Brand Founded In Hong Kong In 1986
An early celebration of the 20th anniversary of Blanc de Chine‘s first retail shop — which opened in Hong Kong in 1993 — this week the brand unveiled its Fall/Winter 2012 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Held at the brand’s six-year-old flagship on 5th Avenue in New York City, the event included a runway show attended by members of the Jing Daily team.
Following the theme of “So Ancient, So Modern,” Blanc de Chine’s F/W 2012 collection embraces eight elements — simplicity, serenity, purity, sensuality, harmony, subtlety, comfort and functionality. In the new womenswear collection, pieces are stripped-down and classic, putting a twist on basics while stepping up the luxury factor.
Classic qipao dresses include sheer silk or chiffon sleeves to create a form-fitting, flowing silhouette, while other pieces are adaptable and thoughtfully designed in order to suit modern lifestyles.
This season’s menswear collection features “blocking” in several of its structured jackets, juxtaposing an array of complimentary colors and textures to put a new spin on traditional garments. The Fall/Winter 2012 collection is heavy on delicate fabrics, such as silk and cashmere, in both lines.