The Year of the Qi Pao

The Year of the Qi Pao

Happy Lunar New Year ~  新年快乐

"According to the Chinese Horoscope 2024, the dragon represents authority, prosperity, and good fortune. Those who were born in the year of the dragon are known for their captivating demeanor, distinct personality, and strong leadership abilities. The Wood Dragon year 2024, when combined with the nourishing Wood element, will bring evolution, improvement, and abundance; it is the perfect time for rejuvenated beginnings and setting the foundation for long-term success." (The Times of India)



To celebrate this auspicious year, we are (finally!) releasing a special Qi Pao 旗袍! Also known as Cheongsam 长衫, this is a style of Chinese dress popularized in the 1920s and '40s by socialites and high society women in Shanghai. It's a tailored, figure skimming design that accentuates curves and embodies femininity. In our take on the dress, we lengthened the sleeves (cap sleeves are just a no), added a side pocket (!), and loosened the fit for a more flattering and modern spin on a legendary classic. 

We hope you love it!

Photography: Brad Trone (@bradtrone)

Model: Cory Feder (@yesolpictures)

Shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico. February 2024.