About Fashion Archive

The Fashion Archive (FA) at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) was founded in 2010, aiming to support fashion teaching and learning with authentic fashion products. In September 2017, following a major expansion in terms of space, number of archived items and the storage system, the Fashion Archive was reopened with a newly renovated 360 sqm space that houses a diverse range of significant and iconic fashion pieces, including historical, ethnical, stage and period costumes, world-renowned designers’ branded clothing, millineries, shoes and bags. The Fashion Archive provides wide-ranging real-life fashion resources to enrich students’ learning and enhance their appreciation of art, design, culture and history.

Fashion and Culture Knowledge Platform

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

Our Facilities

Digital Archive 

An extensive range of interactive digital archives alongside an online database system and interactive display technologies have been developed and put into service, with the objective  to enhance students’ interests and learning motivation in fashion-related topics such as fashion history, fashion technology and garment construction.

Exhibition and Workshop Space

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

Projects & Exhibitions

Fashion Archive Exhibition #10: “An Alluring Inheritance of Beauty: Chinese Cheongsam" Exhibition

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

Contact Us


Address: A707, Tower A, Hong Kong Design Institute

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