The photographs of this collection embark from the THEATRE, with models interpreting the still atmosphere or contours, infusing the images with dramatic emotions.
Choreographed in beat to the rhythm of the English sonnet, a poetic chapter of fashion is written.
Presenting the 2020 Autumn/Winter collection, and for the first time since SHIATZY CHEN took part in the Paris Fashion Week in 2008, we are canceling this season’s fashion show due to the continuous coronavirus disease epidemic internationally.
With THEATRE as the theme of the 2020 AW collection, we see Design Director Chen Tsai-Hsia drawing inspirations from both Eastern and Western theatrical elements. With the mysterious black as canvas, fiery red, snowy white and that gentle skin tone interlaces, the classic contrasting colors of black, red and white coupled with the luxurious luster natural to the textiles highlight the theatrical tension inherent in this collection; the finishing touches of gaudy turquoise and multi-colored jacquard totems point to the cheerfulness of a play.
The contour of this season builds on the combination of clothing cultures from the east and the west, elevating classical elements with a modern look. The upper body speaks a variety of languages with the regal Baroque style coinciding with the cloud collar and elaborate headdress common to the Beijing Opera, laces and embroidery turning the band collar into an intricately layered collar and mantelet. Wavy curves and asymmetrical pleats are generously adopted in the entire collection, with the use of lantern sleeves echoing the theme by adding volume to the pieces.
Be it the obscuring multi-layered lotus leaf organza short top paired with red short leather pants, the short jacket with extensive pleats on the shoulder paired with asymmetrical flared woolen skirt and net yarn, the snugly-wrapping short jacket to go with clean-cut woolen cigarette pants, or the sheer blouse coupled with one-side pleated velvet skirt; be it the interesting contour of a wide-top-slim-bottom or a slenderly straight contour, the waistline is always accentuated with a belt, featuring the women's sexiness with a pair of domineering lace-up boots.
Metallic fabrics are extensively used to create the different shades often seen in the theater. Jacquard printing on yarn is attempted for the first time while maintaining the SHIATZY CHEN tradition of embracing and experimenting with different textiles. From classic sheer organza, chiffon and French Solstiss lace, to cozy wool, silk velvet that drapes beautifully, the Italian jacquard textile with that ambiguous metallic sheen, and the luxuriously smooth satin and silk. The texture, weight and luster differences and contrasts between the textiles demonstrate both the tender and firm qualities of a SHIATZY CHEN woman.
Sparking extra interest this season is our shoes, the lace-up knee-high boots, and ankle boots. In addition to using quality leather, the less commonly seen satin and velvet are also used, blending the elegant heeled mules and the sumptuous lace-up boots in one, adding a perfect touch to the new autumn/winter style.
The photographs of this collection embark from the THEATRE, with models interpreting the still atmosphere or contours, infusing the images with dramatic emotions. Choreographed in beat to the rhythm of the English sonnet, a poetic chapter of fashion is written.
Stylist: Veronique Didry/ trouble management
Photographer: Leon Mark/ trouble management
Hair Artist: Nicolas Philippon @call my agent
Make-up Artist: Mayumi Oda @ Bryant
Models: Monacco Dunn/ Silent Models & Carla Ciffoni/ IMG Models
Visual: Shiatzy Chen Creative Team
Still Images photographers: Laurie Basset, Charlotte Stouvenot, Ester Grass Vergara, Norman Wilcox – Geissen, Crista Leonard、Yu-Cheng Studio