Sacai’s Chitose Abe has worked with Lane Crawford since her first collections, so celebrating Lane Crawford’s 170th anniversary called for something very special.
Chitose has partnered with ceramic artist Li Lihong, who is known for combining traditional blue and white painted china techniques with sculptural pieces of iconic consumer products and brands, including Mickey Mouse ears and the McDonald’s logo. Chitose was particularly taken with Li’s Coca Cola bottle, so together they have created 20 sets of hand-painted Coca Cola bottle sculptures painted with Sacai’s latest prints; all held in a classic buddy-bottle-holder made of Perspex, emblazoned with the Sacai logo.
In the entire world, there are only just five that have been signed. These limited-edition sets are available only in Hong Kong.
“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 Lane Crawford stores and online at www.lanecrawford.com in mid-October 2020.