A trend that blends outdoor and indoor sensibilities rather well amid a nautical setting, resort wear is a go-to in luxe events every summer season. The style became Chinese international designer Grace Chen's starting point, as she, well, graced the launch of Explorer Dream (formerly Superstar Virgo) with pieces that showcased grandeur with an oriental spin. The ship, of course, is the newest addition to Genting Cruises' Dream fleets, with Chen being tasked as her "godmother" at the event.
Grace, founder and chief designer of Grace Chen Couture, is arguably China's most prominent in the fashion craft. If the Philippines has the likes of Michael Cinco who has dressed Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga, our neighbor has Grace who has designed red-carpet creations for Oprah, Helen Mirren, and other elite clients. Grace is hailed for being one of the first from Mainland China to finish with a degree from New York's prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. She has since built a name for herself with her own couture ateliers and studios in Shanghai and Beijing. She is known for breathing femininity into her collections, which she put on unadulterated display at the Explorer Dream launch. Swipe through to see the designs!
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