K11 MUSEA welcomed an unprecedented celebration of fashion spanning 200 years of couture in December 2022, inviting visitors on a journey of imagination and splendour.
A cultural exchange from east to west, past to present and beyond, this first-ever exhibition titled The Love of Couture: Artisanship in Fashion Beyond Time was a tribute to the indispensable influence of fashion throughout history.
Developed by K11 in collaboration with the V&A and designed by revered Hong Kong Production Designer William Chang Suk Ping, with UBS as the title sponsor, the exhibition showcased pieces from the V&A’s collection, and 6 emerging fashion designers’ responses to the storied garments.
William Chang Suk Ping (張叔平)
Recognised as one of Hong Kong’s most esteemed production designers, fashion designers, stylists, and film editors, William Chang Suk Ping brought his creative vision to the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at K11 MUSEA.
The curation of 12 British and French womenswear pieces from the V&A, the world’s leading museum of art, design, and culture, spanned from the Victorian era to the 1960s, highlighting key moments in the history of couture.
6 Emerging Fashion Designers
Initiating a dialogue between the past and present, east and west, 6 East Asian fashion designers take inspiration from the pieces in the V&A’s collection to create their own contemporary response.
Japanese designer Tomo Koizumi was the breakout star at 2019 New York Fashion Week, supported by world-famous Katie Grand and Marc Jacobs. Most recently worn by Japanese singer MISIA for her performance at the Tokyo Olympics 2021, Koizumi’s work is instantly recognisable for his signature colourful ruffle costumes.
A newcomer to the fashion scene, Hong Kong designer Celine Kwan recently debuted her
Autumn/Winter 2022 collection at Paris Fashion Week. Already catching the eye of global celebrities such as Lizzo, Kwan’s designs explore transformation, functionality, and technology for sustainable fashion.
Chinese designer Sensen Lii is a graduate of the globally recognised Antwerp Royal Academy of Arts. In 2019, he founded his own brand WINDOWSEN, and has since been worn by global superstars including Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Grimes, Sia, and Timothée Chalamet.
A finalist for the LVMH 2022 Prize, Hiroshima-born Japanese designer Ryunosuke Okazaki’s designs contemplate the connection between humans and nature, commonly incorporating the concept of prayer as a thematic pillar of his work.
Known as “Miss Sohee”, the South Korean womenswear designer made her international debut at Milan Fashion week supported by Dolce & Gabbana. Most recently worn by Taylor Hill at 2022 Met Gala, Park’s designs experiment with hand embroidery and dyeing techniques rooted in her Korean heritage.
Chinese designer Yueqi Qi draws inspiration from traditional Chinese artisanship, boldly reinterprets crafts such as beading and embroidery to create surprising collisions between Chinese and western culture.
© Photo courtesy V&A
Evening dress, designed by Owen Hyde-Clark for Worth London, London, England, 1960,
given by Mrs Roy Hudson © Owen Hyde-Clark for Worth London
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Embark on a journey of artistic gastronomy at K11 MUSEA — including a curation of delicious masterpieces specially prepared for Art Karnival! Created with quality ingredients and artful plating, these limited-time menus and dishes are a feast for the eyes and taste buds alike.
Taste Art Karnival’s Playful Plates today!
Art Karnival Afternoon Tea Set – Food in the Abstract & Graffiti
Price: HK$888 for 2 persons
Location: G08 & G08A, G/F
Enquiries: 2601 3428
Love is in the Air, inspired by Banksy
Price: HK$188 (à la carte) | HK$108 (Dinner set menu)
Location: 219, 2F
Enquiries: 2333 0031
Oniku Kappo JIKON
Appetiser – Sakura Spring Menu
Price: HK$1,950 per person
Location: 506, 5F
Enquiries: 2686 1866
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Beef Carpaccio, Lapsang Souchong Smoked Créme Fraiche and pickled Shimeji Mushrooms
Location: G22 & 122, G/F
Enquiries: 3916 8181
Art Karnival Exclusive Plates – Salmon tartare with avocado sauce
Location: 103, 1F
Enquiries: 2117 0983
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Artsy Print Coffee
Location: B113C, B1
Enquiries: 2117 1066
Bringing together more than 30 Hong Kong creatives under the concept of ‘misfit’, SOCIAL NERD: SUPPORT GROUP 2023 declares a ‘MISFITS MANIFESTO’ of artistic expression — providing a platform for artists to celebrate the individuality and charm of their very own brand of creativity.
Hosted at CEMENT, K11 MUSEA’s modular creative- and community-driven space offering an inclusive platform for diverse voices, SOCIAL NERD, a new entity founded by the team behind pins and souvenir production house PERKS, now inhabits a space to fully bring to life artists’ works that they’ve long been fans of.
Explore sculptures, fabric designs, photography, paintings, and more — ‘MISFITS MANIFESTO’ is a collection of declarations from those who defy social norms and those who don’t “fit in”. What’s your manifesto?
Location: CEMENT, G31, G/F, MUSE EDITION
Date: 24 Mar – 16 Apr 2023
Time: 12PM – 8PM
Join the Art Karnival Tour
Book to join our FREE Art Karnival tour — and immerse yourself in K11 MUSEA's world of graffiti, street art, and contemporary works!
Attention, little ones — Donut and Ah Meow are visiting Donut Playhouse! Every Saturday and Sunday in March, children can meet their favourite mascots while enjoying thrilling adventures at Happy Mega Slide, Happy Ocean World, and more.
Want to mix fun with learning? Every child can take home a complimentary box of 3D puzzles (valued at HK$68) designed by Hong Kong brand Team Green — and explore Donut Playhouse’s pop-up store for STEM toys at B2!
Take your kids to Donut Playhouse for a weekend of delight!
Location: G50, G/F, K11 MUSEA
Enquiry & booking: 91879792
Donut Playhouse Weekend Special Package
Opening Hours: 11AM – 7PM (Sat – Sun; closed 1:30PM – 3PM)
Price: HK$260 per session (Ticket includes 1 adult + 1 child)
^All participants should read the rules of Donut Playhouse before entering.