Exhibition dates: 5.2.2015 - 8.3.2015
Venue: Wan Ho Station & Tiu Keng Leng Station
Exhibition dates: 13.3.2015-19.4.2015
Venue: Tin Hau Station & Sheung Wan Station
Co-organised with: Redress
Press Release Content:
Sustainable fashion takes centre stage at selected MTR stations this Lunar New Year with a stylish and thought-provoking "art in mtr–roving art" exhibition that opened today (5 February 2015) at Sai Wan Ho and Tiu Keng Leng stations, marking the first extended "roving art" exhibition to be held simultaneously in two different MTR stations. By increasing the scale of the "roving art" exhibitions, more artists and organisations will be able to participate in the programme and showcase more works from their art collections across a wider audience, increasing the reach of art to passengers travelling in the MTR.
In the first extended exhibition, passengers can view 21 outstanding sustainable fashion pieces from The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15, a competition organised by Hong Kong charity, Redress, that challenges Asian and European emerging fashion designers to cultivate their creativity and adopt environmentally sustainable design techniques. Designers used zero-waste1, up-cycling2 and econstruction3 techniques to reuse and transform an array of textile waste, including surplus and damaged textiles and clothing waste into attractive and stylish clothing. Designers came from nine regions including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Denmark. Their designs were critiqued by a high-profile judging panel including internationally renowned designers such as UK sustainable fashion designer Ms Orsola de Castro and Hong Kong fashion designer Mr Dorian Ho, as well as Shanghai Tang's Creative Consigliere, Mr Raffaele Borriello.
"Hong Kong is a great place to showcase sustainability in fashion as it is a leading centre of global fashion and has a major influence on international fashion trends and designs. As MTR stations have a high passenger flow, they are ideal locations to shine a spotlight on great sustainable fashion whilst spreading environmental consciousness in the wider community," said Ms Christina Dean, Founder of Redress, a charity that promotes environmental sustainability in the fashion industry and organisers of The EcoChic Design Award competition.
"We are excited to see our 'art in mtr-roving art' exhibition platform turned into a fashion runway to promote sustainability. Indeed, our own mission at MTR is to provide a sustainable railway for our future generations," said Ms May Wong, General Manager – Corporate Relations of MTR Corporation. "The Chinese New Year is also good timing to raise awareness on environmental sustainability as this is the traditional time for throwing out the old and bringing in the new. Rather than throwing out old clothing, perhaps our passengers will be inspired to make new use of them."