSTHAT’s designer Meiyi Cheung, Chinese fabric inspired label Loom Loop’s designer Polly Ho, eveningwear designer Winsome Lok, minimal clothing label Hak’s designer Wong Wai Ling, and creative label Yeung Chin’s designer Yeung Chin.
About the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) brings the government, industry partners and the research community together to foster social development and drive economic growth by stimulating innovation, providing ideal solutions to the textiles and clothing industry and the society.
HKRITA carries out applied mid- and downstream research on the textile and apparel areas. We have four R&D focus areas, they are new materials and textiles and apparel products; advanced textiles and clothing production technologies; innovative design and evaluation technologies; and enhanced industrial systems and infrastructure.
HKRITA was established in 2006 and is a publicly funded applied research centre. It is one of five R&D centres sponsored by the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.
About Create Hong Kong
The Create Hong Kong is a dedicated agency set up under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau on 1 June 2009 to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong. It co-ordinates Government policy and effort regarding creative industries, focuses Government’s resources catering for the promotion and speeding up of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries.
* “The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.”