A group of designers, musicians, performers and heritage activists have teamed up to launch The Yen Chow Street Hawker Bazaar Fashion Street Parade on December 27. The fashion event aims to spread awareness about disappearing heritage and celebrate the bazaar’s contribution to Hong Kong’s art and design world.
Earlier this year, the government announced plans to close the Yen Chow Street Hawker Bazaar, commonly known as Pang Jai, in Sham Shui Po to make room for a housing complex. A colorful and vibrant marketplace, Pang Jai has been home to hundreds of fabric and textile vendors over the past four decades.
A multifaceted affair, the Yen Chow Street Hawker Bazaar Fashion Street Parade will center around an urban fashion street parade with musicians and performers doubling as models.
Eight designers, including Rex Ko of Luddite, Kay Wong of Daydream Nation and fashion design students from the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, will use fabrics sourced from Pang Jai to come up with new designs to be unveiled at the parade.
The making of the designs as well, as the street parade itself, will be recorded and made into a documentary about Pang Jai and Sham Shui Po’s disappearing culture.
3pm. December 27, 2015. Tai Nan Street to Yen Chow Street Hawker Bazaar (Pang Jai), Sham Shui Po. Free.