Shanghai Tang Women’s Autumn Winter 2017
July 12, 2017
This season, our inspiration comes from delving into the depths of a woman’s character in all its contradictions strong and independent, vulnerable and fragile, a real chameleon that adapts to its environment but always intrigues.
Legends and symbols from nature collide in a collection that mashes up the eternal glamour with the tranquil seduction of the secret garden, legendary motifs and ideals, pitting fantasy against reality in a head-spinning collection of luxury, wit and imagination.
Bold and fresh brushstrokes reimagine the delicately feminine tracery of butterflies dancing through a landscape of cascading wildflowers. As well as being the symbol of transformation, butterflies are known as symbols of long life, beauty and elegance.
Our interpretation bursts with eyepopping colors, with intricate embroidery providing exquisite detail to complex designs that capture a fleeting, textured moment in a riot of optimism. Joyful celebrations of life and vitality, making an effortless transition from work to socializing in the evening.
The autumnal hues of multi-layered leaves burst with the bounty of earthy orange, red and teal in complex prints of depth, texture and intricacy, underlining the intrinsic power of nature in all its perfection. Embroidered ginkgo leaf detailing the symbol of peace, hope and vitality adorns our glamorous kimono style coat in textured jacquard fabric as well as the must have cape coat.
Vibrant dresses shimmer with beautiful fan shaped ginkgo leaf motifs, whether a restyled qipao, flared or Aline, in cashmere or jacquard, figure hugging or oversize, oozing confidence in a collection of contemporary verve.
Mix of seduction and danger, fantasy and reality, light and dark the snake represents wisdom and strength, immortality and healing but always a sense of mystery.
The dark side of nature raises its head in a snake motif that brings sensuality and desire to add understated elegance. Our divine velvet wrap dress, with exquisite patch embroidery embellished with glass beads across one shoulder.
Orchids the symbol of perfection and elegance, integrity and friendship cascade down the front and sleeves of our wool cashmere coat, creating a beautiful kaleidoscope of color with a unique mirror effect from applying space dye print as a final process.
As legendary symbols of longevity and eternal youth, the crane motif is timeless, and adds expansive appeal to the soft patent leather pieces in shameless metallic copper, featuring the crane motif in 3D patchwork, including a high waisted A line skirt and flared dress with quip neckline that demand to be noticed.
The crane infiltrates in different guises and textures, offering the reinterpretation of an age old legend that is strikingly modern and relevant.
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle Hong Kong & Macau