A new generation of designers are set to transform an area into a fashion landmark. The Hong Kong Government will set up a design and fashion hub in Sham Shui Po. This project, announced by secretary for commerce and economic development Edward Yau recently, will be located on a site that is being revitalised by the country’s urban renewal authority.
The Sham Shui Po district has a long history in the trading of fabric and garments and is a popular destination for local fashion and design enthusiasts. The project will have 4,300 square meters of gross floor area in a five-story commercial building on Tung Chau Street and will be run by the Hong Kong Design Centre. The hub is scheduled to be up and running by 2023, and will provide new designers a space to refine their skills and creative abilities and also to showcase their design products and stage designs.
Facilities will include a design gallery and fashion showcase, fashion production workshops, working areas, stage and seminar spaces, an incubation centre, a design library and a material library. An open space will also be made available where the public can go to look for fashion and items.