Art meets fashion: six events from Hong Kong’s Art Basel, from Gucci to Louis Vuitton
If you like to mix your art with a splash of fashion, check out these six events, featuring works inspired by the late Keith Haring and collaborations with artists such as Ignasi Monreal, Harif Guzman, Ren Hwang and Liu Chih-hung
Haculla Streetwear collaboration with artist Harif Guzman
Lane Crawford’s What Is Art campaign sees the retailer collaborate with various designers and brands to create a series of art-inspired products. One of the major highlights is a capsule collection by luxury streetwear brand Haculla that is inspired by street artist Harif Guzman. Guzman will make an in-store appearance, which will include a live painting performance.
March 23, Lane Crawford, Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Coach x Keith Haring Art Walk
Leather goods brand Coach honours late American artist Keith Haring, who is the inspiration for its spring 2018 collection, with an interactive art walk in Wan Chai. Lee Tung Avenue will be transformed with interactive and digital installations including graffiti displays inspired by the artist and a temporary tattoo station featuring Haring characters.
March 20 to April 8, 2018, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Rd East, Wan Chai
Lady Dior As Seen By Exhibition
Since 1995, the Lady Dior handbag has become an icon, with countless celebrity fans from the late Princess Diana to Carla Bruni.
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Dior has enlisted a group of international artists including Ren Hwang, Liu Chih-hung and Olympia Scarry to reinterpret the bag exclusively for this exhibition.
March 29 to March 31, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
Gucci Art Wall
Gucci has made headlines with its art walls in cities including Milan and New York. Hong Kong has its first Gucci Art Wall in Lan Kwai Fong. Created by Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal, it features three women, dressed in Gucci, fishing for planes in the clouds.
Until the end of May, D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central.
Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades
Louis Vuitton will showcase its collection of travel-inspired objects, which have been brought to life by a group of contemporary designers and artists including the Campana brothers and Hong Kong-based Andre Fu.
Fu has also designed the scenography for the exhibition. Guided tours are available for visitors.
March 24 to April 2, 5/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central
Unskilled Worker, aka Helen Downie, rose to fame with her Instagram-worthy illustrations and paintings that inspired a series of collaborations with Gucci. Nine of her artworks showcasing her whimsical and expressive style will be on display at Art Central.
March 26 to April 1, Art Central, Central Harbourfront, Central