Once again, the renowned designer Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana took upon the challenge of photography and documented the international badminton star Lin Dan in a new light – one of fashion and beauty.
Winner of two "Super Grand Slam" and two Olympic gold medals, Lin Dan is a man we have come to associate with sports and physical prowess, but there is one other side of him that many may not know.
Both Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana say, "The commanding and charismatic personality of Lin Dan has intrigued us since the first time we met."
"His aesthetic sensibility, his taste for beauty, his elegance and innate affinity for fashion impressed us immediately. The portraits of Lin Dan are the result of this encounter."
Portraying the athlete in various stages including the tailor's studio, a restaurant and a sumptuously furnished home, Domenico shows us the distinctiveness of Lin Dan's style, who is now also the brand's ambassador since 2013.
Recently launched in Shanghai, the Lin Dan book will be available in selected Dolce & Gabbana boutiques, along with three limited edition printed t-shirts that feature the iconic photos from the book.
The book is priced at USD75 (RM300). For more information, please visit Dolce & Gabbana's official website.
(Photos: Dolce & Gabbana)