The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is currently hosting ‘Fashion, Image, Eddie Lau’ – a retrospective of the native designer.
The Hong Kong Heritage Museum, which is renowned for regularly featuring historical and contemporary fashion exhibitions, is currently hosting ‘Fashion, Image, Eddie Lau’ (他 Fashion 傳奇 Eddie Lau; 她 Image 百變 劉培基), a retrospective of Hong Kong fashion designer Eddie Lau. The first museum exhibition ever in Hong Kong to display a local designer, ‘Fashion, Image, Eddie Lau’ showcases an extensive range of pieces from the last 50 years of Eddie’s career. Aged 11 Eddie became a tailor’s assistant in Tsim Sha Tsui, before studying fashion design in the early 1970s at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. Since then, Eddie Lau has risen to become one of Hong Kong’s most famous fashion designers. On show are items from his personal archive including sketches, photographs and 70 costumes, as well as bespoke garments he created for celebrities such as actress Michelle Yeoh. Also on show is a collection of fantastical and eccentric stage costumes designed by Eddie for Cantopop star Anita Mui. The exhibition runs through January 13th 2014, and visitors can read Eddie’s recently released autobiography Clair de Lune for more on the legendary designer. – Babette Radclyffe-Thomas
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Exhibition runs through January 13th 2014
Images courtesy of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum