Sailor-Made: Manifestations of Nautical Fashion in Hong Kong Culture
26 March 2021 to 31 July 2021
Harbour Viewing Gallery
***This exhibition will be temporarily closed from 10-13 June, 2021***
With a selection of historical images, uniform, and costume exhibits, Sailor-Made showcases how nautical clothing has been adopted, appropriated, and reflected in mainstream fashions and global pop culture. From Royal dress code in the United Kingdom back in the 19th century, to prominent designer fashion brands, the trend for sailors’ fashion has until now remain relevant. More so, nautical fashion influenced school uniforms in East Asia from the 1920s and onwards alongside popular culture and entertainment industries in Hong Kong and beyond, such as animations like Sailor Moon sparking off the subculture of “cosplay” in Japan and East Asia. Sailor chic still has much to inspire contemporary fashion and day-to-day wear.
In association with the School of Humanities, The University of Hong Kong, this is also the fruition of a museum-university partnership, with undergraduate interns' participation to present the exhibition.