Hong Kong Design Centre Presents REFINED TOUCH: CROSSOVER BETWEEN DESIGN & CRAFT, Third DESIGN SPECT
HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 11 December 2019 – Design Spectrum, the new design initiative organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) with sponsorship from Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government), is showcasing Asian design philosophy in four thematic exhibitions at 7 Mallory Street, a Grade II Historic Building in Wan Chai. As we approach the halfway point of the four-part programme, for the third exhibition, Refined Touch: Crossover Between Design and Craft, different designers and artisans from Hong Kong and abroad have been invited to showcase their creations with origins in both design and craft, encouraging visitors to rethink the relationship between the two. Design Spectrum will also offer a series of workshops where design and craftsmanship enthusiasts can discover more at first hand. This year, Design Spectrum is one of the 16 anchor sites of BODW City Programme (CityProg) to jointly promote the community creativity.
Reborn of Canton gauze and knots
Gambiered Canton gauze is a traditional Guangdong handicraft and a unique fabric found in the southern China. Polly & Andy puts this fabric to the centre stage and created a themed collection that blends both trends and tradition with other materials and knitting methods. The collection presents traditional Chinese stories, such as Concrete Jungle featuring Chinese tiger, and Mang Zhong featuring an auspicious cat, giving the Canton gauze a new life and a contemporary twist.
Chinese knotting deserves an irreplaceable position in the fashion industry in China. Either known as cheongsam or qipao, they cannot be regarded as completed pieces without the Chinese knots. Inspired by the art of Chinese knots, Polly & Andy created the patterns featuring the delicate knotting and made a collection named KNOT, breaking the conventional concept for knots and putting spotlight on the intricate craftsmanship.