Aitor Throup is an Argentinian designer based in the United Kingdom, recognised for breaking the boundaries of how we see and think about clothing by introducing a revolutionary architectural approach — building outfits where garments become second skin and the human body is the canvas.
The designer is known for his menswear label, New Object Research, which debuted at London Fashion Week Men’s in 2013, and his creations informed by anatomy and movement. Notable collaborations include with brands such as G STAR RAW, Umbro, and C.P. Company, and musicians Damon Albarn, Flying Lotus and Kasabian.
15YearsOfAitorThroupStudio is Throup’s first full-range retrospective pop-up and the first physical appearance of his work in Hong Kong. The pop-up captures the essence from Aitor Throup’s idea archives. More than 100 of the artist’s signature works across different media since 2006 were selected, showcasing key milestones and design highlights throughout his career.
• Four fully dressed 1:1 body-moulded sculptures from his ‘NOR13’ (New Object Research) collection, multiple object research samplings and sketch works.
• The first time showcase of the full development process of the iconic ‘Shiva Skull Bag’, examining how panels have been constructed onto the surface of a skull and where patterns can be modified in perfect form.
• A life-size articulated ‘NOR16’ Puppet from his 2016 show in Dover Street Market, together with a full collection of unreleased ‘NOR16’ masks displayed along with a unique lighting system to demonstrate the idea of transition from the corporeal to the ethereal.
• A selection from TheDailySketchbookArchives, a continuing project from the last ten years, with drawings capturing the artist’s inspiration from his daily life and his “self-therapy” response to overwhelming pressures of work.
Date: 2 Dec 2021 - 20 Feb 2022 (Closed on Mondays)
Location: 610 (next to PURE Fitness), 6F, K11 MUSEA
Continuing an ongoing collaboration centred on haute couture together with the conservation of storied forms of craft from the East and West, New World Development CEO and K11 Founder Adrian Cheng joins forces with world-renowned fashion icon Carine Roitfeld to host the Savoir-Faire: The Mastery of Craft in Fashion — a grand celebration of artisanship, art and culture at K11 MUSEA this December.
The exhibition will showcase rare artefacts and modern pieces from the archives of K11 Craft & Guild Foundation’s (KCG), which was established by Cheng in 2018 to conserve and preserve Chinese traditional craftsmanship; alongside works of haute couture and prêt-à-porter from acclaimed design houses that include Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Iris van Herpen, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Schiaparelli, Tom Ford, and Valentino, and avant-garde designers such as Richard Quinn and Tom Van der Borght.
Book now to immerse in the storied crafts of haute couture and traditional Chinese craftsmanship in Savoir-Faire: The Mastery of Craft in Fashion.
KLUB 11 Members
Mon - Thu: HK$70
Fri - Sun, Public Holidays: HK$100
Click here to enjoy an Artisan Lounge Exquisite Cocktails Ticket Package for HK$300 to enjoy 2 Artisan Lounge ‘Savoir-Faire’-inspired cocktails and 2 adult tickets^ to ‘Savoir-Faire’ exhibition!
^Tickets for visits starting 17 Dec, on Fri, Sat & Sun after 3:00pm only. Limited quantities; while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply.
Guided tours will be available in English and Cantonese.
Full-time students or children under 18 years old are eligible for free admission upon presenting a valid student card and HKID at entry.
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In response to the government's latest epidemic prevention measures, the ‘Savoir-Faire: The Mastery of Craft’ in Fashion exhibition will be suspended until further notice.
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Explore a fantastical dreamland filled with light as you travel skywards on a sci-fi adventure. With a knack for crafting bespoke spaces emphasising on storied experiences, Hong Kong architect Nelson Chow imagines a surreal escape that whisks Hongkongers away from the mundane, as a glowing ‘space shuttle’ arrives on K11 MUSEA’s Bohemian Garden bestowing the gift of a pulsing, dormant cloud for all to experience up close, complete with otherworldly limited edition treats and merchandise from Elephant Grounds.
Try a selection of specially crafted canned drinks, including Rose Lemonade and Pineapple Rosemary Iced Tea, and browse an array of limited edition merchandise including T-shirts and pins.
Fibre glass, mirror steel, LED, mist system
265 x 350 x 350 cm
Courtesy of the artist.
Date: From 24 Sep
Location: 7F, Bohemian Garden