His slim silhouettes and simple color schemes sparked off a revolution in fashion, but since his departure as the creative designer of Dior Homme, he has moved away from designing and shifted his creative outlet to black and white photography. The style of his recent work resembles to his fashion sensibilities. His subject’s personalities are clearly displayed without any interventions, and through this, Slimane has created a new visual language of his own by bringing out the beauty of imperfections. His latest exhibition “California Song” is presented at the MOCA Pacific Design Center, showcasing works that portray the youth culture of the local scene. The exhibition is divided into two parts, an installation and a series of black and white photographs from his California years will be presented on the ground floor. A motion-photography installation produced specifically for MOCA will be featured on the second floor which highlights the playful years of California in the eyes of Hedi Slimane. The exhibition is on from 12th November 2011 to 22nd January 2012.
Text: Vincent Lau | Translation: Elibe Wong
Photo Courtesy: The Museum of Contemporary Art
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