Exquisite vintage Cheongsams and tailoring tools are meticulously selected for exhibit at the Experience Chamber, First Floor. Work includes those by Master Yan Ka Man, who has been making Cheongsams for over 60 years with many iconic designs on display during Miss Hong Kong Pageants every year, as well as the popular styles that were often seen on celebrities in the 1960s.
Continuing K11 MUSEA’s mission to propagate culture, a live demonstration will be hosted every Saturday, from 11 January-29 February, where local specialist Cheongsam tailor Yin Kou Zhang will demonstrate his artistry for the public on the essential steps of making a perfect Cheongsam by hand sewing.
Come experience the craftsmanship of this rich and vibrant artistic tradition by joining the hauniu (flower buttons) workshop held after the demonstration session.
About Master Yin
Born in Shanghai, Master Yin Kou Zhang began his tailoring career at the age of 14, following his father and grandfather’s footsteps. Though influenced by his family, Yin learnt his tailoring skills from his grandfather’s protégé due to the family’s rules of ‘father shall not tutor his own son’ to ensure the strictest guidance during the apprenticeship. Master Yin specialised in needlecraft, a classic Shanghainese tailoring technique; every stitch is neatly done by hand, a detailed and complicated skill. Established his business in Sai Wan district for more than 30 years, Master Yin insists of a complete handcraft cheongsam for each of his customer.