Friday, October 9, 2009
SHANGHAI TANG's IMPERIAL TAILORING
CHINA’s FIRST LUXURY BRAND TO HOLD TRUNK SHOW
This from our inbox:
“Shanghai Tang’s Imperial Tailoring service preserves what many thought would become a lost cultural tradition: the art of Shanghainese tailoring that resulted in the creation of the qi pao in the early 1900s, the dress that would come to epitomize Chinese fashion. Once the Cultural Revolution swept China, Shanghainese tailors rapidly lost out to mass producers of the Mao suits and the ranks of officially trained tailors skilled in this heritage craft shrank dramatically.
Today, Shanghai Tang employs most of the descendents of these original tailors. The Imperial Tailoring service has evolved to meet the needs of a global customer by marrying eastern expertise with modern silhouettes and European fabrics – putting the brand’s unique spin on the bespoke and couture tradition.
Shanghai Tang will be holding an Imperial Tailoring trunk show at their New York flagship on October 15-18.”
THE ADDRESS: 600 Madison Avenue, NYC 212 888 0111
INFO: SHANGHAI TANG