Taiwan’s resident pop diva has opened her new clothing line “Seventy Two Changes” in New York, which she collaborated with Saks Fifth Avenue and L.A.M.B co-founder Ken Erman’s Truth & Pride.
For the debut collection of Seventy Two Changes, Jolin was inspired by elements of contemporary jazz dance. There is a mix of traditionally feminine pieces with tailored masculine silhouettes. Offering elegant printed tops and dresses alongside structured vests and tuxedo-style jackets, the colors range from reds and grays within the collection’s featured plaids, rich purples paired with neutrals, and sky-inspired blues. The textures are an assortment of rich suiting fabrics and satin, soft leather, lace, and embellishments that add glamor and sophistication.”
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With booming sales and raving reviews received for her first line of clothes, the company requested for Tsai to come up with 200 more designs in her next collection.
Tsai exclaimed, “It is too stressful! I have to rack my brains over this one!”
“According to media reports, Tsai specially flew to San Francisco in America for the press event of her label. Her first line of clothing which centered on a “music” theme consisted of 100 pieces and received orders amounting up to over US$100,000. Due to overwhelming demands, her company requested for her to design over 300 pieces for her second season. She plans to bring her label to the fashion markets of China, Singapore, and Malaysia next year.
Jolin is known as a fashionista and queen of pop not only in Taiwan, but also in different parts of Asia as well. She’s got the top selling Mandarin album and a controversial rumored relationship with another Taiwan megastar the cool guy rapper Jay Chou. I’m not a fan of her music, but the girl works HARD. She experiments a lot with her dance moves, doing acrobatics and whatnot—sometimes even I’m scared for her lol. I remember watching Jolin as a wide-eyed teenybopper just starting out in the biz singing catchy pop songs. Now she’s really big on girl power. She’s the only girl in the Pepsi CF she did with Super Junior, Lee Junki, Show Luo, etc.
P.S. I love her designs. Very edgy, yet wearable, especially the plaid/leather combinations. Love the black fringe mini-skirt. You can really see the Jazz influence.
What do you think of her designs? Do you think she’ll be the next big singer-designer ala Gwen Stefani? On a side note, why do celebs like naming their designs with numbers? Rain’s Six to Five, anyone?
credits: Yahoo news, asianews.com, press release