Chapter 5: Oriental Punch
ORIENTAL PUNCH is a CNY 2020 edit, featuring a fusion of traditional Chinese garment detailing and modernised silhouette complemented with feminine floral prints.
Prints are inspired by a combination of Juniper trees and berries and one of the twelve symbols of sovereignty as appeared on the five-clawed dragon robes of a Chinese imperial authority figure — seaweed.
The name Juniper is derived from the Latin word juniperus, a combination of the word junio, which means young, and parere, to produce, hence youth producing, or evergreen.
The seaweed is one of the five elements (water, fire, earth, air and metal), which represents purity. And it is the noble symbol of the emperor’s leadership.
Oriental Punch chooses to break the traditional Chinese New Year mould by introducing the color black into the collection. Across cultures, black is consistently associated with power, elegance and equality in modern times. At the same time, still moulding the collection with sophisticatedly-coloured and printed outfits.
The silhouettes in this collection adds lightness to them, fabrics used were light yet structural enough to highlight the shape of a woman’s figure.