Fashion brand ANGEL CHEN presented their Fall Winter 2021.22 Daughter of the Dragon Collection, that pays homage to first Chinese American Hollywood star Anna May Wong, at Shanghai Fashion Week. The collection explores May Wong’s struggle to free herself from the stereotypes, that earned her the nickname of Dragon Lady, but also helped generations of Asian women after her to rise. This season Chen empowers the Asian community through its own culture.
“ANGEL CHEN, playing with this antinomy, celebrates Anna May’s strengths: her career with prints reminiscent of classic black and white movie imagery (more specifically from the movie “Daughter of the Dragon”), her seductive beauty with PU leather and her fighting nature with denim undergone tinting, laser fading, washing, and aging. All the while spotlighting the tenderness she allowed her successors to express with mesmerizing mohair, wool, angora mixed yarn, hand crochet and tie-dyes in a color palette of pinks, yellows, powder blues and light purples. Using more antinomic layers, and with the use of an exclusively developed Ikat fabric, Angel Chen tells a story of tenderness fighting its way through harshness.” – from Angel Chen