If your mind was awash with royal weddings and bank holidays and you missed British Designer, Simon Hasan's collaboration with Fendi in Selfridges this April, the good news is that you can catch it in Rome this week, and then again at Fendi's temporary store on Sloane Street throughout May.
Award-winning Hasan will be creating his trademark vessels made by exploring the medieval process of Cuir Bouilli- boiling leather to transform it from its normal pliable self into something irreversibly rigid and hard. But this time vases made in his studio will be developed further in-store in Rome with a Fendi artisan and embellished with off-cuts of Fendi Selleria leather
Simon has set up his own workshop in Fendi's temporary store on Sloane Street where he will be designing, modeling and developing new mannequins commissioned by Fendi. The installation will see him using his boiled leather, but combined with sheet metal this time (steel and brass) and all the new creations will be revealed when their new Sloane Street store opens in September.
This incredible project really explores the relationship between fashion and design, material and process, and flies the flag for collaboration between colossal brands and young experimental designers.
Simon has become incredibly sought-after and his vases very collectable since his wonderful MA graduate show in 2008 draw the attention of galleries and collectors and were snapped up for exhibitions all over the world.