Designer Tang Pushes Fashion in China – Sylvia Hui

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From AP, via Baynews9.com:

David Tang is famous for founding the Shanghai Tang label that put Mandarin-collared shirts, cheongsam dresses and other Chinese-style on boutique shelves from New York to Paris.But one of his big regrets, he says, is that the clothes aren’t more popular in China.

The 52-year-old Hong Kong fashion mogul was recently watching China’s legislature on TV, and the one thing that jumped out at him was that most of the lawmakers were wearing near-identical Western clothes, he said.

“Everyone was in a suit and tie,” he complained in an interview with The Associated Press. “That seems to me to jar the very essence of Chinese wanting to have a .” [Full Text]

Image source: Shanghaiist.com

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