In Praise of Silk: Fashion from China National Silk Museum Across Time

Why We Recommend it

Including both classic and contemporary pieces, the exhibition is a tribute to “mulberry silk”, the fibre that made China famous since historical times.


Offering a glimpse into the evolution of Chinese fashion and silk culture, this exhibit brings together pieces from Hangzhou’s China National Silk Museum – the world’s largest silk museum and Hong Kong Design Institute.

Apart from the exhibits from China National Silk Museum, the venue will also display designs from seasoned couturier Barney Cheng, as well as a  selection from renowned fashion label Blanc de Chine.

A collection of cheongsam from Cheongsam Connect will also be featured in the exhibition to celebrate the recent announcement of Hong Kong-style cheongsam sewing techniques being inscribed into the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong.


When: 30 Sep 2017 - 2 Dec 2017 Where: Experience Centre, Hong Kong Design Institute – 3 King Ling Road – Tseung Kwan O, New Territories