Ah, Shanghai Tang. You are making us want to skip right through the rest of this oh-so-hot summer to dive right into the delicious cool of Autumn/Winter. Not only that, but your latest ad campaign has me wanting to book the next flight to Beijing (not the easiest thing in the world as I don’t generally love the city) to stride around the Forbidden City in a qípáo… The glamour!
Using the super-luxe fabrics which are one of Shanghai Tang’s signatures (silk, shearling, cashmere), the Treasure Chest collection is inspired by China’s diverse culture, from the riches of the historic silk road to the craftmanship of ethnic minorities. The rich autumnal colours of the Autumn/Winter line are inspired by the brilliant hues of Qiang and Miao tribal costumes as well as the traditionally Islamic colours from Xinjiang province.