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#ILiveFashion Photography Collaboration & Exhibition

About #ILiveFashion


If fashion is a fantasy, living fashion is living in our own fantastical reality. Leading by local jewelry designer Carmen Chan, Project “I LIVE FASHION” shows the world a non-mainstream voice and new perspective of fashion by a team of emerging fashion talents with independent designers, brand & shop founders, fashion bloggers, hair stylists, photographers, artists, and galleries in Hong Kong.

#ILiveFashion project aims to inspire, enlighten, and inspirit people to create their own reality and definition of self via fashion, swimming against the tide of mainstream fashion and norm sense of beauty.


About The Team

Akif Hakan Celebi, Art & Fashion Photographer

Akif Hakan Celebi is internationally known for his experimental and "expressionism" photography style with the use of unusual color combinations and new photographic techniques. Currently based in Hong Kong, yet Celebi's footprint is around the globe and his work can be found in international & local broadcast and publications such as Asia's Next Top Model, Harper's Bazaar Turkey, SCMP, GQ Turkey, Hong Kong Tatler, City Magazine, Quintessentially Asia Magazine, SenseLIFE (China) etc. Akif Hakan Celebi Photography facebook page has over 34K fans, purely organic, with high rate of “people talking about this”.


Partnering fashion bloggers and influencers: Carmen Chan, Cindy Ko, Elle Lee, Grace Chan, Jasmine Smith, Rudy Gloom

Partnering brands: TwS, Adarga, Irregular Choice, Void Watches, Glush

Project partners: Salon Nova, Viss, Roo, squarestreet

Event sponsors: OIC Concept, Veuve Clicquot, Quenshooce

Photo Concept

“Each photo represents the model’s own fantasy and reality at the same time. The scenario is the real street or corner of the city while they are in a completely extravaganza hair, make up and outfit. The photographer further manipulated the color and emotion of the photos of which we want to create a big contrast and dilemma between fantasy and reality via fashion. And behind the whole contradiction and visual challenge, the sense of self is in the air with its own definition of beauty.” Carmen Chan, the project founder, explained.

#ILiveFashion Photography Exhibition

A photography exhibition was hosted on Oct 25 to Nov 4, 2013 at OIC Gallery in Central, Hong Kong, exhibiting both #ILiveFashion and personal photography work of Akif Hakan Celebi. 


Event: #ILiveFashion X Akif Hakan Celebi Solo Exhibition Opening Party

Date: Oct 25, 2013
Time: 7-9pm

Venue: OIC Concept, 46 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Exhibits: 6 #ILiveFashion Photos and 10 other photography works by Akif Hakan Celebi
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/ 356412451159981

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