Sham Shui Po has always been the place for local fashion and design enthusiasts for its uniqueness and abundance in choices of fabrics and accessories. It also nurtures numerous local creative people and boutiques, shaping the area into a new inspirational heart of the fashion and design. With its vividness and specialty, Sham Shui Po is frequently seen as part of the futuristic aesthetics in cyberpunk films and is undoubtedly the “Heart of Cyberpunk”.
Hong Kong is the heart of cyberpunk culture. “Blade Runner” a Hollywood film co-produced by Shaw Brothers in 1982, has depicted stunning futuristic Cyber cityscapes that was heavily influenced by Hong Kong and was famously considered to be the classic cyberpunk film of all time that spearheaded and cultivated the genre.
Since after that, cyberpunk can never be separated from Hong Kong, and tons of work belong to the cyberpunk genre have been produced with Hong Kong as part of the futuristic aesthetics. Some scenes in Ghost in the Shell were filmed in Sham Shui Po, where saturated neon lights and metropolitan style high-rises create the ideal aesthetic and mood.