The British Council in partnership with Shangri-La Hotel and Benny Ong presented "Putting on the Kebaya"
Internationally acclaimed artist and fashion designer, Benny Ong (who designed for the late Princess Diana), launched his first ever exhibition "Putting on the Kebaya", showcasing a series of Peranakan inspired artworks in the sensory, olfactory and tactile space.
The exhibition invited visitors to appreciate the intricacies and delicacies of the Peranakan culture, invoking a sense of nostalgia and be awed by 20 contemporary hand-woven artworks. To celebrate Singapore's bicentenary, Benny has also created a scent, similarly drawing inspiration from the Peranakans and the cultural exchange with the UK.
The exhibition was held from 7 to 30 September 2019 at the The Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.