On Thursday, February 8, LOUIS XIII and Fête Chinoise VIP gathered for an intimate dinner at the Shangri-la Hotel Toronto to celebrate the Year of the Dog. It was a night of mingling with entertainment from Steinway & Sons Gallery (Markham) and Wushu Project. Guests had portraits taken by IKONICA and glamour photos by YYZ Events' Steve Blackburn.
Written by Deirdre Kelly
Translated by Jennifer J. Lau
Photography by IKONICA
What are the chances? Two ballet dancers, both from the Chinese seaport city of Dalian, both invited to join the National Ballet of Canada immediately upon completion of their rigorous training, and both named Nan.
OBJECTS OF DESIRE
China’s emergence as a relevant party on the international economic and political stage has permitted its softer, cultural legacies to garner increased attention around the world. Within that context, modern Chinese designers and artists incorporate traditional Chinese design in varying degrees, either closely sticking with tradition or creating modern interpretations of old ideas and concepts. Through their work, Chinese design concepts have been resuscitated with new life, removed from the shadows of orientalism and into the spotlight for consideration by a truly global and mainstream audience.