Art and beauty were everywhere last May 12 in "Lissage", the launch party hosted by Kérastase in Establishment at the Fort. The event featured incredible art installations that transformed strings, glass, and rattan wires into exquisite manifestations of beauty. Glamorous dresses, signature cocktails, and animated chatter flowed endlessly, with guests staying until almost 3 a.m. on a weeknight.
Lissage, French for "smoothness," was the theme for the launch of the new product of Kérastase, Oléo-Relax Slim, said to transform hair from dry, rebellious and voluminous into a slim, smooth and completely controllable material using a blend of camelina, pracaxi and apricot oils.
The art gallery setup paid homage to the works of some of today's hottest young artists. In Ryan Villamael's "Where the small things dwell," rattan wires mimicked the intricacies of the shells on snails. The raw material was creatively intertwined and wielded creating a detailed and precise pattern that follows a soft and rhythmic curve. "Stalactite"by Goldie Poblador, manipulated glass forming an elegant and fragile installation. Clear and slim handmade glass-blown rods hung from a makeshift ceiling, resembling the majestic V-shaped rock formations found in limestone caves."Texture #4" by Geoff Gonzalez featured striking red strings forming a voluminous mass of tangles, with birds tousled up in the mess. As the artwork unfolds, the obsessive chaos is quietly restrained creating a slim silhouette embodying tameness, fulfillment and control.
Photos by Daniel Tan.