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Editorial

Memory. Opulence. Spirituality. Simone Rocha looked into her family tree and investigated the traditional ceremonies of her Hong Kong ancestors. The clothes were invocations of soft, dark or bright colours with crimson touches. Rich brocades, embossed silk, layers of tulle and lace produced a sumptuous look. Sleeves were voluminous and puffed up, loose, turned up, bubble or puff. Beautiful embroidered tulle shawls were worn over the shoulders. Dark or bright white bib fronts were starched and bright or dotted with jewels and crystals. Prints featured antique paintings, female portraits, visual memories from the Ming and Qing dynasties, glimpses of the XVI century. Faces and profiles appeared as red thread embroidery on white cotton. Enchanted by women’s hairstyles from the Tang dynasty, Simone Rocha covered her women in veils and wrapped them in delicate, mysterious fabrics. Lace-trimmed veils fell from large hats. Like shadows from ancient times.