MALAYSIA, 27th February 2017 - The fashion world came into a halt last Friday as news broke that visionary photographer and fearless artist Ren Hang had passed on. We, at L'Officiel Malaysia, are especially devastated by the tragedy, and at the same time, felt incredibly privileged to have worked with the prodigy merely months ago.
Our managing editor Monica Mong had the opportunity to be in his presence as they collaborated for the title's March issue on Girl Power - dedicated to women, femininity and sexuality, featuring cover girl Rila Fukushima.
“He had always been regarded the human body as a medium of pure aesthetic. One without moral or social criticism, he represented a new generation of Chinese culture,” says Monica.
Ren Hang who was known for his explicit and thought-provoking visuals is immortalised in the pages of L'Officiel Malaysia and took pride in the joint effort as he expressed his excitement on Chinese website Weibo prior to the unfortunate incident.
Remembering the legacy left behind by the talented provocateur, L'Officiel Malaysia is extending another 10,000 copies of the March issue to meet the overwhelming demand from our readers, the photographer's long-time admirers, as well as the fashion world at large.
About L’OFFICIEL and L'OFFICIEL Malaysia
L'Officiel magazine was first published in Paris since 1921. Over the years, L'Officiel has helped launch the careers of designers including Pierre Balmain, Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, and Yves St. Laurent. Today, L'Officiel has since become to be referred to as the "Bible of fashion and of high society".
Published locally ten times a year in Malaysia, each issue of L'OFFICIEL Malaysia led by veteran fashion editor, Monica Mong, brings together the latest style and lifestyle trends fresh from the world's leading fashion houses. Targeted at the well-heeled, and well-travelled 25 to 45 lady, L'OFFICIEL Malaysia is the key fashion reference for the modern woman with a strong focus on fashion, beauty, watches, jewellery and art.
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