雲裳今昔Fashion and Garment – Yesterday and Today

雲裳今昔

今期灣仔民間生活館主題「雲裳今昔」,介紹香港流行服裝於本世紀的發展及轉變。灣仔的製衣業,曾經是區內其中一項最重要的行業。六十年代初,香港進入工業年代,經濟起飛。另外,女仕們花費在衣飾方面的支出,絕不吝嗇。加上亞太地區多場戰爭,為香港帶來大量官兵將領,為專造洋服西裝的裁縫師傅帶來了大量生意。隨著成衣的大量生產,並以低廉價錢取勝,遂漸取替了度身訂造的製衣模式,但裁縫師傅的精巧手工,仍然令街坊讚嘆不已!

Fashion and Garment – Yesterday and Today

This exhibition displays the development and changes of Hong Kong’s fashion since the 20th century. Garment making was once a major occupation in Wanchai. Hong Kong started industrialization in the early 60s when the economy set to grow. Ladies were never stingy in their clothing expenditure while the influx of off-duty armed forces coming from various Asia/Pacific battlefields helped to bring sizeable business to local tailors who specialized in western suits. Nevertheless, cheaper ready-made clothes resulted from mass production gradually replaced those tailor-made. The Wanchai neighbourhood however still marvelled at the excellent craftsmanship of the tailors.