24 Days of Emerging Designers: Mandarin & General

Mandarin & General

Peggy Tan was certain about tapping into her Chinese heritage while pursuing her creative  endeavors. With a degree in interiors from Parsons and work experience in graphic design, the next extension was Mandarin & General, her New York-based label that takes inspiration from Mandarin dressmaking.

Wearable and print-driven, her spring 2014 collection is set in a cool, relaxed story. She uses the geometric Barrier print in a variety of silhouettes: a trench, shorts, a playful halter dress, skirt along with a five panel cap. There’s also a range of silk bottoms and tops and to break up basics, she’s combined mesh with cottons, added fringe and a remixed a traditional qipao dress with treatments of her own.

Mandarin & General

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