Shiatzy Chen is a Taiwanese luxury fashion brand founded in 1978 by Wang Chen-tsai Hsueh and her husband Wang Yuan-hung. The name, which means “New Look of China,” combines Chinese dress and handicraft aesthetics with Western styles.
The new season Wang Chen Caixia created her love story, the everlasting love into embroidery. She tells the story of ancient women who hand-sewed purses and gave them as gifts to loved ones. She transformed the purse’s unique shape into a cut-out pattern, creating a kind of modern origami for a new generation of women.
Puffy gold jackets, traditional Oriental paintings and embroidery have found their place in modern clothing. Wang Chen Tsai-Hia sews the love symbols of success and wealth into new patterns and designs.
In her interview, she said her goal in the 45 years of her brand’s existence was to make a new generation of women feel surrounded by love. Wang Chen Tsai-Hsia began to prepare her brand for the new requirements to protect our living environment, new steps towards a future of sustainable and responsible production of luxury clothing. Her ambitions go even further, and she plans to recommend new immersive Web3 experiences to her clients.
In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Schatz Chen returned to Paris with her fashion show this season, once again infusing poetic Oriental inspiration into the source of Western culture, inviting the audience to follow the heartstring and weave a romantic web of beautiful eastern and Western crafts.
The Fall/Winter 2023-2024 collection is themed around HEARTSTRINGS, and we see design director Shiatzy Chen drawing inspiration from the purses that ancient Chinese women hand-sewn and gave to their loved ones. Oriental style rounded Ruyi shape is translated into fashion, the eternal love into embroidery stitch, depicting a pair of twins. Heart and string play the beautiful concerto of Oriental art and Western art complementing each other, transcending cultural barriers and becoming one. Through the symbol of love and affection of cotton tassel, start the interesting journey of cultural collision.
Similar silhouettes bloom across the stage, each representing stunning Eastern and Western fashion. With the elegant Oriental diagonal collar cut echo is the public Western-style vest, elegant horse cotton skirt swaying step by step; Followed by the romantic Western-style low-waisted flared skirt, literati Tang dress simple and unaffected, and unrestrained rebellious Western-style vest in sharp contrast. The perspectives of Eastern and Western cultures compare with each other, but in the contemporary era they are so closely linked and full of similarities and differences.
The silhouette design of autumn and winter series transforms the unique shape of Oriental style purse into tailoring pattern, lapel and pocket cover. Oriental style dresses adopt tweed and metal fringe from the West, moire embroidery as decorative bottom edge down jacket, or the traditional Kesi jacquard fabric is combined with western classic jacquard pattern to extend and contrast each other, reflecting the mutual inclusion and influence of clothing technology. Derived a brand new fashion aesthetic.
In this collection, Shiatzy Chen further elevates our iconic embroidery craft with innovative hand-stitched embroidery techniques. Phoenix and peony, as the Oriental symbol of auspice and wealth, are full of ruyi and moire embroidery, magnificent and dazzling. This series of original jacquard, like the white rabbit riding the phoenix, soaring in the mountains and the sea, gallop in the bright and charming future.
The handbag design features jade elements favored by women, with the launch of a new “jade bracelet purse handbag”, adding a modern silhouette to the traditional purse shape. The stylish and simple handle design makes the handbag more delicate and modern. The launch of a number of purses and handbags reflects the new generation’s various ways to express their love. This season’s women’s shoes have liberated the old women’s shoes, to comfortable, free and easy, generous flat shoes as the feature, the thick sole design adds an elegant atmosphere, balance the temperament of youth and lively.