6 Fashion x Art Exhibitions To See During Hong Kong Art Week
1/6 Miu Miu E-MIU-ticons
When: March 21-31
Miu Miu has enlisted the help of creative agency M/M Paris to take over their Landmark boutique for the duration of Art Basel Hong Kong. M/M Paris’ founders, Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag, unveiled their e-MIU-ticons installation on March 21, which will become a fixture in the store until the end of the month.
Reworking the brand’s logo and typeface onto the installation, the graphics are also found on bags, accessories and even a capsule collection of ready-to-wear. Don't miss the series of 10 emoticons—or “e-MIU-ticons”—that have been specially designed by M/M Paris for the occasion.
Miu Miu, Shop G31-32, G/F, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong, miumiu.com
2/6 Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades
When: March 23-March 31
For the second year, Louis Vuitton will showcase its Objets Nomades collection in Hong Kong, and this time the luxury French Maison enlisted internationally acclaimed designer Joyce Wang to create the scenography for the display at the Central Magistracy building in Tai Kwun.
Award-winning design duo Raw Edges will also present their pieces in Hong Kong alongside other new furniture designs by Atelier Oi and Atelier Biagetti.
Block 9, Central Magistracy, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, louisvuitton.com
3/6 Lady Dior As Seen By
When: March 27-31
First created by John Galliano in 1995, Lady Dior is a handbag that was presented as a gift from the First Lady of France to Diana, Princess of Wales. With its graphic carnage pattern and bold gold rings, the top-handle bag has become an icon for the house. In a longstanding effort to bring together creative communities, Christian Dior created the Lady Dior As Seen By exhibition.
Debuted in Beijing in 2011, the exhibition invites artists, photographers and celebrities to interpret the bag in any shape, medium or format. This year, Dior will be unveiling an exclusive video installation by Chinese artist Li Shurui. Outside of the exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong, there will also be a selection of art pieces and sculptures display at their Landmark boutique. Don't miss the works by Tunga or Morgane Tschiember.
Art Basel Hong Kong, L3 Concourse, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, artbasel.com
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When: March 26-April 8
Hong Kong’s leading luxury retailer, Joyce, has invited leading Belgian interior architect Gert Voorjans to create a special mixed media set up for their pop-up space at their Central store.
Patchworked, colourful rugs and wall hangings by Swiss Textile Artist Christoph Hefti will decorate floors and walls alike to create an immersive experience with a dramatic atmosphere.
Joyce, G/F, New World Tower, 16-18 Queen's Road Central, Central, joyce.com
5/6 Fendi “Shapes of Water”
When: March 26–April 14
A fashion house with close ties to the element of water, Fendi partnered with Sabine Marcelis to create The Shapes of Water, a project using water as a design tool in honor of the 10-year anniversary collaboration of the Maison and Design Miami.
Marcelis created ten fountains made of cast resin, each inspired by an iconic part of Fendi's heritage including the FF logo and the Peekaboo bag which also celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The Landmark’s iconic atrium fountain will be the setting for the ‘Nature in Motion' exhibition from March 26 to April 14 and Hong Kong will be the first country to feature this exhibition after its debut in Design Miami December 2018.
Fendi, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, fendi.com
See also: Flashback: Karl Lagerfeld's Fendi In Hong Kong Tatler Through The Decades
6/6 Prada Invites collection
When: March 27-28
As part of the “Prada Invites” series under which the Italian brand collaborates with influential female artists around the globe, three architects—Cini Boeri, Elizabeth Diller and Kazuyo Sejima—have created innovative designs using Prada’s heritage nylon fabric.
The pieces, which debuted at the spring/summer 2019 ready-to-wear runway show, are a refreshed messenger bag by Boeri, a garment bag by Diller that can be transformed into a dress, and a playful fold-out purse by Sejima that can be contorted into various shapes, including that of a flower.
From March 27-28, Prada will be inviting guests to a private, members-only social club at Tai Kwun called Prada Mode. First introduced in Miami in December 2018, the space will feature a photo exhibition and installation by Jamie Diamond, a cocktail on the 27th with a yet unnamed Korean celebrity and a talk with Jamie Diamond on March 28. Entry is for members only.
Available in stores and online at Prada