NEW YORK FASHION WEEK IS ONE OF MANY PLACES TO BE. ALL THE WAY FROM CHINA, DESIGNER FAN SHUMIN SHOWCASED HER BRAND, SOUFFLESONG, AT NOLCHA SHOWS. CHINESE FASHION FEATURES MANY PATTERNS, CUTS, DECORATIONS, COLORS, DESIGNS, AND MORE. THERE IS HISTORY IN CHINESE FASHION; FOR EXAMPLE, CHINA’S DYNASTIES OVER THE YEARS HAVE A MAJOR INFLUENCE IN THE COUNTRY’S FASHION STYLES. BUT NO MATTER WHAT PART OF THE WORLD YOU ARE FROM, FASHION TRENDS CHANGE OVER TIME BUT THERE ARE ALWAYS SEVERAL STYLES THAT ARE POPULAR TO THIS DAY. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT SOUFFLESONG DID AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK.
SOUFFLESONG: There were no Manchu dresses or Zhongshan Zhuang suits in this set, but we did see traditional Chinese Lolita fashion with a combination of medieval and Victorian styles. Most interesting to the eye was the traditional blended with an unexpected style that only Fan Shumin could achieve. Colors on the Soufflesong runway started at pastels and progressed to richer hues, black included, some even with gold accents. Every gown that came down the runway for the most part had the style of medieval times. Let’s not forget lace, corsets embedded to the gowns, and layers not over-exaggerated but that flow like a wave on the gown that was done tastefully. Soufflesong was very artsy in a sense that, for example, one might see flowers imprinted with a portrait of kittens on one dress. It was like you were in the Metropolitan Museum looking at a painting, which saw creativity. What stole the show was the bridal dress that came down the runway for Soufflesong’s finale. Photo time! [Photos: Brain Ach/Getty Images for NOLCHA SHOWS]
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