About Fashion Archive

The Fashion Archive (FA) at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) was developed in 2010 to support fashion teaching and learning with real fashion products. In September 2017, after embarking on a major expansion in terms of space, archived items and storage system, the Fashion Archive was reopened with a newly renovated 360 sqm space that now houses over 1000 iconoclastic fashion pieces, including historical, ethnical, stage and period costumes, contemporary designers’ branded clothing, millineries, shoes and bags. The new Fashion Archive provides wide-ranging real-life fashion resources to enrich students’ learning, appreciation of art, design and culture.

Fashion and Culture Knowledge Platform

The Fashion Archive attracted thousands of visitors throughout the years, including students, alumni, designers and industry practitioners, as well as the general public at large.  It also served as a valuable platform projecting HKDI as a dedicated and committed Institute in the excellence of fashion and design education. 

Our Facilities

Digital Archive 

An extensive range of interactive digital archive including an online database system and interactive display technologies have been developed and put into service, aiming to enhance students’ learning and motivation in fashion related topics such as fashion history, fashion technology and garment construction.

Exhibition and Workshop Space

The Exhibition and workshop space located in the Fashion Archive aims to cultivate and exchange fashion design knowledge through showcasing theme-based fashion and culture exhibition as well as outstanding students’ works from local and international design institutions. In addition, the Fashion Archive regularly organizes and supports different types of fashion related workshops, aiming to enhance students' appreciation and knowledge of fashion design.

Projects & Exhibitions

Fashion Archive Exhibition #9: Fashi6n 2021

Fashion Archive Exhibition #8: The Wellness Era

The Menswear Premiere of Fashion Archive Exhibition #8: The Wellness Era

Fashion Archive Exhibition #7: “MAKING WAVES”

Fashion Archive Exhibition #6: Fashi6n+

Fashion Archive Exhibition #5: “IN THE MAKING”

Fashion Archive Exhibition #4: White Project

The Opening Party of Fashion Archive Exhibition #3: DDDenim

Fashion Archive Exhibition #3: DDDenim

Fashion Archive Exhibition #2: Fashi6n

Fashion Archive Academy #1: Fashion Archive X Redress Sustainable Fashion Design Workshop

Grand Opening Master Class: Subtraction Cutting Workshop by Prof Julian Roberts

Grand Opening Exhibition: FASHIONLUTION

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Address: A707, Tower A, Hong Kong Design Institute

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