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Founder of Shanghai Tang “上海滩” , Sir David Tang Dies at Age 63

Founder of Shanghai Tang “上海滩” , Sir David Tang Dies at Age 63

Sir David Tang, the founder of luxury fashion clothing brand, Shanghai Tang, has died at age 63 (1954-2017) of illness.  He created the brand in 1994 as a “bespoke tailoring atelier”, drawing the legendary craftsmanship of traditional Shanghainese tailoring and rich fabrics to craft impeccably cut clothing.  In 1998, he sold the brand to Richemont SA, a European luxury group.

” Founder of Shanghai Tang “上海滩” Sir David Tang dies at Age 63 “

Today, Shanghai Tang supports an international network of 48 boutiques.  The brand prides itself as the pioneering luxury brand from China, with mission to be the global curator of modern Chinese Chic.  It is renowned for its quirky take on China’s cultural heritage, reinterpreting the beauty and richness of the past as well as the opulence of Shanghai in novel lines of colorful clothing.  The brand started as a bespoke tailoring atelier in 1994.

Source: Shanghai Tang, South China Morning Post

 

About Shanghai Tang

Shanghai Tang prides itself as the pioneering luxury brand from China, with mission to be the global curator of modern Chinese Chic. The brand started as a bespoke tailoring atelier in 1994, drawing the legendary craftsmanship of traditional Shanghainese tailoring and rich fabrics to craft impeccably cut clothing. 
Since then, Shanghai Tang has become renowned for its quirky take on China’s cultural heritage, reinterpreting the beauty and richness of the past as well as the opulence of Shanghai in novel lines of colorful clothing.  Today, Shanghai Tang supports an international network of 48 boutiques.

‘Shanghai Tang’ is the English translation of 上海滩, the Chinese name of the ‘bund’, the famous Shanghai riverfront promenade and iconic 1930s landmark. The name was chosen to honor Chinese couture masters, as Shanghai Tang was founded as an exclusive tailor renowned for creating exquisite qipaos.

Visit: Shanghai Tang

 

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Video: Shanghai Tang: Asia’s Only Luxury Fashion Brand

 


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