Fashion brand SHIATZY CHEN presented its Spring Summer 2023 Dexterity Collection, that was inspired by Tangram (a two-dimensional re-arrangement puzzle created by cutting a square into seven pieces), on Monday, October 3rd, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection mixes oriental and western styles and it explores the changing combinations – the essence, the creation, ever-changing, weaving the infinite beauty of dexterity. Designer Chen Tsai-Hsia reimagines and reinterprets shapes such as triangles, squares, and trapeziums, and fuses them with fashion.
SPRING SUMMER 2023 COLLECTIONS
“The draping vest of crossing shoulder straps paired with an above-the-knee skirt with interplaced SHIATZY letters, the multi-layer deconstructed trapezium skirt, and the multi-layer classic band collar dress constructed with seven pieces of garment sections, are all items featuring the unique layering and changes in this season. This season combines the retro contour of western chic with defined geometric lines, adorning the classic miniskirt suit with rhombus openwork, H-line square-structured mesh jacket paired with geometric line jacquard A-line dress with band collar, all shouting the carefreeness and self-determination of the contemporary women. The SHIATZY CHEN original fabric design this season features bold vibrant Pop Art redefining geometric shapes, hidden within silhouettes of Paradise Birds and orchids as symbols of the oriental culture. The animated print patterns turn even the rational straight lines into sentimental art and fashion.
The overall palette composes of 7 iconic colors manifesting vibrant cheer, the dazzling orange and calendula yellow sparking the inspiring dawn of the season, the rich blue and scarlet red symbolizing the vigorous joy of spring and summer, whereas the classic basalt black and moon white with a dash of fresh green convey the endlessly generated determination and energy. This season, SHIATZY CHEN takes its most iconic embroidery craftsmanship to the next level. The geometric shape openwork on organza demonstrates the drawn thread technique of basket stitch in Su embroidery with remarkable hand embroidery work, and merged with other techniques including the weng stitch and the French knot stitch, the exquisite embroidered floral patterns reclining with such ease as if beautifully and delicately blooming from the fabric.” – from Shiatzy Chen