To the sound of melancholic violins, Danny Tang sent his models down the runway in ultra feminine designs that were inspired by Queen Victoria. The colour palette was simple: black, red and gold, with the odd shimmer of silver thread and which added a complexity and richness to the delicate chiffon, silk and lace fabrics used.
For this collection Tang pulled out all the stops, with dramatic capes with lace trimmed pocket details and strong military coats with glittering collars and lapels. This attention to detail followed through into the evening wear looks of the collection: full length red silk dresses with intricately woven black lace on the bodice and voluminous black tulles dresses with plunging necklines trimmed with sparkling black lace.
Red roses garnished the footwear and fingerless lace gloves which added a further feminine touch to the collection. The finale dress was a true show stopper- black chiffon cascaded from a gold and black lace bodice to the floor. This regal and sensual collection was certainly a glorious victory for this Malaysian born designer.
Words: Jess WhyteImages: David Coleman