The most talked about catwalk during Paris Fashion Week just arrived in Hong Kong.
Last September, during Paris Fashion Week, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten sent his summer 2015 collection down a runway that resembled a mossy forest path. Nearly twice the length of a tennis court, it was actually a carpet created by Alexandra Kehayoglou, a 33-year-old Argentine artist who spent 16 days hand stitching it together, then shipped it in pieces to Paris and reassembled it right before the show.
Alexandra’s artisan workshop, that produced the carpet, is located just outside Buenos Aires.
The textured, multicolored terrains came together in less than a month. After a special viewing myself, it is even more spectacular in person. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, and your favorite color happens to be green, I suggest visiting the PMQ to see this amazing piece of art. Located in the Cube, the exhibit ends Sunday, March 29th.
“It’s hard for people to understand that a rug can be art,” she says. “But maybe that’s changing.” ~Alexandra Kehayoglou