Designed in collaboration with Self-Portrait, the limited-edition jackets celebrate the Chinese New Year by uniting four flowers from each of the different seasons. This collection presents a garden of blessings that corresponds to the unique characteristics of the multifaceted woman of today. Each unique piece combines traditional motifs with the vision of contemporary femininity. The hand-embroidered boucle jackets, made with silk threads accented with gold and silver foil, showcase the skilled craftsmanship of the embroiderers in Suzhou.
Renowned as China’s ‘national flower’, the peony symbolises wealth and prosperity, exuding an elegant and confident attitude. Like the marvellous blooms of the flower itself, the motif unites both inner beauty and outer charm.
Often used in weddings to symbolise endless harmony, the lily embodies purity and auspiciousness in Chinese culture. A representation of kindness and resilience, it speaks to a deep commitment to love and family.
A symbol of longevity and indomitable spirit, the chrysanthemum blooms in the frost, undeterred by the cold. In the eyes of China’s famous poets, this flower stands tall with pride, able to remain strong and optimistic in the face of difficulty.
Signalling rebirth and new beginnings, the flowering of the daffodil is considered an auspicious sign for the new year. With a Chinese name referencing a fairy stepping out of water, the bloom is revered for its elegant, clean lines.
PHOTOGRAPHY: 张家诚 LESLIE ZHANG
CREATIVE DIRECTION: MONICA MONG