Walking down the memory lane of Montblanc

 

Every writer has a great story behind. My story is about a pen that made me start to create and write, a pen that links between myself and the childhood of my dad. 

My dad is not a talkative person, he rather chooses to speak with his actions. Although I did not get to understand his work much, I always knew that he has a kind of fixate or attitudes to his quality of life, which also allowed me to get in touch with fashion. Back to when I was a kid, I used to go getting Montblanc pen with my dad. Although I didnt really understand the value of it, I could tell it is very important to him from his eyes. 

After getting in touch with fashion, creative industry, I got into a fashion school and started to delivery messages with brush. A few years later, I started to utilize fountain pen to write, and finally got to know why my dad was so obsessed with it. 

The latest Sfumato collection of Montblance once again recalls my childhood as it features a very fundamental but strong drawing technique - Sfumato, which creates fine shading that produces soft, imperceptible transitions between colours and tones. Designed by leather expert from Florence, it utilized 4 layers of ink and creates extra texture and touch of interest to the piece. Every detail lining was hand-finished and features premium quality that is extraordinary durable. 

Today I am taking this Montblance briefcase with me to the design school, and let my childhood story begins. 

每位創作人也會有他的一段“筆”解之緣,要數我的“筆”事,就要回顧我和爸爸的童年往事。

爸爸從來少說話、多做事,我不太知道他的工作細節,但知道他對於生活品味有一份執著,也就是我認識時尚的啟蒙者。小時候久不久都會跟隨他去選購Montblanc的鋼筆,當時在我沒有很理解它的價值,但從爸爸欣賞的眼神中,我感受到這是他對生活態度的執著。

長大後慢慢產生了對美學、創作的熱誠,我進了設計學院,執起畫筆,將腦內美麗的idea實在地呈現。幾年過後,從畫筆到墨水筆,繼續以文字創作,分享受爸爸薰陶的一套時尚見解。

這段“筆”解之緣是我和Montblanc的情意結,今天留意到他們最新的Sfumato皮具系列,用上了一個我曾經在畫畫堂裡學過的技巧:暈塗法,點點印印將色彩柔和化開,完成感細膩和諧。由佛羅倫斯工坊大師精細的手繪出來,四層塗層被輕輕繪於單張皮革上,皮革本身的奢華質地與暈塗法技巧完美融合後產生的陰影,凸顯皮革的柔軟質感。由於每一張皮革都經過手工繪製和縫合,該系列中的每件皮具都擁有獨一無二的品質,更呈現出Montblanc低調而優雅的時尚態度。

今天拿著這個Montblanc公事包,重回設計學院,當中盛戴的不只是潮流,而是我們之間的成長故事。