Fong Leng Fashion & Art

Fong Leng Fashion & Art. The other day we attended the opening of the exhibition Fong Leng, Fashion & Art at The Amsterdam Museum. (see Mimi Berlin’s Amsterdam Calendar for December) Mrs Fong Leng herself was present at this vernissage and so were some of her friends, as well as The Crème de la Crème of the Dutch fashion world. Fong Leng is mostly known for her extravagant and colorful fashion designs made in the 1970s. The Amsterdam Museum showed us ca 25 designs from that era. Amongst these dresses was the Butterfly ensemble which we borrowed from Mr Ferry van der Nat for our Fashion-Fest #2 group portrait. You can imagine we were happy to see this design in a museum, it means that we, at Mimi Berlin, chose well. At this exhibition we got to see her art for the first time, wall coverings and cushion shaped objects made with leather, exuberantly embellished in a patchwork technique. On show was a series of portraits of sturdy yet feminine women in colorful, detailed (made with the eye of a fashion designer) dresses, in a style reminiscent of Tamara de Lempicka. Less “fashion-detailed” and equally pretty, were the darker canvasses inspired by, what seemed, native american/african motives, people and animals. Our favorites were the masks, 30 small works presented en bloque, each portraying a very imaginative face, also made with leather in Fong Leng’s patchwork technique.

Of course Mimi Berlin made some Party Snaps for you, see them HERE

This exhibition runs from December 13, 2013 to March 16, 2014

Let's make some conversation! xoxo Mimi Berlin

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