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Heritage Museum organises local fashion exhibition

Fashion is a representation of culture. Fashions of different eras have their different characteristics which also mirror the changes in economic development, social life and taste of consumers.

To review Hong Kong's fashion history and its development, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in collaboration with renowned fashion designer Judy Mann, presents the "Fashion Attitude – Hong Kong Fashion Design" exhibition at the museum until March 31, 2008.

This innovative exhibition is the fifth programme of the "Hong Kong Design Series" organised by the Heritage Museum and is also one of the programmes to celebrate the 10th anniversary of HKSAR.

The exhibition is divided into three parts. The first part, "The Evolution of Hong Kong Fashion", reviews Hong Kong's fashion history from the 1950s to 2000s through text and photos.

Turning the gallery into a catwalk, the second part showcases some 80 representative works of nine established Hong Kong fashion designers - Barney Cheng, Lu Lu Cheung, Ika, Peter Lau, Spy Henry Lau, Walter Ma, William Tang, Pacino Wan and Benny Yeung. The works best represent the designers' attitudes to fashion, reflect the innovation of local fashion design and the diverse dress culture. Established veterans and young designers were invited to take part in the exhibition, which reveals their creative concepts that boast great individuality and charisma. They brilliantly combine visual art with the requirement to cater to an essential need.

In the last part, there is a showcase of film and concert costumes to pay tribute to the local fashion designers, who have made significant contributions to the entertainment industry. Highlight exhibits include works by Benny Yeung - red leather and French lace dress with long silk tassels worn by Frances Yip in the Fai Wong Live In Concert and an apple-green silk chiffon cheongsam with purple flower decoration also worn by Ms Yip in the Save Our Children Charity Concert; Spy Henry Lau's leather ensemble with deer horn shoulder and crystal beading shown in Hacken Lee's concert and a series of costumes in the film "Perhaps Love" designed by Yee Chung-man.

Located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, the Heritage Museum opens from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 7pm on Sundays and public holidays. It is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays). Admission is $10, with a half-price concession for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and full-time students. Admission is free on Wednesdays.

Car parking is available at the Heritage Museum. Those who prefer to use public transport may take the KCR Ma On Shan line to the Che Kung Temple station, which is within five minutes' walk of the museum.

For enquiries, call 2180 8188. For details of the exhibition, visit the Heritage Museum's website at .

Ends/Thursday, August 30, 2007

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