If the name Shanghai Tang conjures up images of traditional Chinese costume inspired clothes, where have you been?! Sit up and pay attention ladies, the label has a new designer and a fab new look to boot. Joseph Li, who trained at with Alber Elbaz (the master behind Lanvin's beautiful creations don't ya know) joined the company back in the spring. His first full collection will be available in Spring 09, but if that seems like a long time to wait, he has designed a small ultra luxe capsule line - called Imperial Collection - which is available right now. Top of our shopping list are the intricate cocktail shift dresses (especially the fringed version) and the lace effect leather tunic. So if this taster is anything to go by, roll on Spring! Because we're pretty certain the new look Shanghai Tang will appeal to modern fashion forward women the world over. Check out the full a/w '08 Imperial collection by Shanghai Tang below.
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