Just in: The first release from Chi Chi Von Tang's SS16 collection

Just in: The first release from Chi Chi Von Tang's SS16 collection

The warrior bomber jacket

Text: Andrea Sim

As a prelude to the upcoming launch of their inaugural collection, the first item from the local brand's SS16 edit is now available for pre-orders

The new label on the design block Chi Chi Von Tang is off to an impressive start — their launch is slated to take place during the action-packed Formula 1 weekend at Amber Lounge. For the uninitiated, the Singaporean brand's DNA is a blend of contemporary Chinese influences executed with a Western flair. Think: "Grace Jones meets Chinese couture". 

But before you write this off as yet another contrived attempt at marrying the East and West from a design perspective, take a good look at their first release — the warrior bomber jacket — and imagine it draped over a slouchy T-shirt, distressed denim and pristine white sneakers.  Yes, yes and yes. 

Head over here to cop a piece of that brilliant jacquard contrasted by the easy-going masculine cut. Pre-orders for the silk jacket in five different colourways have just opened today. And, as form of gratuity to the fastest fingers, the first 20 to place their orders (of each style) will be offered complimentary embroidered monogramming on their jackets. 

Chi Chi Von Tang launches at the Amber Lounge on 19 September.