Hong Kong   |  2020

Forbidden Walled City

Entrant Company

Creatique Studio Ltd.

Category

Fashion Design

Client's Name

Loom Loop

Sub-Category

Runway Collections

Launched at London Fashion Week, the collection entitled Forbidden Walled City, inspired by the mysteries of Beijing’s Forbidden City, and Hong Kong’s now extinct Kowloon Walled City, the collection promises innovations with the brand’s trademark East meets West dichotomies complementing the sustainable concept. The collection bridges and parallels the Hong Kong with the famous and well-preserved Beijing Forbidden City. The collection bridges and parallels the Kowloon Walled City with the famous and well-preserved Beijing Forbidden City—a source of infinite mystery during the Qing Dynasty. One: the heart of a palatial empire; the other: a bustling microcosm, where debauchery and community were intrinsically linked. In the past, we have used techniques including laser-cutting, leather recycling and die-cutting to create distinctive showpieces. We created a qipao dress made with 2,000 pairs of Chinese knots before, we continue to innovate—the collection features flowing silk dresses emblazoned with the new nine dragon prints. The collection uses authentic brocade from Sichuan; Canton silk is integral to their designs and their story. As the fabric that inspired the brand, its unique finish and feel make it a delight to wear, and the designers continue to find new and interesting ways to use the material. And the sneakers of this collection collaborated with SHEME where the embroidery is another intangible cultural heritage from Sichuan. This latest collection continues their partnership with social enterprises and craftsmen and will feature Chinese knot buttons handmade by a local workshop.

Credits

Feb30
Noel Chau
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