One of the best ways to cultivate a sustainable wardrobe is by being aware of what’s to come before you buy…which leads me to revisit Fall 2016 Paris Fashion Week.

The developments of Shiatzy Chen, one of my personal favourite brands has been super interesting to watch. Launched in Taipei in 1978, Shiatzy Chen created a “New Look of China”.  The Spring 2016 collection was dominated by Chinese heritage and now Fall 2016 we see a European influence creep in more and more with the gothic theme prevailing throughout.DSC_0205

High collars, cinched in waists giving a super feminine feel to the collection and taking us all back to the gothic fashion scene.


Note skirts are fuller, and over the knee. Very feminine, making a statement all of their own.

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Flouncy white shirts and leather trousers are not new – but definitely here to stay – coming fall is all about femininity and showing shape.

DSC_0114 Whoever said pink and red shouldn’t be worn together has definitely got it wrong – this is one of the hot colour combinations coming forward!

DSC_0978Loving the combination of gothic collar with over the knee boots softened up with long  pink coat.

DSC_0067 (1)Pretty in Pink – John Galliano also combined pretty dresses with these lace-up mid calf boots.

Version 2 Yellow is seeing a new come back – love how a touch of China and gothic fashion all comes together in one dress!

Version 2 This coat is making a statement showing the true origin of Shiatzy Chen.

DSC_0037 (1) Love the fur trimming!

DSC_0197 Closing this post with the ecru layered frill, calf length dress!

Wishing you all a fab day and stay tuned for more!


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything! I am also a Mum of a cute teenager (dare I say it).


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