Today we’re presenting new pieces for Spring & Summer. We’ve reimagined a few of our favourites and created elevated pieces that blend East and West to empower the SKYLENCE woman. Each piece has a subtle nod to a part of our brand’s unique heritage, whether it’s the Crepe de Chine silk of our Plum Blossom dresses or the suffragette white of our pantsuits.
One of the motifs of this collection is the plum blossom, a Chinese flower that blooms in the face of adversity. We thought there was no better choice of flower to reflect the world we live in and the hopes we have for our post-pandemic lives. The plum blossom acts as a reminder in Chinese culture that spring will come, bringing with it hope and prosperity.
This print features on four garments – a pleated cap sleeve dress, sleeveless button-up dress, pussy-bow shirt, and a midi dress. We made each using Crepe de Chine silk, including a full silk lining, for a luxurious experience. This lightweight fabric means these pieces can take you through spring and summer with ease, reimagining the classic silhouettes with an elevated and feminine twist. For more details of each garment, visit our 'In Full Bloom' collection.
We’re paying homage to the suffragette movement with our white two-piece suit. This white pantsuit incorporates the colour of the suffragette movement and the women who continue to inspire us. The Yanxi Embroidered Jacket takes its inspiration from our favourite Yanxi EMB Coat, reimagining it as an everyday piece with a peplum silhouette. The jacket and matching Yanxi Embroidered Trousers feature hand-embroidered magnolia flowers, the first signs of spring. Magnolia flowers have been a symbol of purity since the Tang Dynasty (1st century) and became a favourite of Emperors of the Qing Dynasty. This pantsuit represents the essence of SKYLENCE and our philosophy of blending our unique heritages to create a contemporary piece.
Cardigans are one of our staple pieces at SKYLENCE, and we’ve reimagined our favourite silhouette for spring and summer. The Qiaochu Embroidered Cardigan features an embroidered peacock, which symbolises the idea of beauty and dignity in Chinese culture. It’s also the symbol of the Ming Dynasty as the manifestation of the Phoenix, with its hundred eyes bringing good fortune.
Our signature Derling Embroidered Dress has been given an update for spring and summer, with a shorter length for added versatility. It pays homage to Yu Der Ling, the progressive princess of the 19th century Qing Dynasty. The floral pattern takes its inspiration from the early Tang dynasty of the 1st century. With its shorter length, the Derling black and white dress is the perfect choice for any wedding or social occasion.
For our Spring/Summer 2021 campaign, we’ve partnered with the legendary shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood. His shoes are worn by everyone from Hollywood royalty to British royalty, including the Duchess of Sussex. As a brand that designs shoes for “a brighter tomorrow”, Nicholas Kirkwood was the perfect collaborator for this campaign – which blends SKYLENCE’s heritage with our hopes for the brighter future.
You can now shop SKYLENCE’s new pieces for Spring & Summer through our official website.