Radisson Collection – the luxury lifestyle collection of iconic Radisson Hotel Group properties – is proud to launch the brand’s first art exhibition featuring fashion illustrator Fei Wang, known as Mr. Slowboy . As part of a series of global art collaborations, Radisson Collection partners with emerging artists to create a selection of immersive artworks showcasing the iconic locations of the brand’s exceptional hotels.
This first exhibition organized at The Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan will open its doors ahead of the most exciting time on the Milan calendar, Milan Fashion Week, February 18-21. The exhibition at the new and recently opened Radisson Collection Palazzo Touring Club, Milan, will feature a selection of Mr.Slowboy’s works captured at Radisson Collection properties in Brussels, Nanjing and London. Mr.Slowboy was in residence at the hotel earlier in the week to create real-time sketches of Milan’s famous street style with the city abuzz with the fashion elite, eight of whose sketches will join the existing exhibition featuring works from his visits to the other luxury lifestyle, Radisson Collection hotels. Check out a video of his discovery of Milan here.
Charismatic contemporary artist and Chinese illustrator, Mr.Slowboy is highly respected in the art and fashion world for his retro-style two-dimensional pencil illustrations. He has worked with global luxury fashion brands such as Alfred Dunhill and British heritage brands such as Barbour and Fortnum & Mason, while sketching famous fashion personalities such as photographer Scott Schuman, known as from The Sartorialist. Mr.Slowboy’s early work was inspired by The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel in central London, which has a strong fashion heritage as the official hotel of London Fashion Week, thus Milan is a The natural next step for Radisson Collection and Mr. Slowboy will continue their partnership, as one of the world’s leading fashion destinations.
Guests attending the exhibition launch will have a unique opportunity to take part in a curated ‘Origins of Fashion’ tour to discover the best behind-the-scenes haunts of this fashion capital, including Borsalino boutique, the oldest hat shop in Europe with a history closely linked to film and fashion, and the ornate interiors of Camparino in the Galleria, the oldest Campari bar in the city in the commercial heart of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Plus, they’ll have the chance to attend an exclusive “Meet the Artist” session, before heading out to discover the classic Milanese tradition of aperitif in the hotel’s exceptional Presidential Suite and let yourself be tempted by a tasting menu at the Bistrot Bertarelli 1894 Milan, the signature restaurant concept of the Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan, serving Italian cuisine with a creative New Wave culinary approach. After the exhibition launches, guests visiting the hotel will have the opportunity to view Mr.Slowboy’s sketches which will remain on display in the Veloce bar. Guests perusing the hotel’s historic library will also find signed copies of Mr.Slowboy’s new book “Portraits of the Modern Gentleman” which includes a series of illustrations and tips for assembling a coveted closet for designers and artists. . A guide to experience the same “Origins of Fashion” tour will also be available to guests during their stay with Radisson Collection.
Located in the heart of Italy’s fashion, design and business capital, close to the Duomo, the Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan opened its doors in September 2021 after a complete renovation by Studio Marco Piva, while preserving the historical significance of the building and its unique identity. The 89-room hotel is housed in a building that dates back to 1915 on Corso Italia and was once the headquarters of the nonprofit Italian national tourist organization Touring Club Italiano.
Radisson Collection has always had a strong heritage and connection to art and design dating back to the construction of the SAS Royal Hotel in Hammerichsgade, which later became the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. This hotel was designed by Arne Jacobsen, one of Denmark’s greatest 20th century architects and has been celebrated as a “jet age landmark” characterizing the 1950s and Jacobsen’s signature architectural style, and is still celebrated as a prominent example of Danish Modernist architecture. Today, art and design are recurring signature elements at Radisson Collection hotels, which feature works by local and internationally renowned artists.
“Our Radisson Collection customers have a passion for discovering new artistic and fashion trends, and are always on the lookout for creative ways to enhance their customer experience and fill their travels with memories worthy of their own collection. ‘art. We are incredibly proud to launch this new exhibition and guest experience as we continue our series of global artistic collaborations and celebrate the opening of our new Radisson Collection luxury lifestyle hotel in Milan – and when better than when Milan shares her fashion looks for the Fall/Winter 2022 season,” says Cristina Serra, Global Senior Vice President Brand Strategy & Guest Experience at Radisson Hotel Group.
A selection of Mr.Slowboy’s art collection will be on display at the Radisson Collection Hotel, Palazzo Touring Club Milan until August 2022 as well as on the Instagram page of @radissoncollection. Other Radisson Collection partnerships will continue to be revealed throughout 2022 as artists visit and share their inspirations at Radisson Collection flagship hotels in the UK, Spain, Belgium, Italy, as well as in other key locations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The next artist highlight will be the exhibition of Radisson Collection artistic partner Rich McCor, known as paperboyo, who will join the brand in celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow in May, and the inauguration of the Radisson Collection Hotel, Gran Vía Bilbao later in the summer, where he will organize his own exhibition and discover a unique destination through photography for hotel guests.
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