Imperial Couture by Heaven Gaia
Paris, France - On October 5th, for her first runway show, Chinese designer Xiong Ying revealed her SS17 ready to wear collection in the prestigious Paris Opera.
Throughout Heaven Gaia's creations, inspired by the Yuangmingyuan Beijing Summer Palace, the designer gave her western audience a glimpse of oriental wisdom aesthetics. Not less grandiose and sophisticated than the Chinese imperial scenery, the collection was royal, yet impressive.
A considerable assortment of handcraft techniques from Xiong Ying's homeland was presented, including Suzhou traditional embroideries, hand-painted patterns, silk drapery, not to mention a multitude of other noble materials from the East.
Combined with refined couture garments, incredible golden dragon heeled shoes, clutch made of white pearls, grandiose hats and much more remarkable details and accessories were showcased as precious ornaments.
And... That's it !