story by Seth Friedermann
photos by Rachel Reneé
In much the same way that Western fashion spends a great deal of time updating classic looks, so to do other cultures. But, because the other cultures’ fashion history isn’t familiar to us, the designs often appear fresh and wholly new. So it is with Blanc De Chine, however add into the mix their minimalist construction approach, which creates large sections of clean, flowing, unbroken fabric, and their passionate use of extraordinarily high-end silks, cottons, and sequins, and the final result is elegant and beautiful and different.
Blanc De Chine does not reinvent themselves much from season to season, preferring instead to improve their impressive stable of suits, shirts, pants, and gowns. But make no mistake, they create breathtaking designs that strongly separate whoever wears them from the herd.