Feestelijke opening expositie Fong Leng

Petra Heyboer

Sunny day

On a sunny Saturday in June I visited the opening of Fong Leng’s A Fusion of Fashion and High Art in Morren Galleries in Amsterdam. Fong Leng is a Chinese-Dutch  fashion designer. Fong Leng Carla Maria Tsang (1937) started a fashion boutique in Amsterdam and was a very successful designer. She is mostly known for her extravagant cloak dresses. High society and extravagant women like Mathilde Willink and Kate Bush wore clothes by Fong Leng. No doubt that the most colorful woman visiting this exhibition on this day was Petra Heyboer.

Fong Leng: expositie in Morren Gallerie

Fong Leng wore for the occasion a lime-colored dress, decorated with applications, like Swarovski crystal. This opening was a great opportunity for me to photograph the well-known and less well-known guests. And to enjoy their outfits.

 

 

The materials Fong Leng uses for her creations are leather, suede, silk, marabou feathers, and fur. She uses techniques like application, incrustation, quilting, matelassé, and pleating. Most designs have figurative images on them. This exhibition shows Fong Leng’s newest work: a lot of applied art, such as interior products: from wall cloths of colored leather on a silk background to leather sofas and lighting. Also new is a series of necklaces, with antique motifs and a contemporary touch.

You can visit this exhibition until the 9th of July
Stadhouderskade 42 (close to the Rijksmuseum)
1071 ZD Amsterdam

 

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