The ‘Shouning’ dress coat is named after Princess Shouning (寿宁公主) of the Ming dynasty (circa 1500s), the favourite daughter of the Wanli Emperor. This coat takes its inspiration from the classic silhouette of 1950s dress and the height of European glamour. What makes the ‘Shouning’ dress unique is that offers the illusion of a dress with the functionality of a transitional coat.
The handmade black velvet button knots add a military-inspired twist to this minimalistic silhouette. It’s inspired by the style muses of European and Chinese royalty, creating a signature piece for those who count Kelly, Hepburn, and Kennedy amongst their style icons.
Its wool fabric makes this classic coat the ultimate investment in your closet and one that you can style all year round. Layer up with it in the winter or throw it over your shoulders in the spring with our signature ‘Derling’ dress. Wear it buttoned-up over a little black dress for an elevated look to let it take centre stage or use it to bring a classic air of sophistication to your outfit.
Our ‘Shouning’ coat is available in lucky red, which pays homage to traditional Chinese culture and is the one you’ll reach for every season.
Main Fabric: 100% Wool
Trim/Embellishment: 100% Velvet
Washcare: Professional Dry Clean
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