Song Credit: Crystal Castle-1991
京 (JING) 京
京 (JING) is a collection inspired by the imperial Chinese culture and the traditional oriental aesthetics, which is created for the DOOR MAGAZINE editorial project in 2017. "京 (JING)" means “Capital” in Chinese language and also means the heart of the country, which is where the emperor and his imperial family lived.
京 (JING) Collection integrates the essence of such classic culture and presents in a storytelling format with a strong contemporary feel. With a traditional Chinese colour palette, 京 (JING) comes up with a great sense of oriental romantic feel, which highlights the the supreme power of the old imperial Chinese culture and the prosperity of the old traditional Chinese history.
Inspired by Beijing Opera mask, JING Opera print: Supreme Gold; Blue Diamond. Beijing Opera is a traditional Chinese opera which combines music, vocal performance, dance and acrobatics. The true aesthetics of Beijing Opera are presented through storytelling and intricate performances which are mixed with traditional Chinese fairy tales and historical stories.
JING OPERA SUPREMe GOLD
JING OPERA BLUE DIAMOND
JING OPERA SUPREME GOLD
JING OPERA blue diamond
JING OPERA INSTALLATION: LIVING ROOM
SONG CREDIT: RYUICHI SAKAMOTO-SOWING THE SEED
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
JING HEAVEN SUPREME gold
Inspired by the traditional Chinese emperor robe, JING HEAVEN SUPREME GOLD elevates the imperial theme of JING Collection to a higher level. Dragon in traditional Chinese culture stands for the emperor himself, which is the symbol of the supreme son of the heaven. As one of the most expressive pieces of the collection, JING HEAVEN SUPREME GOLD becomes the representation of power, auspiciousness, fortune and confidence.
JING HEAVEN SUPREME PRINT SHIRT
THE GOLDEN AGE OF CHINA: THE EMPEROR-QIANLONG
During Qianlong's 60 years of reign, China was the wealthiest and the most prosperous country in the world. He was also one of the most successful emperors in the history of Qing Dynasty.
JING BUDDHA FROM THE ROSE HEAVEN
JING BUDDHA FROM THE ROSE HEAVEN, inspired by the Dunghuang Mogao Mural, features Golden Buddha with Chinese poem print, POSSESSED Dollar Roses (Red) and JING Dragons. For JING BUDDHA FROM THE ROSE HEAVEN, romance and peace is what it stands for.
The Mogao Cave, also known as Thousand Buddha Grottoes. From the image shown on the left, The Buddha that is made of stucco on a sandstone frame is lying on his right, which is one of the standard sleeping poses of a monk or nun. His right arm is under his head and above the pillow (his folded robe). This statue was later repaired, but the ridged folds of his robe still retain the traits of High Tang art.
JING BUDDHA FROM THE ROSE HEAVEN BLACK
JING BUDDHA FROM THE ROSE HEAVEN RED
JING BUDDHA FROM THE ROSE HEAVEN BLUE
JING TIGER supreme
Tiger, the king of jungle, represents the supreme power. JING TIGER SUPREME, inspired by traditional Chinese tiger painting, presents the supreme power, fortune and harmony. The tiger fur is rendered in thousands of single strokes, which gives it an embroidery feel to the tiger print.
Tiger is one of the 12-year cycle animals in Chinese zodiac. In Chinese culture, tiger is considered as the king of all beasts as well as the representation of the powerful energy. In addition, tigers are considered a yang energy, and are also a solar animal which associates them with symbolisms of the sun, summer and fire. The tiger painting shown on the left is Tiger's Gaze by Zhang, Shanzi a famous Chinese painting artist who was well known for his tiger paintings.
"I love tigers. I love the colors and I love how romantic they can be. Tigers are usually seen as a ferocious monster, but I think tigers are like cats to be me. Sometimes people always look into things the way they want, while what I love about tigers is that I could dig the beauty out of their characteristics personalities and behaviours." - Jimmy Mansuo Zhang
JING TIGER ROWDY
The Alcoves: Tiger, features the tiger print from the Alcove Summer 2016 art collection and the red dollar roses from the POSSESSED Pre-Fall 2016 art collection. The Alcoves: Tiger, printed on a light pink shirt, representing romance and tranquility, which fits the JING theme.
BALMY OF JING
As one of the animal themes, BALMY takes inspirations from traditional Chinese painting of bee and flowers, and integrate the classics with a contemporary bee nest pattern print and graffiti splash. Both Bee and flowers in BALMY stand for sweetness, romance and warmth, which brings everything together into harmony.
"To me, JING means the reunion of wishes, dreams and bless.
Such harmony always brings me to another world,
a world I always want to live in.
The traditions make it beautiful and engaging,
which gives me a lot of inspirations on digging out the
essence of beauty of this great culture."
-Jimmy Mansuo Zhang