Shanghai Tang Spring/Summer 2011 Metamorphosis Collection @ Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial

Since its inception in 1994, Shanghai Tang has been the pioneering luxury lifestyle brand from China.

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Each season, Shanghai Tang presents fascinating aspects of China’s rich culture on its continuing mission as the global ambassador of contemporary Chinese chic.
For Spring/Summer 2011, the focus is on the Miao, one of China’s most captivating ethnic minorities. They live predominantly in the hills around Southern China, and their profound respect for nature is reflected in the motifs, embellishments, and colours of their clothing.
The butterfly, for example, is a mythical Miao symbol of metamorphosis and beauty, and is reinterpreted in delightful ways throughout this new collection.


Miao batiks and prints are traditionally coloured by natural indigo dyes and feature symbols from nature.


This season, Shanghai Tang introduces METAMORPHOSIS, which transforms the beautiful traditional costumes of the Miao into contemporary luxury collections for women and men.

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Yes, contemporary, as the overall designs were very wearable yet at the same time boasts of vivid colours & motifs that are really shone out; hence making the wearer looking unique among the crowd.

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My personal favourite is this one; the Miao Tradition” Embroidered Silk/ Cotton Coat paired with Silk Crepe Dress with Crossed Pleats. So stylish no? 😉

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All the while as the models walk the runway in Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial, members of the media were treated to sinful classic dim sums & certain new fusion selection from the new menu.

Squid Ink ‘Har Kao’ Conpoy topped with Salmon Roe

Crispy Cod Fish and Scallop Nest served with Wasabi Mayo

Sharks Fin Parcel with Braised Sea Treasure Broth

1st course

Potsticker with “Kimchi” and Mince Meat served with Ginger Dressing

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Deep fried Breaded Shrimp, Spinach Ball with Cheese

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Baked Unagi Pastry with Teriyaki Sauce coated with Sesame Crust


Cold Shanghai Ramen with X.O Sauce topped with Sliced Roasted Duck


Pandan Paste Sesame Ball served with “Teo Chew” Yam Paste

Mandarin Orange Praline

Chilled Herbal Jelly with Lemon and Lychee Granita


And to enhance your dining experience further, diners can now pair this new dim sum menu with a new range of premium Chinese teas.

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Say hi to Roy, the Restaurant Manager for Celestial Court!

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I enjoyed all the dim sums, especially so for the desserts! The Chilled Herbal Jelly with Lemon and Lychee Granita was refreshing and the ideal end to the dim sum treat. And being an unagi lover, my pick of the menu would be the Baked Unagi Pastry with Teriyaki Sauce coated with Sesame Crust.

All the models in a row.

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Even the staff of Celestial Court boasts of new stylish uniforms after the recent revamp of the restaurant.

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Oh, guys are not left out! The Shanghai Tang new Men’s collection features the latest Mandarin collared cotton shirts with embroidered Miao motifs.

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Another highlight of this collection is the reversible Shanghai Tang trench coat, an evolution of the highly popular reversible jackets of past seasons.

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All in all, I enjoyed my Afternoon Tete-a-Tete with superb dainty dim sum from Celestial Court and the dazzling fashion show from Shanghai Tang. What a wonderful Friday it was! 😉

Thanks again to Sheraton Imperial for the honour of attending this event!

Celestial Court serves dim sum, ala carte and set menus for lunch from 12 noon till 2.30pm, Mondays to Saturdays, and from 10am till 2.30pm on Sundays and Public Holidays; and for dinner, Celestial Court is open from 6.30pm till 10.30pm, 7 days a week.

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