About CDSS 

A unique multi-disciplinary exchange hub, The Centre of Design Services and Solutions (CDSS) brings design innovation, creative ideas and business solutions under one roof.

CDSS is a knowledge centre that stays abreast of design and retail industry development where it aims to provide a platform for nurturing new businesses to develop and build their retail portfolio so to fit individual brand priorities and capabilities to explore suitable marketing solutions.  

CDSS services offer support to students, alumni, staff and entrepreneurs alike in design incubation, e-commerce work solutions, big data analytics and high-tech retail store experience.  It also serves as a live brick-and-mortar venue for HKDI students to enrich their skills and on-the-job knowledge in store visual merchandising and general operation within a retail environment to enhance their employability in  design and retail industry. 


Collaborative Brand Building Strategies and Solutions

CDSS offers collaborative opportunities for industry to conduct brand projects with HKDI students to develop innovative and practical solutions for specific brand needs. An ideal platform to bring new business and marketing ideas from concept to realisation.


Our Facilities

Live work stations

An ideal space for individuals to realise their e-commerce ideas and to create marketing footprint through interactive live events on social media platforms. 


High Technology Retail Space

This interactive retail space that encourages hi-technology-driven brand launches for capsule collections or new young brands. It also serves as an experience centre for student’s practical learning in areas of retail operation and visual merchandising.

Project and Exhibition

CDSS [Step-In-Style] Design For Community Competition

Green Ladies x CDSS

Advance Denim x CDSS Mini Antibacterial Denim Bag

Advance Denim x CDSS Red Packet 2021

CDSS Design for Future Programme - Design Commercialization

CDSS Operation Team (IA)

“CDSS x PersonTees” Capsule Collection Design Programme

Mobile App Development: WardrobeConnect

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A112, Tower A, Hong Kong Design Institute

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