AGENDA Robb Re­port Malaysia presents this month’s most aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing picks for your view­ing plea­sure.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Agenda - By ANAS­TA­SIA ONG Pho­tos VIC­TO­RIA & AL­BERT MU­SEUM/ LONDON, ERI RAMA PU­TRA


With France pass­ing the bill to elim­i­nate all things plas­tic – is it re­ally a co­in­ci­dence that re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als take cen­tre stage at the V& A Mu­seum? Jokes aside, view­ers get a first look at the Calvin Klein gown made of re­cy­cled plas­tic bot­tles, made fa­mous by trend­set­ter darling Emma Wat­son at the 2016 MET Gala. Other ex­cep­tional pieces be­ing show­cased in­clude a bag crafted from pineap­ple fi­bre. Talk about sus­tain­able fash­ion! Where: Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum, London When: 21 Apr to 27 Jan 2019 Tick­ets: £12 (RM65)


Fo­cused on its core con­cept of be­ing “lo­cally based, and Asia-ori­ented”, the Beijing-based fair is set on be­com­ing the cen­tre of China’s art mar­ket this month. The event has served some of China’s largest art or­gan­i­sa­tions and looks to in­te­grate the coun­try’s sig­nif­i­cant weight in do­mes­tic art. It will in­clude four sec­tions: contemporary art, clas­sic art, de­sign and pub­lic art. Where: Na­tional Agri­cul­ture Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­ter, Beijing When: 29 Apr to 2 May Tick­ets: TBA


Ex­plore the sar­to­rial lives of ladies in the Royal Fam­ily by view­ing de­signs worn by suc­ces­sive gen­er­a­tions. Ar­ranged in the ex­po­si­tion of a ‘ fam­ily tree’ lay­out, high­lights in­clude a grey silk satin ball gown worn by Queen El­iz­a­beth The Queen Mother, a stun­ning dress and cape made by Hart­nell worn by Queen Mary, and the wed­ding dress of Alexan­dra, Princess of Wales. Where: Fash­ion Mu­seum, Bath, UK When: Now to 28 Apr 2019 Tick­ets: From £ 7 (RM38)


This se­ries of works is in­spired by the contemporary Chi­nese ink artist’s visit to In­done­sia in the sum­mer of 2017. He draws on his ex­pe­ri­ence and chal­lenges from his im­mer­sion into a for­eign cul­ture and cre­ates a wide-rang­ing body of work. The paint­ings cap­ture his eclec­tic cre­ative pro­cesses such as the colours of the trop­i­cal scenery, pat­terns of batik fab­rics and lo­cal In­done­sian ar­chi­tec­ture. Where: Ga­jah Gallery, Sin­ga­pore When: Now to 8 Apr Tick­ets: Free

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