Design History 101: Shanghai Surprise

Design History 101: Shanghai Surprise

by Cheryl McMullen September 15, 2010 5 Comments

Following up on the Asian Fusion trend here's another key piece with gypset spirit, but with a military twist.

Double D Ranch's Shanghai Surprise Jacket takes a direct cue from a vintage floral Chinese robe.  The "highs" of the intricate cherry blossom embroidery get interestingly mixed with the "lows" of vintage travel destination patches.  The "high" of a genuine raccoon fur collar juxtapose the "low" of surplus military - transforming a basic travel jacket into a wardrobe 'must have'.




Cheryl McMullen
Cheryl McMullen

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5 Responses

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Yeah, da bomb!

Trina
Trina

May 16, 2016

oooowwww- love the orange embroidery

Marti C Wells
Marti C Wells

May 16, 2016

It is the “bomb”!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!

Ann Debes Watkins
Ann Debes Watkins

May 16, 2016

Love it, Cheryl!

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

I think the orange is great too – I added it as the “poison” color.

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