Reflecting its Chinese origins, The Peninsula Paris celebrated its first Chinese New Year in true Peninsula fashion; welcoming the Year of the Ram by inviting Chinese designer Xu Ming to present her exclusive “Jade” Haute Couture creations inspired from ancestral symbols of the dragon and jade.
Xu Ming presented her creations exclusively in the hotel and at the Cantonese restaurant LiLi, where her fashions came to life during the show. Both fashion designer and head costume designer for prestigious sites and events, this native of China has worked on costumes for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 as well as those of the Shanghai Opera, where her talent expressed itself in wonderfully flamboyant creations. The designer, who has already won major international fashion awards, has also exhibited her work at the Museum of Asian Art in Nice.
“It was an immense honour to present my “Jade” collection in France, and even more so at The Peninsula which embodies Chinese refinement and luxury so marvellously well. Indeed, this is exactly what I wanted to show, that Chinese roots can be blended with more modern facets of China, to create unique, trendy fashions with a dreamlike quality”, explained the designer.