Ancient Costume Replica

Ancient Costume Replica of Han and Jin Dynasties 中國古代妝束 sponsored by Jin Ze Arts Centre

Xiangxian Art Gallery 名称为象限艺廊

Opening on October 31st, 2014

In 2007 LIU Shuai, a fashion designer by training, initiated a project titled Ancient Chinese Zhuangshu (中國古代妝束) with a group of 10 young and enthusiastic artists and designers.

Drawing references from paintings and sculptures, Zhuangshu(中國古代妝束) re-created a collection of ancient costumes from different periods of Chinese history. The construction process takes over 6 months of gathering information on fabrics, colours, costume cutting, accessories, hairstyles and make-up, before the entire work is completed. Zhuangshu’s(中國古代妝束) goal is to be reconnected to ancient culture through practicing and understanding craft and technique.

A selection of over 15 sets of costumes were displayed at the Xiangxian Art Gallery 名称为象限艺廊 , supplemented with explanations of the works in progress. Practices in natural dyes, resist patterns, patterned silks, and embroideries were highlighted.

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