Messe Moda / Hong Kong
Word has it
Each month we’ll be capturing the signature looks at our favourite trade fairs. This issue the crowd at Art Basel in Hong Kong has something to say.
Visual art may be all about expression but at Art Basel’s bustling Hong Kong event it was the visitors’ attire that was doing the talking. Attendees turned out in an array of army khaki, denim jackets and plaid shirts emblazoned with slogans and statements. The messages on show were mixed. Some were cheeky, some were impossibly twee and others were simply difficult to interpret – not that different, in fact, from some of the art hanging on the walls.