Welcome to the Dior Talks series themed around the sixth edition of Dior Lady Art and hosted by Paris-based journalist Katya Foreman. For this year’s event, 12 artists from around the world have participated in a game of metamorphosis by rendering the iconic Lady Dior handbag as a unique piece of art.
“On one hand, I wanted to give the Lady Dior transparency, to expose it. On the other, I wanted to give it suppleness through the impression of draping and dressing it in a swirling, moving painting,” says multidisciplinary French artist Antonin Hako who for his “bag in flight” sought to reinterpret the Lady Dior as a symbol of liberty and lightness. Crafted from a translucent resin evoking glass, the eye-catching creation is draped in a resin overlay adorned with bold patterns created using state-of-the-art technology.
Fueled by a vision of perpetual movement inspired by the skateboarding culture of his youth, Hako’s work has a singular energy characterized by bright colors and freedom of form and expression, from the canvas to flags, hot-air balloons and “frozen draperies.” This fascinating artist sees his paintings as portals into another reality where everything is possible.
Tune in to the episode to hear all about his Dior Lady Art experience.