This year has brought us into uncharted waters, and it is in times like these that we need strengthen and resilience to guide us through tough times. This philosophy and positive energy is one that Shanghai Tang's FW20 collection carries forth. Coming in key motifs bamboo and chrysamthemum, plants prominent in Chinese culture and lore know for its resilience in withstanding harsh weather conditions, the collection imbues positive energy into its trove of sumptuous fabrics, including velvet, quilted fabrics, felted wool blends and sequined embroidery.
Jacquard patterns of bamboo are featured in comfortable silk fabric, giving just the right amount of stretch to work the fit-and-flalre skater dress silouhette, for a flirty and refined look. Traditiional silouhettes get a chic update on the label's bestselling qipaos, with side slits that come with chrysanthemum embroidered silk satin tape trimming and made in wrinkle-free poly fabric.
The label, founded in 1994 in Hong Kong is inspired by the glamour and glory of the Shanghai Bund in the 1930s, injecting a touch of modernity into storied Chinese traditions.
Exclusive to L'Officiel Singapore readers, redeem a complimentary Shanghai Tang Fragrance Tile from Shanghai Tang Ngee Ann City Boutique when you flash this article in stores. Select a scent of your own choice: our iconic Ginger Flower, or the new Chrysanthemum and Bamboo. There are only 30 pieces up for grabs, and items come on a first come, first served basis.
Photography Joel Low
Creative Direction & Styling Ian Lee
Hair & Makeup Grego Oh using Make Up For Ever and Keune SG
Photography assistant Alfie Pan
Model Vivien Ong / Mannequin
All clothing, accessories and home fragrance products Shanghai Tang
First seen in the October 2020 issue of L'Officiel Singapore