Traditional Chinese clothing has a long history and embodies the essence of Chinese culture and art. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it was transported to distant shores as maritime trade developed. Intrigued by the exhibition “A Tale of Three Cities” and the perspective of fashion designers, Hong Kong artist Janko Lam has created a studio inside the museum that bridges past, present and future, allowing the audience to embark on a journey through the three cities and the artistic realm of Chinese-style clothing.
Inspired by the historical and cultural essence of Chinese-style clothing, Janko focuses on modern Chinese fashion design, specialising in the art of crafting qipaos, cheongsams and other traditional Chinese clothing. Her minimalistic yet intricate designs fuse traditional elements with contemporary Chinese aesthetics, resulting in distinctive pieces that transcend norms.