Wednesday, 22 January 2014

In the mood for elegance this Chinese New Year

All from Parkson: Monica Quen cheongsam, Eessato clutch and Parco Diviale necklace.

All from Parkson: Monica Quen cheongsam, Eessato clutch and Parco Diviale necklace.

Celebrate the new year in high style with these gorgeous creations.

WHEN it comes to Chinese New Year (CNY), it’s all about looking your best and with all the beautiful clothes on display this year, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

As it is tradition to don a brand new outfit to usher in the Lunar New Year, Bran et Daguet, Parkson, and Metrojaya have some amazing selections of cheongsams, qi paos and oriental inspired outifts.

Bran et Daguet

Breaking from convention, Bran et Daguet, a Penang-based fashion house, looks forward and away from the past. Believing that looking stunning in new clothes is made even better by revisiting the glory days of the yesteryear, the brand epitomises the fusion of oriental and western sensibilities, while redefining what it means when old meets new.

Bran et Daguet.

Taking inspiration from exotic materials, every dress starts with a fabric of choice, and the design among other things is crafted around the potential and strengths of the chosen material. The brand is well-regarded for its cheongsams made of satin mixed with bridal silk and laced with sequins, and embellishments courtesy of skilfully embroided collages of dragons and phoenix. In emphasising the brand’s continual push of boundaries, a three dimensional floral cheongsam, made entirely with pure silk backed with silver lining was also crafted.


New love and wanderlust is the basis for Parkson’s sartorial theme this CNY. Playful, young and fresh are the looks in store for both young and old alike.

Debbra Dress, Parco Diviale necklace and bangle from Parkson.
Debbra Dress, Parco Diviale necklace and bangle from Parkson.

Romance the yesteryears in a demure cheongsam from Monica Quen or opt for a trendy look with Debbra or Max-Tino. But keep things relevant and edgy with chunky accessories and cool clutches from Parco Diviale and Eessato.

For the more fashion forward, up the ante with Desigual and Versace Jeans. Bright and bold or floral and sweet, be the stylish one that engages everyone during reunions or gatherings with your fashion flair and intelligent conversation.

When family, loved ones and friends come together to rekindle ties and good times, a well-dressed reunion says picture perfect and will go sweetly into the family album – creating fond memories for those near and far.


This spring season, Metrojaya takes a page from the 1930s Shanghai culture with Easternly inspirations as its theme.

Somerset Bay from Metrojaya.
Somerset Bay from Metrojaya.

Get in the mood with the Chinese lacquer, textiles, art, and Chinoiserie used in the collections.

Go romantic with Somerset Bay and Laura Ashley as a hint of orientalism is infused with these brands’ signature floral and lace detailing.

Somerset Bay from Metrojaya.
Somerset Bay lace cheongsam from Metrojaya.

Or dazzle with East India Company or Emanuelle in vibrant reds, creamy peach, toffee browns, blue turquoise and sunny yellows to wake and warm the air of the season.

Uber-stylish Chinoiserie-inspired accessories from Tiffany, Ruscoe & Co, aånd Miss Sixty such as embroidered printed bags, tassel earrings and tassel chokers are the must-have pieces to instantly portray the festive accents.

With the rich detailing of exquisite embroideries and vivid prints, it will definitely be a fabulous celebration.

Tags / Keywords: Women , Lifestyle , Chinese New Year , CNY , horse , fashion , Bran et Daguet , Parkson , Metrojaya


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