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.
David Cook, Joe Holsgrove and Peter Day on the red carpet.
Traditional hand embroidery. The quality of work was exceptional.
The show opened with a stunning ballet performance.
A particular favourite of mine, this dress appeared to be inspired by the natural elegance of swans.
A selection of bespoke dresses from Grace Chen’s archives.
Another selection of bespoke dresses from Grace Chen’s archives.
Another fine creation from Grace Chen’s archives, again incorporating feathers.
We also managed to visit Tiananmen Square.