NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
WHAT: ARTIST LIU BOLIN DEBUTS HIS COLLECTION OF UNIQUE AND EDITIONED GARMENTS AT NYFW SS18. EACH PIECE IS HAND PAINTED AND IS INSPIRED BY LIU BOLIN'S 12 POLITICALLY CHARGED PHOTOGRAPHS PRODUCED IN THE U.S. THIS PROJECT WAS INSPIRED BY 12 YEARS OF COLLABORATIONS WITH VARIOUS FASHION POWERHOUSES, INCLUDING LANVIN, GAULTIER, AND MONCLER. AN OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY SEVEN-YEAR-OLD PIANO PRODIGY ZHAO ZITANG & MUSICAL DIRECTOR CHARLIE KLARSFELD SET THE TONE FOR THE GALLERY-LIKE INNOVATIVE PRESENTATION.
WHO: ALEXANDRA ONEIL, AVI AND LINDA ROSEN, BEN WATTS, BROOKS NADER, BEN HANISCH, BUT LIKE MAYBE, CRISTINA HOLMES, DANNA WEISS, ELEANOR LAMBERT, ELANA BAZIZ, JANINE COHEN, JOEY ZAUZIG, JONATHAN LIA, JOEL SIMKHAI, KENYON PHILLIPS, KRISTY MC CALLISTER, LAURA SIEGEL, MAJA MALNAR, MANUSHKA MAGLOIRE, MICHELLE MADONNA, MOSHE ZELKOWICZ, NICOLE NADEAU, OSHUN, ROBERTO & CLAUDIO RABANNE, SAMANTHA ANGELO, SOPHIE SUMMER, SHAUNE ARP, SADE LYTHCOTT, ULRIKE HOWE, VALISSA YOE, AND MANY MORE…
WHEN: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
WHERE: SPRING STUDIO, STUDIO 1
IMAGERY: Available for download below – CREDIT BFA NYC
About Liu Bolin:
Better known as "The Invisible Man" in media circles, Liu Bolin sprang from a generation of artists struggling with the consequences of the Cultural Revolution and the rapid economic development in the decades after. He discusses the social concerns of his home country through his artistic practice, most prominently through his 'camouflage' installations. Traversing mediums such as performance, photography and social activism, Liu Bolin dissects the tense relationship between the individual and society by 'disappearing' into environments which are sites of intrigue, contention, and criticism.
Since its inception after the forced demolition of Bolin's studio in Suojia Village outside Beijing in 2005, his "Hiding in the City" series has been displayed in numerous museums and institutions across the globe. Inspired by his powerful visual messages, artists, institutions, and organizations such The Louvre (Paris, France), Harper's Bazaar Magazine, Renault, Fernando Botero, JR, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jon Bon Jovi and Kenny Scharf have invited Liu Bolin to collaborate on creative projects. In 2013, Liu presented a TED talk in Long Beach, California. In 2015, Liu was selected by United Nations backed campaign The Global Goals to create an image that conveyed 17 goals – including ending poverty, encouraging sustainable development and fight inequality and injustice – where he hid himself within 193 flags of the world. In 2016 and 2017 he participated in collaborations with Annie Leibovitz and Moncler for their 2017 and 2018 campaigns.
SOURCE Liu Bolin Studio