Qipao Design Collection Creation 1 :-
By studying the traditional Chinese tribe customs, I found that the customs were made by bright colors fabric and the color combination has a big contrast, lime green with bright orange and cyan color. Also, they used scarf as a part of their custom. Craftsmanship customs are also inspired in my Qipao design. My concept of this Qipao design is Conventional meets Contemporary; East meets West, by combining the beauty of traditional Chinese beauty of western; and by transferring design element of traditional and combining digital printing technology.
This Qipao named “Capture the significant figure of women”. The inspiration came from the portraits of Countess Castiglione who was considered the most beautiful woman and had a significant figure in the early history of photography as a model of her time. French photographer Pierre-Louis Pierson took more than 400 portraits of her and during a 40-year collaboration.
Like traditional Qipao, it is a garment to capture woman body shape. Therefore, design was used cotton scarf which is color portrait included cyan, magenta, purple and sky blue and digital printed#. One means that capture the attention by the significant body shape and other mean capture the traditional in our memory.
Description of Qipao
In this Qipao, the pattern cutting was used traditional Shang-hai tailoring method and the bindings at collar and side slits were hand-stitched. Hope through this Qipao design to stimulate the treasure of traditional culture and craftsmanship.
“Woman in the Moon”
The Moon has been the subject of many works of art and literature and the inspiration for countless others. It is a motif in the visual arts, the performing arts, poetry, prose and music. In many prehistoric and ancient cultures, the Moon was thought to be a deity or other supernatural phenomenon, and astrological views of the Moon continue to be propagated today. The contrast between the brighter highlands and darker maria create the patterns seen by different cultures as the Man in the Moon, the rabbit and the buffalo, among others.
Moon gives the feeling of mystery and daintiness, which is similar to Chinese Qipao which makes people look elegant and graceful. The pattern cutting of the Qipao emphasizes women’s body shape and the slits at the side make women elegant and mystery when they are walking. In this Qipao, I designed to keep the significant hourglass shape in my Qipao, therefore, I believe as a designer we should keep the traditional elements but added contemporary element.
This Qipao named “Woman in the Moon”. The inspiration came from the contrast between the brighter highlands and darker maria create the patterns seen like the Woman in the Moon.
Description of Qipao
This Qipao is mainly used Paris velvet for shell fabric which is hourglass silhouette and ankle length. Short-sleeves and snap button at shoulder. Fine hand-stitch binding at collar, both sleeves and leg-cover slits. Side slits length to thigh which is a technique enabling the closure of both side-slits to subtly conceal the wearer’s legs when standing. Velvet fabric presented pureness of woman also represented the Moon. The pattern on the velvet looks like the shadow on the Moon.