Outdoor Screening of The Last Stitch in Wan Chai
Why We Recommend it
Design Spectrum collaborates with MOViE MOViE for a public screening of The Last Stitch, a documentary by Oscar-winning producer Ruby Yang and Alfred Sung on a cross-generational family cheongsam business.
Born to a family of tailors, Alfred Sung’s grandfather Tommy grew up in the trade. When his father died, he and his wife Connie took over the family business.
In 1996, facing the imminent handover of Hong Kong to China, the couple decided to immigrate to Canada. There, they successfully rebuilt their business making traditional Chinese cheongsam. 20 years on, they’re ready to retire. But what of the skills that have been handed down in their family for three generations?
This documentary takes viewers from Shanghai to Hong Kong and Toronto, reflecting the history of the Chinese diaspora as well as the rise and fall of traditional craftsmanship.
Registration is required for this free event. Chinese and English subtitles will be provided. The screening is companioned by Design Spectrum’s exhibition Refined Touch: Crossover Between Design and Craft which lasts until 19 January 2020 at 7 Mallory Street.