Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Du yuu no her? Yes she's Maggie Cheung, the Chinese actress frm Hong Kong plus the international superstar and fashion icon. If yuu hav watch'd her bravura performances frm In the Mood for Love as a married woman caught in an ambiguous relationship in Shanghai in the 1920s, or frm the French movie Clean as a drug addicted mom, yuu wil not be surprised dat Cheung's gain'd respect frm most reputable directors like Wong Kar-Wai and Olivier Assayas, and is always consider'd an eva favorite stylish gal for years.
Rodarte’s distinctively talented Mulleavy sisters—Kate and Laura who made their first visit to Hong Kong last week to showcase an exclusive four-piece collection designed in homage to Maggie Cheung at Joyce Boutique. The one-off pieces themselves were auction'd off to benefit UNICEF. The sisters hav a powerful knack at makin' visual entities to compliment their collections, and tis time there's no exception dat they created a stunnin' short film with the Hong Kong-based photographer Wing Shya to spotlight the collection, inspired by four great performances frm Cheung’s films: In the Mood for Love, Hero, Clean, and The Heroic Trio, so we're all lucky to be able to enjoy the pieces without ownin' 'em.
Rodarte's creativity and inspirational fashion concept plus Maggie Cheung's unique style basically form a brilliant collaboration of two artistic powerhouses frm the East and the West. It's noteworthy ow Wing Shya the director presented the film in black and white with beautiful piano background music, which effectively created artistic and melancholic aura which easily reminded of dat nostalgic feelin' convey'd by the film In the Mood for Love. I particularly like the yellow flowy fringe dress reminiscent of Cheung's heroic image in Hero.
As WWD reported Rodarte's view 'bout Hong Kong and their people's sense of fashion: “It’s our first time here and I’m in complete awe of Hong Kong,” said Laura Mulleavy. “There’s something so futuristic about the city. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Blade Runner was shot here. And the women are so open to fashion.”
Wud any promisin' talents follow Rodarte's step to dedicate their special designs to another Chinese inspirin' public figure? I suggest Elie Saab crossover Zhou Xun. Watch Zhou's performance frm Perhaps Love, which won her the Best Actress Award in the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards and yuu wil no why.
Elie Saab Fall/Winter 2010 collection at Paris Fashion Week
Zhou Xun the Chinese actress in Perhaps Love