Shanghai Tang introduces Dragon Plateau. The new Autumn/Winter 2012 collection takes us on a majestic journey through awe-inspiring landscapes and the impressive cultural heritage of the Tibetan highlands.
We venture into a nomadic world of spirituality, subtlety, and nature, juxtaposing the natural world's purest elements with its savage beauty. The seed of inspiration for the Shanghai Tang Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was planted by an ancient tale of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain, an odyssey around the picturesque peaks of Yunnan province...
"Once upon a time, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain were twins. They had lived on panning in Golden Sand River until one day an evil fiend usurped the river. The brothers were very brave and had a fierce fight with the fiend, Haba died in the fight and Jade Dragon drove off the fiend after and preventing the return of the fiend, Jade Dragon held the 13 swords in hand day and night. As time passed, the brothers turned into two snow mountains, and the 13 swords had become the 13 peaks..."
- The traditional tale of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain.
The collection evokes the fascinating mix of understated spiritual humility and elaborate, ornamental designs of Tibet, a culture shaped by Buddhism and the monastic way of life. Despite relentless modernisation, this vast region exudes a breathtaking sense of calmness, purity, originality, and opulence.
Shanghai Tang invites you to embark on a magical voyage into one of China's last untouched wonders...
Johson Ong's photography blog post at http://johnsonong.blogspot.com/2012/09/blog-post_16.html for the lovely pictures. :)