At first glance, this is a traditional Cheongsam done in a Picasso-style abstract pattern, but up close, it is a map of Hong Kong City in green set against a fuchsia Victoria Harbour, with sparkling iridescent crystals that remind us of heartwarming city lights as we look down from a homeward bound plane.
This design is inspired by an unforgettable trip Alvin once took. He creates a unique map from that experience, with two distinctive elements: 1) that trip’s geographical location, geographical coverage, landscape outline and urban texture; 2) places and buildings where specific experiences and events occurred. Alvin uses his personal story as framework and builds it up to a unique paneling pattern with complicated lines and simple colors , mapping out his route and memories into a unique and meaningful pattern.
Fabric Designer: Alvin Yip
- Name: 【MAP OF HK】100% Silk Cheongsam (Cap Sleeve / Regular Fit)
- Length: Below Knee
- Sleeve: Cap
- Color: Green & fuchsia
- Fabric Material: 100% Silk
- Other Materials: Fine Austrian crystal button
1. ABOUT SPARKLE COLLECTION Merchandise
A. SPECIAL NOTES
As each garment is made purposefully by hand, difference in measurements of bust, waist and hip may range from 1-3 cm.
As the fabric of each garment is individually printed per order, there may be a slight distinction in the color and pattern placement. It is not an imperfection; on the contrary, it is a unique signature to your garment on hand.
All SPARKLE flower buttons are delicately handcrafted by Intangible Cultural Heritage Inheritor Master Po and proudly bear the MADE IN HONG KONG MARK LICENSE certified by The Hong Kong Certification Centre Limited. SPARKLE flower buttons are available for purchase with our cheongsams.
If the gem or crystal element falls off, wears, breaks, or is lost due to human factors, SPARKLE COLLECTION provides repair and replacement services at cost within 6 months from date of purchase, and the related costs will be quoted separately.
All pictures shown on our website are for illustration purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect on the merchandise you purchased.
B. PRODUCTION LEAD TIME
Standard size Made-To-Order cheongsams will be completed in 90 working days^ from date of purchase.
Tailor-made bespoke cheongsams will be completed in 120 working days^ from date of measurement.
All SPARKLE flower buttons will be completed in 45 working days after measurement confirmation.
^Not including Saturdays, Sundays, HK public holidays and Greater China national holidays.
For standard size Made-To-Order garments, SPARKLE offers alteration service at $3000 per alteration (eg. collar width and waist girth count as two alterations) where alteration is possible.
SPARKLE offers bespoke tailoring service for an additional $8000. Additional alterations thereafter are available at $3000 per alteration (eg. collar width and waist girth count as two alterations) where alteration is possible.
For silk cheongsams and Tang jackets, upgrade to leather Mandarin collar is available at $1500 upon customer’s request.
SPARKLE COLLECTION provides worldwide delivery.
- a) For Hong Kong orders, you may select shipment pickup or door-to-door delivery.
SPARKLE COLLECTION provides free shipping within Hong Kong region on orders above HK$2,000 per order (after discounts and vouchers have been applied).
- b) For overseas orders, courier delivery is available.
Your ordered item will be dispatched within 3-5 working days upon product completion. Orders ship to regions out of Hong Kong, except China region, will be shipped by courier services. Shipping charges and delivery lead time vary to different shipping zone defined by courier companies. You are welcome to contact us for quotation before purchase. If delivery is delayed due to any force majeure reasons or events beyond our reasonable control, SPARKLE COLLECTION shall not be held responsible for the delay.