Credit: Classics Anew, lifestyleasia.com
If you’re a fan of the traditional Chinese dress called qipao, you’d want to meet Janko Lam, a fashion designer and also founder of Classics Anew, a brand that began with upcycling end-roll fabrics into qipao. It all started with her job at the costume department of a local television station, where she fell head over heels in love with the traditional dress.
What makes Janko’s qipao different, so much so that it won an EcoChic Design Award in 2010, is the contemporary touch. From patterned fabrics one would easily associate with qipao to denim, Janko is a master of creating qipao of various cuttings and styles to meet the fastidious needs of fashionistas. But if you wish to jazz up your normal office attire with a hint of qipao-style too, Classics Anew is where you’ll be spoilt for choice.
How many ‘likes’ for this young lady’s respect for and preservation of the quintessential Chinese culture?