It’s almost that time of year again! There’s so much to do in preparation for this festive period – from making your house look presentable for incoming guests to shopping for new outfits! Dressing up from head to toe in new clothing has become an integral part to welcome in the new year. The Chinese believe that new things signify new beginnings. Impressing relatives you haven’t seen in a long time and the countless visits to the houses of family and friends have us all wanting to express ourselves with the perfect mixture of new AND traditional trends.
In the past, women would typically wear a cheongsam (traditional Chinese dress) to usher in the new year, or brightly-coloured clothing to bring good fortune to the wearer. The CNY Collection from LIN by Twenty3 celebrates the upcoming festive period through a collection of elegant contemporary pieces using an auspicious colour palette of reds, whites and pinks, but with a modern spin. Versatility, transformability, and the classic Twenty3 fit-and-flare silhouette all work together to make this collection eminently wearable even after the reunion dinners are done.
The Qin Cheongsam is an ultra-feminine fit-and-flare cheongsam with a unique heart-shaped neckline decorated with floral embroidery and lace.
The Mun Cheongsam is made from a luxurious wine red silky fabric, symbolizing prosperity and adding a regal touch to your festive wardrobe.The Xi Cheongsam is fun and flirty. It’s vibrant floral design sways and dances to each step you take. Taking peonies as the source of inspiration, the print is specially hand drawn in our studio, making this print a true Twenty3 exclusive.
A peek of playful pleats at the hemline breathes character into the Jin Cheongsam. The sleeves and mandarin collar are detachable, allowing this dress to be worn even after the Chinese New Year.
The Chelsea Romper features playful off-shoulder frills and is easily cinched at the waist to emphasize the feminine silhouette. Plus, the bright shade of red makes sure the prosperity gods will never be able to miss you!
The theme of transformation permeates throughout the collection. From sleeve to sleeveless, collar to collarless, versatility lies in the form of the Xin Cheongsam with its detachable collar and sleeves.
A simple snap of some hidden buttons and the mandarin collar and sleeves are easily removed, easing the transition from reunion dinners to hanging out with friends.
The Xi Romper Dress is the perfect day to night outfit, taking you from a classic flare silhouette to a playful romper adorned with the exclusive Xi Peony prints, via a hidden zip at the waistline.
We had a lot of fun monkeying around (pun intended) in this shoot, we hope you enjoyed the results!
View the entire LIN collection here.