Friday, August 6, 2010

oriental trance

dragon ladies, and some gents, flew to shangai for chanel's pre-fall 2010 show. the collection featured embellished tweed and leather, reflecting the delicate strength of imperial china. terracotta-inspired cheongsams, silk linings and whispers of black chiffon, sometimes heavily embroidered, were evening options that brought to mind chinese cinema's romanticism, while the accessories lent an urban edge (and were the best in show - the sophisticated mixed with the playful).

chanel paris-shanghai (pre-fall 2010) accessories.

my picks from the show:

i remember when i was younger, i was obsessed with mandarin collars. i did stay away from silks and printed pieces as they tend to look like costumes, and some of the solids i've kept in my closet. one can only wish that while in the spirit of such dressing, this would happen:

one of my favorite films (very close second to moulin rouge!).

mads + chanel paris-shanghai

jomel c.



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