Malls give space to young designers

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 30 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 30 September, 2008, 12:00am

There are more than enough shopping malls but relatively few exhibition spaces in Hong Kong.

However, two local malls hope to change that and have joined forces to use their retail spaces in a more artistic way.

K-point mall in Tuen Mun and Tsuen Kam Centre in Tsuen Wan want to offer young artists a place to showcase their work and give the public the opportunity to appreciate original art in an unusual setting.

The first of many shows is Kelly Tsui's 'The Princess Cat' collection.

Ten months in the making, the young fashion designer from Hong Kong PolyU designed and made all of the clothes for her show. The collection was presented in a catwalk show last week.

Tsui says the collection was inspired by her two cats that behave like princesses.

She integrated her love of cats and passion for fashion into playful, yet wearable, clothes. The collection is made up of six pieces. It is not difficult to miss the feline influence in her work. Sleeves have cat-like ears and a bubble dress is shaped like a cat's head.

The show runs until October 11 in K-point shopping mall then in Tsuen Kam Centre from October 12 until October 26.