Cero-Etage in collaboration with artist Phuc Van Dang
Art, fashion and charity go hand in hand in a unique collaboration between the Vietnamese artist Phuc Van Dang and the Danish fashion company Cero-Etage.
Phuc Van Dang was born in Vietnam and came to Denmark as a refugee at the age of nine. His iconic black line shows imaginative and mythical figures, which merge the past, present and future in an artistic flow.
At the Danish fashion company Cero-Etage, CEO Carin Lundgaard was amazed by this particular line, when she first visited Phuc Van Dang’s workshop and studio in FÆNGSLET, Horsens. FÆNGSLET is an experience center and atelier community for artists – it is located in the former Horsens State Prison.
Carin Lundgaard bought a couple of paintings by Phuc Van Dang, but could not let go of either the charismatic art, his philosophical attitude or the black and white images. His philosophy of life is inspired by Buddhism and an approach to life that is about giving back – not just receiving but also give to others.
– When I came back to the office I told my business partner Claus Mikkelsen about my fascination, and we agreed to contact Phuc Van Dang again to hear if he would be interested in collaborating with us, says Carin Lundgaard.
The result of this partnership can be seen at the upcoming Scandinavian and international fashion fairs. Here, Cero-Etage presents a limited collection where Phuc Van Dang’s art is used as a print on, among other things, pants from C-RO and a rain jacket from Etage.
On CIFF’s opening day Wednesday January 30 2019, Phuc Van Dang will participate in an event throughout the day while painting on large canvases in the Cero-Etage showroom in Bella Center. In connection with a port-tonic event the same day at 16-18, a handful of customers will also have the opportunity to get a customized pair of white C-RO pants with Phuc Van Dang’s characteristic artistic brush strokes applied on-site.
Part of the profit from the Phuc Van Dang collection goes to the “Fight Child Hunger” charity project in Ghana – in line with Phuc Van Dang’s philosophy of giving something back to the World.