Nín Hǎo from Beijing

In December 2016 Peter, David and I were invited to ‘Beautiful World’, the Spring/Summer 2017 Collection launch by acclaimed Chinese fashion designer Grace Chen. In our relatively short visit to Beijing, we attended the fine fashion show in the heart of China’s capital. On display were a range of spectacular garments, all beautifully hand crafted from delicate fabrics. Inspired by the beauty of feathers, the collection featured dresses and gowns that skillfully combined Western cutting and Chinese embroidery.

DJC, JH, PRD China

David Cook, Joe Holsgrove and Peter Day on the red carpet.

Chinese Outfit

Chinese Embroidery

Traditional hand embroidery. The quality of work was exceptional.

Grace Chen Dancer

The show opened with a stunning ballet performance.

Grace Chen Swan Dress

A particular favourite of mine, this dress appeared to be inspired by the natural elegance of swans.

Grace Chen Dresses 1

A selection of bespoke dresses from Grace Chen’s archives.

Grace Chen Dresses 2

Another selection of bespoke dresses from Grace Chen’s archives.

Grace Chen Grey Dress

Another fine creation from Grace Chen’s archives, again incorporating feathers.

Tiananmen Square

We also managed to visit Tiananmen Square.