Adrian Cheng, founder of K11 and New World Development CEO, together with Carine Roitfeld, former Editor-in-Chief of VOGUE Paris, bring a multi-brand fashion exhibition, Savoir-Faire: The Mastery of Craft in Fashion, to Hong Kong.
Celebrating creativity and dedication, Savoir-Faire: The Mastery of Craft in Fashion spans 30 years of iconic fashion design and over 700 years of Chinese heritage arts through the shared lens of craftsmanship.
The multi-brand exhibition is less a retrospective and more a visual manifesto, immersing visitors into the world of haute couture and prêt-à-porter from the world’s biggest designers, including never-before-seen pieces from renowned maisons.
Covering the early 1990s to contemporary collections, Savoir-Faire exemplifies the mastery of ‘know-how’ (savoir-faire) that designers and couturiers use to articulate their visions. The displays also reveal the evolving aesthetics of fashion, from established fashion houses to the most avant-garde independent designers. It also delves into the history and mastery of craft in rare Chinese artefacts and modern pieces from the archives of K11 Craft & Guild Foundation (KCG), Asia’s first creative platform for cultural contemplation focusing on conserving and preserving Chinese traditional craftsmanship.
For the exhibition, Carine Roitfled has curated a mix of haute couture and prêt-à-porter pieces from international fashion houses and designers such as Richard Quinn, Alexander McQueen, Daniel Roseberry, Balenciaga, Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Iris van Herpen, Tom Ford, Tom Van der Borght and others. Carine Roitfeld has also provided one-of-a-kind pieces from her never-before-seen private collection.
The exhibition opens at the K11 Art & Cultural Center in Hong Kong’s Victoria Dockside on 13th December and runs until 14th February 2022.