Sacai’s Chitose Abe has worked with Lane Crawford since her first collections, so our 170th anniversary called for something very special.
Ceramic artist Li Lihong is known for combining traditional blue and white painted china techniques with sculptural pieces of iconic consumer products and brands, and includes such recognizable iconography as Mickey Mouse ears and the McDonald’s logo in her body of work. As a reigning monarch over Japanese design, Sacai’s Chitose Abe was particularly taken with Lihong’s Coca Cola bottle; so together, they created 20 sets of hand-painted Coca Cola bottle sculptures painted with Sacai’s latest prints. To accompany these, they created a classic buddy-bottle-holder made of Perspex, emblazoned with the Sacai logo.
“Lane Crawford had been one of the great long-time partners and has always been respectful to sacai’s DNA when it comes to representing the brand in any occasions. This particular collaboration with Li LiHong was actually chosen by my intuition, when I was first introduced to his artwork by Lane Crawford. I immediately was inspired by his authentic work, which is the hybridization of the traditional technique and the contemporary iconography, which I felt is common to sacai philosophy, to reinterpret familiar products and transform them to something new. I am very excited to have this unique opportunity to go beyond the usual fashion framework,” Chitose said.
Available in stores at Lane Crawford Hong Kong and online at www.lanecrawford.com in mid-October 2020 and in Lane Crawford China at the end of October 2020.