Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Shiatzy Chen // Fall 2015 //

To be quite honest, I hadn’t heard of Shiatzy Chen until I requested an invitation for the show this season. As per usual, a Google search late I was able to brush up on my knowledge of the Taiwanese brand. I was blissfully unaware that the house was founded in 1978 by Wang Chen Tsai-Hsia, who was branded by Forbes magazine as one of the 25 most influential Chinese woman in global fashion. The brand has been dubbed the Taiwanese Chanel. Purveying in “neo-Chinese chic”, the label blends estern styles with Chinese clothing and handicraft. It’s amazing that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of established labels out there that we may not have heard of. But the unknown can always present us with something we didn’t know we needed. Shiatzy Chen is that label. 

Chromed leather dresses, skirts and jackets emerged, decorated with beautiful peonies. Pink fur accented necklines and sleeves. Look 6 was a nineties throwback with a futuristic vibe. The leather jacket and skirt combo was in a cheeky bubblegum pink. The shoulders were decked out with pink fur. The black sheer shirt underneath contrasted with the sickly sweet pink.
Photo Credit: livingly.com

In interiors, rose-gold is all the rage. Everyone under the sun with a remote interest in interiors is lusting after it. Shiatzy Chen was too. A rose-gold coat with fur pom poms and a fur stole was styled with opera gloves. A playful twist on an elegant outfit. Who wouldn’t like it? 

Autumnal hues of rust and teal proceeded to appear on the white runway at the Grand Palais (where Chanel would host their show a few days later). The suede lace-up boots were a stylish pairing with the outfits. One look consisted of a black chiffon dress with delicate black embellishments and a printed leather coat.

The final slew of looks were crisp white. There was fur and crystal embellishments, silver accessories and knee high boots. Lily Aldridge in Taylor Swift’s blockbuster ‘Bad Blood’ music video sprung to mind. Frostbyte, the character was called. The models resembled an army of Frostbyte’s, decked out in immaculate whites. Albeit, this collection was presented months before Taylor’s video.

This being my first Shiatzy Chen collection, the wait until the next one will be somewhat unbearable. 

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