Moschino lights up Shanghai in first China show

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 12:34am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 12:34am

Actress Zhang Ziyi wearing her hair in dark curls, Chinese supermodel Emma Pei posing with new husband Wong Zhu Xiao Yin and supermodel Du Juan making a rare catwalk appearance. Hong Kong stars Simon Yam, Kam Kwok Leung and Qi Qi were also there to celebrate. It was quite the social event.

At first glance it looked like a beachside Balinese resort. White cotton drapes billowing from four poster couch pods, water glittering in the background. Then you see the gigantic red love hearts and white peace signs lighting up each pod and realizes that the 'glittering' water is in fact the murky Huangpu River in Shanghai.

Nevertheless, it was a stunning set up for Italian fashion label Moschino's first ever big China fashion show, with creative director Rossella Jardini visiting the Mainland for the first time.

As firsts go, it was quite the celebration, aptly on the brand's 30th anniversary. Moschino paraded their women's resort collection as well as debuting their men's spring summer 2014 collection in Shanghai. Chinese supermodels, Du Juan, Emma Pei and Zhao Lei opened and closed the loud, colorful, fun-filled collections. Local VIPS enjoyed the energetic show - a contrast to the usually sombre affairs of most catwalks.

It was big hats, prints galore, tight outfits and plenty of bling under the impressive Shanghai skyline - just the tongue-in-chic Moschino is famous for.