It doesn’t take much to get me into a Lanvin boutique – the clothes are just so beautiful to look at. Now I have another (more legitimate) excuse to visit the brand’s flagship store in Central because they have just launched a new programme that merges art and fashion.
Following a similar format to their Paris store on Rue Saint Honore, the brand has partnered with the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Public Art Hong Kong to bring art into their stores on a regular basis. The result is an exhibition called Dialogue, which features the work of renowned local artist, Fiona Wong.
Inside the store is brought to life with incredible ceramic sculptures created by Wong herself. Some are inspired by Lanvin’s butterfly design dress (butterflies look like they are suspended in the air) while others feature intricate gold insects crawling over accessories. Lanvin’s iconic perfume bottles are also reenvisaged in ceramic. More objects d’art are dotted throughout the store as well as the front window.
There’s nothing more satisfying than mixing a bit of retail therapy with culture, no?
The exhibition is on until November 8 2013 at Lavin, 10 Ice House Street, Central from 10:30am to 7:30pm. Entry is free. www.lanvin.com