In Chinese culture, peony is the symbol of wealth and high rank, so only the people with blue blood are entitled to be in the dress with peony patterns. From mandarin collar to the right side, there are eight pearl-like buttons. Both sides are made with slits toward the thigh and the length of the cheongsam is to ankle. An invisible zipper is on the back side and the cheongsam is tailored with full lining, so it is easy and comfortable fro you to wear. You will see that the cheongsam is edged with yellow and olive green trimmings.
So if you are in this dress, you will be more fashionable and gorgeous. It is made of brocade with dragon patterns, so it feels very soft and comfortable. In Chinese culture, dragon symbolizes the imperial power and only the emperor is entitled to be a dress with dragon patterns. Front side is made with a slit fastened with Chinese hand-made frog buttons. Frog button is a kind of traditional handicraft and it needs a lot of labor. The dress is tailored with full lining, and the length of it is to ankle.
Unique design with similar clothes like brown colored jacket with knit combined with flowers like yellow. Colored flowers are beautiful and suitable to apply in the spring.?Oscar de la Renta doesn’t need trends. He has his faithful brigade of well-shod women who appreciate the clear care and attention he gives his reliably ladylike collection. His mission, always, is to celebrate femininity.
He showed myriad printed day dresses with fitted waists and full skirts. They were ruffled, laced, or printed with a painterly grid.
Even his separates were marked with a certain refinement and gentility…a peachy-nude twinset topping a cream floral-cutout skirt that skimmed but didn’t cling. Read the rest of this entry »
Tokyo may be huge, but Harajuku isn’t it and we often run into people that we photographed before. This week was no exception. Autumn has finally conquered Japan and it shows in the clothes, Autumn is one of the four temperate seasons that includes spring, summer and winter. Some people call autumn, “fall,” which refers to the leaves falling off the trees during this season. The falling of the leaves begins when the leaves change colors and go from being green, to burning red, golden yellow and vivid orange. Then as autumn continues, the leaves begin to rain from the tree branches signifying the end of the harvest time. Many people in Canada, the United States, Japan, China and Korea travel around their home countries during autumn just to watch the leaves change colors and fall off the trees because it is such a beautiful site of nature.
And now, with spring right around the corner (well, almost!), we’re circling back to get you up to speed on what you need to prep your closet for.
Anything goes when it comes to length. At their shortest, we saw playsuits and rompers that were almost as tiny as hot pants (in a way blurring the lines between playsuits and bodysuits).It was only a few short years ago that cutesy playsuits and rompers were a summer must-have (albeit a short lived one). Well, as fashion would dictate it, one-piece anythings are back in style. From overalls to jumpsuits, to playsuits and rompers, these one piece cuts are an option for fashionisers looking for pieces for their spring 2011 wardrobe. And for those who are, they can rest assured knowing that any investment pieces, particularly statement playsuits, will be a worthy investment with the one piece styles on the cards as sitting amongst spring 2011 fashion trends.
Overalls: while we saw denim overalls on the Ralph Lauren S/S 2010 catwalk, this was really an exception. Denim overalls aren’t a part of this trend for 2010, and we don’t expect to see them for on trend in spring 2011 either.
Evening: a new take on relaxed glamour, no-one has nailed this quite like Alber Elbaz for Lanvin. Single-shouldered and sequin covered jumpsuits were a striking alternative to the traditional evening dress.
Tailored: smart and sophisticated, a tailored playsuit can be office-ready as well as dressed up for day or night. Look for crisper fabrics, cuffed shorts, and cinched in waists – a la Karl Lagerfeld.
Loose and flowing: the perfect take for Spring/Summer, this look has a dash of hippy – working best when combined with soft floral prints. Fabrics should be free-flowing, legs wide and long. The likes of Roberto Cavalli and Etro produced the perfect examples.
Sporty: Julien MacDonald, Lacoste and Walter all took sportier options, in line with S/S ’10′s sports trend; from hoods and zips to simple cotton jersey fabrics.
Basic: while some designers have gone for prints and intricate detailing, the likes of Stella McCartney and Givenchy presented the ideal basic options. A more versatile wardrobe staple, go for black, white or nude colours and simple straight cuts.