Adrian Cheng and Carine Roitfeld launch couture exhibition
Dubbed 'Savoir-Faire: The Mastery of Craft in Fashion', the exhibition will explore the world of craftsmanship in fashion and the importance of preserving treasured atelier traditions. Featuring both works of haute couture and prêt-à-porter, it will showcase couture through history.
The exhibition will display works from renowned design houses that include Balenciaga, Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Iris van Herpen, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, and Valentino, and avant-garde designers such as Richard Quinn and Tom Van der Borght, along with one-of-a-kind pieces from Roitfeld's private collection.
"Through the understanding of craftsmanship—the transmission of tradition, ideas, and techniques between societies and culture—fashion has been creating deeply collaborative relationships of connection and exchange," said Cheng. ”I am thrilled to be working with Carine to bring forth a potent illustration of the power in craft and artisanship so we may also collectively celebrate its innovation for the future. Together, we bring this unprecedented exhibition to Asia for the first time to rejuvenate the cultural landscape of Hong Kong.”
"Throughout history, editors have used the pages of magazines as a canvas to bring to life fashion's most extraordinary ideas and creations," added Roitfeld. "By harnessing an editorial approach to the storytelling and visual journey, this exhibition will showcase some of the most exemplary cases of craft in a way that, we hope, motivates a deep appreciation for the history and heart of fashion among the next generation.”
To celebrate the exhibition launch, on December 10, Roitfeld will host close friends and designers supporting the exhibition for an intimate reception at the historic Hôtel de Crillon, a Rosewood Hotel in Paris. All the while, simultaneously, Cheng will host a special opening event, titled ‘K11 NIGHT,’ on Hong Kong's iconic Victoria Dockside promenade.
The exhibition is a continuation of an ongoing partnership between Cheng and Roitfeld. It follows the launch of K11 Original Masters last year, a three-part webinar series that brings forth leaders of modern artistry to showcase renowned century-old artisanship in a first-of-its-kind digital program. The final installment will launch in November.
Cheng founded K11 Group in 2008. The unique concept brand combines art and commerce in commercial and residential real estate, and a growing portfolio of brands across different sectors in Greater China and around the world.
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