Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show

 March 29, 2018
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Qiu Siting and her male partner’s pas de deux to “Rhapsody in Blue.” [Grace Chen WeChat]

 

As "Rhapsody in Blue," the innovative combination of classical music and jazz elements written by the American composer George D. Gershwin in the "Jazz Age" of the last century, gradually began to sound, "Modern Times," Grace Chen's 2018 Spring/Summer show kicked off.

Qiu Siting, the ballet dancer known as the "Oriental Swan Princess," emerged performing a pas de deux with her male partner who was wearing a bib and top hat, exactly like Charlie Chaplin's character in his famous film, Modern Times.

Comedy master Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" tells the tale of people's rebellion against and reflection on social status under the economic depression in the 1930s. Anxiety and worry are seen in everyone's lives. After the classic "Modern Age" a hundred years ago, a new "Modern Times" was opened a hundred years later to the sound of drum and bass-style music and a strong sense of modernity.

"Modern Times means facing a complex reality and unknown future. We grow and sublimate with a hero's courage and a pliable heart. In the modern era, we have to use more powerful inner strength to deal with things. To defeat chaos with elegance, which is the attitude and ability shown when you face a storm and conquer it," said Chen.

The visual inspiration of "Modern Times" comes from the images of warships during World War II, which adds firm and stylish elements to Chen's iconic feminine charm.

The "contemporary spirit" is athletic, leisurely, unique, and changeable. "Modern Times" has looser, more casual lines and a more sturdy silhouette, which creates an "elegant fashion."

In order to embody the "avant-garde elegance" of Modern Times, Chen used woven geometric shapes such as diamonds, plaid and stripes on soft fabrics to form a highly recognizable visual language.

It is surprising that more changeable caps appeared in Modern Times. The style and craftsmanship of the design and clothing are matched and the streamlined appearance is inspired by sculpture. With the splicing of the fabric, the lace extension gradient, or the stereoscopic lace decoration on the hat, the rich craftsmanship and changes make the hats the crowning touch of the overall shape.

"I think women in China are a very responsible group. They not only have to bear the problems they encounter in their lives, but also take on people around them and be tough and tolerant. I think this is the definition of heroes," said Chen.

There are always models of different ages in Chen's shows. Most of them are her close friends and guests, because in Chen's view, beauty is unique and found at every stage of life.

Finally, wearing a graceful violet veiled dress, Grace Han, a top model trainer, slowly walked the runway with a steady pace and holding her cane, just like her control over her life. Han’s powerful aura amazed everyone and drew loud applause.

"Chen's design surprised me. I feel like a Cinderella," Han said. Although the fabric of the dress is soft and beautiful, the black girdle outlines her slender waistline and upright posture, reflecting her inner elegance and soft power.

"That was the most elegant dress of all, I left it especially for Han, who is the most strong-willed and free-spirited person. It was originally intended to be a sharp contrast, but the veil skirt somehow brought out the princess in her, which surprised me," said Chen.

After the show, many friends sent greetings and blessings to Chen.

"Beauty not only belongs to a young girl, but is present in every stage of life. The classic work of Chen's fashion design shines at China Fashion Week, bringing the confidence of women in their 80s and 90s, strongly arousing audiences’ wonderful desires," said Zhang Xiaoyuan, director-general of the Publicity Department of the All-China Women's Federation.


"The design of Grace Chen on this stage is needed, not only for BIFT but also for Chinese fashion in general," said Zhang Qinghui, Chairman of China Fashion Designers Association.

"Chen is the student who makes me most proud!" said Li Keyu, stage artist and Professor of Beijing Institute of Fashion.

"As a senior customer of Chen, I deeply feel that her clothes have a magical power that could express the inner temperament that every woman wants to express and give them confidence. In the modern era, it also carries the expression of women breaking through," said Gong Hua, winner of Mrs. Globe 2015.

"It was a great show! The room was packed, and Chen did not disappoint her unconditional followers. She offered an elegant, classy and high-end display, which is mature and at a world-class level," said Spanish deluxe jewelry designer Paloma Sanchez.

(Source: Grace Chen WeChat /Translated and edited by Women of China)

 

Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Qiu Siting and her male partner’s pas de deux to “Rhapsody in Blue.” [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A female model wearing a small coat [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Hats in the show [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Hats in the show [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Hats in the show [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Hats in the show [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model’s hairstyle in Modern Times. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model’s hairstyle in Modern Times. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model’s hairstyle in Modern Times. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A model’s hairstyle in Modern Times. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A girl displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
A girl displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Two girls display new creations designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Famous artist Pan Ran displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Writer and actress Shi Weiyu displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Gong Hua displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Grace Han displays a new creation designed by Grace Chen during China Fashion Week 2018 in Beijing, China. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Distinguished guests take photos with Grace Chen. [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Grace Chen and her teacher Li Keyu [Grace Chen WeChat]
Fashion Designer Highlights Chinese Women's Elegance in Latest Show
Grace Chen and Grace Han walk together on the runway. [Grace Chen WeChat]
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