MALAYSIA, 25th May 2017 - Art & Design Issue - As we're halfway through the year, this month, L'Officiel Malaysia discusses our favourite subjects of new-age fashion: art, design and the makings of the two, and seal the deal with the statuesque Karolina Kurkova fronting the cover.
"Good designs are timeless. I love saying yes to new people, places, ideas and experiences, though normally I am more attracted by what happens behind the scenes. For instance, with a perfectly executed fashion show, I like to know who is the casting director, music director, stylist, and strangely yes, even set designer who has built a space to complement the show," says managing editor Monica Mong.
"And it does not need to be one of high budget. Simple lighting with a few benches in an old garage - so long as the setting brings out the essence of the collection or garments, it'd be good enough a design for me," she adds.
Join us as we browse through the most thought-provoking Autumn/Winter 2017's set designs in The Show's The Thing and dissect the art influence in the collections in Artistic License. Also, find out the painstaking process in creating visually arresting timepieces in Detailed Design, the artistic collaborations by beauty brands in Works Of Art and niche hobbyists who take pleasure in manually building their crafts from the ground up in The Art Of Making.
“Art is the creative minds' mode to express themselves and how they are feeling, and we trust that fashion designers use the term 'fashion' to do the same. Art is not exclusive to paintings and carvings and this issue of L'Officiel Malaysia will make you embrace fashion too as an artistic outlet," says CEO and publisher 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.