Ten years ago Filipino designer Cesar Gaupo was appointed chief designer of the Shanghai Tang group. But traveling back and forth between Hong Kong and Manila eventually got to him, and he decided to come home a few years ago.
This year, another Filipino designer aligns with the sophisticated Chinese luxury lifestyle brand as Bea Valdes collaborates with Shanghai Tang in its Autumn/Winter 2011 collection.
Inspired by Shanghai Tangʼs vision of world luxury, Valdes interpreted traditional elements such as the Chinese knots
embroidered with metal chain, and the symbol of the dragon, carved into mother of pearl, into her design.
The medallion is placed alongside labradorite stones and Swarovski crystals in a signature handcrafted necklace.
The collection will be available exclusively at Shanghai Tang Boutiques this August 2011.