SHANGHAI TANG FW2014 mens collection updates the Chinese classics with a modern mood that combines sharp constructions and exciting fabric textures, combining a mix of reworked masterpieces and minimal details.
Navy and charcoal with a splash of the iconic Shanghai Tang orange set the mood for the smart casual looks. Design details are key, with protective quilting on blouson and liberty prints on cotton jersey pants. The bomber jacket comes in shearling and a shorter, tailored cut; while the suit jacket is updated with knits. Tone-on-tone styling with a hint of white create a sense of refinement for a contemporary look.
Relaxed tailoring and unstructured silhouettes create a cosy, sporty wardrobe. Jersey, double face fabrics take on a sleek feel while matching pattern styling adds a polished, urban touch. Colour blocking continues to be an important trend, with more subdued shades of blue.
Combination of teal blue and blue-green peacock tone is a key colour this season, paired with micro motif or abstract print for interesting texture. Layering has an edgier element for refined men, playing with proportion with fitted outerwear and relaxed trousers. Relaxed styling completes the look.
Black and white designs get a touch of luxury with premium materials of soft leather. The tuxedo shirt is reinvented with contrast yoke. Black and burgundy printed velvet jackets create a sharp and sophisticated appearance. The polished surface sharpens the luxe look with fitted cuts. Styling is kept at a minimum for a modern distinction.
Women collection gives a refreshing interpretation of classical Chinese elements and craftsmanship in a modern and refined way.
Digital inspiration transforms the new Chinese lattice motif, refined in pixel-like monochrome tones. The black and white designs are energised by metallic and leather highlights.
Mashing colours and textures create a sophisticated update on the urban city look. Long coats are transformed with colour blocking and relaxed silhouettes and the qipao are highlighted with intricate hem detail. Fresh use of colour comes in the modern floral print. Contrasting proportion and materials form unexpected volume to the feminine designs.
Light metallic play on matte black creates an opulent hint to the new tiger-inspired jacquard. Boxy knitwear tops are balanced with fitted cigarette pants and knee-length skirts. The relaxed shapes work well for a young city look with a sense of comfort and luxury.