The cheongsam collections

Some of you might have checked out the latest collections from Our Bitsy Prints and Joli Pretty,  launched last Thursday. I am curious to know what the readers think about them.

OBP has only one new design this time, but overall, the collection is prettier and more interesting because of the children theme, Nostalgia Children’s Day. As for JP’s dresses, though there are more new designs, they look pedestrian in comparison. In fact I consider this a disappointing follow up to their previous collections. Take a look at a couple of them below.

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The print is ordinary and I don’t get why it has to be paired with the thin white belt. It looks totally unsophisticated.

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This looks like curtain print on dress to me.

There are two tops being offered this time, but nothing sophisticated or elegant about them. Like this below, it looks mumsy even on the young model.
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I think JP tried to go whimsy with these prints.

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This dragonfly print is not bad. But the dress seems a little loose on the model. Maybe it can be worn as a maternity cheongsam.

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It may be the short sleeves or the prints, but I don’t think the flamenco hemline works here (unlike the Peter Kor’s design).

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This is the most decent dress of the lot.

OBP managed to get their hands on some interesting and whimsy prints, like the below pleated skirt dress with this cute “potong” (cut in Malay) ice-cream print on the top.
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I like this casual denim design, and the cassette tape print peeking out from the side pockets. Too bad it is a little youngish for me.

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I love this “Gem cookies” print, and the color combination is so pretty. I wish this design comes with side pockets.

Not all the prints work, however. Like these two drop-waist denim skirt cheongsams. I find the graphics a little too chaotic and too crowded. Like the designer was trying to squeeze as many figures into the limited fabric as possible.

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OBP only offered one top this time, featuring cute toy figures.
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My summarized view is that OBP’S latest collection is geared towards the younger set, while the designs in JP’s collection are for the “aunties”. You may or may not agree, so feel free to provide comments on what you think.

Like to add here that The Happy Cheongsam is launching their collecton 6 “Hellooo Tokyooo” this Friday evening. Will provide my feedback in the next post.
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