CNY shopping: Ong Shunmugam
Ask me what is my perfect ideal dressing option for Chinese New Year and it will be Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2008, the strong shoulders, bold floral prints and the volume at the hips are to die for. Qi Pao aka cheongsam is such a classic and traditional item it might be every teenage girl or young woman’s nightmare, but give it a modern spin and viola! It can become something different.
Getting my hands on a piece of Balenciaga S/S 08 isn’t really an option, good news is that local label Ong Shunmugam‘s modern cheongsams are equally desirable. Maybe it’s the geek in me, but I will totally wear one of Shunmugam’s pieces, tie a high bun, wear a pair of glasses and my beloved converse and go from house to house for the occasion.