【DRAGON】 by PANG WING KIU
Dragon, the most mythical magical creature in all of Chinese and Western histories. The Chinese dragon, in particular, symbolizes power and great fortune. Dragon is a well-depicted pattern in both Western and Chinese fashion design, and widely accepted as a crucial element representative of Asian culture.
Therefore, I incorporated the Chinese dragon into my design, with the fluidity of the Western-style ruffle skirt as the tail of the dragon. The Chinese corset design adds a touch of whimsy and sexiness, while denim brings about a young and casual vibe to the whole design concept.
【CHINESE ZODIAC】 by NG SUM YU, SAMANTHA
Zodiac is not an exclusively-western concept. In Chinese culture the zodiac is represented by twelve animals. Similarly, this cheongsam is not an exclusively-Chinese thing with the mermaid silhouette. The animal prints of Chinese zodiac give a flavour of folk fashion, bringing contemporariness and a Chinese vintage feel to the design.
【WOMEN EMPOWERMENT】 by CHAN SIN YUK YUKI
Through the theme of kung-fu, designer tries to showcase not only women’s beauty, but also women’s power. Inspired by Chun-li, the first female character in Street Fighter and the only one wearing cheongsam, her martial art skills is a character for women empowerment.
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【LUCKY CHARM】 by TSANG SZE CHING
The inspiration of my design comes from the goldfishes I had as pets when I was a child. I think the Koi is the most beautiful fish, their scales shimmering in the water while they swim happily and freely in lakes and streams. Koi is also a symbol of royalty, prosperity, and good luck, thus I used the koi as the theme for my cheongsam design, with a koi print in front, and koi-accentuated accessories like belt and tassels, with the hope that this piece will bring good luck to those who wear it.
【PORCELAIN】 by LEUNG YUK CHAI, HOPE
Inspired by traditional handcraft of porcelain and “ruyi” (如意), the blue and white porcelain vases and white ruyi embody the feminine gracefulness. The fusion of traditional art concept and modern technology in its presentation, plain denim and fancy crystals, oriental cutting with western girdle, perfectly balances different aspects of beauty, creating this piece of simplistic beauty with a splash of glam.