Mulan at Prêt-à-Porter Paris Fashion Week 15

‘The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all’ (Quote from the Disney movie Mulan).

At this year’s Prêt-à-Porter Paris Fashion Week, Bernard Chandran presented his Fall 2015 collection that was inspired by the Chinese cartoon character, Mulan. The Malaysian fashion designer presented his Women’s ready to wear dresses at the Espace Pierre Cardin on 7 March 2015, showcasing his remarkable collection in a warrior-like arrangement.

Bernard Chandran's Mulan inspired Fall / Winter 15-16 collection, Photograph: Tanja Fleischer

Bernard Chandran’s Mulan inspired Fall / Winter 15-16 collection, Photograph: Tanja Fleischer

Bernard Chandran's Mulan inspired Fall / Winter 15-16 collection, Photograph: Tanja Fleischer

Bernard Chandran’s Mulan inspired Fall / Winter 15-16 collection, Photograph: Tanja Fleischer

In a conversation with Malaysia’s ‘King of Fashion’, Chandran revealed that his collection reflects the strength of today’s workingwoman.

‘Nowadays, women are not only responsible of holding her family together, but are often asked to run a million dollar company. She needs all the confidence she can get’ (Bernard Chandran).

Generally speaking, the Bernard Chandran brand is best known for its success in bridging the traditional lines of rich cultural heritage to contemporary and fashionable creations. This year’s collection was not an exception. Using metal fabrics and stretch double knits, leathers and fur from Malaysia, Chandran presented the modernization of traditional Malay clothing.

Well done, Chandran. ‘Malaysia boleh!’

Bernard Chandran and me at the Espace Pierre Cardin

Bernard Chandran and me at the Espace Pierre Cardin

– Tanja Fleischer

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