MALAYSIA, 29th March 2017 - This April '17 edition is dedicated to the late Ren Hang, an iconic and fearless artist. The passing of the Chinese lensman devastated the entire fashion world, especially us at L'Officiel Malaysia who were privileged to have worked with him merely months ago. Our managing editor Monica Mong who had the opportunity to be in his presence as they collaborated for the title's March and April issues penned a heartfelt open letter to the provocateur, and his admirers.
"I had met the most amazing person whose impact on my life will be eternal. The experience was a highlight of my career as you provoked the way I look at styling and photography," she says, and adds, "Your followers asked me to share our experience working together; how were you like as a person? Extreme but a true sweetheart, weird but reasonable, and you liked to make fun of my oversized body. You were just a kid who liked to play in your own personal world and also your photography world... Gone too soon, Ren. My heart aches at the thought of it, but at least heaven is now one star brighter."
With that, we look back at the photographer's awe-inspiring works and immortalised the legacy he left behind in a special tribute Remembering Ren Hang (1987-2017). In the spirit of celebrating icons, we also bring you the biggest fashion moments of all time in That’s So Major, the new hero pieces in the jewellery-making industry in New Stars, enduring makeup looks inspired by celebrities in Star Power and the iconic modern parks in Behind The Scenes.
Also, check out our Spring/Summer 2017 Couture report in Couture Magic and an exclusive interview with Massimo Giorgetti of Emilio Pucci in Hit Refresh.
"It's a massive loss for the fashion industry. He was the embodiment of a person who dared to go against the tide, to be different, to be himself. Ren Hang will be remembered for his amazing and daring talent," says publisher and CEO of Heart Media Olivier Burlot.
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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About Heart Media
Heart Media, the publisher of L’OFFICIEL Malaysia, L’OFFICIEL Singapore, MEN’S FOLIO, PALACE, ART REPUBLIK, WOW, WOW Jewellery, L’OFFICIEL HOMMES Singapore, FORM and ROOM magazines, is committed to publishing market leading magazines and digital media which connect with the region’s affluent and brand-conscious consumers through their chosen lifestyle activities. Heart Media’s titles have established solid reputations in their respective sectors with illustrious track records. Each one has built a strong market presence across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
With a vision to strengthen its regional growth and offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Heart Media is regarded as one of Asia's fastest growing media and publishing houses.