Beijing celebrates NYC Met’s upcoming Spring-2015 exhibit

BEIJING

A special event honoring the New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s forthcoming Spring-2015 exhibit, exploring the influence of Chinese art and culture on Western fashion sensibilities, was recently hosted in Beijing.

According to Vogue, the soiree previewed few of the exquisite fashion creations from the exhibit titled China: Through the Looking Glass, slated to be held at Anna Wintour Costume Center and Asian Art galleries from May 7th to August 16th, 2015.

Some of the major attractions from the event, which was hosted at the ancient Chinese imperial building, Forbidden City, include a 1984 porcelain-inspired blue-and-white Karl Lagerfeld dress for Chanel and a long sleeved high-neck dress, inspired by the Chinese Emperor Puyi’s famous dragon robe, designed by American designer Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent in 2004.

The Beijing event was attended by the US Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, the Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton and the well-known Chinese filmmaker and exhibition’s artistic director, Wong Kar Wai.

The upcoming NYC display will aim to explore how China has fuelled the creative imagination of filmmakers, artists and European designers for centuries, resulting in layers of cultural translations, re-translations and mistranslations.

Alongside a display of Chinese films and traditional artworks, the exhibition will feature more than 100 haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear pieces by names like Giorgio Armani, Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen), Roberto Cavalli, Peter Dundas (Emilio Pucci), Tom Ford (Yves Saint Laurent), John Galliano (Dior), Jean Paul Gaultier, and Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo (Valentino).

Designers continue to weave magic at Berlin FashionW day-2

BERLIN FW

 

Local and international designers continued to weave magic with their latest arrays of Autumn/Winter 2015 collections on the second day of German semi-annual style showcase Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin.

The Austrian designer, known for her vintage-inspired fashion, Lena Hoschek stayed true to her signature 1960s-inspired fashion. Drawing inspiration from yesteryear’s on-screen diva, Brigitte Bardot, the designer showed floral print adorned full skirts, fitted tops and cute feminine miniskirts.

Another fashion design talent from Austria, Rebekka Ruétz, highlighted an androgynous range based on masculine cuts on a palette of black, off-white and camel hues. The well-known German designer Anja Gockel’s glamorous catwalk presentation included collarless belted green button downs, bright red jackets, long skirts and black loose-fit culottes.

In addition to the high-on-style runway shows, the second day also premiered the Berlin Fashion Salon which displayed creations from 18 German designers and labels including Dawid Tomaszewski, Lala Berlin, Iris von Armin, Augustin Teboul, Dorothee Schumacher and Talbot Runhof.