What is DONGLIANG? The answer may vary for different people. To designers, it is a buyer shop. To customers, it is a multi-brand store. It has been almost five years since we launched the first DONGLIANG store in Beijing in August, 2009. DONGLIANG started off together with Chinese fashion industry and grew up with the local fashion forces.
This time, to express the spirit of DONGLIANG, we decide to present a collection of six designers’ work with a summer photo shoot.
Photography: Cheng Yiyi
Model:Ning Xiaole from ESEE
Styling & Execution: Morly
White Loose Dress by UMA WANG
White Dress by UMA WANG
Grey Blazer & Yellow Tank by RICOSTRU
Sleeveless Dress by BOUNDLESS
Grey-brown Dress by UMA WANG
Turtleneck Sleeveless Top by YIRANTIAN
Green Sheer Dress by YIFANG WAN
Dark Black Stripe Dress by HE YAN
Asymmetric Cut Top by YIRANTIAN
Blue Asymmetrical Dress: BOUNDLESS
Blue Draped Dress: UMA WANG
Asymmetrical Strapless Dress: HE YAN
DONGLIANG IN MY MIND
Passionate, Gentle, Beautiful, even Botanical. - Zhang Da
Art, Affinity, Responsibility – He Yan
Chic, Artsy, and Optimistic, with a distinctive ideology. – UMA WANG
DONGLIANG is an independent and warm little world. – Yifang Wan
DONGLIANG gives me a sense of security. The people here and the things they do are full of positive energy. – Yirantian Guo
DONGLIANG is unique in its style, broad in its horizon, and warm in its core. – Minjie Ou
DONGLIANG’s ONE DAY. We cooperated with six Chinese designers of different styles to present six individual shows in one day during Shanghai Fashion Week. Even though it was drizzling yesterday, our designers and staff still successfully completed this unprecedented series of shows. Our art director Nan Lang commented that ONE DAY is not made in one day. It shows that the future of Chinese fashion designs is full of possibilities.
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