The Happy Cheongsam has launched its 2018 collection after a long hiatus. In fact, it has been a year since we last saw its designs, which was for 2017 CNY. When I checked in with Ming a few months ago on the radio silence, she told me she was preparing for the new year designs.
So, here we are, some pictures of the collection you can expect from THC. To be honest, I thought last year’s dresses were prettier.
There is a familiar look this time – a design that appeared in the first collection, the peacock dress below. It also comes in black, the color that was launched previously.
For the young ladies who prefer something comfy, you can opt for the cheongsam top and shorts set. I thought it might be a little too casual. But it seems that the younger Singaporeans have a tendency to dress down.
Finally a Mother-Daughter set. Again, the mama cheongsam reminds me of the Thai silk pleated dress from the first collection as well.
Another retailer, which has launched a new collection, is Sissae, and it’s aptly named as “Opulence”!there is a focus on embroidery and brocade silk fabric. The designs are more suited for formal occasions or as special wear.
When I was at Robinson Raffles City Mall to look at Peter Kor’s collection, I took the chance to check out the other designs. The departmental store has been offering more cheongsam selections over the last 2 years, which I presume to mean that there is increased demand for the dress during CNY. Here are some of what you can expect at a cheaper price range.
Over at Parkway Parade, I spotted a pretty batik cheongsam from Utopia Apparels. I like the juxtaposition of the different prints, and I think it would make for a fun casual piece!