Artist Li Xiaofeng, his wife, and I arrived in Paris last night and were escorted to sumptuous, compact, famously pretentious Hôtel Costes, my home for the next week.
The 2010 Lacoste Collector’s Series is created by Li Xiaofeng. He wanted his favorite bracelet to be photographed alongside the invitation to the release event, which is this Friday in Paris.
Li Xiaofeng is both the first Chinese and the first fine artist to collaborate with Lacoste on this series, now heading into its fifth year.
While the shirts will inevitably reference his porcelain shard sculptures, the specific way in which this is accomplished on cloth remains arrived in Paris last night and were escorted to sumptuous, compact, famously to be seen.
His work should be familiar to anyone who has visited Beijing’s most frequented Boutique Hotel, the Opposite House, since two of his sculptures are displayed in the front of the lobby.
Three of the four previous designers for the Collector’s Series’ are from a furniture and product design background. Here are links to their work for Lacoste:
2009: The Campana Brothers, Brazil’s leading furniture designers went to nearby jungles and favelas to create their polos. See some pics from the Stylites photoshoot using them here.
2008: R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe contributed a polo that featured a photo he had taken from the stage of the audience at one of his concerts.
2007: Michael Young, a British but Hong Kong-based furniture, product, and high-tech designer, designed plastic polo.
2006: British lighting and furniture designer Tom Dixon created the first series that included an indigo dyed eco polo and a lurex/cotton blend techno polo.
任何频繁出入北京的精品酒店瑜舍(the Opposite House)的人对李晓峰的作品都不会感到陌生，那里展出着他的两个雕塑。
我为Benetton It’s My Time博客写的一篇关于晓峰的文章有一些对他的介绍，这里也有更多他作品的照片。红门画廊网站上也有一个更早的对他的介绍。